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Canvas Release Notes 6/18

Production Features


Student Group Leader

As part of creating a new Group Set, instructors can choose to set a student group leader. Group leaders can help manage student groups within the course. By default this option is not automatic and only appears when creating a self sign-up group or splitting students into equal groups. Instructors can choose to set group leaders as the first student to join the group or tell Canvas to select a random student.


You can also set student leaders in existing groups and edit the group leader at any time. Open the student group, then locate the student who should be the group leader. Click the student’s settings menu and select the Set as Leader option. The student leader will be shown at the top of the student group.


Edit Group Size

When creating a self sign-up group within a Group Set, instructors can choose to limit members within each group. However, group sizes can now be edited at any time within the settings menu for both the Group Set and individual groups. Editing the group size for the Group Set will override any individually set group limits.


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Course Imports

Moodle 2.x

Users can import content packages from Moodle 2.0 and higher into Canvas.

IMS Certification

Open Technologies

Canvas is now certified for importing Common Cartridge 1.3 and QTI 2.1. This certification represents our commitment and contribution to open technologies. View the IMS status chart here: