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Feature Options by Canvas Release

Feature Options by Canvas Release

This document includes the feature options supported by Canvas and updated in specified Canvas release notes. Unless otherwise indicated, all features are also supported in the Beta and Test environments. However, feature options must be enabled separately in each environment.

For an official list of all feature options available in the production environment, please see


 

Account

Confetti for On-Time Submissions

Feature Option Location & Default Status

Account (Off)

      Feature Option State

Production-ready

      Enabled by Canvas Admin

Yes

      Subaccount Configuration

No

      Related Feature Options

Confetti for Valid Links

Affected Canvas Areas

Assignments

Affects User Interface

Yes

Affected User Roles

Students

Original Feature Introduction in Beta

2020-03-23

Original Feature Introduction in Production

2020-04-18

Resources

Student Assignments Canvas Guides

Feature Video

Assignments: On-Time Submission Celebrations (2020-04-18 Release) 

 

Confetti for Valid Links

Feature Option Location & Default Status

Account (Off)

      Feature Option State

Production-ready

      Enabled by Canvas Admin

Yes

      Subaccount Configuration

No

      Related Feature Options

Confetti for On-Time Submissions

Affected Canvas Areas

Course Settings

Affects User Interface

Yes

Affected User Roles

Instructors

Original Feature Introduction in Beta

2020-04-20

Original Feature Introduction in Production

2020-05-16

Resources

How do I validate links in a course? 

Feature Video

Assignments and Course Settings: Confetti for On-Time Submission and Confetti for Valid Links (2020 ...

 

Enable New SIS Integration Setting

Feature Option Location & Default Status

Account (Off)

      Feature Option State

Beta (subject to change) 

      Enabled by Canvas Admin

Yes, after contacting Customer Success Manager

      Subaccount Configuration

Yes

Affected Canvas Areas

Account Settings, Assignments, Gradebook

Permissions

SIS Data - import, SIS Data - manage

Related APIs

SIS IDs, SIS Import Errors, SIS Imports, SIS Integration

Affects User Interface

Yes

Affected User Roles

Admins, Instructors 

Original Feature Introduction in Production

2017-04-22

Resources

What are SIS Imports? 

SIS Imports Admin Guide

 

Microsoft Immersive Reader - Free Trial (Wiki Pages)

Feature Option Location & Default Status

Account (Off)

      Feature Option State

Production-ready

      Enabled by Canvas Admin

Yes

      Subaccount Configuration

Yes

Affected Canvas Areas

Pages

Permissions

Pages - add / edit / delete

Related APIs

N/A

Affects User Interface

Yes

Affected User Roles

All Users 

Original Feature Introduction in Beta

2019-10-23

Original Feature Introduction in Production

2019-11-19

Resources

What are Pages? 

How do I use the Microsoft Immersive Reader when viewing a page as an instructor?

How do I use the Microsoft Immersive Reader when viewing a page as a student?

 

New Quizzes Importing

Feature Option Location & Default Status

Account (Off)

      Feature Option State

Production-ready

      Enabled by Canvas Admin

Yes

      Subaccount Configuration

No

      Beta/Test Environment Support

Only pulls content from the production environment; testing in beta or test generates a failed content import

Affected Canvas Areas

Course Import

Permissions

Course Content - add / edit / delete

Related APIs

Content Migrations API

Affects User Interface

Yes

Affected User Roles

Instructors

Original Feature Introduction in Production

2018-07-14

Resources

What is New Quizzes? 

Quizzes - Student Guide

New Quizzes - Instructor Guide

New Quizzes Beta User Group

Enforcement Date

See Upcoming Canvas Changes

 

New User Tutorial

Feature Option Location & Default Status

Account (Off)

      Feature Option State

Production-ready

      Enabled by Canvas Admin

Yes

      Subaccount Configuration

No

Affected Canvas Areas

Announcements, Assignments, Collaborations, Conferences, Discussions, Files, Grades, Course Home Page, Course Import, Modules, Pages, People, Quizzes, Settings, Syllabus

Permissions

Course Content - add / edit / delete

Related APIs

N/A

Affects User Interface

Yes

Affected User Roles

Instructors 

Original Feature Introduction in Production

2017-04-22

Resources

How do I use the Canvas course setup tutorial as an instructor? 

What feature options can I enable in my account as an instructor?  

