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Last updated: 29 September 2023


Q3 2023


Q4 2023-Q1 2024


Q2 2024 & BEYOND

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

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

New Quizzes included in alignment summaries enable Instructors to identify learning outcome gaps easily, supporting curriculum development and enhancing 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.

When Instructors share item banks they can now align outcomes tied to sub-accounts to the questions within.

Instructors now have more meaningful data in Item Analysis report to identify invalid questions

Administators 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.

Instructors are able to create, share, and align content in Item Banks within their sub-account structure.

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.

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

API enhancements enable admins and instructors to customize test-taking accommodations in New Quizzes, adapting to varying levels of student needs and enhancing testing experiences.

Expanded API endpoints enable administrators to download quiz data comprehensively, facilitating custom reports and supporting learning outcomes analysis.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

Instructors are able to provide students additional context with standalone text or prompts that are not tied to questions on a New Quiz.


Educators will be able to edit a page title and links to that page will automatically update everywhere in their course, saving them time while retaining the value of title-based urls.

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

Districts and educators can leverage their New Quizzes content within Mastery Connect, allowing for a seamless integration between Canvas LMS and Mastery Connect, improving efficiency and reducing content development time for educators.


To support district wide assessment programs, educators will be able to easily review student progress.


Users will be able to create recurring events in the calendar, saving time and optimizing scheduling for educators, students, and admins.

Educators will be able to leverage Canvas Page templates to save time and streamline content creation.

Optimize workflows using Canvas course copy and blueprint features to automatically transfer credentials (badges and pathways) to multiple courses across different semesters and synchronize them across related courses.

Issuers and administrators acquire the capability to effortlessly archive irrelevant, expired, or obsolete badges in Canvas Credentials.

Temporary Enrollment Pairing: quickly schedule enrollment and removal of a user into all or some of another users courses.

Instructors and students will be able to capture screen recordings in their browser, eliminating the need for third-party tools.


A time-saving process for educators to request new products be added to their organization library.


Enhanced video quizzes in Studio will enable instructors to assess student understanding in a more sophisticated manner and facilitate sharing among themselves, reducing time and effort in quiz creation.

Point Based Grading Schemes give educators additional options and flexibility to evaluate student learning. This gives further options for more competency based schemes and models that Canvas can better adhere to.

Educators will have access to more information to easily distribute quality assessments, improving student learning opportunities.

Improved accessibility using WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) 2.1 across our Impact dashboard and inline tools.

Human Captioning integration in Studio will empower teachers to provide captions for their videos that complies with all accessibility standards and supports an inclusive learning experience for students.


Educators will be able to manage outcomes appropriately to ensure accurate alignments.

Educators will be able to selectively release modules to individuals and sections, further enabling differentiated instruction and personalizing learning content for students.

LearnPlatform is committed to improving the accessibility of screen reader compatibility, keyboard navigation and color contrast, guided by WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) 2.1.


Administrators will be able to manage tags via an API in Catalog.

More accurate badge awarding based on customizable course completion date settings.

Customers can enable Admin Analytics access for “Account Roles” using a single Canvas permission.

Catalog Analytics API will have paging, filtering, and searching capabilities.


Administrators will be able to manage assessment delivery at scale.

Provide district administrators and educators with consumable, quick access to resources for researching whether a product will meet their required accessibility standards.

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.

Enabling district administrators to control teacher access to the LearnCommunity Library.

Admins will be able to add access to other admins/subcatalog admins to add, edit or remove tags to courses and programs.

Admins can associate a single listing with more than one catalog in Catalog.

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.

Custom status labels enable institutions to exercise more control over status options, ensuring uniformity across courses and enhancing teacher and student comprehension in the Gradebook.

Studio Administrators will gain a clearer understanding of faculty's video content usage.

Administrators can manage Studio at scale by overseeing account and sub-account content.

Giving district and state level administrators quick insights and ability to easily consume results from multiple Rapid Cycle Evaluations in one view.


Students will be able to find relevant content based on tags added by Administrators in Canvas Catalog.

Canvas Commons customers' instances will meet regional compliance with respective area hosting.

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

PEIMS 2023-24 school year updates for the ElevatePEIMS Rule Library.

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


Users receive timely reminders before Canvas Credentials groups are archived.

Users receive timely notifications about expired or revoked badges.

Students engage in deeper, more meaningful discussion with classmates with clear checkpoints to guide their way.

Offline support allows users to access the app and use its core functions at any time, regardless of their internet connection.

Screen-narrated student submissions in the Speedgrader will ensure improved and more efficient communication between teachers and students.

PEIMS 2023-24 school year updates for the ElevatePEIMS Rule Library.

2023-24 CALPADS Fall 1 and Fall 2 submission validation in ElevateCALPADS Rule Library.

Canvas customers can use Admin Analytics in their selected language.

All Catalog data will be accessible from CD2 (Canvas Data 2).

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

Customers can preview and test new Admin Analytics features in their beta environment.

Mobile pageview data will be accessible from CD2 (Canvas Data 2).

The Admin Analytics feature option will be ON by default.

The New Analytics feature option will be ON by default.

