Two significant items are included in the updates being applied to Canvas next week: changes to how the “student view” is accessed, and changes to the “rich content editor” (the boxes for composing web-page style content which show up for communicating information throughout Canvas).
The New Rich Content Editor
The New Rich Content Editor includes the content area , the menubar , and the toolbar.
In the content area, you can add and preview the page content .
In the menubar, you can use the menu options to format the page content .
In the toolbar, you can format text ; insert links, images, media, and documents ; open external tools ; format paragraphs ; clear formatting ; add tables ; and insert an equation . When content in a browser window is long enough to require a scroll bar, the toolbar is fixed at the top of the browser window.
Distributed Student View
To this point, the “Student View” was only available from the “home page” of a class or through its “Settings” tool.
The “Student View” button available through the “Settings” tool is unchanged. The same button on the “home page” has been removed in favor of a “spectacles” icon button which is now present in the top right corner of any page which can be viewed by a student.