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  • Deprecated: The software element or feature has been replaced by newer functionality and should be avoided, as deprecation precedes its complete removal on the specified date.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 Announcement: A feature option in Canvas is identified with an upcoming enforcement date, which is when the feature will be enabled in all Canvas accounts and will no longer be optional. Canvas admins can use the preview time period appropriately to roll out the feature to their institutions.
  • 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] 

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; institutions should use the New Course and User Analytics LTI.

End of Life:

2020-07-18                               

User Group: New Analytics                     
Deprecation                                               Rich Content Editor                          

The existing Rich Content Editor is deprecated; institutions should use the New Rich Content Editor.

End of Life:

2020-07-18                              

User Group: Assignment Workflow Improvements                  

 

2020-03-23

Change TypeChangeDescriptionEffective DateResource
Preview Announcement                                                                        New Quizzes                                                           

New Quizzes will be enforced for all paid accounts on the indicated enforcement date. However, customers can continue to use Classic Quizzes in conjunction with New Quizzes.

 

Institutions who do not yet have New Quizzes added to their account can contact their Customer Success Manager to enable New Quizzes for testing.

 

Preview availability for Free-for-Teacher accounts is pending; this document will be updated when a date is determined.

Enforcement:

2020-12-xx (TBA)                                                

Upcoming Canvas Changes Feature Clarifications                                          

 

2020-03-28

Change TypeChangeDescriptionEffective DateResource
{Ready Release} +
Monthly Release Preview Announcements                                  
Multiple Features                                                           

Beginning 2020-03-28, various features will be introduced in Ready Releases, which are in addition to regular Canvas releases. These features will be opt-in (when available) until July 2020.

 

In addition, some features in regular monthly releases (beginning 2020-04-18) will also be opt-in until July 2020.

 

All opt-in feature summaries and resources are available in the Ready Releases Features page.

Enforcement:

2020-07-18                                            

Ready Release Features page                         

 

2020-07-18

Change TypePrevious Announcement DateChangeDescriptionResource
End of Life                                                            2019-10-19                                                            Course 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.

User Group: New Analytics                                               
End of Life                                                            2019-10-19                                                            Rich Content Editor                                                                             

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

User Group: Assignment Workflow Improvements     

 

Change TypePrevious Announcement DateChangeDescriptionResource
{Ready Release} + Monthly Release Enforcements                                        2020-03-23                                                          Multiple Features                                                                            

All features introduced in the Canvas Ready Releases will be enforced for all accounts. 

 

Additionally, opt-in features introduced in regular monthly releases since 2020-04-18 will also be enforced for all accounts.

 

All previously opt-in feature summaries and resources are available in the Ready Releases Features page.                                                                          

Ready Release Features page                                                              

 

2020 December

Change TypePrevious Announcement DateChangeDescriptionResource
Enforcement                                                     2020-03-23                                                    New Quizzes                                                                                    

New Quizzes will be enforced for all accounts. However, customers can continue to use Classic Quizzes in conjunction with New Quizzes.                                 

How do I create an assessment using New Quizzes?                                       

 

2021 February

Change TypeChangeDescriptionEffective DateResource
Deprecation                                               Classic Quizzes                                       

Classic Quizzes is deprecated; institutions should use New Quizzes.

 

In July 2021 and October 2021, specific functionality in the Classic Quizzes interface will be discontinued in preparation for the Classic Quizzes end of life. Please see the timeline in the User Group for full details.

 

The Classic Quizzes API is also deprecated but will be available to ensure accurate historical assessment records until 2026.

End of Life:

2022-07-xx (TBA)                               

Upcoming Canvas Changes Feature Clarifications

 

2022 July

Change TypePrevious Announcement DateChangeDescriptionResource
End of Life                                 2021-02-xx (TBA)Classic Quizzes (Interface)                         

Access to Classic Quizzes via the Canvas interface will be removed from Canvas; New Quizzes will be the default assessment engine. 

                               

 

2026 July

Change TypePrevious Announcement DateChangeDescriptionResource
End of Life                                 2021-02-xx (TBA)        Classic Quizzes (API)                                     

The Classic Quizzes API will be removed from Canvas.                                                                                                                            

User Group: New Quizzes

 

 

Document Change Log

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2020-03-23

Added 2020-03-28 {Ready Release} + Monthly Releases Preview disclaimer

Added 2020-07-16 {Ready Release} + Monthly Releases Enforcements entry

2020-03-13

Added 2020-03-23 - New Quizzes preview

Added 2020 December - New Quizzes enforcement

Added 2021 February - Classic Quizzes deprecation

Added 2022 July - Classic Quizzes end of life (Interface)

Added 2026 July - Classic Quizzes end of life (API)

2020-02-28

Changed End of Life date for Rich Content Editor to 2020-07-18

2020-02-18

Archived deprecation entry from 2019-12-21 and entry from 2020-02-18

In 2019-10-19, changed analytics End of Life date to 2020-07-18

Changed 2020-03-21 date heading for Course and User Analytics to 2020-07-18

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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