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  • Deprecated: The software element or feature has been replaced by newer functionality and should be avoided, as deprecation precedes its complete removal on the specified date.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] 

Document Change Log

 

2019-05-11

Change TypeChangeDescriptionEffective DateResource
Deprecation         Gradebook              

The existing Gradebook is deprecated; institutions should enable the New Gradebook.

End of Life:

2020-01-18

Upcoming Canvas Changes Feature Clarifications

 

2019-08-26   

Change TypeChangeDescriptionEffective DateResource
Deprecation         Canvas Data                                        

The muted column in the assignment_dim table is deprecated.

End of Life: 2020-01-18                            

Data Release Notes (2019-08-26)            

 

2019-09-21

Change TypeChangeDescriptionEffective DateResource
DeprecationLive Events Payloads                                     

All events will be compressed to allow for smaller payloads. All data elements with null values will be omitted from events payloads.

 

Caliper is already getting compressed by default; all properties in Caliper event with the null value get omitted from Caliper payload.

 

Per API guidelines, this change provides a transition period for users to adjust custom applications. Existing functionality will be removed in the December 21 release and all events will be compressed by default.

End of Life: 2019-12-21                              

Live Events: Event Type by Format                                                                      
Preview

Multiple Feature Options     

Multiple Feature Options are being enforced for all accounts on the indicated enforcement date.

 

  • Rubric Criterion Range: Includes a checkbox in rubric criterions to create a range
  • Anonymous Grading: Creates a checkbox for an instructor to enable Anonymous Grading for an assignment
  • Student Context Cards: Displays student context cards anywhere in Canvas that includes a student link
  • Enable Dashboard Images for Courses: Adds an Image box in Course Settings (Course Details tab) and allows instructors to select a decorative image for the course card

Enforcement: 2020-01-18

Upcoming Canvas Changes Feature Clarifications 

 

2019-10-19

Change TypeChangeDescriptionEffective DateResource
Deprecation             Course and User Analytics                           

The existing Course and User Analytics links and pages are deprecated; 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.

End of Life:

2020-03-21                               

Priority: New Canvas Analytics                            

 

2019-11-16

Change Type

 

Change
DescriptionEffective DateResource
Deprecation           Legacy Training Portal                              

The Canvas Community Legacy Training Portal is deprecated; institutions should use the Training Services Portal located in the Canvas Help Menu.

End of Life: 2020-01-18

Guide: Canvas Training Services Portal 2.0

Training Services Portal Overview

 

2019-12-21

Change TypeChange

Description

Effective Date

Resource
Deprecation             Rich Content Editor  

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

End of Life: 

2020-06-20 

Priority: RCE    

 

Change Type

Previous Announcement

Date

ChangeDescriptionResource
End of Life                          2019-09-21Live Events Payloads                 

All events will be compressed to allow for smaller payloads. All data elements with null values will be omitted from events payloads.

Live Events: Event Type by Format                         

 

2020-01-18

Change Type

Previous Announcement

Date

ChangeDescriptionResource
End of Life         2019-05-11Gradebook

The existing Gradebook will be removed from Canvas and replaced by the New Gradebook.

Upcoming Canvas Changes Feature Clarifications 
End of Life         2019-08-26Canvas Data

The muted column in the assignment_dim table will be removed from the Canvas Data schema.

Canvas Data Release Notes (2019-08-26)  
Enforcement         2019-09-21Multiple Feature Options                                  

Multiple Feature Options will be enforced for all accounts.

 

  • Rubric Criterion Range: Includes a checkbox in rubric criterions to create a range
  • Anonymous Grading: Creates a checkbox for an instructor to enable Anonymous Grading for an assignment
  • Student Context Cards: Displays student context cards anywhere in Canvas that includes a student link
  • Enable Dashboard Images for Courses: Adds an Image box in Course Settings (Course Details tab) and allows instructors to select a decorative image for the course card
 Upcoming Canvas Changes Feature Clarifications                                          
End of Life         2019-11-16Legacy Training Portal

The Canvas Community Legacy Training Portal will be removed and replaced by the Training Services Portal located in the Canvas Help Menu.

Guide: Canvas Training Services Portal 2.0

Training Services Portal Overview

 

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 Canvas and replaced by the New Course and User Analytics LTI.

 

The existing Account Analytics functionality is 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
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 New Rich Content Editor deprecation

Added 2020-06-20 New 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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