This document highlights features from the current Canvas web release—for both your user role and all user roles in your institution.
The date of this document indicates when the included features will be available in the production environment. Unless otherwise indicated, features are already available in the beta environment.
Default Feature Videos
This section includes videos that highlight default release features that directly impacts your user role. Not all default features may include a video.
As introduced in the Canvas Deploy Notes (2021-07-21), the term Feature Option in Course and Account Settings has been renamed to Feature Preview.
When a feature preview includes a beta user group, all updates related to the preview will no longer be posted in the Canvas release notes. Instead, updates will be posted in the sidebar of the feature’s respective user group.
User groups are provided for the following five feature previews:
No video is currently available for this feature.
Feature Details and Distribution
User summary documents display all feature details per user role. Additionally, they are designed to assist you in distributing feature information, including optional features that you may choose to enable for your institution.
For additional context, please see the Preview Document Details section.
As part of the user summaries, you have two options for distribution: view the preview (default link provided above), or use the template to create a copy.
View Preview (Default Link)
Use this link if you don't need to modify the content. Additionally, this option ensures the document is updated by the Canvas community team with any changes that may be made in the release notes.
To create a copy of the document to edit for your own distribution, click the Use Template button in the preview document. You must log in to a Google account to use this feature. The template will be stored in your Google Drive account.