Canvas Updates January 2023
January 5, 2023
Student Feedback Visibility Update
In the Grades page, placement for grade distribution, rubrics, and comments have been updated for consistency. The score column displays the assignment score and total score in a single column. Additionally, students view an unread indicator (blue dot) on the feedback button when a new comment is added to an assignment or a rubric, and comments display in a pop-out comment tray.
These updates improve the visibility of assignment scores and new feedback comments for students. Additionally, the updated comment display allows students to view the comments alongside a submission.
In the Grades page, the score column has been updated to display the score and total score in a single column . When a new comment is added to a rubric, an indicator (blue dot) displays on the rubric button . Additionally, when a new comment is added to an assignment an indicator and the number of comments displays on the feedback button .
To view feedback, click the View Feedback button to display comments in a pop-out tray.
The unread indicator is removed after comments have been viewed.
Rich Content Editor in New Quizzes
The Rich Content Editor (RCE) is available in New Quizzes.
This update provides instructors the ability to utilize the accessibility checker on questions and instructions, add media recordings within New Quizzes, and change the view between HTML editor and classic view for advanced users. Users can also access a math editor. Additionally, this update provides students with the ability to record audio and video within the RCE of a New Quiz.
When building a New Quiz, instructors can use the Rich Content Editor.
When taking a New Quiz, students can use the Rich Content Editor.
This update completes phase one and phase two of the Rich Content Editor integration in New Quizzes. For more information on the Rich Content Editor integration, see the New Quizzes – Rich Content Editor (RCE) integration status and plans blog.
Schedule Page Publication Default Status Update
The Schedule Page Publication default status has been updated to Enabled/Unlocked. Instructors can delay pages for publication on a specific date and time.
This update allows instructors to prepare and schedule pages in advance to automatically publish in a course.
When editing a page, select a Publish At date  and enter a Time .
In Modules and Pages, instructors can view when a page is scheduled to publish.