A listing of all news and updates pertaining to ISU’s instructional tools.
Push notifications have been simplified and the feature flags have been changed to a dropdown menu and lock icon. Effective January 16, 2021.
Fixed several behind-the-scenes bugs. Effective January 6, 2021.
Canvas Media button replaced with Studio link. Effective December 22, 2020.
Fixed several behind-the-scenes bugs. Effective December 16, 2020.
Newly recorded media is stored in the Files system and the Student View button displays as an icon in the top-right corner of supported individual Canvas pages. Effective December 19, 2020.
Fixed several behind-the-scenes bugs and improved navigation of the course links and files sidebars. Effective December 2, 2020.
Iowa State looking to reduce current data storage in CyBox by one-third before July 1, 2021.
Grade Change Activity log supports multi-parameter search fields to allow for more granular search functionality. Effective November 21, 2020.
Do you wonder what questions were asked via firstname.lastname@example.org most during October? Below are the questions in no particular order.
The ISU Learning Technology Change Advisory Board continues to monitor the progress and development of the Canvas New Quizzes tool. Effective October 19, 2020. Updated January 8, 2021.
Global Navigation Menu includes a Recent History link, the user-level Notifications page has been updated, and the MathJax JS library has been improved to render equations in a more accessible format. Effective October 17, 2020.
The word “Assignment” has been replaced with “Artifact” in the Gradebook history, the Add Group window has an updated design, and the hidden label is not displayed in the grade detail tray of anonymously graded assignments. Effective October 7, 2020.
Canvas courses created before Fall 2020 changed to the concluded status. Effective September 29, 2020.
On the evening of Tuesday, September 29th, any course created for a semester prior to Fall 2020 will be concluded. Courses with end dates set in the future will be excluded.
Embedded polling and interactive media now active in Canvas. Effective September 21, 2020.
Breakout rooms and other training capabilities were added to Webex Meetings. Effective September 15, 2020.
Although Zoom is not integrated with Canvas, it can still be used to host virtual class sessions. Download the Canvas documentation on using Add a Zoom Meeting to Canvas (PDF).
New Analytics gains the ability to create CSV reports. Effective September 19, 2020.
Webex Meetings will have a more intuitive and convenient user experience: better buttons, better meeting panels, and targeted updates for upcoming changes. Effective September 8, 2020.
Find answers to some of the more frequently asked questions pertaining to the use of Canvas at Iowa State University.
Oct. 18, 2021 – Update The Canvas update allowing a user to associate their profile with their pronoun in Canvas continues to only impact an individual’s Canvas profile. This means
Users are experiencing extended wait times when contacting Canvas Support. Read which information is key to obtaining help faster and consider reaching out to your local support unit in the meantime.
Canvas: Direct Share, Bulk Edit Due Dates, Submission Attempts, File Uploads, Notifications, Rubrics
Features released during the spring became part of the main Canvas environment: Direct share assignments, Bulk edit due and availability dates, Limit submission attempts on assignments, Enhancements to file uploads in Modules, Course-specific notification muting, Rubrics moved to the course navigation. Effective July 18, 2020.
See a list of known issues from Summer 2020 and earlier.