Canvas Release Notes Highlights (October 28, 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 2017-10-28 Release Notes:

  • Accessibility Checker (Content Editor)
  • Discussions Duplication (Discussions)


Accessibility Checker
The Accessibility Checker verifies attributes within the editor and notifies the content creator of common accessibility errors. The Accessibility Checker provides a user-friendly explanation about any errors and provides the fields or menus needed to fix the error.

Accessibility Checker icon in editor toolbar

Discussion Duplication
Discussions can be duplicated in the Discussions page or the Assignments page. The duplication option is located in the Settings menu for every available discussion. When a discussion is copied, the word Copy is added to the end of the discussion name.

Discussions - duplication option


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