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Canvas Features by User Role (2022-04-27)

Canvas Features by User Role (2022-04-27)

This document highlights all default and optional features in the current Canvas web release if available for each user role. 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 Features

Default features affect all Canvas users. If enabled in the Help Menu, the Release Notes section displays links to these features according to user role.

Optional Features

Use of optional features vary across institutions, and the Optional Features section for each user role is designed to assist you in distributing information about these features if you choose to enable them for your institution. User summary templates provide all information and offer two options for distribution. For additional details about these templates, please see Template Distribution Details.

 

Admin Roles

 

Default Features


Account, Course, and User Settings

Feature Options Filters

In Account, Course, and User Settings, feature options can be filtered.

View additional details for Feature Options Filters 

Optional Features

View Admin role distribution template

Account Settings

  • Settings: Mastery Paths Location Update

Feature Preview

  • Courses: Course Pacing

 

Instructor Roles

 

Default Features

View default features available for the specified production date

Interface Updates

  • Course Settings: Local and Course Time Zones Displayed
  • Course and User Settings: Feature Option Filters
  • Modules: ‘Select a Module’ Drop-Down Menu Update

Optional Features

View Instructor role distribution template

Account Settings

  • Course Settings: Mastery Paths Location Update

Feature Options

  • Courses: Course Pacing

Observer/Student Roles

 

Default Features

View default features available for the specified production date

Interface Updates

  • Dashboard: Observer Dashboard Update
  • User Settings: Feature Options Filters

Template Distribution Details

View Template
Use the default template 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.

Use Template
To create a copy of the document to edit for your own distribution, view the template and then click Use Template button in the top right corner. You must log in to a Google account to use this feature. The template copy will be stored in your Google Drive account.

  • Once you use the template, the content is no longer associated with the original document and you must maintain your own content changes as may be indicated in the release notes.
  • Features are subject to change at any time. Please review the date at the top of the Template to indicate the latest updates.
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