Canvas Release Feature Archive

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Canvas releases take place every third Saturday of the month and introduce new and updated features or adjusted user functionality into the production environment.

As of the 17 August 2019 release, fixed bugs are included in the Canvas Deploy Notes. All fixed bugs in this document have been relocated to the Canvas Deploy Notes Archive.

 

Filtered Release List
The Canvas release list filters results for production release notes with the newest release first.

 

Comprehensive Archive

This archive is a single document that includes links to all Canvas releases displayed in a comprehensive list with the newest release first. Release notes originate with the Canvas community launch in April 2015.

 

This archive is useful if you want to see when a new Canvas feature, updated feature, other update, or API was deployed without having to view all release notes individually.

  • To view specific details for a release, click the name of the release in the table of contents.
  • To view the direct release notes, click the name of the release in the table of contents, then click the release's section heading.

 

Canvas Release Notes (2019-09-21)

Upcoming Canvas Changes

 

Feature Option Enforcement: January 18

On January 18, 2020, the following feature options will be enabled for all institutions:

  • Anonymous Grading (Course)
  • Enable Dashboard Images for Courses (Course)
  • MasteryPaths (Course)
  • Rubric Criterion Range (Account)
  • Student Context Card (Account) 

For more information, please see Upcoming Canvas Changes.

Updated Features

  • New Gradebook: Student Group Filter
  • New Quizzes: Multiple Choice Individual Level Feedback

 

Other Updates 

  • Navigation: Menu Visibility [REMOVED 2019-09-09; delayed until 2019-10-19]

 

Platform/Integration

  • API
    • API Change Log: Submissions API
  • Live Events: Compressed Events

 

Canvas Release Notes (2019-08-17)

* The Canvas release process is currently in transition; any feature noted as being available on August 14 will be part of that day's deploy, as those code changes were completed before the new feature flag functionality was implemented
Internet Explorer 11 Browser Support
On August 3, Internet Explorer 11 will no longer be a supported browser in Canvas as previously announced in the 2019-05-11 release notes.

Updated Features

  • Commons: Featured Content Management
  • Conferences: Breakout Rooms, Closed Captions, VPAT Support
  • Course Settings: Unsplash Course Card Image Search
  • Discussions: File Attachment Default [Available August 14]
  • Global Navigation: Account Menu LTI Navigation Links  [Available August 14]
  • New Quizzes: Assessment Preview, Item Bank Sharing

 

Platform/Integration

  • API
    • API Change Log: Assignments API, OAuth2, SIS Import Format Documentation

 

Canvas Release Notes (2019-07-13)

New Features

  • New Gradebook: Grade Post Policies

 

Updated Features

  • Commons: Featured Content, Imported Tab Search Field
  • People: Pairing Codes CSV Export
  • Reports: Integration ID

 

Other Updates

  • Languages: Finnish
  • Account Course & User Search: Sort Arrow

 

Platform/Integration

  • API
    • API Change Log: Assignments API, Conversations API, GraphQL API, LTI Variable Substitutions, Submissions API
  • External Apps: LTI Advantage Deployment ID

 

Canvas Release Notes (2019-06-22)

Updated Features

  • Commons: Unsplash Image Search
  • New Gradebook: Student Group Data
  • Quizzes.Next: Assessment-Level Accommodations, Assessment Point Total

 

Other Updates

  • Canvas Interface: Branding Update
  • Commons: Empty Page Message Update
  • Discussions: Reply Settings Interface Change

 

Platform/Integration

  • API
    • API Change Log: Users API
  • Developer Keys: LTI Advantage Framework

 

Canvas Release Notes (2019-06-11)

Updated Features

  • Conversations: Compose Field Message Removal
  • New Gradebook: Message Students Who Alphabetical Sorting
  • Quizzes.Next: Assessment On-Screen Calculators, Numeric Question Scientific Notation Responses

 

Other Updates

  • Account Settings: Student Context Card Beta Label Removal

 

Platform/Integration

  • API
    • API Change Log: Files API, Originality Report API, Uploading Files

 

Canvas Release Notes (2019-05-11)

Upcoming Canvas Changes

 

Internet Explorer 11: August 3

On August 3, Internet Explorer 11 will no longer be supported as a Canvas browser.

 

New Gradebook: January 18

On 18 January 2020, the existing Canvas Gradebook will be replaced with the New Gradebook. 

 

For more information, please see Upcoming Canvas Changes

Updated Features

  • Account Settings: Canvas Parent Feature Option Removal
  • Course Import: Trust Account Course Copy
  • New Gradebook: Student Context Card Final Grade Override Display
  • Quizzes.Next: Beta Environment Support

 

Other Updates

  • Files: Restricted Access Permissions Interface

 

Platform/Integration

  • API Change Log:
    • Assignments API, SIS Imports API, Users API

 

Canvas Release Notes (2019-04-20)

New Features

  • Account Settings: Content Security Policy

 

Updated Features

  • Conferences: BigBlueButton Conferences Interface Redesign
  • New Gradebook: Final Grade Override Setting Persistence
  • Reports: Final Grade Override Column

 

Other Updates

  • Commons: Filter Tray, Status Banners
  • Course Import: Pages Terminology

 

Platform/Integration

  • API Change Log: Submissions API, Users API
  • Plagiarism Detection Platform: LTI Tool Assignment Associations

 

Canvas Release Notes (2019-03-30)

Updated Features

  • Commons: Custom Branding Default Reset
  • New Gradebook: Beta Label Removal, Final Grade Override Percentage Scores, Final Grade Override SIS Sync
  • Notifications: Content Link Error, SMS Message Content
  • Quizzes.Next: Item Bank Tags, Item Bank Search

 

Other Updates

  • Account Settings: Beta Label Removals
  • Commons: Back Button Context
  • Groups: Group Membership Edit Message Clarification
  • Languages: Slovenian
  • Permissions: Submissions - View and Make Comments Permission Removal

 

Platform/Integration

  • API Change Log: Content Migrations API

 

Canvas Release Notes (2019-03-09)

Updated Features

  • Assignments: Moderated Grading Audit Trail Enforcement
  • Commons: Favorites and Downloads Sorting, Institution Search Results, Resource Card Improvements, Outcomes Removal
  • Discussions: Author Search Functionality
  • New Gradebook: Gradebook Export CSV Final Grade Override Column
  • Quizzes.Next: On-Screen Calculators
  • Rich Content Editor: Commons Favorites Importing

 

Other Updates

  • Commons: Favorites Removal Confirmation Message
  • Dashboard: Course Card Icon Size

 

Platform/Integration

  • API: API Change Log
    • SIS Imports API, Users API

 

Canvas Release Notes (2019-02-16)

New Features

  • New Gradebook: Final Grade Override
  • Quizzes.Next: Reopen Student Assessment

 

Updated Features

  • Commons: Favorites and Downloads Sorting, Institution Search Results [REMOVED 2019-02-11]
  • DocViewer: Stylus Support
  • Quizzes.Next: Additional Result Restriction Settings
  • Rich Content Editor: Commons Favorites Importing [REMOVED 2019-02-11], Files Thumbnail Images

 

Other Updates

  • Pages: Column Heading Capitalization
  • Rich Content Editor: Accessibility Checker Link Formatting

 

Platform/Integration

  • API: API Change Log
    • Users API

 

Canvas Release Notes (2019-01-26)

Updated Features

  • Assignments: Moderated Grading Assignment Editing
  • Outcomes: Student Learning Mastery Total Score Display
  • SpeedGrader: Rubric Additional Comments Text Field

 

Platform/Integration

  • API: API Change Log
    • Assignments API, Submissions API, Users API

 

Canvas Release Notes (2019-01-05)

Updated Features

  • Commons: Resource Previews
  • Course Settings: Course Link Validator Design Enhancements, Course Dates and Functionality Clarifications

 

Platform/Integration

  • API: API Change Log
    • Assignments API, Conversations API, Courses API, Developer Keys API, Enrollments API, Files API, Navigation Tools, Roles API, SIS Imports API, Submissions API
  • File Hosting: Domain Update
  • Style Guide: Deprecation Banner

 

Canvas Release Notes (2018-12-08)

