Embarking on Change: Legacy Canvas Credentials LTI Phased Sunset



Hello Canvas Credentials Community,

Today marks a significant milestone in our journey together. We're here to share crucial updates about the future of Canvas Credentials LTI, focusing specifically on the phased sunset of its legacy version.


More than a year has passed since the release of the upgraded Canvas Credentials LTI, accompanied by an extensive transition guide. While a significant number of users have successfully adopted the new version, there are still instances of legacy installations in use.



Charting Our Path Forward:

Recognizing the need for a streamlined and cohesive user experience, we have made the strategic decision to sunset the legacy Canvas Credentials LTI. This deliberate move is designed to encourage users to adopt the upgraded version, where they can benefit from enhanced features, improved performance, and continuous support. Our goal is to provide you with the best possible credentialing experience by focusing our efforts on the latest iteration of Canvas Credentials LTI.

Ensuring Feature Parity and Addressing Concerns:

The sunset of legacy installations will happen incrementally, extending until the end of the first half of 2024. We want to emphasize that the sunset will only occur once we have addressed all concerns and achieved feature parity between the legacy and upgraded versions. Therefore, we encourage everyone with concerns hindering them from upgrading to the new version to share their thoughts in a comment or reach out via support or their CSMs.

Upgrade Guide:

Starting now, support for legacy, non-upgraded LTI installations ceases. Upgrading ensures an optimized user experience and secures uninterrupted support for your credentialing journey. If you are still utilizing the legacy Canvas Credentials LTI, refer to this step-by-step guide here for a seamless and hassle-free upgrade process.

Starting immediately, any new assertions manually awarded via the standalone Credentials UI or through the Public API will cease to appear in the previous LTI version. Instead, the former LTI version will solely feature assertions automatically awarded based on the objectives defined within Canvas courses. This shift reflects our dedication to refining user experiences and improving platform functionality. Upon upgrading a course to utilize the new Credentials LTI experience, these assertions will seamlessly appear automatically.

In Closing:

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation during this pivotal phase of our journey. Should you encounter challenges or have questions about the upgrade, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Stay tuned as we collectively navigate towards an enriched credentialing experience.


Best regards,

Canvas Credentials team