myCourses Updates for 10/08

October 4, 2016

by Andrew Ciesielski

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 10/8 myCourses Production Release:

  • Dashboard Sidebar Course Names: The “To Do,” “Coming Up,” and other sections in the Dashboard sidebar display the course code (or short name) instead of the full name. However, if a user has set a nickname for the course, the sidebar defaults to the course nickname.

Image of canvas sidebar view

  • Question Bank Question Detail Answers: In question banks, users can click the Show Question Details link and view the correct answer indicator for each quiz question. Question details can be viewed in account- and course-level question banks.

Quiz question example on canvas

  • Navigation Underline Links: The Underline Links feature option underlines hyperlinks in the Course Navigation and User Navigation Menus. This feature is used with the Underline Links feature option, which can be enabled by any user in User Settings.


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

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