We are happy to announce the Beta Release** of our newly developed Sign-Up tool in Canvas, based on the functionality provided by the Sign-Up tool in Classes*v2. We are releasing this tool as a Beta so that we can allow users like yourself to test out the tool and provide us with your input to ensure that the final version of the Sign-Up tool is built to meet the needs of our community.
What is the new Sign-Up Tool?
The Canvas Sign-Up Tool is a tool for instructors to use to create groups of time slots that students can sign up for.
What is a Beta Release?
A Beta Release is a preliminary release of a product to the community in an attempt to get better testing and feedback from real users to help identify limitations & bugs and collect suggestions to make the tool better.
Why was the new Sign-Up Tool developed?
The Canvas Sign-Up tool was developed to fill some functional gaps that exist between Canvas’ inherent Scheduler Tool and the Classes*v2 Sign-Up Tool. Some of the new features included in the new Sign-Up tool include:
Ability for an instructor to create recurring events
Ability for an instructor to assign different “max number of users” to each time slot within a group
Ability for an instructor to manually assign a student to a time slot
How do I use the Sign-Up Tool?
You will find the Sign-Up tool in your left side global navigation bar. For instructions on how to use the tool, please refer to our Sign-Up Tool help documentation. If you have any questions on how to use the tool, please email us at email@example.com.
I have used the Sign-Up tool and have comments. How do I submit suggestions for new features, report a bug and/or provide my feedback?
Please use our Sign-Up Tool Beta Feedback Form to submit bugs, feature suggestions, and feedback. We will collect your input on this form up until September 30, 2017.
I have received an error message while using the Sign-Up tool. What do I do now?
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you experience any error messages. Please include a detailed description of what you were doing leading up to the error message.
When will an updated version of the Sign-Up tool be released?
We expect to release the final version of the Sign-Up tool in mid-October, 2017.