Canvas Release Highlights for August 17, 2019

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Instructure will release updates to our Canvas environment Saturday, August 17, 2019. Some changes were released on Wednesday August 14, 2019. Highlights include the following.

  • All users see external tools with user-specific content links in their Account flyout menu. (Implemented August 14.)
  • Students can add attachments in discussions by default. Teachers can change this setting in the settings menu at the top right of the Discussions index page. (Implemented August 14.)
  • The Quizzes.Next tool is renamed to “New Quizzes.”
  • Teachers can preview assessments and share item banks in New Quizzes.

Click here to view the full Canvas release notes for August 17, 2019. 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.

Production feature releases arrive on the third Saturday of each month. Release notes are published in advance at

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