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How do I manage new features in my user account as a student?

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How do I manage new features in my user account as a student?

Canvas is continually creating new features to improve your user experience. The majority of improvements will be made available as part of our regular release cycle. However, some features may affect your personal interaction with Canvas.

This lesson gives an overview of how to manage user-level feature settings for your user account. To view specific feature settings available in Canvas, visit the user account features lesson.

Open User Settings

Open User Settings

In Global Navigation, click the Account link [1], then click the Settings link [2].

View Feature Settings

Available features will appear in the Feature Settings section.

Filter Feature Options

FIlter Feature Options

To filter by all features, enabled features or disabled features, click the Filter drop-down menu.

Search Feature Settings

Search Feature Settings

To search for a feature setting, type a keyword in the Search field.

View Types of Features

View Types of Features

Each feature includes a feature description. To expand the feature box and display the description, click the arrow icon.

View Feature Tags

View Feature Tags

Feature tags help identify the state of each feature. A feature with no label [1] means the feature is stable and ready for use in your production environment. Features may also include a beta tag [2], which means the feature is available for use in your production environment but is still being tested for usability and accessibility behavior. Enabling a beta feature may create unintended behavior within your Canvas account.

View Feature States

You can choose to enable or disable feature settings.

To enable or disable a feature, click the feature's State icon [1].

To turn the feature on, click the Enabled option [2]. Enabled features display the Enabled icon [3].

To turn the feature off, click the Disabled option [4]. Disabled features display the Disabled icon [5].

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