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Upcoming Canvas Changes

Upcoming Canvas Changes

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  • Deprecated: The software element or feature has been replaced by newer functionality and should be avoided, as deprecation precedes its complete removal on the specified date.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 Announcement: A feature (or feature option) in Canvas is identified with an upcoming enforcement date, which is when the feature will be enabled in all Canvas accounts. For feature options, the enforcement date is when the feature will no longer be optional, and Canvas admins can use the preview time period appropriately to roll out the feature to their institutions.
  • Enforced: A previously announced preview feature (feature option) or other feature change is required for use by all Canvas accounts.


For archived announcements, please see Upcoming Canvas Changes [Archive].

Deprecations/end of life announcements related to Canvas Platform Services (APIs, GraphQL, Canvas Data) are located in the Change Log.

Document Change Log

 

2020-03-23

Change Type Change Description Effective Date Resource
Preview Announcement New Quizzes

New Quizzes will be enforced in the Canvas interface for all paid accounts over various dates. Likewise, Classic Quizzes will be removed from the interface over various dates.

Institutions who do not yet have New Quizzes added to their account can contact their Customer Success Manager to enable New Quizzes.

The Classic Quizzes API will continue to be supported for archival purposes.

All Regions Except APAC

New Quizzes Enforcement: July 2022

Classic Quizzes End of Life: December 2022

APAC 

New Quizzes Enforcement: December 2022

Classic Quizzes End of Life: March 2023: 

Exact dates are anticipated and are subject to change

Classic Quiz Sunset Timeline (Subscribe!)

 

 

2020-07-20

Change Type Change Description Effective Date Resource
Deprecation Google Apps LTI The existing Google Apps LTI is deprecated. All customers should set up Google Assignments in Canvas as a replacement. End of Life:

TBD

Blog: New! Meet Google Assignments LTI

 

2021-07-17

Change Type Change Description Effective Date Resource
Preview Announcement Settings Integrations Tab

In collaboration with Microsoft’s release of multiple new apps for Canvas, a feature option is required to enable these apps.

The feature option displays the Integrations tab in Account and Course Settings. At the Account level, the tab is used to configure integrations; at the Course level, it is used to enable them.

Currently this tab only displays the Microsoft Teams sync information, but additional integrations will be incorporated in the future.

This preview announcement indicates the Integrations tab will display for all institutions on the intended date. Only the integrations added for an institution will display in the Integrations tab.

Enforcement: 2022-04-01

Feature Options by Canvas Release: Microsoft Group Enrollment Syncing

 

 

2022-04-01

Change Type Previous Announcement Date Change Description Resource
Enforcement 2021-07-17 Settings Integrations Tab

In collaboration with Microsoft’s release of multiple new apps for Canvas, a feature option is required to enable these apps.

The feature option displays the Integrations tab in Account and Course Settings. At the Account level, the tab is used to configure integrations; at the Course level, it is used to enable them.

Currently this tab only displays the Microsoft Teams sync information, but additional integrations will be incorporated in the future.

This preview announcement indicates the Integrations tab will display for all institutions on the intended date. Only the integrations added for an institution will display in the Integrations tab.

Feature Options by Canvas Release: Microsoft Group Enrollment Syncing

 

2022 July

Change Type Previous Announcement Date Change Description Resource

Deprecation

(all regions except APAC)

2020-03-23 Classic Quizzes

Classic Quizzes support is deprecated in the Canvas interface for accounts in all regions except APAC. However, Classic Quiz assessments can be completed by students if the quiz is published before the deprecation date, and the quiz is in an active course.

The Classic Quizzes API will continue to be supported for archival purposes.

The Classic Quizzes engine will be removed from the Canvas interface in December 2022.

The exact deprecation date will be announced when available and is subject to change.

Classic Quiz Sunset Timeline (Subscribe!)

