Canvas Release Notes Highlights (April 22, 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 2017-04-22 Release Notes:

  • Dashboard View Menu (Dashboard)
  • Modules Home Page Default (Home Page)

Dashboard View Menu
To switch between Recent Activity and Course Cards, the Dashboard toggle has been updated to a settings drop-down menu. This change helps clarify Dashboard customization and aligns design consistency throughout Canvas. 

Canvas Dashboard - new view menu


New Modules Home Page Default
In new courses, the Course Home Page defaults to the Modules layout. Instructors can still choose any home page for the course, but this change replaces the Recent Activity Stream as the Home page default. The Modules page includes two links to help new instructors either create a new module or add existing content through a course import. 

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