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Instructure Roadmap

Canvas Roadmap Mastery Roadmap Elevate Roadmap Impact Roadmap LearnPlatform Roadmap
Last updated: 2 June 2023


Q2 2023


Q3-Q4 2023


Q1 2024 & BEYOND

New API endpoints allow administrators, development teams, and proctoring partners to seamlessly integrate with quiz software and improve quiz building processes.


Instructors save time scoring manually-graded items in New Quizzes by being able to jump to a single quiz item and grade that same question across all students.


Alignment summaries, now with New Quizzes included, allow Instructors to easily surface gaps in learning outcomes, enabling effective curriculum development and supporting meaningful student engagement.

Updated migration functionality enables users to quickly and conveniently export New Quizzes outside of their Canvas account.

Instructors can now access Item Analysis within hours or less, with meaningful data to ensure quiz effectiveness.

The New Quizzes submissions API will enable instructors and administrators to submit student quiz attempts and retrieve student test submission data to enhance reporting and inform learning outcomes.

Phase 3 of the Rich Content Editor (RCE) integration will allow instructors to leverage 3rd party apps in New Quizzes, delivering a compelling and engaging quiz experience.


Educators save time by having entry points to SpeedGrader for New Quizzes that are within their typical workflows.


Instructors can create practice quizzes that are tailored to their teaching and learning needs and maintain the quality of gradebooks.

Enhanced grading capabilities in New Quizzes will allow educators to enable anonymous grading, reducing the perception of bias in the classroom.

New Quizzes will now allow students to build on their last attempt to show improved learning and mastery of concepts assessed.

Instructors will be able to share New Quizzes content both within and outside of their organization by use of a common cartridge file to foster greater collaboration.

Expanded API endpoints enable administrators to easily download data for a comprehensive look at quiz effectiveness, allowing them to use the data as needed to create custom reports and support learning outcomes.

Instructors will be able to manage results visibility settings within a New Quiz, streamlining feedback and instructional quality for students.

API enhancements equip admins and instructors with the tools to customize test-taking accommodations within New Quizzes, providing the functionality to adapt to different levels of student need and improving testing experiences.

Instructors can use detailed student analysis reports to gain deeper insights into student understanding and activity on quizzes.

Instructors will be able to provide just-in-time accommodations of additional time for students, ensuring equitable access in the quizzing process.

New Quizzes will now allow instructors to gather anonymous student feedback, to collect insights and improve the learning experience.

Instructors will be able to share New Quizzes in Canvas Commons, empowering them to better collaborate and save time on content curation.

The ability to download all student submissions for a question at once will enable Instructors to save time when manually grading file upload question types in New Quizzes.

Administrators can easily download data via CSV for a comprehensive look at quiz effectiveness, allowing them to use the data as needed to create custom reports and support learning outcomes.

Users will be able to bulk publish and unpublish modules and module items, saving instructors time and helping to streamline the course-building experience.

New letter-grade-only functionality allows for more flexibility in showing student progress without the need for traditional points and percentages.

Human Captioning integration in Studio will enable captioning for teachers that aligns to current accessibility standards and supports an inclusive learning experience for students.

Localization and enhanced sorting and filtering in Admin Analytics enable more productive users and greater efficiency.

Canvas LMS users can extract weblogs in Canvas Data 2 to track user activity at a more detailed level.

Institutions can now access Catalog data in Canvas Data 2 to power their analytics solutions.

Improved usage data from LTI app tracking ensures admins have complete and reliable data visualizations.

This feature facilitates the integration of Impact into Canvas New Quizzes, empowering admins with deeper usage tracking and the ability to deliver element-based messaging.

Role and hierarchy-based permissions enable sub-account admins to use Impact within their school/faculty/department, supporting accurate reporting.

Enhanced analytics for Catalog provide an improved view for admins so they can better drive increased student enrollment and better understand student engagement.


Issuers are now equipped with the capability to capture more intricate details in custom badge properties, enabling them to provide more precise descriptions of credentials.

Catalog Admins can customize brand colors, logos, and header images to ensure their online marketplace blends seamlessly with their university brand, leading to improved conversion of prospective students.

Teachers using Course Pacing will be able to edit and adjust individual student paces , allowing teachers more flexibility and providing greater personalization for students.

The Embed Customization provides improved flexibility for managing Studio media, empowering educators to design engaging curriculum.

Educators can convert Canvas Classic Quizzes to Mastery assessments within Mastery Connect, saving time with seamless integration.

A New Assessment Experience improves workflows so educators can more quickly and effectively create standards-aligned assessments that accurately measure student learning.

Teachers save time by more easily locating assessments, facilitating delivery, and reviewing data in a new Tracker view .