Updated Features

  • Account Settings: Blueprint Course Feature Option Enforcement

  • Conferences: Observer Removal Checkbox

  • Course Settings: Navigation Home Link Menu Removal

  • Dashboard: Card View Course Ordering

  • Rich Content Editor: HTML5 Media Recorder

  • SpeedGrader: Anonymous Moderated Marking Audit Trail

 

Platform/Integration

  • API: API Change Log

    • Courses API, SIS Import Errors API, SIS Imports API

 

Canvas Release Notes (2018-11-17)

Updated Features

  • Commons: Favorite Content
  • Moderated Grading: Learning Mastery Gradebook Outcomes Display
  • New Gradebook: Anonymous Assignment Disabled Sort Column
  • Notifications: Observed Student Names
  • Rich Content Editor: Student Embedded Image File Uploads

 

Other Updates

  • Accessibility: Internet Explorer 11 and Edge Browser Screen Reader and Browser Support

 

Platform/Integration

  • API: API Change Log
    • Assignments API, LTI Variable Substitutions, Planner API, Roles API, Rubrics API, SIS Imports API

 

Canvas Release Notes (2018-10-27)

New Features

  • Analytics: Analytics Beta LTI

 

Updated Features

  • Assignments: Google Drive and Microsoft Office Assignment Submission Status
  • Commons: Approved Content, Curator Permission, Search Settings
  • Dashboard: List View Dashboard Calendar Event View, List View Dashboard Grades Link Update, Student Dashboard Sidebar Updates
  • Developer Keys: Developer Key Management and Scoping Feature Option Enforcement
  • Gradebook: Gradebook History Anonymity
  • New Gradebook: SIS ID Filter
  • Moderated Grading: SpeedGrader Maximum Grader Access
  • Rich Content Editor: HTML5 Media Recorder (Beta Only)

 

Other Updates

  • Dashboard: Dashboard Page Icon Update
  • Student Context Cards: Profile Initials

 

Platform/Integration

  • API: API Change Log
    • Plagiarism Detection Submissions API, Conversations API, Plagiarism Detection Platform Assignments API, Quiz Extensions API, Quiz Submissions API

 

Canvas Release Notes (2018-10-06)

Upcoming Canvas Changes

 

October 4–8: Analytics Beta LTI (Beta Environment)

Beginning October 4, Analytics Beta will be added as an LTI tool in all Canvas beta accounts. Production availability will be part of the following Canvas release. For full details about this feature, please see the Canvas Release: Analytics Beta (Course Grade).

Updated Features

  • Account Settings: Anonymous Instructor Annotations Feature Option
  • Dashboard: List View Dashboard Dismissed Alerts, List View Dashboard Peer Review Items
  • Discussions: Section-Specific Discussions Workflow Update
  • DocViewer: Document Rotation
  • Grades: Non-Scoring Rubrics Feature Option Enforcement
  • Languages: Right-to-Left Language Support Enforcement
  • Outcomes: Student Learning Mastery Gradebook Unassessed Aligned Outcome Items
  • Permissions: Moderate Grade Permission Removal
  • Quizzes.Next: Restrict Student Results Option

 

Other Updates

  • Announcements: Profile Initials
  • People: Profile Initials
  • Rich Content Editor: Mark Text Element
  • SpeedGrader: Anonymous Grading SpeedGrader Options
  • User Navigation: Profile Initials

 

Platform/Integration

  • API: API Change Log
    • Accounts API, Courses API, External Tools Embedded Assignment LTI Launch Points, Groups API, OAuth2 Endpoints, Uploading Files

 

Canvas Release Notes (2018-09-15)

Upcoming Canvas Changes

  

October 27: Developer Key Management and Scoping Feature Option Enforcement

On October 27, the Developer Key Management and Scoping Feature Option will be enabled for all Canvas institutions and applies to Canvas admins. For details about this feature, please see Canvas Production Release Notes (2018-07-14).

 

Updated Features

  • Assignments: Bulk Select Final Moderated Grades, Moderated Student Name SpeedGrader Links
  • Conferences: BigBlueButton WebRTC Web Screen Share, HTML5 Mobile Browser Support
  • DocViewer: Anonymous Grading Annotated Comments
  • Gradebook: CSV Import Custom Column Support
  • Learning Mastery Gradebook: User Pagination
  • New Gradebook: Integration ID Secondary Info Option, New Gradebook and SpeedGrader Section Filtering
  • People: Profiles Last Attended Date
  • Permissions: Role Name Formatting, Create Discussions Permission
  • SpeedGrader: Submission Comments PDF Export, Moderated Grading Rubric Review

 

Other Updates

  • Calendar: Default Course Color Values
  • Dashboard: Default Course Color Values
  • Languages: Greek, Hungarian, and Ukrainian

 

Platform/Integration

  • API: API Change Log
    • Accounts API, Blueprint Courses API, Custom Gradebook Columns API, LTI Variable Substitutions, SIS Imports API

 

Canvas Release Notes (2018-08-25)

Upcoming Canvas Changes

 

October 6: Non-Scoring Rubrics Feature Option Enforcement
On October 6, the Non-Scoring Rubrics feature option will be enabled for all Canvas institutions and applies to all users. For details about this feature, please see Canvas Release: Non-Scoring Rubrics.

Updated Features

  • Calendar: External Feed Scheduler Appointment Details
  • Dashboard: List View and Mark as Done Module Requirements
  • Gradebook: Learning Mastery Gradebook Filter Options
  • Grades: Student Learning Mastery Gradebook Outcome Icons
  • SpeedGrader: Anonymous Assignment Hidden Submission Details
  • Users: Self-Registration Observer Pairing Code Changes

 

Other Updates

  • Account Settings: New Gradebook Feature Option Change
  • User Settings: International SMS Country Additions

 

Canvas Release Notes (2018-08-04)

New Features

  • Dashboard: Student To Do List

 

Updated Features

  • Assignments: Google and Microsoft Office Assignment Submission Processing Notification
  • Calendar: New Scheduler Workflow Enforcement
  • Developer Keys: Test Environment Access Option
  • DocViewer: Stacking Replies
  • Gradebook: Export/Import CSV Custom Column Visibility
  • New Gradebook: CSV Export/Import Custom Column Visibility, Minimum Column Width Change
  • Rich Content Editor: Longdesc Whitelist
  • SIS: Bulk Grade Passback Sync
  • SpeedGrader: Moderated Grading Excused Assignment Exemptions

 

Other Updates

  • Assignments: Quizzes.Next Beta Label Removal
  • Languages: Welsh

 

Platform/Integration

  • API: API Change Log
    • Outcome Results API, Outcomes Data Format Documentation

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2018-07-14)

New Features

  • Assignments: Anonymous Moderated Grading
  • Grades: Non-Scoring Rubrics
  • Users: Self-Registration Observer Pairing Codes

 

Updated Features

  • Commons: Grade/Level Search Filter Design Update
  • Developer Keys: API Key Management and Token Scoping
  • Permissions: New User Interface

 

Other Updates

  • Pages: Wiki Terminology Update
  • Quizzes.Next: Course Home Page Quiz/Test Button View
  • SpeedGrader: Menu Icon Changes
  • User Settings: Delete My Account Button Removal (International Users Only)

 

Platform/Integration

  • API: API Change Log
    • API Token Scopes, Plagiarism Platform APIs, Proficiency Ratings

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2018-06-23)

Upcoming Canvas Changes

 

August 4: New Scheduler

On August 4, the New Scheduler feature option will be enabled for all institutions currently using the Scheduler feature in the Calendar. Institutions not using the Scheduler will not be affected. For more information about New Scheduler, please review the New Scheduler documentation. Existing enhancement ideas for this feature can be viewed in Canvas studio; new ideas should include the scheduler tag.

