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  • Deprecated: The software element or feature has been replaced by newer functionality and should be avoided, as deprecation precedes its complete removal on the specified date.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

New Quizzes User Group

 

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

 

2021-04-23

Change Type Change Description Effective Date Resource
Deprecation SMS -  Announcements and Grading Announcements and Grading SMS notification types are deprecated. Institutions should transition to the Canvas mobile apps. End of Life:

2021-07-31

SMS Notifications for Announcements and Grading

 

2021-05-15

Change Type Change Description Effective Date Resource
Preview Announcement Canvas Maintenance Windows To better manage required maintenance across all customer instances, regular maintenance windows will be implemented for each region. Enforcement: 2021-07-15

Blog:  July 2021: Regular Canvas Maintenance Windows

 

2021-06-19

Change Type Change Description Effective Date Resource
Preview Announcement SCORM Launch Links

To tighten SCORM content security, signed launch links will be sent to Canvas when interacting with SCORM.

Canvas users with course materials containing direct links to SCORM content will need to reupload the SCORM package through the SCORM option in their Course Navigation Menu.

Enforcement: 2021-07-17

Blog: SCORM to Require Signed Launch Links

 

2021-07-15

Change Type Previous Announcement Date Change Description Resource
Enforcement 2021-05-15 Canvas Maintenance Windows

To better manage required maintenance across all customer instances, regular maintenance windows will be implemented for each region.

Blog:  July 2021: Regular Canvas Maintenance Windows

 

2021-07-17

Change Type Previous Announcement Date Change Description Resource
End of Life 2020-07-20  TLS Protocols 1.0 and 1.1 Legacy Endpoints

Legacy URLs for TLS Protocols 1.0 and 1.1 are no longer supported.

Institutions using a legacy endpoint for their TLS protocols must upgrade to TLS 1.2.1

Customer TLS Protocols FAQ
End of Life 2021-01-16 Rich Content Editor

The Classic Rich Content Editor will be removed from Canvas. All customers should use the New Rich Content Editor.

The New Rich Content Editor can be turned on and locked for an institution at any time by an admin, which enforces the New Rich Content Editor for all users in the institution.

Blog: New RCE Launch Update 

Enforcement 2021-06-19 SCORM Launch Links

Signed launch links will be sent to Canvas when interacting with SCORM.

SCORM content not reuploaded directly to a course and/or shared outside a course will become inaccessible.

Blog: SCORM to Require Signed Launch Links

 

2021-07-31

Change Type Previous Announcement Date Change Description Resource
End of Life 2021-04-23 SMS -  Announcements and Grading

Announcements and Grading notifications will be removed as SMS notification types. Institutions should transition to the Canvas mobile apps.

SMS Notifications for Announcements and Grading

 

 

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.

 

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.

New Quizzes User Group

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

New Quizzes User Group

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Document Change Log

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Date  
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

2020-12-09

Removed 2021-07-17 - New Quizzes Enforcement Date

Added 2022 December - New Quizzes Enforcement Date

2020-11-23

Added 2020-12-21 - Push Notification Types Deprecation

Added 2021-01-16 - Push Notification Types End of Life

2020-10-26

Added 2020-10-26 - MagicMarker and Polls Mobile Apps Deprecation

Added 2021-01-06 - MagicMarker and Polls Mobile Apps End of Life

2020-10-09

Changed 2020-07-20 - TLS Protocols 1.0 and 1.1 Deprecation Date to 2021-01-06

Changed 2020-09-19 - TLS Protocols 1.0 and 1.1 Date to 2021-01-06

2020-08-13

Added 2020-08-11 - Google Apps LTI Deprecation

Added 2021-09-01 - Google Apps LTI End of Life

2020-08-05

Based on current educational challenges from COVID-19, the December 2020 enforcement date for the New Rich Content Editor has changed to January 2021; New Course and User Analytics has been postponed indefinitely.

Removed 2019-10-19 - New Course and User Analytics Deprecation

Changed 2019-10-19 - New Rich Content Editor Deprecation End of Life Date to 2021-01-16

Removed 2020-12-19 - New Course and User Analytics End of Life

Changed 2020-12-19 date to 2021-01-16

Changed 2020-03-23, 2021-07-17 - New Quizzes resource document</>

2020-07-20

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

Added 2020-09-19 - TLS Protocols 1.0 and 1.1 End of Life

Added 2021-07-17 - TLS Protocols 1.0 and 1.1 Legacy Endpoints End of Life

Archived 2020-03-28 - {Ready Release} + Monthly Release Preview Announcements

Archived 2020-07-18 - {Ready Release} + Monthly Release Enforcements

2020-07-09

Based on current educational challenges from COVID-19, the December 2020 enforcement date for New Quizzes is postponed.

Removed New Quizzes Enforcement from 2020-12-19

Added 2021-07-17 - New Quizzes Enforcement

Removed 2021 February, 2022 July, 2026 July New Quizzes entries; revised dates will be posted when available.

2020-06-15 Added list of enforced features to 2020-07-18; updated associated July resource document
2020-05-18

Changed December 2020 date to 2020-12-19

Moved 2020-07-18 New Course and User Analytics and Rich Content Editor entries to 2020-12-19

Archived 2020-04-08 - SMS Notifications Deprecation

Archived 2020-05-02 - SMS Notifications End of Life

2020-04-08

Added 2020-04-08 - SMS Notifications Deprecation

Added 2020-05-02 - SMS Notifications End of Life

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