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The most recent updates to Canvas were rolled out on September 16th. Changes included:


Student Assignments Filter Buttons

When assignments are organized by assignment group, the student Assignments page displays buttons to filter by date and by type. The buttons have been updated to read as Show by Date and Show by Type, respectively.

assignment view for student

When focus was placed on the Date and Type buttons in the student Assignments page, the buttons contained no labels for screen readers. Canvas code has been updated to replace the existing buttons with updated Canvas styling and screen reader functionality.


Course Sender Name

When students view course notifications in their email, all notifications are sent from the course name. This change helps students more easily identify notifications from a specific course. Previously notifications were also sent from Instructure Canvas or the institution’s name. (In the case of Harvard, it’s “Canvas For Harvard”)

This update does not affect any other elements in course notifications.