Release Notes

bCourses Release Notes Archive

Updates and Alerts for bCourses listed below; most recent first. 

bCourses Update Schedule

Every three weeks, bCourses is updated by the vendor (Canvas). UC Berkeley reviews these updates, and communicates the most significant changes to instructors using bCourses announcements. Detailed Release Notes and release schedule information are available on the vendor website.

bCourses Updates: June 6, 2016

June 7, 2016
Here are highlights of some of the improvements made to Canvas over the last month. This is all in addition to the new tools and user interface that the bCourses Team enabled in May, which you can learn more about in this article: https://www.ets.berkeley.edu/news/bcourses-updates-and-enhancements.

bCourses Updates: April 25, 2016

April 22, 2016
This Spring has brought plenty of updates that improve the functionality of Canvas for all users! In this release, Admins throughout campus can now make announcement at the account/department level, and annotations made for Group Assignments in the Speedgrader display for all members, not just the submitting member. Please read on for more highlights.

bCourses Update: April 4, 2016

April 11, 2016
This round of updates include many enhancements to the Canvas mobile apps.

bCourses Updates: March 14, 2016

March 14, 2016
New features, updates, and fixes in this release include Differentiated Group Assignments, Agenda View in the Scheduler, and many others.

bCourses Updates: January 13, 2016

January 13, 2016
We hope that the new year and semester is off to a great start for all of you! This bCourses update includes International SMS notifications, as well as a call to participate in a pilot for an exciting new tool called Collabosphere.

bCourses Updates: December 21, 2015

December 21, 2015
Happy Holidays! We hope that everyone had a great semester, and that your holidays are restful, warm, and filled with joy. There are some new features and updates in bCourses that we'd like to share as we look forward to a new year and a new semester.

bCourses Updates: November 20, 2015

November 20, 2015
We hope that the Fall semester has been a good one for you and your students! We’d like to share some new updates to bCourses, as well as offer support, especially for grading, communication, and Clickers to help you finish out the term.

bCourses Updates: November 3, 2015

November 3, 2015
This article includes updates from the October 10 Canvas Release Notes.

bCourses Updates: September 21, 2015

September 21, 2015
New updates for this release include concluded Groups and polling in Conferences.

bCourses Updates: August 28, 2015

August 28, 2015
New and updated features as Fall 2015 gets underway!

bCourses Updates: August 7, 2015

August 10, 2015
Read more to see new features and enhancements for Fall 2015!

bCourses Updates: July 17, 2015

July 17, 2015
Updates to bCourses this summer include recurring events in the calendar and a few enhancements to the Assignments tool.

bCourses Updates: June 26, 2015

June 26, 2015
A long awaited enhancement- the ability to excuse assignments- has been added to Canvas! Read on to find out more.

bCourses Updates: June 6, 2015

June 5, 2015
Instructors can now create assignments to individual students! Read the first of our summer updates to learn more.

bCourses Updates: May 15, 2015

May 15, 2015
We hope that the Spring semester has been a good one for you and your students. As it comes to a close, we’d like to share with you some updates to bCourses and offer support, especially for grading, to help you finish out the term.

bCourses Updates: April 27, 2015

April 27, 2015
Peer Reviews can now be made anonymously! Plus: E-Grades Export and Assignment enhancements are included in the newest updates to bCourses.

bCourses Updates: April 3, 2015

April 3, 2015
ETS has created a new feature that allows instructors to add and delete sections from their site.

bCourses Updates: March 13, 2015

March 13, 2015
This update includes the ability to choose the average score on quiz attempts, and a better layout of the Create a Site tool.