Updated Features

  • Account Settings: Course and People Search Enforcement
  • Calendar: Events Duplication
  • Discussions: Courses Page Design Updates, Section-Specific Discussions
  • Modules: Modules Duplication
  • New Gradebook: Grade Detail Tray Access Button

 

Other Updates

  • Authentication: SAML2 Processing

 

Platform/Integration

  • API: API Change Log
    • Files API, SIS Imports API, Users API

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2018-06-02)

Updated Features

  • Account Settings: Right-to-Left Language Support
  • Authentication: SAML Login Attribute Domain Option
  • Conferences: Recording Formats and Statistics
  • DocViewer: Image Support, Instructor Annotation Management, Non-Author Annotation Comments, Comment Truncation, Comment Display Order, Comment Padding
  • User Settings: Gradebook CSV Separator Preferences

 

Other Updates

  • Outcomes: Import Error and Warning Functionality Clarification
  • Rich Content Editor: Sidebar Course Navigation Link Name Consistency
  • Rubrics: Account and Course Order
  • SIS Import: SIS File Refactor Feature Option Enforcement

 

Platform/Integration

  • API: API Change Log
    • Content Exports API, External Tools API, Grade Passback External Tools Documentation, Scopes API, Submissions API

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2018-05-12)

Upcoming Canvas Changes

 

SIS File Refactor: June 2

On June 2, the SIS File Refactor account-level feature option will be enabled for all institutions.

 

Account Course & User Search: June 2

On June 2, the Course & User Search account-level feature option will be enabled for all institutions.

Updated Features

  • Account Settings: Right-to-Left Language Support (announced in beta only; not deployed to production)
  • Announcements: Comment Setting Persistence
  • User Settings: Yo Web Service

 

Other Updates

  • Assignments: Submission Details Page Sidebar Terminology Update
  • Files: Settings Menu Icon Update
  • Global Navigation: Help Customization Link Section Anchor Tag
  • Permissions: See Other Users’ Primary Email Address, View Login IDs for Users

 

Platform/Integration

  • API: API Change Log
    • Accounts API, Communication Channels API, Courses API, Enrollments API, Roles API, Submissions API, User Observees API, Users API

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2018-04-21)

Updated Features

  • Account Settings: Dashboard Default View
  • Conferences: Individual Recording Deletion
  • Discussions: Courses Page Design Updates, Section-Specific Discussions
  • Rich Content Editor: Inline Preview Document Height, Word Counter
  • SpeedGrader: Outcomes Extra Credit

 

Other Updates

  • Announcements: Reply Icon Update
  • SIS Imports: SIS File Refactor

 

Platform/Integration

  • API: API Change Log
    • Accounts API, Courses API, Discussion Topics API, Modules API, Sections API, SIS Import Errors API, SIS Import Format Documentation, SIS Imports API, Users API

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2018-03-31)

New Features

  • Outcomes: Bulk Import, Outcome Edit Functionality, Manage Rubrics Button Update
  • Reports: Outcome Export, Outcome Results and Student Competency

 

Updated Features

  • Account Settings: Similarity Detection Platform Originality Score Default
  • DocViewer: Non-Author Annotation Comments, Annotation Comment Icon, Free Draw Stroke Widths
  • New Gradebook: Filter Persistence, Display Grade Assignment Grading Scheme, Grading Scheme Entry Menu, Complete/Incomplete Entry Menu, Grade Detail Tray Final Grade Calculation Warning Icon

 

Other Updates

  • Browsers: Internet Explorer 11 Functional Support
  • Dashboard: Coming Up List Calendar Link

 

Platform/Integration

  • Account Reports API: Date and Time Report Object
  • Calendar Events API: Calendar Event [All Day] Parameter
  • Custom Gradebook Columns API: Read Only Column Object Status and Endpoint
  • LTI Variable Substitutions: Course Group ID Variable
  • Outcomes API: Updated Rubrics Outcome Object
  • Outcome Imports API: Import Outcomes and Get Outcome Import Status Endpoints
  • Outcomes Import Format Documentation: Outcomes CSV Format
  • SIS Import Format Documentation: Enrollments CSV Enrollment Start and End Date Fields
  • Users API: List Counts for To Do Items Endpoint

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2018-03-10)

Upcoming Canvas Changes

 

IE11 Functional Support: March 31

On March 31, Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) will transition from a fully supported browser to a functionally supported browser. As future Canvas releases take place, Internet Explorer may begin to exhibit slight visual differences from other browsers, but these differences will not restrict product functionality or accessibility.

Updated Features

  • Account Settings: Course and People Search, Profile Picture Gravatar Setting
  • Announcements: Courses Page Design Updates, Section-Specific Announcements, Allow Comments Option
  • Authentication: SAML Message Signing Algorithm

 

Other Updates

  • Outcomes: Menu Icon Update

 

Platform/Integration

  • Account Notifications API: User Endpoint Clarifications
  • Account Reports API: Report Parameters Object True and False Values
  • Custom Gradebook Columns API: Custom Column Object Column ID and Visibility
  • External Tools API: User Navigation Documentation Clarification
  • LTI Variable Substitutions: Group Variables, Membership and Roles Clarifications
  • Submissions API: Submitted_Since Parameter

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2018-02-17)

Upcoming Canvas Changes

 

LDAP No TLS Support: March 31

On March 31, Canvas will no longer support the No TLS option for LDAP authentication. In the Canvas authentication page, the TLS preference should be updated to either Simple TLS or Start TLS. Institutions should work with their LDAP vendor to encrypt traffic and verify their TLS port.

 

Related Product Updates

 

Canvas Data Live Events: February 17

On February 17, live events will be available in Canvas Data in the production environment and conforms to the Caliper 1.1 standard. Live events is not available for testing in the beta environment. For more details, please see the Live Events configuration document in the Canvas Data community space.

Updated Features

  • Assignments: GPA Scale Grading Type Removal, Individually Graded Group Assignment Comment Options
  • Conversations: Autocomplete Courses Menu
  • Courses: Course Home Page Student View Button
  • Global Announcements: Trust Account Domain Restrictions
  • New Gradebook: Entered Grades Calculation Value
  • People: Last Attended Date
  • Permissions: Modify Login Details for Users Subaccount Permission
  • Reports: Grade Export Unposted Columns, MGP Grade Export Unposted Columns, SIS Export Group Categories

 

Other Updates

  • Canvas Interface: Scheduler Design Updates, Modules Files Download Icon Update, Terms of Use Terminology Update

 

Platform/Integration

  • Assignments API: GPA Scale Value (Deprecated)
  • Authentication: Entity IDs and SAML
  • Courses API: Default View Parameter
  • Discussion Topics API: Specific Sections Parameter
  • Group Categories API: SIS Group Category ID and SIS Import ID Parameters
  • Groups API: SIS Group ID Parameter
  • LTI: User Navigation Menu LTI Tool Visibility
  • Plagiarism Detection Platform Users API: Group Index Endpoint
  • SIS Import Format Documentation: Parent Account ID Sticky Field, Groups CSV Group Category ID and Course ID Fields, Group Categories CSV

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2018-01-27)

[Release delayed to 2018-02-03]

Updated Features

  • Blueprint Courses: Associated Course Links
  • New Gradebook: Entered Grades Display, Unpublished Assignments Indicator, Minimum Column Width
  • Rich Content Editor: Decorative Image Checkbox

 

Other Updates

  • Canvas Interface: Menu Design Updates, Privacy Policy Link
  • External Apps: Duplicate Application Warning
  • User Settings: International SMS Country Additions

 

Platform/Integration

  • Announcements API: Include Parameter
  • Discussion Topics API: Sections and section_user_count Values
  • Enrollments API: Accept and Reject Course Invitation Endpoints
  • Authentication: SAML Authentication Change
  • LTI Variable Substitutions: Canvas.course.previousContextIDs
  • SIS: Terms CSV date_override_enrollment_type

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2018-01-06)

New Features

  • New Gradebook: Late Policies, Feature Option Change, Grading Icon Update

 

Updated Features

  • Rich Content Editor: Accessibility Checker Contrast Rules, Image Alt Text Field, Audio Controls Whitelist
  • SpeedGrader: Excess Rubric Criterion Points

 

Platform/Integration

  • Login: Canvas Login Path POST Requests
  • LTI Standards: lis_result_sourcedid
  • LTI Variable Substitutions: Canvas.term.name and Person.name.display
  • Users API: sis_login_id

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2017-12-09)

Updated Features

  • Account Navigation: Analytics Link
  • Assignments: Assignment Group Contents Move Menu
  • Groups: Student Inactive Status
  • New Gradebook: Grade Detail Tray Concluded Enrollment Notice

