New Features in Canvas 1/24/2014

New Features in Canvas 1/24/2014

Canvas has added such features as

  • when you use the Conference tool, you can now indicate that a session is being recorded. This can be useful for your students to know as it gives them the possibility of reviewing such conferences later on.
  • making a change to the Student Grades Summary page -- the added accessibility gives a clearer overview for the individual grades details
  • allowing for messaging student groups through the Conversations tool -- if you have student groups in your course, you will now be able to choose them for sending messages, so that you no longer need to pick the individual group members.  Note that this only works if you have allowed in the permissions settings Send Messages to the Entire Class


For more details and some bug fixes, please check out

If you use an Android mobile device, also note that the Canvas App has been updated -- get the latest version.



Content release date: Friday, January 24, 2014