Canvas Guides (en)Recent Updates

Recent Updates

  • You can filter the conversations in your Inbox for easier organization, especially if you are enrolled in multiple courses. Filtering conversations allows you to selectively view conversation messages by course, inbox, or user.

  • As an instructor, you may be added to a group within your institution. Groups files include any content uploaded to your group workspace.

    Group files include uploaded assignment submissions, files for projects, and other group-related items. By default, each group has 50 MB of storage space in Canvas. Administrators can change the quota for the entire institution or on a group-by-group basis.

    Group files are automatically published when they are uploaded to the group. However, if the group requires you to set a usage right, the file will remain unpublished until a usage right is set for the file.

    As groups are essentially mini courses, all group members have the same permissions to moderate files, including uploading files, publishing files, restricting access and unpublishing files, and deleting files.

  • User files include profile pictures, uploaded assignment submissions, and other files uploaded to your personal Canvas file storage area. By default, each user has 50 MB of storage space in Canvas. Administrators can change the quota for user files for the entire institution.

    Note: When using the Rich Content Editor in a course, you cannot access files from your user files. To add files to a course, the file must reside in the files for the course. However, you can embed images from your user files using the Rich Content Editor.

  • You can create a new ePortfolio in your user settings.

    Note: If you cannot view the ePortfolio link in your User Account, your institution has disabled this feature.

  • You can delete your ePortfolios in Canvas if you need to remove them.

  • The ePortfolio Getting Started Wizard will guide you during the process of creating your ePortfolio.

  • Enable comments to allow others to add comments to your ePortfolio pages. Comments will only be visible to the ePortfolio owner. To allow others to view comments, you will need to make comments public.

    Note: Users must be logged in to the same Canvas account to make comments regardless of your ePortfolio visibility setting.

  • You can organize your ePortfolio pages within your sections. You can also rename, reorder, and move pages.

  • You can download the contents of your ePortfolio as a zip file.

  • Sharing a private ePortfolio link will give others access to viewing your ePortfolio without having to log into Canvas.