 

Other Updates

  • Assignments: Plagiarism Framework Update
  • Canvas Interface: Design Updates (Collaborations, Dashboard, Rich Content Editor)
  • Languages: Italian

 

Platform/Integration

  • Assignments API: Order_by
  • Courses API: Sis_import_id
  • Discussion Topics API: Title value in order_by
  • Enrollment Terms API: Sis_import_id
  • Sections API: Course_section[integration_id]
  • Login: Canvas Login Path POST Requests
  • OAuth2: Replace_tokens
  • SIS Import Format Documentation: Integration_id, user_integration_id, and account_id

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2017-11-18)

Updated Features

  • Account Settings: Help Menu Observer and Unenrolled User Availability
  • Course Settings: Move-To Menu Sidebar
  • Gradebook: New Gradebook
  • Modules: Module Items Duplication, Move-To Menu Sidebar, MasteryPaths Refresh Page Message
  • Pages: Front Page Removal Option
  • People: Move-To Menu Sidebar
  • Rubrics: Criterion Duplication
  • Users: Act as User Audit Log Message

 

Other Updates

  • Notifications: Responsive Email Design

 

Platform/Integration

  • API: Accounts API, Assignments API, Courses API, Users API
  • External Tools: LTI Variable Substitutions

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2017-10-28)

New Features

  • Rich Content Editor: Accessibility Checker

 

Updated Features

  • Assignments: Move-To Menu Sidebar
  • Discussions: Discussion Duplication, Move-To Menu Sidebar
  • DocViewer: Comment Expand and Collapse Link, Annotation Delete Icon Visibility
  • Gradebook: Gradebook History Filters
  • Grades: Student Grades Table Design
  • Rubrics: Criterion Icon Visibility, Ratings Rubric Descriptions
  • Users: Act as User Multiple Login Display

 

Platform/Integration

  • API: Blueprint Courses API, Modules API, Outcome Groups API, Quizzes API, SIS Imports API, SIS Integration API, Submissions API
  • External Tools: LTI Variable Substitutions
  • SIS Import Format Documentation: Diffing Mode, Courses CSV

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2017-10-07)

Updated Features

  • Assignments: Student Late and Missing Status Labels
  • Rubrics: Rubric Criterion Range

 

Other Updates

  • Analytics: Term List Order
  • SpeedGrader: Performance Update
  • User Interface: Bootstrap Styling, Icon Updates, Blueprint Lock Icon, Publish & Unpublish Icons, DocViewer Delete Icon

 

Platform/Integration

  • API: Assignments API
  • SIS: Multi-Term Batch Mode

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2017-09-16)

Updated Features

  • Conferences: BigBlueButton Interface Enhancements, Presentation Downloads, Promote Viewer to Moderator, Public Chat Downloads,  End Meeting on Logout, Full Screen Mode, Multi-user Whiteboard, Shared Notes
  • Course Import: Download Expiration
  • Reports: SIS Export and Provisioning Admin CSV

 

Other Updates

  • Assignments: Student Assignments Filter Buttons
  • Notifications: Course Sender Name
  • Users: Masquerade Page, Permissions

 

Platform/Integration

  • API: CommMessage API, Grading Standards API
  • OAuth2: User Profile Page
  • SIS: Admin CSV

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2017-08-26)

Updated Features

  • Authentication: Admin Role Federated Attribute, Logout Page
  • DocViewer: Point and Area Annotation Comments, Session Expiration Warning
  • Reports: SIS Export Course Format
  • Rich Content Editor: Insert/Edit Media
  • User Interface: Mobile Login Page

 

Other Updates

  • SpeedGrader: Performance Updates

 

Platform/Integration

  • API: Submissions API
  • SIS Import Format Documentation: Blueprint Course ID, Diffing Mode Deletion

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2017-08-05)

Updated Features

  • Assignments: Late and Missing Status Labels (Submission Details Page, Student Grades Page, SpeedGrader)

 

Platform/Integration

  • SIS Import Format Documentation: Diffing Mode, Change SIS IDs

 

Other Updates

  • Languages: Icelandic

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2017-07-15)

Upcoming Canvas Changes

 

August 5: SAML Endpoint

On August 5, the /saml2 endpoint will officially replace the /saml_meta_data endpoint. Institutions that rely on this endpoint for authentication will need to transition to the /saml2 endpoint, which already includes all metadata associated with entity IDs. For questions about this change, please contact your Customer Success Manager.

New Features

  • Courses: Assignment Duplication, Pages Duplication

 

Updated Features

  • Assignments: Disable Sync to SIS
  • Calendar: Assignments Sync to SIS
  • Conferences: Observer Invitations
  • Course Home Page: Modules Course Home Page Default
  • Rich Content Editor: Sidebar Enhancements
  • SIS Import: Last Batch Error CSV File

 

Other Updates

  • Courses: Content Export Expiration Clarification
  • User Interface: Canvas Font Size Update, Canvas Icon Update

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2017-06-24)

Upcoming Canvas Changes

 

Rich Content Editor Sidebar: July 1–15

During the first part of July, enhancements to the Rich Content Editor Sidebar (Content Selector) will be enabled in all Canvas features for all Canvas institutions. These enhancements already exist in Pages and the Syllabus using the Remote Version of the Rich Content Editor and Sidebar account-level feature option. Learn more about the Rich Content Editor Sidebar in the Updated Features section below.

 

New User Tutorial: July 15 (UPDATE: REVERTED)

On July 15, the New User Tutorial feature option will be enabled for all Canvas institutions. On August 5, the feature option will be removed from the feature options list. This feature replaces the existing Course Setup Checklist in Canvas courses and displays to new Canvas instructors. Learn more about the New User Tutorial feature in Canvas Production Release Notes (2017-04-22).

New Features

  • Blueprint Courses
  • Canvas DocViewer

Updated Features

  • People: Group Leader Context Card
  • Rich Content Editor: Content Selector Page Links

Other Updates

  • Course Settings: Sidebar Links
  • Grades: Assignment Groups and Total Points

Platform/Integration

  • API: Account Reports API, Files API, Outcomes API
  • Accordion jQueryUI Component

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2017-06-03)

Upcoming Canvas Changes

 

Modules Home Page: July 15

On July 15, the Modules Home Page feature option will be enabled for all Canvas institutions and removed from the feature option list. This feature replaces the Recent Activity Stream as the Course Home Page default, though instructors can still choose any home page in a course. Learn more about the Modules Home Page feature in Canvas Production Release Notes (2017-04-22).

 

New User Tutorial: July 15

On July 15, the New User Tutorial feature option will be enabled for all Canvas institutions. On August 5, the feature option will be removed from the feature options list. This feature replaces the existing Course Setup Checklist in Canvas courses and displays to new Canvas instructors. Learn more about the New User Tutorial feature in Canvas Production Release Notes (2017-04-22).

Updated Features

  • Courses: Course Home Page Recent Announcements Display, Content Export Expiration
  • Developer Keys: Notes Field and Enhanced Usage Statistics
  • Grades: Individual View Weighted Grading Periods Display
  • Rich Content Editor: Remote Version of Rich Content Editor and Sidebar Global Availability, Embedded Content Preview, Full Screen YouTube Link, Table Context Menu, Media Play Icon

 

Platform/Integration

  • API: External Tools API

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2017-05-13)

New Features

  • Dashboard: Color Overlay

 

Updated Features

  • Pages: Front Page Individual Setting
  • Reports: LTI Report, Provisioning, SIS Export, User Access Tokens
  • Rich Content Editor: Google Apps LTI Presentation Mode
  • Sections: Section End Date and Past Enrollments

 

Platform/Integration

  • API: Users API

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2017-04-22)

New Features

  • Courses: New Instructor Tutorials, New Modules Home Page Default, Course Setup Tutorial, Admin Feature Option Details, User Feature Option & Existing Instructor Access

 

Updated Features

  • Dashboard: Dashboard View Menu
  • Grades: Weighted Grading Periods Sidebar
  • People: Pending Enrollments View
  • Reports: SIS Export Enrollments Section Limitation Column
  • SIS: SIS Integration Settings

 

Other Updates

  • Notifications: Student-Performance Texts

 

