Coming August 2nd: Changes to Campus Pack

Do you use Campus Pack blogs, wikis, or journals in your Canvas site? If so, you’ll be interested in upcoming changes to the Campus Pack interface.

The Campus Pack interface will change on Saturday, August 2nd. 

While your blog, wiki, or journal may look different once the changes take place, the tools will retain the functionality you’ve grown to love about Campus Pack with the only difference being a more streamlined, easier-to-use interface than what was available previously.

Here are some improvements to look forward to:

Page Layout Re-Design

Pages will be contained within a frame so that content remains separate from blog-, wiki-, and journal-level navigation and settings. This change fixes the problem you might have encountered with navigation- and settings-options being pushed out of view in your browser window when you made horizontally wide pages. Also, navigation options will be on the left side of the browser display, and the display text will be significantly larger than what’s in the current version of Campus Pack, making the interface much easier to navigate and view.

The following screenshot highlights specific changes to page layouts:

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Although this screenshot is of a Campus Pack wiki, the changes are similar to what you’ll find in the new blog and journal page layouts.

New Drop-Down Display for Menu Options

The menu options that were formerly in the upper right corner of a Campus Pack page are now accessible through a drop-down display.

Old Menu Options

cp_old_menu

New Menu Options

cp_new_menu

Text Editor Improvements

These changes to the Campus Pack text editor will enhance your use of wikis, blogs, and journals:

  • Faster-loading page content
  • Easier media embedding, with HTML5 support
  • Easier table creation

Questions?

We’re excited about these improvements and hope you are too! If you have any questions about the changes to Campus Pack tools, please contact Courseware Support at canvas@pobox.upenn.edu.

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