Pen writing on ruled paper

Instructure will release updates to our Canvas environment Saturday, October 6, 2018. Notable changes include:

  • SpeedGrader‘s DocViewer allows document rotation.
  • Students can review dismissed alerts in List View Dashboard.
  • Right-to-left (RTL) functionality is supported for Arabic, Hebrew, and Persian languages for users and courses.
  • User initials display in the Account menu icon and Announcements for users without pictures.
  • The rich content editor permits the HTML mark element.

Click here to view the full Canvas release notes for October 6, 2018. The notes contain more details about these and other changes, a link to a screencast explaining some of the changes contained in the release, a comments section, and role-specific user summaries. You can join in the discussion if you log in to the Canvas Community.

A new release arrives every third Saturday. The notes are published 10 to 12 days before a release at

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