Upcoming Canvas Changes

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Periodically functionality will be added, changed, or removed in Canvas. Announcements are made in Release Notes on an ongoing basis. Other changes may not be directly related to Canvas, such as browser updates, which are not associated with Canvas releases. 

 

This document outlines the summary of all upcoming changes that may affect Canvas customers.

 

Change Definitions

  • Deprecated: The software element or feature has been replaced by newer functionality and should be avoided, as deprecation precedes its complete removal on the specified date. Additionally, support for the element or feature is no longer provided.
  • End of Life: The previously deprecated software element or feature is no longer available and will be completely removed. 
  • Preview: A feature option in Canvas is announced as being enabled in all Canvas accounts on a specified enforcement date and will no longer be optional.
  • Enforced: A previously announced preview feature (feature option) is required for use by all Canvas accounts.

 

Archived announcements can be referenced in Upcoming Canvas Changes [Archive] 

Beginning 2020, deprecations/end of life announcements related to Canvas Platform Services (APIs, GraphQL, Canvas Data) are located in Canvas Platform Breaking Changes 

Document Change Log

 

2019-10-19

Change TypeChangeDescriptionEffective DateResource
Deprecation                                               Course and User Analytics                           

The existing Course and User Analytics links and pages are deprecated in the Canvas interface; institutions should enable the New Course and User Analytics LTI.

 

The existing Account Analytics functionality is not affected by this change. Availability for new Account Analytics functionality will be introduced in a future release.

 

The existing Analytics APIs are also not affected by this change and will have their own deprecation announcement posted when available.

End of Life:

2020-03-21                               

Priority: New Canvas Analytics                            

 

2019-12-21

Change TypeChange

Description

Effective Date

Resource
Deprecation             Live Events: New Quizzes

New Quizzes events have been deprecated. 

End of Life: 

2020-02-18

See documentation in the Data Services Portal

 

2020-02-18

Change Type

Previous Announcement

Date

ChangeDescriptionResource
End of Life                        2019-12-21Live Events: New Quizzes                   

New Quizzes events have been removed.                                  

See documentation in the Data Services Portal                 

 

2020-03-21

Change TypePrevious Announcement DateChangeDescriptionResource
End of Life                                                         2019-10-19Course and User Analytics                                                                             

The existing Course and User Analytics links and pages will be removed from the Canvas interface and replaced by the New Course and User Analytics LTI.

 

The existing Account Analytics functionality and Analytics APIs are not affected by this change. 

Priority: New Canvas Analytics                                           

 

2020-06-20

Change TypePrevious Announcement DateChangeDescriptionResource
End of Life                                       2019-10-19Rich Content Editor                                            

The existing Rich Content Editor will be removed from Canvas and replaced by the New Rich Content Editor.

Priority: RCE                                             

 

 

Document Change Log

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Date
2020-01-20

Archived entries for 2019-05-11, 2019-08-26, Multiple Feature Options entry from 2019-09-21, 2019-11-16, 2020-01-18

2019-12-23

Archived Live Events Payloads entry from 2019-09-21 and 2019-12-21

2019-12-20

In 2019-10-19 and 2020-03-21, clarified that the Analytics APIs are not affected;

   APIs have their own deprecation plan to be announced

2019-12-09

In 2019-09-21 and 2020-01-18, removed Anonymous Grading as an enforced feature option;

   feature will be transitioned to an Account & Course Setting

2019-11-18

Added 2019-12-21 Live Events: Group Events deprecation

Added 2020-02-18 Live Events: Group Events end of life

2019-11-06

Moved 2019-11-19 Rich Content Editor entry to 2019-12-21

2019-10-25

Archived entries for 2019-07-08 and 2019-10-22

2019-10-24

Added inadvertent omission of Enable Dashboard Images for Courses enforcement in 2019-09-21 and 2020-01-18

2019-10-21

Added 2019-11-16 Legacy Training Portal deprecation

Added 2020-01-18 Legacy Training Portal end of life

2019-10-03

Added 2019-10-21 Rich Content Editor deprecation

Added 2020-06-20 Rich Content Editor end of life

2019-10-02

In 2019-09-21 and 2020-01-18, removed MasteryPaths as an enforced feature option;

   feature will be transitioned to an Account & Course Setting

2019-09-30

Added 2019-08-26 Canvas Data deprecation

Added 2019-10-19 Course and User Analytics deprecation

Added 2020-03-21 Course and User Analytics end of life

2019-09-13

Revised document for timeline format

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