Canvas Release Dec. 21, 2019

By , December 18, 2019 3:02 pm

Canvas, the application better known as BlueLine, operates on a monthly release cycle through which features are added or updated. Some highlights from the most recent release notes follow. For further clarification, check out the full release notes site.


New Quizzes: Numeric Question Invalid Input Warning

In numeric questions, the invalid input warning displays if a student responds to a numeric question with an invalid character. This change reduces unintentional misgrading when students attempt to answer a numeric question and matches parity with numeric questions in existing quizzes.


Students: If a student enters an invalid character in a numeric question and clicks the Submit button, a confirmation window displays, informing the student an invalid answer has been received, and the student can change the answer to receive credit. The student can cancel or continue submitting the quiz. If the student cancels and returns to the numeric question, the warning text indicates that the answer must be a number and not include any symbols or units.



Instructure is Sold

Earlier this month, Instructure, the parent company of Canvas (aka BlueLine), announced that it has agreed to be acquired by Thoma Bravo, LLC for nearly $2 billion. The Instructure management team will continue in their current roles. Thoma Bravo will support Instructure as it increases investment in education technology innovation and expands internationally.


There are many links available here if you wish to learn more. Creighton has contracted with Canvas through June 2023.



For a complete production release update, please see: Canvas Productions Release Notes: Dec. 21, 2019.


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