Platform/Integration

  • API: Accounts API
  • LTI Variable Substitutions: ToolProxyBinding.memberships.url

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2017-04-01)

New Features

  • Grades: Weighted Grading Periods, Multiple Grading Periods Workflow, Weighted Grading Periods and Weighted Assignments Groups
  • Modules: Course Content Export (Offline Content via Modules)

 

Updated Features

  • Calendar: New Scheduler Workflow
  • Chat: Chat Enhancements (Chat Interface, Chat Management, Chat History)
  • Courses: Course End Date and Past Enrollments
  • Rich Content Editor: Playsinline Whitelist
  • Student Context Card: Graded Item Assignment Names

 

Platform/Integration

  • SIS Import Format Documentation: Enrollments CSV

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2017-03-11)

New Features

  • Admin: Canvas Parent Tools (LTI), Parent Options (Reset Password, Block Parent)

 

Updated Features

  • Account Settings: Default Help Link Customization
  • Discussions: Attachment Edits, Peer Review Discussion Completion
  • People: Add Users CSV File Entries, Email Addresses, Login IDs and SIS IDs
  • Rich Content Editor: Abbr Whitelist, Sidebar New Page Links
  • SpeedGrader: Unmute Assignment Warning

 

Other Updates

  • Canvas Login: Links and Button Styling

 

Platform/Integration

  • API: Enrollments API, SIS Integration API

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2017-02-18)

New Features

  • People: Student Context Card, Context Card Details, Context Card Link Locations

 

Updated Features

  • Discussions: Deleted Reply Management
  • Groups: Collaborations User List
  • People: Add Users Process, Email Addresses & Login IDs, SIS ID

 

Other Updates

  • Global Announcements: Default Announcement Type
  • Languages: Haitian Creole
  • User Interface: Canvas Icon Updates (Assignments, Outcomes, Rubrics, People)

 

Platform/Integration

  • API: Enrollment Terms API, External Tools API, Submissions API, Users API
  • External Tools: Grade Passback Tools, Importing Extended Tool Configurations, Variable Substitutions
  • Webpack Module Bundler
  • SIS: SIS Import Format Documentation

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2017-01-28)

Updated Features

  • Accounts: Default Term in Term List, Reports Provisioning Report, Reports Term List Order
  • Assignments: Close Dates and Assignment Name
  • Calendar: Recurring Event Occurrence Clarification
  • Course Imports: SCORM Content
  • Dashboard: To Do List and Past Assignments, White Course Card Background Color
  • Modules: MasteryPaths Assignment Descriptions
  • Pages: Instructor Course Home Page Announcements Display
  • Quizzes: Student Quiz Responses Clarifications
  • SIS: PowerSchool LTI
  • User Navigation: Profiles Link

 

Other Updates

  • Authentication: Remove All Authentication Button
  • User Interface: Canvas Icon Updates

 

Platform/Integration

  • API: External Tools API, OAuth2

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2017-01-07)

Upcoming Canvas Changes

 

 

Canvas Commons

Release notes previously indicated that Canvas Commons would automatically be enabled for all institutions on January 3. This date has been postponed and will be re-announced at a later date.

New Features

  • Account Settings: Disable Announcement Comments
  • External Apps: Google Apps LTI
  • Pages: Course Home Page Announcements Display

 

Updated Features

  • Account Settings: Custom Help Link Mail Scheme
  • Authentication: Canvas Authentication Password Characters, Remove All Authentication Alert
  • Calendar: Student Scheduler Events
  • Course Imports: Copy a Canvas Course Order
  • Courses: Course List Enrollments Default, Term List Future Group
  • ePortfolio: Move-To Menu
  • Multiple Grading Periods: Close Date Assignment Edits
  • Rich Content Editor: Sidebar Update

 

Other Updates

  • User Interface: Canvas Icons Update

 

Platform/Integration

  • API: API Index, Appointment Groups API, Collaborations API, Conversations API, SIS Imports API

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2016-12-10)

Upcoming Canvas Changes

 

Turnitin API Deprecation: December 31

On December 31, Turnitin will discontinue the Canvas API integration and will only support the LTI integration. If you are a Canvas admin whose institution is using Turnitin and have not yet enabled the Turnitin LTI for your account, please contact your Turnitin account representative for your external app credentials. The Turnitin LTI can be configured for your account as shown in the External App URL lesson. For additional questions, please see the Turnitin Canvas integration page or contact your Canvas Customer Success Manager.

 

Canvas Commons: January 3

On January 3, Canvas Commons will automatically be enabled for all institutions. If you are a Canvas admin and your institution currently has Canvas Commons turned off and you do not want to enable Commons, please contact your Customer Success Manager to opt out.

 

Canvas Authentication Passwords: January 7

On January 7, passwords for Canvas authentication will require eight characters instead of six characters. Institutions using other external authentication methods will not be affected. The eight-character length requirement only applies when a user creates a new password or resets a password. Existing six- and seven-character passwords will not be affected unless the password needs to be changed or reset.

New Features

  • Groups: Group Assignments by Section
  • Microsoft Office 365

 

Updated Features

  • Courses: Course Auto-Favorites, Set Order Menu, Term List Order Update
  • Files: Name Confirmation Check Mark
  • Multiple Grading Periods: Account Updates - Default Start Date, Time Zone Display, Close Date Course Verification Updates, Assignment Due Dates, Gradebook Default Grades and Curved Grades, Student Grades and Assignment Grades Weights
  • Notifications: Instructor Role Group Announcement Notifications

 

Other Updates

  • Course Import: Common Cartridge Compliance Import Process
  • Outcomes: Manage Rubrics Menu Placement
  • Rich Content Editor: Minimize Preview Link Placement, Underlined Hyperlinks
  • User Interface: Global Font Update

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2016-11-19)

New Features

  • Mastery Paths
  • Permissions: LTI Add and Edit

 

Updated Features

  • Account Settings: Customer Help Menu Links
  • Analytics: Concluded Courses
  • Dashboard: To Do List and Submission Terminology

 

Other Updates

  • Calendar: Week and Agenda View Updates
  • Pages: Wiki Terminology Update (Course Settings, Modules, Permissions)

 

Platform/Integration

  • API: External Tools API, SIS Integration API, Submissions API
  • External Tools: Content Item, Importing Extended Tool Configurations

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2016-10-29)

New Features

  • Assignments: Intra-Group Peer Reviews
  • Global Navigation: Global Navigation Menu Width

 

Updated Features

  • Account Settings: Custom Help Link Telephone URL Scheme
  • Assignments: Group Assignment Menu and New Group Button
  • Authentication: Additional Federated Attributes, SSO Login Theme Editor Settings
  • Dashboard: To Do List Due Date Items
  • Groups: Group Navigation Course Link, Instructor Group Links, File Status Icons
  • Learning Mastery Gradebook: Aligned Outcome Artifacts
  • Multiple Grading Periods: Close Date Verification in Assignments, Gradebook CSV Files, and Quizzes, Assignments, Assignment Group Settings, Gradebook CSV Files, Quizzes

 

Platform/Integration

  • API: SIS Assignment API

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2016-10-08)

Updated Features

  • Assignments: Concluded Course SpeedGrader Link
  • Authentication: Facebook and LinkedIn Federated Attributes
  • Dashboard: Sidebar Course Names
  • Grades: LTI Submission Icon, Multiple Grading Period Close Dates, Account-Level Close Dates, Course-Level Verification
  • Quizzes: Question Bank Question Detail Answers
  • Theme Editor: Main Text Color Option
  • User Settings: Navigation Underline Links

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2016-09-17)

New Features

  • Attendance: Student Attendance View [feature release has been delayed]

 

Updated Features

  • Course Settings: Custom Course Visibility (Course Visibility, Course Content Visibility)
  • Gradebook: Excessive Points Alert
  • Notifications: UI Update, Twitter and SMS Notification Preferences
  • Quizzes: Moderate Quiz Student Search Filter
  • SpeedGrader: Excessive Points Alert

 

Other Updates

  • Canvas Interface: Canvas Colors
  • Rich Content Editor: MathMan Integration, Caption Files in Mobile Apps

 