Feature Video

Courses: Instructor Product Tour and New Instructor Canvas Tutorials (2020 Ready Releases)   

 

Product Tour

Feature Option Location & Default Status

Account (Off)

      Feature Option State

Production-ready

      Enabled by Canvas Admin

Yes

      Subaccount Configuration

No

Affected Canvas Areas

Dashboard, User Navigation, Global Navigation, Help Menu

Permissions

Course Content - add / edit / delete

Related APIs

N/A

Affects User Interface

Yes

Affected User Roles

All Users 

Original Feature Introduction in Beta

2020-03-30

Original Feature Introduction in Production

2020-04-04

Resources

How do I use the Canvas Welcome Tour as an instructor?

How do I use the Canvas Welcome Tour as a student?

How do I use the Canvas Welcome Tour as an admin?

Feature Video

Courses: Student Product Tour (2020 Ready Releases)

Courses: Instructor Product Tour and New Instructor Canvas Tutorials (2020 Ready Releases)

Account: Admin Product Tour (2020 Ready Releases) 

 

Slack Notification Integration

Feature Option Location & Default Status

Account (Off)

      Feature Option State

Production-ready

      Enabled by Canvas Admin

Yes

      Subaccount Configuration

No

Affected Canvas Areas

Notification Preferences

Permissions

N/A

Related APIs

Communication Channels API

Affects User Interface

Yes

Affected User Roles

All Users 

Original Feature Introduction in Beta

2020-04-08

Original Feature Introduction in Production

2020-04-11

Resources

How do I add Slack as a contact method in Canvas as an instructor? 

How do I add Slack as a contact method in Canvas as a student? 

How do I enable Slack for an account?  

 

Course

Anonymous Grading

Feature Option Location & Default Status

Course (Off)

      Feature Option State

Production-ready

      Enabled by Canvas Admin

Yes

      Beta/Test Environment Support

Yes

Affected Canvas Areas

Assignments, Gradebook, SpeedGrader

Permisions

N/A

Related APIs

Moderated Grading API

Affects User Interface

Yes

Affected User Roles

Instructors, Students

Original Feature Introduction

2018-07-14

Resources

Assignments Instructor Guides

 

Anonymous Instructor Annotations

Feature Option Location & Default Status

Course (Allow)

      Feature Option State

Production-ready

      Enabled by Canvas Admin

Yes

      Beta/Test Environment Support

Yes

Affected Canvas Areas

Assignments, SpeedGrader

Permissions

N/A

Related APIs

N/A

Affects User Interface

Yes

Affected User Roles

Instructors, Students

Original Feature Introduction in Production

2018-07-14

Resources

Assignments Instructor Guides

 

Assignment Enhancements - Student

Feature Option Location & Default Status

Course (Off)

      Feature Option State

Beta (subject to change)

      Enabled by Canvas Admin

Yes

      Beta/Test Environment Support

Yes

Affected Canvas Areas

Assignments

Permissions

N/A

Related APIs

N/A

Affects User Interface

Yes

Affected User Roles

Students; Instructors (SpeedGrader)

Original Feature Introduction in Beta

2020-01-18

Original Feature Introduction in Production

TBD

Resources

User Group: New Rich Content Editor

Enforcement Date

See Upcoming Canvas Changes

 

Canvas Elementary Theme

Feature Option Location & Default Status

Course (Off)

      Feature Option State

Production-Ready

      Enabled by Canvas Admin

Yes

      Beta/Test Environment Support

Yes

Affected Canvas Areas

Global Navigation Menu, Course Navigation Menu, Breadcrumbs

Related APIs

N/A

Affects User Interface

Yes

Affected User Roles

Instructors, Students

Original Feature Introduction in Beta

2020-05-11

Original Feature Introduction in Production

2020-05-16

Resources

How do I enable an elementary-level theme in a course as an instructor?

Courses: Canvas Elementary Theme (2020 Ready Releases)

 

Final Grade Override

Feature Option Location & Default Status

Course (Off)

      Feature Option State

Production-Ready

      Enabled by Canvas Admin

Yes

      Beta/Test Environment Support

Yes

Affected Canvas Areas

Gradebook

Related APIs

Enrollments API

Affects User Interface

Yes

Affected User Roles

Instructors, Students

Original Feature Introduction

2019-02-16

Resources

How do I override a student's final grade in the Gradebook?  

