Feature Options by Canvas Release

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This document includes the feature options supported by Canvas and updated in specified Canvas release notes. Unless otherwise indicated, all features are also supported in the Beta and Test environments. However, feature options must be enabled separately in each environment.

 

For an official list of all feature options available in the production environment, please see

 

 

Account

Enable New SIS Integration Setting

Feature Option Location & Default Status

Account (Off)

      Feature Option State

Beta (subject to change) 

      Enabled by Canvas Admin

Yes, after contacting Customer Success Manager

      Subaccount Configuration

Yes

Affected Canvas Areas

Account Settings, Assignments, Current/New Gradebook

Permissions

SIS Data - import, SIS Data - manage

Related APIs

SIS IDs, SIS Import Errors, SIS Imports, SIS Integration

Affects User Interface

Yes

Affected User Roles

Admins, Instructors 

Original Feature Introduction in Production

2017-04-22

All Release Notes for Feature

SIS Grade Passback feature releases

 

International SMS

Feature Option Location & Default Status

Account (Off)

      Feature Option State

Production-ready

      Enabled by Canvas Admin

Yes

      Subaccount Configuration

No

Affected Canvas Areas

User Settings

Permissions

N/A

Related APIs

Users API 

Affects User Interface

Yes

Affected User Roles

All Users 

Original Feature Introduction in Production

2016-01-09

All Release Notes for Feature

International SMS feature releases

 

Microsoft Immersive Reader - Free Trial (Wiki Pages)

Feature Option Location & Default Status

Account (Off)

      Feature Option State

Production-ready

      Enabled by Canvas Admin

Yes

      Subaccount Configuration

No

Affected Canvas Areas

Pages

Permissions

Pages - add / edit / delete

Related APIs

N/A

Affects User Interface

Yes

Affected User Roles

All Users 

Original Feature Introduction in Beta

2019-10-23

Original Feature Introduction in Production

2019-11-19

All Release Notes for Feature

Pages feature releases

 

New Quizzes Importing

Feature Option Location & Default Status

Account (Off)

      Feature Option State

Production-ready

      Enabled by Canvas Admin

Yes

      Subaccount Configuration

No

      Beta/Test Environment Support

Only pulls content from the production environment; testing in beta or test generates a failed content import

Affected Canvas Areas

Course Import

Permissions

Course Content - add / edit / delete

Related APIs

Content Migrations API

Affects User Interface

Yes

Affected User Roles

Instructors

Original Feature Introduction in Production

2018-07-14

All Release Notes for Feature

New Quizzes feature releases

 

Student Context Card

Feature Option Location & Default Status

Account (Off)

      Feature Option State

Production-ready

      Enabled by Canvas Admin

Yes

      Beta/Test Environment Support

Yes

Affected Canvas Areas

Any course location with a link to a student's name

Permissions

N/A

Related APIs

N/A

Affects User Interface

Yes

Affected User Roles

Students

Original Feature Introduction in Production

2017-02-18

All Release Notes for Feature

Context Card feature releases

Enforcement Date

18 January 2020; see Upcoming Canvas Changes

 

Course

Anonymous Grading

Feature Option Location & Default Status

Course (Off)

      Feature Option State

Production-ready

      Enabled by Canvas Admin

Yes

      Beta/Test Environment Support

Yes

Affected Canvas Areas

Assignments, Gradebook, SpeedGrader

Permisions

N/A

Related APIs

Moderated Grading API

Affects User Interface

Yes

Affected User Roles

Instructors, Students

Original Feature Introduction

2018-07-14

All Release Notes for Feature

Anonymous&Moderated feature releases

Enforcement Date

18 January 2020; see Upcoming Canvas Changes

 

Anonymous Instructor Annotations

Feature Option Location & Default Status

Course (Allow)

      Feature Option State

Production-ready

      Enabled by Canvas Admin

Yes

      Beta/Test Environment Support

Yes

Affected Canvas Areas

Assignments, SpeedGrader

Permissions

N/A

Related APIs

N/A

Affects User Interface

Yes

Affected User Roles

Instructors, Students

Original Feature Introduction in Production

2018-07-14

All Release Notes for Feature

Anonymous&Moderated feature releases

 

Enable Dashboard Images for Courses

Feature Option Location & Default Status

Course (Off)

