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  • Deprecated: The software element or feature has been replaced by newer functionality and should be avoided, as deprecation precedes its complete removal on the specified date.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; institutions should enable 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 enable the New Rich Content Editor.

End of Life:

2020-06-20                              

User Group: Assignment Workflow Improvements                  

 

2020-06-20

Change TypePrevious Announcement DateChangeDescriptionResource
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                                     

 

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                                               

 

 

Document Change Log

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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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