Platform/Integration

  • API: Enrollment API, Rubrics API, SIS Integration API, SIS CSV Format, Submissions API

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2016-08-27)

New Features

  • Course Settings: Dashboard Course Images
  • User Settings: Underline All Links Feature Option

 

Updated Features

  • Account Settings: Customized Default Help Links
  • Calendar: Calendar Event Edits
  • Conferences: BigBlueButton Live Captioning, Desktop Sharing Improvements
  • Global Navigation: Help Menu Placement, Global Navigation Width

 

Other Updates

  • Account Settings: Button Updates
  • Assignments: Index Page Style Update
  • Conferences: Index Page Style Update
  • Modules: Index Page Style Update
  • Quizzes: Index Page Style Update
  • Rich Content Editor: Keyboard Shortcut Icon, Sidebar Updates
  • Rubrics: Rubric Button Placement

 

Platform/Integration

  • API: Courses API, Assignments API, Calendar Events API
  • Developer Keys: Multiple Redirect URIs
  • LTI: External Link Launch

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2016-08-06)

New Features

  • Assignments: Final Grade Extension
  • Files: Read-only Submissions Folder
  • Reports: Multiple Grading Periods (MGP) Grade Export Report

 

Updated Features

  • Authentication: SAML Federated Attributes
  • Reports: Enrollments Provisioning Report Base Role Type
  • Rich Content Editor: Remote Version of Rich Content Editor and Sidebar, Track Whitelist
  • SpeedGrader: UI Updates, Icon/Link Updates, Comment Drafts, Gradebook Enrollment Settings

 

Platform/Integration

  • API: Announcements API, Courses API, Groups API, SIS Integration API

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2016-07-16)

New Features

  • Account Settings: Customized Help Link Text and Icons

 

Updated Features

  • Account Settings: Sub-account Theme Editor Management
  • Grades: Grading Period Terms, Grading Period Sets, Multiple Terms and Grading Periods, Sub-Account & Courses View, Current Grading Periods, Existing Course-level Grading Period Changes, Future Grading Periods
  • Reports: Course Storage Report Total File Size
  • Rich Content Editor: Sidebar Assignment Links, MathML Whitelist
  • User Account: Profiles User Account Menu

 

Other Updates

  • Assignments: Turnitin Submissions
  • Conversations: Send Individual Messages Checkbox
  • Course Settings: Add Section Button
  • Outcomes: Outcomes Buttons
  • User Settings: International SMS Country Additions

 

Platform/Integration

  • API: Calendar Events API, Conversations API, Enrollments API, Grading Periods API

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2016-06-25)

New Features

  • Theme Editor (New Canvas UI): Themes Collections Page, Save a Theme

 

Updated Features

  • Account Settings: Turnitin API Originality Report Default Setting, Course Copies
  • Courses: Department Label Change
  • Reports: SIS Creation Checkbox
  • SIS Import: Batch Mode Deleted Items Count, SIS CSV User Observers

 

Other Updates

  • Grades: Complete/Incomplete Icon Updates
  • Languages: Norwegian (Nynorsk)
  • Mobile: Mobile Login Page
  • Notifications: Grading Clarification
  • Rubrics: Rubrics Button and Criterion Link Updates
  • Theme Editor (New Canvas UI): Mobile CSS/JS Files

 

Platform/Integration

  • APIs: Account Notifications API, SIS Imports API

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2016-06-04)

New Features

  • SpeedGrader: Inactive Enrollment Notice

 

Updated Features

  • Admin Tools: Excused Assignment Grade Changes
  • Assignments: Moderate Grading Reviewer Button
  • Quizzes: Admin Roles and Course Quizzes
  • Users: Page View Developer Key Names (Admins)

 

Other Updates

  • Calendar: Events Pagination
  • Dashboard: Recent Feedback Display Extension
  • Files: Move Icon Replacement
  • Notifications: Observer Role Updates and Scheduling
  • Pages: Course Navigation Breakpoint Width (New Canvas UI), Sidebar Scrolling (New Canvas UI)
  • People: Sidebar Button Consolidation
  • Profiles: Profiles Page Updates
  • Reports: Provisioning Report SIS Column
  • Syllabus: Syllabus Page Updates

 

Platform/Integration

  • APIs: Courses API
  • Assignments: Homework Submission Parameter
  • Authentication: SAML Deprecated Endpoint

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2016-05-14)

New Features

  • Theme Editor: Badge Text

 

Updated Features

  • Groups: Groups Page Updates

 

Other Updates

  • Courses: Enrollment Invitations and Restricted Start Dates
  • Dashboard: To Do List Ignore Icon Alignment, Courses Notification Icon Alignment (New Canvas UI), Logo Padding Removal (New Canvas UI)
  • Discussions: View Discussions Permissions
  • Login: Maximum Width Removal (New Canvas UI)
  • Grades: Concluded and Inactive Enrollment Setting Persistence
  • Terms: User Count Removal

 

Platform/Integration

  • APIs: Courses API, Outcome Groups API, Users API

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2016-04-23)

New Features

  • Authentication: Microsoft and Clever
  • Calendar: Wrapped Assignments and Event Titles (feature option)
  • External Apps: Manage Edu App Center List
  • Global Announcements: Subaccount Global Announcements
  • Grades: Inactive Enrollments Setting, Enrollment Labels

 

Updated Features

  • Courses: Courses Page Updates
  • Global Navigation: User Account Menu Updates (New UI)
  • Grades: Course Navigation Menu (New UI)
  • People: User Details Inactive Status, User Details Observer Links

 

Other Updates

  • Assignments: Turnitin Icon Contrast
  • Authentication: Self Registration Page Styling
  • Course Settings: Subaccount List Sorting
  • Dashboard: Dashboard Course Icon Update (New UI)
  • Gradebook: Performance Updates
  • Notifications: Observer Role Updates, Communication Channel Update
  • People: Open Registration Observer Invitations

 

Platform/Integration

  • APIs: Courses API, Sections API

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2016-04-02)

New Features

  • Account Settings: Course Storage Report
  • Permissions: SIS Import and Manage Split, Change Course State Delete Addition

 

Updated Features

  • Assignments: Submission Details View (New Canvas UI)
  • Global Announcements: Global Announcement Edits
  • Gradebook: Individual View Final Grade Decimal Places, Module Sorting and Non-Module Assignments
  • Notifications: Notification Preference View
  • People: User Menu Analytics Link
  • Quizzes: Manually Graded Question Quiz Statistics
  • SpeedGrader: Group Submission Individual Comments View
  • Theme Editor: High Contrast Alert

 

Other Updates

  • Canvas Interface: 12pt Font Size Updates, Page Footer Removal (New UI), Dashboard Card Width (New UI), Section Edits
  • User Settings: High Contrast Styles Page Scrollbar Color

 

Platform/Integration

  • SIS Import Formats: Users.csv, Accounts.csv additions

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2016-03-12)

New Features

  • Analytics: Page Views Table
  • Assignments: Differentiated Group Assignments
  • Course Settings: Blended Course Format
  • Permissions: View Announcements

 

Updated Features

  • Calendar: Scheduler Student Signup View
  • Course Imports: Thin Common Cartridge Standard (Modules Select Content)
  • Dashboard: To Do List
  • People: Edit Observer Role, Deactivate User
  • Quizzes: Instructor Quiz Previews

 

Platform/Integration

  • APIs: Submissions API, Users API

 

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2016-02-20)

New Features

  • Account Settings: Restrict Future Enrollments in Courses List
  • SpeedGrader: Crocodoc Student Feedback Document Review

 

Updated Features

  • Analytics: Graph Enhancements
  • Announcements: Announcements Likes in Student Replies
  • Assignments: External Tool URL
  • Dashboard: Sidebar Enhancements, Course Nicknames (New UI Only)
  • Grades: Grades Sorting
  • Outcomes: Single Calculation Methods
  • Quizzes: Quiz Statistics Updates
  • Settings: Masquerade and Student View Notification Bars (New UI Only)

 

Other Updates

  • User Interface: Font Sizes
  • Login: Password Reset Field
  • Theme Editor (New UI only): Custom CSS/JS Upload Warning

 

Platform/Integration

  • APIs: API Page, Multiple Grading Periods IDs

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2016-01-30)

Other Updates

  • Notifications: Discussion and Announcement Reply URLs
  • User Interface: Icon Updates, Dashboard (New Canvas UI Only), Default Font Size (New Canvas UI Only)

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2016-01-09)

Upcoming Canvas Changes

 

New Canvas User Interface (UI): July 9

On July 9, 2016, the New Canvas Interface will no longer be a Feature Option in Canvas and will be enabled for all Canvas users as a standard feature. Enabling the New UI affects the user interface for the entire Canvas account.