Legacy interfaces for Campaigns and Insights will be redesigned for improved user-friendliness and accessibility.

Inclusion of mobile app data in Impact ensures administrators have more complete and accurate insights to help drive targeted communications to end users.

Organizations can enhance the credibility and reliability of their badges within the ecosystem by specifying a LinkedIn company URL as the issuing organization.

Institutions can ensure Canvas Commons meets regional compliance requirements, such as GDPR, easily improving navigation of complex regulatory environments.

The Canvas DocViewer supports iWorks file types to be previewed and annotated in Canvas, improving workflows for Apple users.

Expanded (Studio) Usage Data will provide admins with on demand access to viewership data and insights that are more easily exportable in order to drive adoption across their institutions.

Instructors and administrators can optimize their workflow by using the course copy and blueprint functionalities of Canvas to automatically transfer credentials (badges and pathways) to multiple courses across various semesters, and synchronize them across related courses.

Educators can provide a more secure testing experience by using Respondus Lockdown Browser for Chromebooks

To support standards-based learning outcomes, educators can easily leverage the content they have built in Canvas New Quizzes by converting to Mastery assessments.

Educators will have access to new tools and information to create and distribute quality assessments, improving student learning opportunities.

Educators will be able to embed shared quizzes in course media, saving effort and increasing student learning gains.

Improved rubrics enables instructors to provide more meaningful feedback and and self assessment support encourages learner agency.

Improved options to create and manage Learning Object and Standards Collections will enable efficient project integrations for content providers.

LTI 1.3 tools will support Dynamic Registration with a simple copy and paste, enabling customers to improve data flows between Canvas and other LTI applications.

Administrators will be able to leverage Stakeholder Reviews to assign different questions to different stakeholders involved in edtech vetting, and then capture and share responses, to make the process more collaborative and holistic.

Administrators will be able to build customized, automated and repeatable Request Workflows to streamline district edtech vetting processes by engaging the right stakeholders at the right time with clarity and transparency.

A new Evidence Page will be available for all products in the LearnCommunity library which will be a central repository for research completed by districts, edtech providers, and third party researchers to help inform district purchasing and implementation decisions.

Improved Data Foundations will increase the value and usability of the LearnCommunity Library to ensure clear insights for district administrators.

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Released in Q1 2023

All Canvas Credentials end users will have increased autonomy to delete and merge accounts, saving time and eliminating the need to contact support.

Associated Outcome: Improving Adoption and Engagement

The in-browser caption editor saves teachers time, enabling quick editing of uploaded videos and bypassing reliance on third-party editing software.

Associated Outcome: Improving Adoption and Engagement

Enhanced gradebook functionality allows educators to submit an assignment on a student's behalf in order to support students struggling with submission and capture evidence of classroom assignments.

Associated Outcome: Improving Adoption and Engagement

Dutch institutions can now use Canvas Student ePortfolios, Canvas Student Pathways and Canvas Program Assessment in their native language.

Associated Outcome: Improving Adoption and Engagement

Canvas Administrators can now access a new API delivering near-real time Canvas data with greater flexibility and less operational costs.

Associated Outcome: Faster Insights With Improved Reporting

The updated captioning editor in Studio empowers teachers to improve student engagement via a new captioning editor and equips students with controls to personalize their captioning experience.

Associated Outcome: Improving Adoption and Engagement

Instructors can download the Outcomes Analysis Report for a New Quiz, improving insights for data-driven decision making about teaching and learning.

Associated Outcome: Optimizing Quizzes for Early Adopters

Assignment enhancements supports peer review that is more easily accessible within a course, improving student collaboration and assignment completion.

Associated Outcome: Feedback and Self-Assessment Improvements For Students

Sort by First Name in Gradebook: Sorting by first name provides instructors with more flexibility in organizing their gradebook for efficiency in completing grading tasks.

Easily Link to Newly Created Course: The link to a newly created course saves administrators time and clicks as they manage course creation and enrollments for their institution.

Updates to our PEIMS & CALPADS library allow Data Quality customers to validate their data with the latest state requirements.

Associated Outcome: Faster Insights With Improved Reporting

New Alignment functionality allows clients to more efficiently align content by Learning Object, to standards across many regions and authorities in a brand new interface.

Associated Outcome: Faster Insights With Improved Reporting

Impact administrators can now leverage the User Groups to customize audience segmentation and optimize communication to improve adoption and engagement.

Associated Outcome: Improving Adoption and Engagement

Out-of-the-box walkthroughs and improved accessibility features help drive new user engagement, ensuring deeper and consistent adoption of course functionality with educators and students.

Associated Outcome: Improving Adoption and Engagement