Canvas Release Notes on Global Navigation Menu and Discussion Redesign

BlueLine, also known as Canvas, applies new releases on the third Saturday of each month, whereby features are added or updated. Some highlights from the most recent release notes are available below. Additional notes are on the BlueLine Blog.

Global Navigation Menu: Users can view feature release information directly in Canvas. The Canvas Help Menu displays an indicator when a release note has been published for the user’s role. Notes display a summary of a feature or multiple features available to the user and provides a link where the user can view more details. Around July 6, a decision will be made if this feature should remain available.

Discussion Redesign: Discussion topics display an updated design with small usability enhancements. These changes ensure page responsiveness and prepare the interface for feature functionality improvements. For full details about the Discussions Redesign feature, please see the Canvas Release: Discussions Redesign document.

New Quizzes: Item banks can be shared with the entire account as well as one or more courses.