Every month in Canvas Corner, we discuss the new features and enhancements available in Canvas. This month, we cover new WalkMe guides, a new navigation look, feedback per answer in New Quizzes, and an update to context cards on Android.
New Quizzes in Canvas Courses
When creating a multiple-choice question, instructors can click the comment box next to each answer in the quiz question. Custom feedback can be entered directly in the Answer Feedback text field for each question.
If students are allowed to view their quiz results, students can view the feedback for each of their answers, if it has been added in the Answer Feedback section.
Enhanced Course Navigation Visual Feeback
Canvas course navigation has been improved with visual feedback. When a user accesses a supported menu, all inactive links are displayed in the account’s primary color. The active link is displayed in black and includes a vertical line. The hover state for a link includes an underline by default (when high contrast mode is not already enabled). When selected, the link displays a focus state with a two-pixel border.
Default links that are not visible to students display the “hidden visibility icon.” Pages are not visible to a student in one of two cases: a page contains no content, or a page is hidden via the Navigation tab in Course Settings. Tooltip content clarifies the hidden state appropriately.
Improvements in Canvas Mobile (Android)
The student context card has been redesigned for improved accessibility and to support grade posting policies (mute assignment). The Grades section displays a student’s total grade before posting and after posting. This section will display for all courses.
Upvote Feature Requests from the Canvas Community
The Instructure takes feedback from the Canvas Community to improve the Canvas LMS. Anyone can submit new ideas to strengthen Canvas.
Below are some feature requests and ideas in the Canvas Community open for voting that might be of interest to our users:
- Comprehensive Course Search Tool (Searching Course Content for a Topic)
- Allow folders in Pages
- Submit an assignment on behalf of a student
- Student Highlight & Annotation Tools for Quizzes
- Download Assignment Comments and Completed Rubrics
Here are a few previous ideas that are still open for voting from last month:
- Printable / PDF-exportable Quizzes
- Multiple Due Dates (checkpoints) for Discussions
- Attendance Overhaul
- Adjust All Assignment and Quiz Dates on a Single Page
WalkMe provides real-time guidance that is easy to follow by providing on-screen, step-by-step guidance that you can utilize to complete any task successfully. To access a WalkMe guide, simply click on the Canvas WalkThru menu and type in a question or task, then follow along as WalkMe shows you where to click, what settings to choose, and explains the options. If you ever experience an error in a WalkThru, please contact the IT Help Desk at 214-768-HELP or firstname.lastname@example.org.