Updates to myCourses for Saturday April 23rd, 2016

April 21, 2016

by Peter Doughty

myCourses by Canvas operates on a three-week release cycle through which features are added or updated. Academic Technology Teaching and Learning Support blogs highlights from myCourses’ production release notes, a link to these notes, and other relevant content in the days surrounding a production release.


Here are the highlights of the 4/23 myCourses Production Release:


Wrapped Assignments and Event Titles: The Calendar-Month view supports text-wrapping for events and assignment titles with long names. When this feature is enabled, a calendar item-name longer than the width of the date wraps the content to the next line. Some events may create additional white space between shorter events on the same week as days with longer events because the Calendar infrastructure enforces a table grid for the entire row.


User Account Menu Updates: The User Account menu includes the user’s display name and the Logout button has been moved to the top of the menu (just as you got used to its current location…)


Courses Page Updates:  The Courses page design has been redesigned to incorporate the styles used in the Dashboard. The page displays all course details in a column format for easier readability. The Courses page also displays any color that has been associated with a published course. Color associations can be made in the Calendar or in the Dashboard; any change from either feature syncs the course color across all associated areas. Additionally, the Courses page displays any nicknames that have been created for the course. If no nickname has been created, the column appears blank. (Nicknames only appear for the user who created the nickname.


Find the full text of the release notes as well as the New Feature Screencast here:


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