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What's New With Canvas

The Teaching and Learning Centre team is here to keep you up to date on new features and enhancements in Canvas. We test each and every month to ensure that new options are ready to use and benefit out teaching and learning community. This page gives you a summary of new items we have installed.


New Quizzes

New Quizzes is an assessment engine that integrates with Canvas as an LTI tool, and replaces the original built-in Quizzes tool (now known as "Classic Quizzes"). Both New Quizzes and Classic Quizzes are currently available in Canvas. However, the Classic version of Quizzes will be phased out in 2024. If you want to get a head start, you can sign up to participate in the New Quizzes Pilot Program. Visit the New Quizzes Hub for more information.
New Quizzes Hub - New Quizzes

Enhanced Gradebook Filter

The new Enhanced Gradebook Filter feature provides instructors with a more efficient and intuitive way to organize and sort their gradebooks. Instructors can select filter types to add to the filter. They can also remove filters, apply the filter, and give the filter a name for future use.

Video Overview: Using Enhanced Gradebook Filters - Enhanced Gradebook Filter

Submit Assignment on Behalf of Student

Instructors and TAs can now submit a file upload assignment on behalf of a student in the Gradebook. This support students in situations that need an alternative means of submission (e.g., via email) while still allowing instructors and TAs to grade and annotate the file via Canvas.
Video Overview: Submit Assignment on Behalf of Student - Submit Assignment on Behalf of Student

New Analytics

New Analytics allows instructors to track average course grades for student submissions using an interactive chart graph or table. Data is for viewing only and cannot directly be changed. Page views and participation metrics include an aggregate across all devices, including Canvas mobile apps. Check out the Canvas Resource Centre for more information.