      Feature Option State

Production-ready

      Enabled by Canvas Admin

Yes

      Beta/Test Environment Support

Yes

Affected Canvas Areas

Course Settings, Dashboard

Related APIs

Courses API, Users API

Affects User Interface

Yes

Affected User Roles

Instructors, Students

Original Feature Introduction in Production

2016-08-27

All Release Notes for Feature

Course Card Image feature releases

Enforcement Date

18 January 2020; see Upcoming Canvas Changes

 

Final Grade Override

Feature Option Location & Default Status

Course (Off)

      Feature Option State

Production-Ready

      Enabled by Canvas Admin

Yes

      Beta/Test Environment Support

Yes

Affected Canvas Areas

Must be used with New Gradebook

Once this feature is applied, Final Grade Override and New Gradebook feature options cannot be disabled

Related APIs

Enrollments API

Affects User Interface

Yes

Affected User Roles

Instructors, Students

Original Feature Introduction

2019-02-16

All Release Notes for Feature

Gradebook_new feature releases

Enforcement Date

18 January 2020; see Upcoming Canvas Changes

Additional Details

This feature option will be converted to a course setting before the New Gradebook is enforced

 

Learning Mastery Gradebook

Feature Option Location & Default Status

Course (Allow)

      Feature Option State

Production-ready

      Enabled by Canvas Admin

Yes

      Beta/Test Environment Support

Yes

Affected Canvas Areas

Learning Mastery Gradebook

Permissions

Learning Outcomes - add / edit / delete, Learning Outcomes - import

Related APIs

Outcome Groups API, Outcome Imports API, Outcome Results API, Outcomes API

Affects User Interface

Yes

Affected User Roles

Instructors

Original Feature Introduction in Production

2014-03-01

All Release Notes for Feature

Learning Mastery Gradebook feature releases

 

Moderated Grading

Feature Option Location & Default Status

Course (Off)

      Feature Option State

Production-ready

      Enabled by Canvas Admin

Yes

      Beta/Test Environment Support

Yes

Affected Canvas Areas

Assignments, Gradebook, SpeedGrader

Permissions

Grades - Select final grade for moderation

Related APIs

Moderated Grading API

Affects User Interface

Yes

Affected User Roles

Instructors, Students

Original Feature Introduction in Production

2018-07-14

All Release Notes for Feature

Anonymous&Moderated feature releases

 

New Gradebook

Feature Option Location & Default Status

Course (Off)

      Feature Option State

Production-ready

      Enabled by Canvas Admin

Yes

      Beta/Test Environment Support

Yes

Affected Canvas Areas

New Gradebook

Permissions

Grades - edit, Grades - view all grades, Submissions - view and make comments

Related APIs

Custom Gradebook Columns API, Grade Change Log API, Gradebook History API, Moderated Grading API

Affects User Interface

Yes

Affected User Roles

Instructors, Students

Original Feature Introduction in Production

2017-11-18

All Release Notes for Feature

Gradebook_new feature releases

Enforcement Date

18 January 2020; see Upcoming Canvas Changes

 

RCE Enhancements 

Feature Option Location & Default Status

Course (Allow)

      Feature Option State

Production-ready

      Enabled by Canvas Admin

Yes

      Beta/Test Environment Support

Yes

Affected Canvas Areas

Rich Content Editor

Permissions

Related to any area that includes the Rich Content Editor

Related APIs

Related to any area that includes the Rich Content Editor

Affects User Interface

Yes

Affected User Roles

All Users

Original Feature Introduction in Beta

2019-09-30

Original Feature Introduction in Production

2019-12-21

All Release Notes for Feature

Rich Content Editor feature releases

Enforcement Date

20 June 2020; see Upcoming Canvas Changes

 

Student Learning Mastery Gradebook

Feature Option Location & Default Status

Course (Allow)

      Feature Option State

Production-ready

      Enabled by Canvas Admin

Yes

      Beta/Test Environment Support

Yes

Affected Canvas Areas

Grades

Permissions

Related to Learning Mastery Gradebook

Related APIs

Related to Learning Mastery Gradebook

Affects User Interface

Yes

Affected User Roles

Students

Original Feature Introduction in Production

2014-07-12

All Release Notes for Feature

Student Learning Mastery Gradebook feature releases

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