New Features

  • Assignments: SIS Sync Icon
  • Authentication: Authentication Providers, Just In Time Provisioning
  • Notifications: International SMS

 

Updated Features

  • Account Settings: Student Term Dates and Content Access Restrictions
  • Assignments: Moderated Grading
  • Theme Editor: Theme Editor Templates
  • New Canvas UI: Global Navigation, Dashboard Cards, Course Navigation Menu
  • People: Login ID/SIS ID columns

 

Community Holiday

  • Account Settings: Post to SIS Assignment Default
  • Assignments: Filter by Grading Period
  • Grades: Hide Assignment Group Totals with Final Grade
  • Gradebook: Remove Student Names from Message Students Who, Percent Symbol in Percentage-based Assignments
  • People: Inactive Enrollment Type, Edit Enrollment Type

 

Other Updates

  • Authentication: Canvas Self Registration
  • Course Settings: Link Validator
  • Discussions: Discussion Reply Performance Enhancements
  • Grades: Graded Anonymously Column
  • Gradebook: Individual View Download Submissions Button, Differentiated Assignments and Arranging Columns by Due Date
  • Notifications: Bounced Channels, Custom Role Names
  • Reports: Last User Access Report
  • Rich Content Editor: Text Line Height

 

Platform/Integration Updates

  • APIs: Assignment Group API, Enrollments API, SIS CSV Format
  • External Apps (LTI): Media Full-screen Viewing

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2015-12-19)

Upcoming Canvas Changes

 

December 12 release postponed to December 19

The release scheduled for this Saturday, December 12, will move back one week to December 19. Canvas has experienced a few performance hiccups over the last few days, and although we’re very confident about the quality of the release, we will wait to introduce new features and other changes to the production environment until after the end of the traditional final exam window next Friday. We apologize for the short notice on this change.

 

January 2 release postponed to January 9

The release scheduled for Saturday, January 2, will move back one week to January 9. We want you to enjoy your New Year’s weekend without having to worry about the Canvas changes. Please contact your Customer Success Manager if you have questions or concerns about these changes.

New Features

  • Assignments: Moderated Grading
  • Course Settings: ePub Exports, Link Validator
  • SpeedGrader: Anonymous Grading

 

Updated Features

  • Calendar: Calendar Export Assignment Descriptions
  • People: Section-Limited User Roles

 

Other Updates

  • Calendar: Scheduler Messages
  • Grades: Ungraded Quizzes and Student Grade Totals
  • New Canvas UI: High Contrast Styles and Institution Logo
  • People: Observers and Active Enrollment State
  • SpeedGrader: Firefox Crocodoc Annotations

 

Platform/Integration

  • APIs: Submissions API

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2015-11-21)

Upcoming Canvas Changes

 

Turnitin LTI (External Apps)

Turnitin has created an LTI tool to use for Turnitin assignments in Canvas. The Turnitin LTI will replace the Turnitin Canvas plugin (API), which will be deprecated at a later date. If you are a Canvas admin whose institution is using Turnitin and want to switch to the LTI, please contact your Turnitin account representative for your external app credentials. The Turnitin LTI can be configured for your account as shown in the External App URL lesson. All Canvas Guides Turnitin documentation will be updated as part of the November 21 release for institutions who have already enabled the LTI or want to learn more about the LTI.

New Features

  • Gradebook: Grading Period Totals
  • Gradebook: Grading Period CSV Exports
  • Grades: Grading Period View
  • New Canvas UI: Dashboard Course Nickname

 

Updated Features

  • Assignments: Anonymous Grading Student View

 

Other Updates

  • Assignments: Assignment Link
  • Assignments: Submission Attachments and User Quotas
  • Calendar: Assignment Publish Toggle
  • Dashboard: Sidebar Performance Improvements
  • Settings: Feature Option Toggle
  • Settings: ePub Export
  • SpeedGrader: Firefox Crocodoc Annotations
  • Theme Editor: Login Page Logo

 

Platform/Integration

  • Developer Keys: Refresh Tokens

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2015-10-31)

New Features

  • Theme Editor: Watermark Opacity Slider, CSS/JS Upload Updates, Subaccount Branding Progress

 

Updated Features

  • Admin: User Default Email Edits, Grade Change Activity Log
  • Announcements: Cancel Button
  • Discussions: Cancel Button
  • New Canvas User Interface: Announcements and Discussions Dashboard Badges
  • Gradebook: Differentiated Assignments and Multiple Grading Periods
  • Modules: Requirements and Sequential Order Placement
  • Quizzes: Quiz Statistics and Section Views, Numerical Answer with Precision

 

Platform/Integration Updates

  • APIs: Courses API, Submissions API

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2015-10-10)

New Features

  • Modules: And/Or Requirements
  • Calendar: Scheduler Comments

 

Updated Features

  • Assignments: Peer Review Notifications
  • Files: Usage Rights and Publishing State
  • New Canvas UI: Term Names, Global Navigation Groups Icon, Login Styles
  • Quizzes: Quiz Question Breakdown by User
  • Theme Editor: Logo Sidebar Branding

 

Other Canvas Updates

  • Gradebook: Muted Assignments Total Column Icon
  • Languages: Maori
  • Permissions: Manage All Other Course Content

 

Platform/Integration Updates

  • APIs: Unique Page Titles in API Documentation, Authentication Providers API
  • Canvas Substitution Variables: LTI Launch Dates
  • Developer Keys: Deactivate Keys
  • External Apps: Turnitin, Canvas Substitution Variables

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2015-09-19)

New Canvas UI in Free-for-Teacher Accounts

On October 10, the New Canvas User Interface (UI) will be enabled for all canvas courses in Free-for-Teacher accounts. Additional information will be available in the next release. Learn more about the New Canvas UI.

 

New Canvas Notification IP Addresses

On October 10, we're adding four new Internet Protocol (IP) addresses to our notifications IP list. If your institution adds Canvas notification IPs to whitelists for your network firewall or email management system, please whitelist the new IP addresses by October 10 to ensure your users continue to receive Canvas notifications:

  • 54.240.14.1 (existing)
  • 54.240.14.2 (existing)
  • 54.240.14.198 (existing)
  • 54.240.14.199 (existing)
  • 54.240.14.105 (new)
  • 54.240.14.139 (new)
  • 54.240.14.154 (new)
  • 54.240.14.188 (new)

 

Please contact your Customer Success Manager if you have any questions or concerns.

 New Features

  • Calendar: Recurring Events (Feature Option)
  • Conferences: BigBlueButton Polling
  • Groups: Conclude Groups at Course Conclusion

 

Updated Features

  • Gradebook: Muted Assignments
  • New Canvas UI: Admin Navigation, Login Page Layout
  • People: SIS Enrollment and Remove from Course Option
  • Permissions: Rubrics, Global Announcements
  • Theme Editor: Subaccount Customization, K12 Theme Template Access, Login Customization
  • SpeedGrader: Manual Quiz Question Grading, Hiding Names in Anonymous Surveys

 

Other Canvas Updates

  • Gradebook: Post Grades to SIS Button
  • Notifications: Notification Styles (global announcements)

 

 Platform/Integration Updates

  • Account Navigation: Developer Keys
  • APIs: SIS Integration API, Submissions API, Outcome Results API

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2015-08-31)

New Canvas UI in Free-for-Teacher Accounts

In the next few weeks, the New Canvas User Interface (UI) will be enabled for all canvas courses in Free-for-Teacher accounts. Additional information will be available in the next release. 

