E-Learning Blog: Canvas Release Notes for 03/14/15

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Every 3 weeks we bring you the details on scheduled updates to the Canvas
system, with information specific to the Canvas features enabled by our institution.

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In this update, instructors can manage the state of Files in Modules, enable an average scoring policy for quizzes, and more quickly manage announcements. As always, the production notes also include other Canvas updates, platform integrations, and fixed bugs.

New Features


Manage Files

Instructors can manage files directly from the Modules page. This feature aligns publishing functionality of all items within Modules and allows an instructor to publish, un-publish, or restrict a file.

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The state of the file is aligned with the Files page. If a file is unpublished within Files, the file will also be shown as unpublished on the Modules page.

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Please note that in order to view the publish status of files from the Files page, and to publish or un-publish from this view, you must have the “Better File Browsing” feature enabled for your course. You can enable this feature through the Settings page, under the Feature Options tab.

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Average Scoring Policy

When allowing multiple attempts in a quiz, instructors can choose to score a quiz by the average score. This feature generates an average score for all attempts in a quiz.

Average Scoring Policy

Updated Features


Settings Menu

The Announcements Index page includes a settings menu for each posted announcement. In addition to improving accessibility, this feature aligns Announcements with all other areas within Canvas and allows quick access to closing an Announcement for comments or deleting an announcement.

Announcements Settings Menu

For complete documentation and list of bugs fixed in this update,
please visit the Canvas release notes page.