Canvas Updates: November 17, 2018

Highlights in this release:

  • Embedded Image File Uploads
  • Screen Reader and Browser Support Change

Detailed information about these enhancements are provided below.

Embedded Image File Uploads

When embedding a file in the Rich Content Editor, such as when embedding an image in a discussion, users can view enlarged Course Files and My Files links for selecting an image. However, if a file has not yet been uploaded to Canvas, users can upload a file directly from their computer to their My Files folder.

Students must select the My Files folder to activate the Upload File button, as students are not allowed to upload files to the Course Files folder. Images will be uploaded to the root My Files folder unless a specific folder is selected.

Like with other image files, users can modify the attributes for the image, if necessary, then update the image.

Rich Content Editor Student Upload File Window

Screen Reader and Browser Support

Screen reader support has been discontinued for Internet Explorer 11 and Edge browsers. Windows users who rely on screen reader support should use Firefox as their supported browser. For full details about accessibility support, please see Accessibility within Canvas.

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