Updated Features

  • Course Home Page: Published Link
  • Groups: Clone Group Set
  • SpeedGrader: External URLs

 

Platform/Integration Updates

  • APIs: Accounts, Discussion Topics, Notifications, Quiz Question Group
  • External Apps (LTI Tools): Account-Level App Placement

 

Other Canvas Updates

  • Course Imports: User Roles
  • Courses: Course List Details
  • Courses: Course Navigation Term Date
  • Notifications: External Mail Handling
  • User Settings: Time Zones

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2015-08-08)

New Features

  • New Canvas User Interface: Global Dashboard & Navigation, Responsive Design, Theme Editor
  • People: Student Interactions Report Overview

 

Updated Features

  • Collaborations: Etherpad (no longer supported)
  • Gradebook: Excuse an Assignment in Individual View
  • Grades: Total Column Decimals
  • Outcomes: Decaying Average Calculation
  • Quizzes: Quiz Item Analysis Calculation
  • Rich Content Editor: Default Icons

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2015-07-18)

Upcoming Canvas Changes

 

EtherPad Collaborations: August 8

On August 8, 2015, all existing Etherpad collaborations that are hosted by Canvas will be permanently deleted. Institutions who still want to use Etherpad as a collaboration tool can set up their own Etherpad server and integrate it with Canvas. Learn more about the open source Etherpad project at Etherpad.org. As a product alternative, users can also create Google Docs collaborations in Canvas.

 

(Note: Recurring Calendar Events was reverted this release)

Updated Features

  • Assignments: Differentiated Assignment Section and Student List
  • Assignments: Peer Review Student Names
    • Assignments: Assignment Details and Locked Assignments
    • Assignments: Assignment Submissions Button
    • Files: Files Navigation Link and Content Selector Tab
    • Gradebook: Grades and Concluded Grading Periods
    • Gradebook: Incomplete Quiz Score Icon
    • Notifications: Excused Assignment Notifications
    • Outcomes: Imported Account-Level Outcomes
    • SpeedGrader:  Submission URLs
    • SpeedGrader: Autosave SpeedGrader Comments
    • Users: Manage Profile Pictures

     

    Permissions Updates

    • Account: Changing User Passwords [See List of Users and Modify Login Details]
    • Course: Viewing Grader Comments in Rubrics [View All Grades]

     

    Other Canvas Updates

    • Account Settings: Edit Name
    • Authentication: SAML
    • Feature Options: Canvas Catalog now Public Course Index
    • Languages: Swedish and Danish

     

    Platform/Integration Updates

    • APIs: Courses, Peer Reviews, Quiz Questions

     

    Canvas Production Release Notes (2015-06-27)

     New Features

    • Canvas Help: Ticketing System Choice
    • Gradebook: Excuse and Assignment
    • Gradebook: Multiple Grading Periods
    • Modules: Mark as Done

     

    Updated Features

    • Authentication: Observers and LDAP/SAML
    • Canvas Login: Password Reset Notification

     

    Other Canvas Updates

    • Quizzes: Quiz Question Background Color
    • User Settings: Bounced Warning for Single Communication Channels

     

     

    InstructureCon Release Notes (2015-06-17)

    The new Canvas interface design is still actively being worked on as a feature option and is set to release to production later this year. We are currently enabling the feature option selectively to admins and institutions as an early access Beta release. This process will help facilitate further development through the summer while letting users access the new and improved Canvas interface. Currently this feature is only available in Beta. If your institution is interested in enabling this feature in Beta, please contact your Customer Success Manager (CSM). Production availability will be announced in a future release.

    • Global Dashboard & Navigation
    • Responsive Design

     

    Canvas Production Release Notes (2015-06-06)

    Upcoming Canvas Changes

     

    Differentiated Assignments: July 18

    On July 18, 2015, Differentiated Assignments will no longer be a Feature option in Canvas and will be enabled for all Canvas users as a standard feature. This change includes both Differentiated Assignments by section and individual users, which is part of this production release.

    New Features

    • Calendar: Custom Colors
    • Assignments: Differentiated Assignments by Individual
    • User Profile: Student Submission Exports

     

    Updated Features

    • Admin Settings: Reports
    • Collaborations: Etherpad (no longer in Canvas)
    • Gradebook: Persistent Gradebook Columns & Total Grade Rounding
    • Notifications: Conferences Recordings

     

    Other Canvas Updates

    • Authentication: Canvas Login Parameters
    • Dashboard: Instructor To-Do List and Ignore Forever Link
    • Files: Better File Browsing Enabled Feature Option
    • People: User Validation Column Header
    • Settings: Feature Options Buttons
    • Technology Upgrades: Ruby 2.1 and Passenger 5.1

     

    Platform/Integration Updates

    • APIs: Groups, Quizzes API, Submissions API, Users API, SIS Reactivation Endpoints

     

    Canvas Production Release Notes (2015-05-16)

    Upcoming Canvas Changes

     

    New Files (Better File Browsing): June 6

    On June 6, 2015, the new Files interface (Better File Browsing) will no longer be a Feature

    Option in Canvas and will be enabled for all Canvas users as a standard feature. This change will enable New Files on the course and user levels. Learn more about New Files.

     

    Etherpad Collaborations: June 6

    On June 6, 2015, Canvas will no longer host new Etherpad collaborations because Etherpad cannot integrate with Canvas user authentication. Users that have links to existing collaborations will see a warning message notifying them to migrate any necessary content before August 8, when all Etherpad collaborations that are hosted by Canvas will be permanently deleted. Institutions who still want to use Etherpad as a collaboration tool can set up their own Etherpad server and integrate it with Canvas. Learn more about the open source Etherpad project at Etherpad.org. As a product alternative, users can also create Google Docs collaborations in Canvas.

     

    Ticketing System Choice: June 27

    On June 27, 2015, Canvas Support is moving from Zendesk to Salesforce Service Cloud. Your institution can use Service Cloud, or you can choose to send your tickets elsewhere with our Ticketing System Choice feature. Beta testing for this system is now available through your Customer Success Manager (CSM). If you aren’t already part of Canvas Labs, which is the space in the Canvas Community containing all the details about this transition, please contact your CSM.

    New Features

    • Discussions: Like Icon

     

    Updated Features

    • Assignments: Save & Publish Button
    • Assignments: Student Submission Detail Page
    • Conferences: BigBlueButton Enhancements
    • Discussions: Save & Publish Button
    • Free-for-Teacher Canvas Registration: Email Field
    • Gradebook: Assignment Columns and Return/Enter Key
    • Groups: Rich Content Editor and LTI Tools
    • Gradebook: Asynchronous Downloads
    • Pages: Save & Publish Button
    • Quizzes: Save & Publish Button
    • Quizzes: Quiz Question Answer Comments and Rich Content Editor

     

    Other Updates

    • Conferences: Server Timeout Protection

     

    Platform/Integration Updates

    • APIs: Enrollments API, Quiz Questions API
    • Canvas Substitution Variables: External Tools
    • OAuth: OAuth 2 Tokens, LTI Launch URLs and GET Params

     

    Canvas Production Release Notes (2015-04-25)

    Upcoming Canvas Changes

     

    As of today (April 20), Google has deprecated the Google Docs API used in Canvas features such as submitting a Google doc to an assignment and Google collaborations. Users who have previously connected their Canvas and Google accounts will be prompted to re-authorize their connection, either by accessing Collaborations or a Google Docs assignment submission, or by manually re-enabling Google as a web service in their personal settings.

     

    On June 6, 2015, the following changes will be made in Canvas:

    • Differentiated Assignments (by section) will no longer be a Feature Option in Canvas and will be enabled for all Canvas users as a standard feature.
    • The new Files interface (Better File Browsing) will no longer be a Feature Option in Canvas and will be enabled for all Canvas users as a standard feature. This change will enable New Files on the course and user levels.

    New Features

    • Assignments : Anonymous Peer Reviews & SCORM LTI Tool

     

    Updated Features

    • Assignments : Assignment Shell Date Variation
    • Discussions : SpeedGrader Link
    • Notifications  : Email Processor for Hard-Bounced Communication Warnings
    • Rich Content Editor : Menu Bar
    • Student Learning Mastery Gradebook : Student Graph

     

    Platform/Integration Updates

    • Canvas Substitution Variables: Assignments & APIs
    • APIs: Roles API

    Attachments

      Outcomes