Customers will see fresher data in Admin Analytics

Educators will be able to easily visualize student progress at an individual, class, school, and district level.

Catalog supports SKU and detail codes for Transact/Cashnet transactions. This update allows institutions to add SKUs to identify courses within a purchase and add detailed codes for these transactions to distinguish which organization/department the revenue should go to.


Streamlined alignment projects with Dashboard Collections and tags for added alignment information.

Central repository for edtech providers to share ESSA aligned evidence and supporting research with district leaders.


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 during tool configuration.

The alignment process will become more efficient through the integration of similar standards (derivative) data.

Integration of Catalog with Credentials enables users to view earned badges on course pages and allows Admins to issue both badges and certificates.

The integration between Studio and Microsoft Teams will ensure that all video-based learning materials are readily accessible within Canvas.

Beta: Emerging AI Marketplace to showcase innovative AI tools that integrate seamlessly with Canvas and adhere to our security/privacy guidelines.

Beta: AI-powered support chatbot (known as “Panda Bot”) in the Instructure Community to deliver instant support to all Community members.

Beta: AI-assisted course design and templates to give educators and instructional designers the power to quickly create elegant page layouts using natural language instead of HTML.

Beta: Canvas-wide semantic search to simplify finding course materials on contextually relevant subjects using natural language.

Beta: AI writing coach, Khanmigo, in partnership with Khan Academy to deliver human-driven, technology-enhanced essay feedback and grading, lesson planning and rubric creation.

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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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

Instructors and administrators can streamline their workflow by automating the syncing of credentials (badges and pathways) across courses in Canvas.

Instructors save time with drag and drop available in content creation with the RCE.

Attaching rubrics to an external tool assignment

Update of notifications for multiple grading events

Font choices in Canvas for Elementary

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

Integration with Rapyd payment provider

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

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.

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 now access Apache weblog data in CD2 to power their analytics solutions.

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

A new assessment experience improves workflows so educators can more quickly and effectively create standards-aligned assessments that accurately measure student learning.

Mastery Connect: Addition of draft assessment state

Mastery Connect: Document Based Assessment Builder

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

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

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

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

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

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

Increase student engagement with feedback that has never been clearer with new indicators, icons, and easy access to feedback on the student grades page.

Associated Outcome: Feedback and Self-Assessment Improvements For Students

Instructors can create targeted interventions for their learners with the New Quizzes outcomes-aligned data that are now in the Learning Mastery Gradebook.

Associated Outcome: Getting New Quizzes Migration Ready

Account-level Outcome Results Reports now include New Quiz outcome data, enabling administrators to improve impact of their programs.

Associated Outcome: Getting New Quizzes Migration Ready

Support for blueprinting and quiz locking in new quizzes helps administrators efficiently manage quiz content at scale.

Associated Outcome: Getting New Quizzes Migration Ready

Consistency in content creation for Instructors is achieved with the phased integration of the Rich Content Editor (RCE) in New Quizzes.

Associated Outcome: Getting New Quizzes Migration Ready

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

Associated Outcome: Improving Adoption and Engagement

Customizable page scheduling enables educators to plan work ahead and reduce overall planning time

Associated Outcome: Learning Prep Time Savers

Communicating key dates across your institution is easier than ever with shared account and sub-account calendars that instructors and learners can easily choose to add to their calendars

Associated Outcome: Learning Prep Time Savers

More granular controls and permission settings make BigBlueButton easier to use, while also giving teachers much needed security and control.

Associated Outcome: Learning Prep Time Savers

New Quizzes blueprint support allows administrators to better manage quiz content at scale, to ensure consistency across courses/programs.

Associated Outcome: Optimizing Quizzes for Early Adopters

Admins in Canvas Catalog can save time and manual work with more control of bulk purchases across an entire catalog of courses, not just per listing.

Associated Outcome: Finer grained controls for Administrators

Admins in Canvas Catalog enjoy faster automated online course scheduling and reduce frustration with auto-removal of outdated listings in Catalog.

Associated Outcome: Finer grained controls for Administrators

Increase enrollments in Canvas Catalog by supporting payments from Xendit (SE Asia) in Catalog.

Associated Outcome: Improved regional payment flexibility

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

Associated Outcome: Improving Adoption and Engagement

New tools remove barriers for Spanish speaking students and familiarize them with state testing tools so they can more easily demonstrate their mastery of language curriculum.

Associated Outcome: Accessibility/ELL Learning

Teachers & Administrators can access Mastery View Predictive Assessment (MVPA) reports within Mastery Connect, providing a cohesive reporting experience and improved visibility across all mastery-based data.

Associated Outcome: More Targeted K12 Student Performance Reporting

Availability of additional item-level data will equip administrators and educators to view gaps in student understanding, enabling improved teaching in service of state assessment.

Associated Outcome: More Targeted K12 Student Performance Reporting

Texas school districts can easily and accurately validate and submit their data to the State to ensure compliance with key regulatory requirements.

Associated Outcome: Faster Insights With Improved Reporting

Customers using Canvas LMS and K-12 Analytics benefit from new dashboards which deliver insights across student demographic groups and programs, enabling easy viewing of student outcomes.

Associated Outcome: More Targeted K12 Student Performance Reporting