Canvas Release Notes Highlights (August 26, 2017)

Canvas is updated every three weeks.  Each update typically includes a variety of small fixes and minor improvements, but occasionally there are more substantial updates to specific tools, or new features added.

Highlights in the 2017-08-26 Release Notes:

  • Insert Media toolbar icon (Content Editor)


Insert/Edit Media Toolbar Icon
The Rich Content Menu toolbar includes an option to insert or edit media. This change allows users to easily add online media content to a course without having to use the HTML Editor.

  • The General tab includes fields for the media source location and dimensions. The media can be resized and set to constrain size proportions.
  • The Embed tab includes an HTML field for embed code.
  • The Advanced tab includes fields for providing alternative source URL(s) and poster image information. Alternative sources pointing to different video encodings can be specified to be used as a fallback if the browser doesn’t support the initial encoding offered. The poster URL source indicates the image that displays until the user clicks the play button. If the poster option is blank, the first frame of the source video will be used as the poster image.

Content editor media insert screenshot


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