On Saturday, May 16, Instructure will deploy the latest release to the Canvas environment. The highlights of this release are listed below. The full release notes are also available.
- Course Settings – Link Validator Celebration: Instructors will be able to turn on course setting so that the Link Validator will display a small celebration if there are no errors found.
- Notifications – SMS Notification Types Deprecation: SMS notifications (cell phone texting) will be reduced to Announcements and Grading notification types. Other notification types are still available through other communication channels.
D2L Retirement is progressing. All information you would like to keep must be exported out of D2L before June 1st, 2020. Whether it’s an old for-credit based course, or an ongoing course – make sure all material is backed up. Once our access is removed, we will not have any way to obtain this data. For more information check out the Desire2Learn Retirement Planning post.
If you have any questions or concerns about the service pack updates, please contact UW-W Canvas Support.