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Canvas - "Discussions" and "Announcements" Tool Redesign

Posted: 2024-06-13 14:38:36   Expiration: 2024-10-01 14:38:36

On July 20, all Canvas courses will begin using the redesigned version of “Discussions/Announcements.” For the past several semesters, using the redesigned versions of Discussions and Announcements in Canvas has been an option but not mandatory. As of July 20, it will become mandatory.

This redesign has a notable impact on the appearance and behavior of both the Canvas Discussions and Announcements. Because this change occurs in the middle of Summer 2024, it will impact in-progress summer classes using Canvas.

For any courses that would like to use the new Discussions and Announcements tools prior to July 20, these can be enabled under a course's settings. More information is available on this Canvas community document.

For an overview of the new Discussions and Announcements tools, please review this Canvas Release document.

-- Learn@UW-Madison: Susan Sloan