 

Learning Mastery Gradebook

Feature Option Location & Default Status

Course (Allow)

      Feature Option State

Production-ready

      Enabled by Canvas Admin

Yes

      Beta/Test Environment Support

Yes

      Related Feature Options

Student Learning Mastery Gradebook

Affected Canvas Areas

Learning Mastery Gradebook

Permissions

Learning Outcomes - add / edit / delete, Learning Outcomes - import

Related APIs

Outcome Groups API, Outcome Imports API, Outcome Results API, Outcomes API

Affects User Interface

Yes

Affected User Roles

Instructors

Original Feature Introduction in Production

2014-03-01

Resources

How do I use the Learning Mastery Gradebook to view outcome results in a course from the Gradebook?

 

MasteryPaths

Feature Option Location & Default Status

Course (Allow)

      Feature Option State

Production-ready

      Enabled by Canvas Admin

Yes

      Beta/Test Environment Support

Yes

Affected Canvas Areas

Assignments, Discussions, Quizzes, Pages, Modules

Permissions

N/A

Related APIs

Module Items API

Affects User Interface

Yes

Affected User Roles

Instructors, Students

Original Feature Introduction in Production

2018-07-14

Resources

How do I use MasteryPaths in course modules?
How do I allow a page to be a MasteryPath module item?
How do I add conditional content to a MasteryPath source item?
How do I assign a conditional assignment for students to complete in MasteryPaths?
How do I view the MasteryPaths range breakdown results for an assignment?

 

Moderated Grading

Feature Option Location & Default Status

Course (Off)

      Feature Option State

Production-ready

      Enabled by Canvas Admin

Yes

      Beta/Test Environment Support

Yes

Affected Canvas Areas

Assignments, Gradebook, SpeedGrader

Permissions

Grades - Select final grade for moderation

Related APIs

Moderated Grading API

Affects User Interface

Yes

Affected User Roles

Instructors, Students

Original Feature Introduction in Production

2018-07-14

Resources

How do I add a moderated assignment to be graded by multiple reviewers?

 

RCE Enhancements

Feature Option Location & Default Status

Course (Allow)

      Feature Option State

Production-ready

      Enabled by Canvas Admin

Yes

      Beta/Test Environment Support

Yes

      Related Feature Options

RCE Auto Save

Affected Canvas Areas

Rich Content Editor

Permissions

Related to any area that includes the Rich Content Editor

Related APIs

Related to any area that includes the Rich Content Editor

Affects User Interface

Yes

Affected User Roles

All Users

Original Feature Introduction in Beta

2019-09-30

Original Feature Introduction in Production

2020-01-18

Resources

User Group: New Rich Content Editor

New Rich Content Editor - Instructor Guide

New Rich Content Editor - Student Guide

Enforcement Date

See Upcoming Canvas Changes ‌

 

RCE Auto Save

Feature Option Location & Default Status

Course (Allow)

      Feature Option State

Production-ready

      Enabled by Canvas Admin

Yes

      Beta/Test Environment Support

Yes

      Related Feature Options

RCE Enhancements

Affected Canvas Areas

Can only be enabled with the New Rich Content Editor

Permissions

Related to any area that includes the New Rich Content Editor

Related APIs

Related to any area that includes the New Rich Content Editor

Affects User Interface

Yes

Affected User Roles

All Users

Original Feature Introduction in Beta

2020-02-17

Original Feature Introduction in Production

2020-03-21

Resources

How do I add and modify text in the New Rich Content Editor as an instructor? 

How do I add and modify text in the New Rich Content Editor as a student?

Feature Video

New Rich Content Editor: Auto Save (2020-03-21 Release) 

Enforcement Date

See Upcoming Canvas Changes

 

Student Learning Mastery Gradebook

Feature Option Location & Default Status

Course (Allow)

      Feature Option State

Production-ready

      Enabled by Canvas Admin

Yes

      Beta/Test Environment Support

Yes

      Related Feature Options

Learning Mastery Gradebook

Affected Canvas Areas

Grades

Permissions

Related to Learning Mastery Gradebook

Related APIs

Related to Learning Mastery Gradebook

Affects User Interface

Yes

Affected User Roles

Students

Original Feature Introduction in Production

2014-07-12

Resources

How do I view my Learning Mastery scores in the Grades page?
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