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Explore Beta Features
Find opportunities to review and participate in activities related to upcoming Canvas features.
Beta User Groups


Some new features are currently only available within the beta environment. See what’s new and share your feedback before these features are made available to all Canvas users.

SIS Integrations

Assignment Group Alignment

Teachers can match a course’s assignment groups to specific categories in their SIS system gradebook.



Some new opt-in features are available in the production environment but are in a beta state, meaning they are still subject to change. Provide your feedback and help contribute to additional improvements before they’re enabled for all Canvas users.

Canvas LMS

Canvas for Elementary

Canvas for Elementary is a simplified Canvas interface for elementary students. See the Canvas for Elementary Feature Overview.

Discussions Redesign

Discussions Redesign is a project to enhance the Discussions experience. See the Discussions Feature Overview.

New Analytics

New Analytics provides a richer analytics experience for course grades, weekly online activity, and individual student view. All analytics also include mobile page views. Analytics can be displayed in a grid format or in an interactive graph.

New Quizzes

New Quizzes is an assessment engine that integrates with Canvas as an LTI tool and replaces the classic quizzes functionality currently existing in Canvas. Instructors can use New Quizzes to create assessments using a variety of questions types.

Student Assignment Enhancements

Supported student assignments display an improved interface and submission workflow. This change improves the student experience in completing and submitting assignments, viewing rubrics, and locating instructor feedback.



The following features in this section have been removed from the beta environment and may be re-introduced in a future release.

Currently no features have been removed from the beta environment


For information on changes made in the production environment, please review the Release Notes.