Enforcement

(all regions except APAC)

2020-03-23 New Quizzes

New Quizzes will be enforced in the Canvas interface for accounts in all regions except APAC. New Quizzes will be the only engine available for creating new quizzes after the enforcement date.

The exact enforcement date will be announced when available and is subject to change.

Classic Quiz Sunset Timeline (Subscribe!)

 

2022 December

Change Type Previous Announcement Date Change Description Resource

End of Life

(all regions except APAC)

2020-03-23 Classic Quizzes

Classic Quizzes will be removed from the Canvas interface for accounts in all regions except APAC. 

The Classic Quizzes API will continue to be supported for archival purposes.

The exact End of Life date will be announced when available and is subject to change.

Classic Quiz Sunset Timeline (Subscribe!)

Deprecation

(APAC region)

2020-03-23 Classic Quizzes

Classic Quizzes support is deprecated in the Canvas interface for accounts in the APAC region. However, Classic Quiz assessments can be completed by students if the quiz is published before the deprecation date, and the quiz is in an active course.

The Classic Quizzes API will continue to be supported for archival purposes.

The Classic Quizzes engine will be removed from the Canvas interface in March 2023.

The exact deprecation date will be announced when available and is subject to change.

Classic Quiz Sunset Timeline (Subscribe!)

Enforcement

(APAC region)

2020-03-23 New Quizzes

New Quizzes will be enforced in the Canvas interface for accounts in the APAC region. New Quizzes will be the only engine available for creating new quizzes after the enforcement date.

The exact enforcement date will be announced when available and is subject to change.

Classic Quiz Sunset Timeline (Subscribe!)

 

2023 March

Change Type Previous Announcement Date Change Description Resource

End of Life

(APAC region)

2020-03-23 Classic Quizzes

Classic Quizzes will be removed from the Canvas interface for accounts in the APAC region. 

The Classic Quizzes API will continue to be supported for archival purposes.

The exact End of Life date will be announced when available and is subject to change.

Classic Quiz Sunset Timeline (Subscribe!)

 

 

 

Document Change Log

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2021-08-20

Archived 2021-04-23 - SMS Announcements and Grading Deprecation

Archived 2021-07-31 - SMS Announcements and Grading End of Life

2021-07-09

Added 2021-07-17 -  Settings Integrations Tab Preview Announcement

Added 2022-04-01 - Settings Integrations Tab Enforcement

2021-06-11

Removed Enforcement date in 2020-07-20 - Google LTI Deprecation

Removed 2021-09-01 - Google LTI End of Life

2021-05-25

Added 2021-06-19 - SCORM Launch Links Preview Announcement

Added 2021-07-17 - SCORM Launch Links Enforcement

2021-05-18

Added 2021-05-15 - Canvas Maintenance Windows Preview Announcement

Added 2021-07-15 - Canvas Maintenance Windows Enforcement

2021-04-23

Added 2021-04-23 - SMS Announcements and Grading Deprecation

Added 2021-07-31 - SMS Announcements and Grading End of Life

2021-04-06

Added 2022 July - Classic Quizzes Deprecation and New Quizzes Enforcement (for all regions except APAC)

Added 2022 December - Classic Quizzes End of Life (for all regions except APAC); Classic Quizzes Deprecation and New Quizzes Enforcement (for APAC region)

Added 2023 March - Classic Quizzes End of Life (APAC region)

2021-01-19

Archived 2021-01-16 - Rich Content Editor End of Life, Push Notification Types End of Life

Archived 2020-12-21 - Push Notification Types Deprecation

Archived 2019-10-19 - Rich Content Editor Deprecation

2021-01-08

Archived 2021-01-06 - MagicMarker and Polls mobile apps End of Life; TLS Protocols 1.0 and 1.1 End of Life

Archived 2020-10-26 - MagicMarker and Polls mobile apps Deprecation

Archived 2020-07-20 - TLS Protocols 1.0 and 1.1 Deprecation

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