Renee Carney

Changes are here: New feature idea processes went live Friday! (2/24/17)

Blog Post created by Renee Carney Administrator on Feb 17, 2017

The Focus Group: DRAFT Feature Idea Space has been open and collecting your feedback for the past three weeks! Your insights have already impacted change! Thank You!


On Friday, February 24, 2017, we flipped [the proverbial] switch, and made Canvas Studio the official landing for the Share Ideas space! We’d like to call your attention to a few important changes that have taken place :

  • Additional Product Development Priorities
    Priority: Analytics 2: Teacher & StudentPriority: Canvas Teacher App, Priority: New Quizzes: General Availability were added to the priority list. Gradebook Enhancements will be added soon.
  • Simplified Idea stages
    ‘Under Consideration’ and ‘Gathering Information’ stages were absorbed into ‘Product Radar’. Ideas in 'Product Radar' will remain open for vote and comment.
  • Simplified Page navigation (fewer clicks!)
    The ‘Share Ideas’ button on the Home page now directs to Ideas. The pages previously called 'Share Ideas' and 'Canvas Feature Ideas' were deleted, for the new page integrates all of their content and more!
  • Reopened ideas for voting
    Wednesday, March 1, 2017 (three business days after the new process went live), all ideas that are currently On Hold and Archived with 70 or more votes will enter 'Open for Vote stage'. Ideas that did not make the 70 vote threshold were archived and moved to Cold Storage. However, a few ideas that fell outside of those parameters are still Open for Vote; in most cases they aligned with current product development priorities.


This was a lot of work, but we're excited to see where this next evolution of process takes us!


 For more detailed information on all of the changes, read through the following guides: