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Canvas Release Archive

Canvas Release Archive

Canvas releases take place every third Saturday of the month and introduce new and updated features or adjusted user functionality into the production environment. For questions about Canvas releases, please see the Canvas Release FAQ.

Canvas deploys take place every other Wednesday and introduce interface updates to the production environment that affect all Canvas users. However, any updates noted as a feature preview remain optional until otherwise announced. For questions about deploy notes, please see the Canvas Deploy FAQ.


Canvas Release Notes (2021-11-20)

For all Community content related to this release, see the 2021-11-20 Community Tag

Updated Features

  • Assignments: Submission Feedback Indicator
  • Dashboard: Course Creation Subaccount Menu, List View Dashboard Conference Links
  • Settings: Settings Tab URL Links
  • SpeedGrader: Assignment Text Entry Word Count

Feature Previews

  • New Quizzes: Assignments and Quizzes Build Link, Stimulus Orientation

Canvas Deploy Notes (2021-10-27)

For fixed bugs and all Community content related to this deploy, see the 2021-10-27 Community Tag

Interface Updates

  • Gradebook: Search Field Enhancements, Gradebook History Menu Addition
  • Notifications: Discussions Text Update
  • Grades: Assignment Title Terminology Adjustment

Feature Previews

  • Improved Outcomes Management: Manage Outcomes Permission Instructor Role Adjustment

Canvas Release Notes (2021-10-16)

For all Community content related to this release, see the 2021-10-16 Community Tag

New Features

  • Navigation: Sticky Navigation Menus
  • SpeedGrader: Submission Status Label Edits

Updated Features

  • Gradebook: Assignment Search
  • Notifications: Course Notification Customization

Feature Previews

  • Microsoft Immersive Reader: Assignments, Course Home Page, and Syllabus
  • Rich Content Editor: Accessibility Checker Indicator Default Setting Adjustment

Canvas Deploy Notes (2021-10-13)

For fixed bugs and all Community content related to this deploy, see the 2021-10-13 Community Tag

Interface Updates

  • Global Announcements: Add Announcements Button Placement

Canvas Deploy Notes (2021-09-29)

For fixed bugs and all Community content related to this deploy, see the 2021-09-29 Community Tag

Interface Updates

  • SpeedGrader: Excused Status Display

Feature Previews

  • Account Settings: Microsoft Immersive Reader Feature Preview Adjustments
  • New Quizzes: Modules Build Link

Canvas Release Notes (2021-09-18)

Updated Features

  • Permissions: Manage Assignments and Quizzes Granularity, Manage Groups Granularity {ADMINS}

Feature Previews

  • Outcomes: Improved Outcomes Management

Canvas Deploy Notes (2021-09-15)

For fixed bugs and all Community content related to this deploy, see the 2021-09-15 Community Tag

Interface Updates

  • Account Settings: Global Announcements Ordering
  • Assignments: Differentiated Assignments Student Secondary Information
  • Conferences: Conferences Link Update, Group and Sections Options
  • Dashboard: To Do SpeedGrader Link

Other Updates

  • Grades: Responsive Student Grade Page, Grading Period Gradebook Assignment Loading

Canvas Deploy Notes (2021-09-01)

For fixed bugs and all Community content related to this deploy, see the 2021-09-01 Community Tag

Interface Updates

  • Assignments: Peer Review Date Text Clarification
  • Courses: Add Courses Functionality
  • Notifications: Discussions Comment Text Update

Canvas Release Notes (2021-08-21)

Feature Previews

  • New Analytics: Online Attendance {INSTRUCTORS}
  • New Quizzes: Quiz Printing {INSTRUCTORS}
  • Rich Content Editor: Accessibility Checker Indicator {ALL USERS]

Other Updates

  • Settings:
    • Feature Preview Terminology and User Group Updates {ADMINS, INSTRUCTORS}
    • Release Notes Interface Preview Change (Feature Preview - default on/unlocked)

Canvas Deploy Notes (2021-08-18)

For fixed bugs and all Community content related to this deploy, see the 2021-08-18 Community Tag

Interface Updates

  • Course Settings: Content Width

Feature Previews

  • Product Tours: Translated Links

Canvas Deploy Notes (2021-08-04)

For fixed bugs and all Community content related to this deploy, see the 2021-08-04 Community Tag

Interface Updates

  • Conferences: Conferences Link Update

Canvas Deploy Notes (2021-07-21)

For fixed bugs and all Community content related to this deploy, see the 2021-07-21 Community Tag

Interface Updates

  • Settings: Feature Option Terminology {admins, instructors}

Other Updates

  • User Settings: Text (SMS) Contact Method Update {all users}

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility: Account Settings, Dashboard, Inbox, Rich Content Editor
  • Assignments: Submission Type Updates
  • Gradebook: Moderated Grading and Enrollments
  • Inbox: Faculty Journal Messages
  • Modules: Assignment Enhancements and Prerequisite Requirements, Offline Export and Hidden Files
  • New Quizzes: Past Due Message and Student Submissions
  • Notifications: Annotated Document Submissions

Canvas Release Notes (2021-07-17)

Updated Features

  • New Quizzes: Modules Workflow Improvement {INSTRUCTORS}

Other Updates

  • Notifications: SMS Notifications End of Life
  • Rich Content Editor: Classic Rich Content Editor End of Life
  • Users: Maintenance Windows Enforcement

Platform/Integration

  • Browsers: TLS Protocols 1.0 and 1.1 Legacy Endpoints End of Life
  • External Tools (LTI):
    • Microsoft Teams Sync (Feature Option - default off/unlocked)
    • SCORM Launch Links Enforcement

Canvas Deploy Notes (2021-07-07)

Interface Updates

  • Gradebook: Gradebook CSV Column Order {instructors}
  • Pages: Mark as Done Button Placement {students}
  • Permissions: Manage Courses Permissions Adjustments {admins}
  • Reports: ePortfolio Login IDs {admins}
  • Rich Content Editor: Media Uploads Alt Text Adjustments {instructors, observers, students}

Other Updates

  • Assignments: Empty Assignment Description Content {instructors, students}
  • Permissions: Sidebar Formatting Updates {admins}
  • Rich Content Editor: Allowlist HTML Updates {instructors, observers, students}

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility: Files, Quizzes, Rich Content Editor
  • Assignments: Assignment Enhancements and Rubrics
  • Notifications: Annotated Document Submissions
  • SpeedGrader: Reassign Assignment Button and Student Annotation Submissions

Canvas Deploy Notes (2021-06-23)

Interface Updates

  • Rich Content Editor: Image Options File URL Field

Other Updates

  • Notifications: SMS Column
  • Permissions: Course Templates
  • Users: Self-Service User Merge {feature option: default on/unlocked}

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility: Collaborations, Conversations, Grades, User Page Views, User Settings
  • Assignments: Student Annotation Anonymous Peer Review Support
  • External Tools (LTI): SpeedGrader and Assignment Submissions
  • MasteryPaths: Assignments Index Page and Pages
  • Rich Content Editor: Pretty HTML Editor

Canvas Release Notes (2021-06-19)

New Features

  • Account Settings: Canvas for Elementary - Beta (Account Setting)
  • Global Navigation Menu: Release Notes Interface (Feature Option - default off/unlocked)
  • Discussions: Discussions Redesign - Beta (Feature Option - default off/unlocked)

Updated Features

  • New Quizzes: Item Bank Management {ADMINS, INSTRUCTORS}
  • Permissions: Manage Courses Granularity {ADMINS}
  • SpeedGrader: Comment Library {INSTRUCTORS}

Other Updates

  • External Tools: SCORM Launch Links

Canvas Deploy Notes (2021-06-09)

Interface Updates

  • Assignment Enhancements: File Upload Interface
  • Authentication: MFA Requirement
  • Rubrics: Rubric Rating Removal

Other Updates

  • Courses: Email Addresses and Manual Enrollments
  • ePortfolios: Enrollment Requirements

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility: Account Settings
  • Assignment Enhancements: Unpublished Module Explanation
  • Courses: Direct Share and Multiple User Roles
  • Discussions: Admin Roles and Discussion Duplication
  • Permissions: Search Field and Account Roles
  • Rubrics: Anonymous Comments and SpeedGrader Assessments

Canvas Deploy Notes (2021-05-26)

Interface Updates

  • Account Settings: Mobile App Launch Feature Option, Feature Options Search Filter
  • Assignment Enhancements: Assignment Submission Icons, Text Entry Submission Adjustments
  • Discussions: Individual Discussion Toolbar Placement

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility: Discussions
  • Course Settings: Participation Dates and Translation
  • New Quizzes: Late Assignments and Matching Due and Until Dates
  • Rich Content Editor: Pretty HTML View and Content Saving

Canvas Release Notes (2021-05-15)

Canvas User Summary Roles: Admins | Instructors | Students 

New Features

  • Assignments: Student Annotation Submissions {STUDENTS}
  • Courses: Course Templates {ADMINS]

Updated Features

  • New Quizzes: Save and Build Button Workflow {INSTRUCTORS}
  • User Settings: Auto-Show Closed Captioning {ALL USERS}

Other Updates

  • Users: Maintenance Windows

Canvas Deploy Notes (2021-05-12)

Interface Updates

  • Assignments: Assignment Enhancements Rubric Placement, Assignment Enhancements Submission Updates, Assignment Enhancements Attempt Cancelation
  • Course Settings: Participation Term Dates
  • New Quizzes: Concluded Course Grading Message
  • Rich Content Editor: Editor Persistence

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility: Assignments, Rich Content Editor
  • Assignments: Copy To and Course Dates
  • Quizzes: Classic Quiz Multiple Choice Answers and Relative Links
  • Rich Content Editor: File Preview Overlays
  • SpeedGrader: Differentiated Assignments and Due Date Display

Canvas Deploy Notes (2021-04-28)

Interface Updates

  • Assignments: Assignment Enhancements Comments
  • New Quizzes: Save and Build Button Workflow
  • Rich Content Editor: Course Navigation Home Link

Other Updates

  • Browsers: Chrome Windows Screen Reader Support

Fixed Bugs

  • Assignments: Assignment Enhancements and HTML Tags
  • Rich Content Editor: Files Download Links
  • SpeedGrader: Missing Label and Graded Submissions

Canvas Release Notes (2021-04-17)

Canvas User Summary Roles: Admins | Instructors | Students 

Updated Features

  • New Quizzes: Multiple Attempts First Score Option

Canvas Deploy Notes (2021-04-14)

Interface Updates

  • Account Settings: Course Availability Date Restriction
  • Course Settings: Participation Date Visibility, Participation Date Restriction
  • New Quizzes: Return Button Workflow
  • New Quizzes: Save and Build Button Workflow (PRODUCTION DEPLOY DELAYED)

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility: Gradebook
  • Account Settings: Import to New Quizzes Feature Option
  • Announcements: Delayed Announcements and Safari Browser
  • Assignments: Concluded Enrollments and Assignment Enhancements, External Apps (LTI) and Complete/Incomplete Assignments, File Upload Restrictions and Assignment Enhancements
  • Course Settings: Course Availability End Date
  • SpeedGrader: Unlimited Attempts and Assignment Resubmissions

Canvas Deploy Notes (2021-03-31)

Interface Updates

  • Assignments: Submit Assignment Button Wording

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility: Course Settings
  • Assignments: Assignment Enhancements and Windows Zip Files, Limited Attempts and External App Submissions
  • Gradebook: Gradebook Views and Page Refresh

Canvas Release Notes (2021-03-20)

Canvas User Summary Roles: Admins | Instructors | Students 

New Features

  • Assignments: Webcam Submissions

Updated Features

  • Course Settings: Course Availability Date Enhancements
  • Modules: New Quizzes Support
  • Outcomes: Learning Mastery Gradebook Student Filters
  • Permissions: Manage Course Files Granularity, Users Granularity
  • Rich Content Editor: File Preview Enhancements
  • SpeedGrader: Submission Reassignments

Canvas Deploy Notes (2021-03-17)

Interface Updates

  • Reports: ePortfolio
  • User Settings: Observer Removal

Other Updates

  • Gradebook: View Ungraded as Zero Column Headers

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility: Rich Content Editor
  • Blueprint Courses: File Folder Structure
  • Gradebook: Zero Point Assignment and Weighted Grading Periods
  • Modules: New Quizzes and Module Items

Canvas Deploy Notes (2021-03-03)

Interface Updates

  • Assignments: Direct Share Copy To Sidebar
  • Rich Content Editor: External Tools (LTI) Description Link

Platform/Integration

  • Developer Keys: HTTP Redirect URIs

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility: People, Quizzes, Rich Content Editor, Student Learning Mastery Gradebook
  • API: Assignments API
  • Assignments: Assignment Enhancements and Future Courses, Assignment Enhancements and Multiple Attempts
  • Courses: Announcements Link Visibility
  • Files: Course Files Permission and Course Links, Manage Files Permission and File Uploads
  • Groups: Student Groups and Sections
  • Modules: Assignment Enhancements and Future Assignment Prerequisites, Assignment Enhancements and Mark as Done Button, Group Assignments
  • Quizzes: Mathematical Formulas and Classic Questions, New Quizzes and Peer Review Settings, Numerical Questions with Precision Answers, Respondus LockDown Browser and Extensions
  • Rich Content Editor: Files Download Icon
  • SpeedGrader: Assignment Enhancements and Google Drive Submission Previews
  • User Settings: Pronouns

Canvas Release Notes (2021-02-20)

Canvas User Summary Roles: Admins | Instructors | Students 

Updated Features

  • Courses: MathJax Equation Enhancements & Text Field LaTeX Characters
  • Gradebook: View Ungraded as Zero, Grading Period in CSV Headers, Import Override Scores in Gradebook
  • Rich Content Editor: Pretty HTML Editor

Canvas Deploy Notes (2021-02-17)

Interface Updates

  • Account Settings: Feature Option State Tooltips
  • Admin Tools: Bounced Emails CSV File
  • Pages: Individual Student View Updates

Other Updates

  • Account Settings: Immersive Reader Trial Label Removal

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility: Pages, Syllabus
  • Assignments: Assignment Enhancements and Concluded Groups, Assignment Enhancements and Media Files
  • Authentication: Canvas MFA QR Codes and Google Authenticator
  • Quizzes: Lock Questions after Answering and Quiz Previews, Multiple Attempts Display
    Submissions API and Fudge Points
  • Rich Content Editor: File Downloads, iFrame Elements

Canvas Deploy Notes (2021-02-03)

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility: Assignments, User Profile
  • Assignments: Assignment Enhancements and Closed Captioning, Assignment Enhancements and Observer Roles
  • Blueprint Courses: Blueprint Course Icon and Student View
  • Course Import: Date Shifting
  • Learning Mastery Gradebook: Outcomes and Post Policy
  • Modules: File Uploads and Course Export
  • Rich Content Editor: Editor Window Size, LTI Icon Size

Canvas Deploy Notes (2021-01-20)

Interface Updates

  • New Rich Content Editor: Multiple Link Removal

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility: Pages, New Rich Content Editor
  • API: Modules API
  • Assignments: Direct Share and Past Dates

Canvas Release Notes (2021-01-16)

Canvas User Summary Roles: Admins | Instructors | Observers | Students 

Updated Features

  • Admin Tools: Bounced Emails Tab
  • New Rich Content Editor: New Rich Content Editor Feature Option Enforcement
  • Notifications: Push Notification Types End of Life
  • Permissions: Course Sections Granularity
  • Settings: Feature Option Management

Canvas Deploy Notes (2021-01-06)

Other Updates

  • Assignments: Direct Share Send to Self Support, Index Page Options Menu Alignment

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility: Assignments, New Rich Content Editor, Rubrics
  • Assignments: Student Assignment Enhancements and Media Recordings, Student Assignment Enhancements and Celebration User Setting
  • Course Import: SVG and Imported IMSCC Packages
  • Dashboard: Coming Up List and Ordering
  • New Rich Content Editor: Disabled Media Buttons, WMA, WAV, and WMV Files
  • Quizzes: Quiz Moderation and Student Visibility, Unauthenticated Users and Practice Quizzes

Canvas Release Notes (2020-12-19)

Updated Features

  • Gradebook: View Ungraded as Zero [PRODUCTION RELEASE DELAYED] 
  • New Rich Content Editor: Uploaded Media File Placement
  • Outcomes: Account and Course Level Outcome Mastery Scales (Feature Option)
  • Pages: Individual Page Student View

Canvas Deploy Notes (2020-12-16)

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility: New Rich Content Editor, Outcomes, Quizzes
  • Account Settings: Page Views Date Filter CSV File
  • Authentication: Multiple Observees and SAML
  • Course Import: Course Copy and Account-Level Outcome Groups

Canvas Deploy Notes (2020-12-02)

Interface Updates

  • Courses: MathJax Text Field Delimited LaTeX Characters [PRODUCTION DEPLOY DELAYED 2021-02-20] 
  • SpeedGrader: Delete Submission File Icon
  • People: Split Merged Users
  • New Rich Content Editor: All Files Search Field, Course Link Search Field

Other Updates

  • InstUI Update: People Clone Group Window

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility: New Rich Content Editor
  • API: Decimal Point Values and Assignments API
  • Calendar: Appointment Groups and Multiple Courses
  • External Apps: Modules and YouTube LTI Videos
  • Global Navigation: Text Wrap and Scrollbar
  • New Quizzes: Return Button and Chrome, One Question at a Time and No Answer Selection, Until Date and Quiz Access
  • New Rich Content Editor: One Question at a Time and No Answer Selection, Broken Images and Edit Mode

Canvas Release Notes (2020-11-21)

Updated Features

  • Admin Tools: Grade Change Activity Search Field Enhancements
  • New Rich Content Editor: Uploaded Media File Placement [PRODUCTION RELEASE DELAYED] 

Canvas Deploy Notes (2020-11-18)

Interface Updates

  • Courses: MathJax Equation Enhancements [PRODUCTION DEPLOY DELAYED 2021-01-16] 
  • New Rich Content Editor: Sidebar Functionality Improvements and Search Field, Uploaded Files Folder and Hidden Status

Other Updates

  • InstUI Update: Student View Edit Group Window

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility: Assignments, Files
  • Account Settings: Canvas Elementary Theming Feature Option
  • Calendar: Event Duplication Checkbox

Canvas Deploy Notes (2020-11-04)

Interface Updates

  • Account Settings: User Pronoun Setting
  • Blueprint Courses: Blueprint History Editor Column

Other Updates

  • InstUI Update: Instructor View Edit Group Window
  • Outcomes: Academic Benchmarks 4.1

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility: Account Settings, Calendar, Dashboard
  • Assignments: Edit Icon and MasteryPaths
  • Calendar: Multiple Section Dates and Event Deletion
  • External Apps: LTI - Add / Edit / Delete Permission and RCE Favorites
  • Inbox: Observer Roles
  • People: Designer Role
  • Terms: Terms Filter

Canvas Deploy Notes (2020-10-21)

Interface Updates

  • Account Settings: Page Views Date Filter
  • Gradebook: Final Grade Override Gradebook History View
  • New Rich Content Editor: Embed Toolbar Icon, View Menu Fullscreen Option
  • People: Group Import CSV File

Platform/Integration

  • External Apps: Placement Management

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility: Conversations, Discussions, Global Navigation, New Rich Content Editor
  • Account Settings: Subaccount External App LTI Favorites
  • Calendar: Fullscreen Media and Calendar Event
  • Course Import: Images and Blueprint Course Associations
  • Course Settings: Rubric Assessments and Student View
  • External Apps: Google Drive LTI File Attachments
  • Modules: Concluded Course Direct Share Access, MasteryPaths Removal and Requirements
  • Outcomes: Learning Mastery Gradebook Report Sort Order

Canvas Release Notes (2020-10-17)

New Features

  • Global Navigation: Recent History

Updated Features

  • Notifications: Notification Preferences Interface Updates

Other Updates

  • Assignments: Student Enhancements Production Availability
  • Courses: MathJax Equation Improvements

Canvas Deploy Notes (2020-10-07)

Interface Updates

  • Reports: SIS Submission Report and Course Scores
  • Gradebook: Gradebook History Artifact Terminology
  • New Rich Content Editor: Group Images, Media, and Documents, Media Rendering Placeholder
  • Permissions: Outcomes Proficiencies

Other Updates

  • InstUI Update: Instructor View Add Group Window
  • Notifications: Registration Email Updates

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility: Files, People, User Settings
  • Blueprint Courses: Assignment Sync and Deleted Assignment Groups
  • Grades: Anonymous Grading and Hidden and Excused Labels
  • Moderated Grading, Set Default Grade, and Curve Grades
  • New Rich Content Editor: Pages and URL Encoded Characters
  • Notifications: Email Address Capitalization

Canvas Deploy Notes (2020-09-23)

Interface Updates

  • Authentication: Captcha Canvas Self Registration
  • New Rich Content Editor: File Usage Rights, Menu Bar Content Button Selection, Video Options Sidebar Caption Files
  • Pages: Edit Permission Content Clarification
  • User Settings: Disable Keyboard Shortcuts Feature Option

Other Updates

  • Languages: Catalan

Fixed Bugs

  • Developer Keys: Test Cluster LTI Keys Checkbox
  • Gradebook: Grade Details Tray Student Name
  • New Rich Content Editor: AVI Files, Embedded Video Previews, Inline Preview Documents
  • SpeedGrader: Rubric Assessment Transfers

Canvas Release Notes (2020-09-19)

New Features

  • New Analytics: CSV Reports

Platform/Integration

  • Browsers: TLS Protocol Changes

Canvas Deploy Notes (2020-09-09)

Interface Updates

  • Account Settings: Course and User Search Character Count
  • Course Settings: People Search Character Count
  • Courses: Direct Share Course Code Search
  • New Quizzes: Quiz Question Copy
  • New Rich Content Editor: Group Links, File Link Consistency
  • Quizzes: Student Extension Availability Date Rephrase
  • People: Student Assignments within Groups

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility: Courses, Grades, Outcomes, User Signup Pages
  • Assignments: Manual Post Policy Peer Reviews and Rubric Assessments
  • Browsers: Images and Safari
  • Courses: Google Slide Links
  • Gradebook: Anonymous Grading and Bulk Uploads, Large Submission Uploads
  • New Rich Content Editor: Content Auto Size, Elementary Theme Font Edits, Image Link Edits, Manually Created Uploaded Media Folder
  • Notifications: Hidden Files
  • Permissions: Permissions Caching
  • Quizzes: Precision Answers and Rounding

Canvas Deploy Notes (2020-08-26)

Interface Updates

  • Account Settings: Feature Options Display
  • Modules: Collapse/Expand Modules Button, Direct Share Modules
  • New Rich Content Editor: Icon Group Placement, External Tool Favorites, External Tool Media Option, YouTube Video Links

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility: Alerts, Gradebook, MasteryPaths, New Rich Content Editor, SpeedGrader
  • Files: Course Import and Files System
  • Modules: MasteryPaths Locked Messages
  • New Rich Content Editor: Course Media and Files Display, Media File Links, Skype Protocol
  • Pages: Long Page Names and Front Page Home page
  • People: Sections Column and Admin Roles
  • Syllabus: Tables and Maximum Area Width

Canvas Release Notes (2020-08-15)

Updated Features

  • Pages: Bulk Page Delete
  • People: Course Section Column Student Visibility
  • User Navigation: Global Announcements Page

Platform/Integration

  • Browsers: TLS Protocol Changes

Canvas Deploy Notes (2020-08-12)

Interface Updates

  • Account Settings: Personal Pronoun Labels
  • New Rich Content Editor: External Apps (LTI) Icon Placement, Menu Visibility
  • User Navigation: High Contrast Style Button

Platform/Integration

  • External Tools (LTI): Test User Role

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility: Alerts, Analytics, Announcements, Course Navigation, Modules, Pages, SpeedGrader, Syllabus
  • Assignments: Assignment Group Adjustments and Grades, Manual Post Policy and Peer Review Annotations
  • Modules: Add Item Button
  • New Rich Content Editor: Course Links and Special Characters, Global Announcements and Image Uploads, HTML Attributes and List Styles, Links and Media Processing

Canvas Deploy Notes (2020-07-29)

Interface Updates

  • Permissions: Grouped Permissions Sidebar Adjustments
  • Quizzes: Student Extension Availability Date Clarification

Platform/Integration

  • InstUI Update: People Profile Picture

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility: Announcements, Assignments, Calendar, Courses, ePortfolio, Files, Modules, New Rich Content Editor, Rich Content Editor, Settings
  • Attendance: Final Grade Setting
  • Blueprint Courses: Quiz Date Adjustments
  • New Rich Content Editor: Discussions Image Attachments, Embedded Quiz Images, Unprocessed Media Recordings
  • SIS: Closed Grading Periods Disable Post to SIS

Canvas Release Notes (2020-07-18)

Updated Features

  • Assignments: Direct Share Enforcement, Due and Availability Date Bulk Edit Enforcement, Limited Submission Attempts Enforcement
  • Blueprint Courses: Blueprint Association Course Publishing Enforcement
  • Commons: Commons Guides Help Menu
  • Courses: Instructor Publishing Improvements Enforcement
  • Modules: File Upload Enhancements Enforcement
  • Notifications: Course Notifications Enforcement
  • Rubrics: Course Navigation Rubrics Link Enforcement

Other Updates

  • Account Settings: Feature Option Enforcement Changes

Platform/Integration

  • Browsers: New Quizzes Lockdown Browser Support, Unsupported Browser Banner Update

Canvas Deploy Notes (2020-07-15)

Interface Updates

  • Course Import: Outcomes Selection
  • Course Settings: Course Import Progress Indicator
  • New Rich Content Editor: Fixed Navigation Menu

Platform/Integration

  • Conversations Inbox Profile Picture Update

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility: Announcements, Assignments, Discussions, Modules, Pages, Quizzes
  • Courses: Page View Activity
  • Quizzes: Unanswered Question Types
  • Rich Content Editor: LTI Launches

Canvas Deploy Notes (2020-07-01)

Interface Updates

  • Account Settings: Content Security Policy Whitelist Terminology
  • Assignments: Submission Upload Progress Indicator
  • New Rich Content Editor: All Files Icons, Embedded Image Size, Menu Icon Adjustments

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility: Collaborations, Files, Media Recording Tool Behavior
  • New Rich Content Editor: All Files Media, SVG Files, Unauthenticated Users, Video Player Frame
  • Permissions: Admin Course Copy
  • SpeedGrader: Enter Key Quiz Grade Entries, Group Filter

Canvas Release Notes (2020-06-20)

Updated Features

  • Assignments: Bulk Editing Enhancements {Feature Option}
    • 2020-07-18 Feature Option Enforcement
  • Courses: Course-Level Notification Preferences {Feature Option}
    • 2020-07-18 Feature Option Enforcement
  • Permissions: Permissions Status Options Updates, Pages Granularity

Platform/Integration

  • Browsers: TLS Protocol Changes
  • External Apps: Modules IMS Deep Linking [PRODUCTION RELEASE DELAYED]

Canvas Deploy Notes (2020-06-17)

The temporary adjustment for Saturday deploys has concluded. Effective immediately, Canvas will resume regularly scheduled deployments to the production environment during the week, beginning with this deploy. For an updated schedule, please see Canvas Release Calendar Overview.

Interface Updates

  • Authentication: Apple Login

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility: Conversations, Courses, Keyboard Shortcut Icon, New Rich Content Editor
  • APIs: Content Migrations API
  • Conferences: Observer Invitations
  • Groups: Conferences Observer Option, Discussions and Like Icon
  • New Rich Content Editor: Content Text Updates
  • SIS: Publish Status and Existing Courses
  • SpeedGrader: Learning Mastery Gradebook Colors and Rubrics
  • Theme Editor: Nav Text Active Color

Canvas Deploy Notes (2020-06-06)

Interface Updates

  • Account Settings: QR Code Login Setting
  • Conferences: User Display Name, Locked Notes, Remove User
  • Courses: Canvas Elementary Theme Font Update, Courses Terms Filter
  • Dashboard: Global Announcement Notifications

Platform/Integration

  • Style Guide: Content Updates

Fixed Bugs

  • Conversations: Sent Messages and Starred Folder
  • New Rich Content Editor: All Documents Filter and Inline Previews
  • Quizzes: Quizzes Page and Point Totals

Ready Release Notes (2020-05-23)

No features will be released on May 23; no Ready Release notes are available

Canvas Deploy Notes (2020-05-23)

Other Updates

  • New Rich Content Editor: Auto-Save Duration Update

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility: Assignments
  • Courses: Product Tours Feature and Arrow Keys
  • Dashboard: Global Announcements and Recent Activity View
  • Concluded Courses and File Upload Quiz Questions, Multiple User Roles and Classic Quiz Icon

Canvas Release Notes (2020-05-16)

Updated Features

  • Course Settings: Link Validator Celebration  {Feature Option}
  • Notifications: SMS Notification Types Deprecation (May 2)

Ready Release Notes (2020-05-16)

* To assist with COVID-19, 2020-05-16 Ready Release features are designed to provide immediate solutions to institutions. These releases are in addition to the regular monthly Canvas releases. All Ready Release opt-in features will be enforced in the 18 July 2020 release, as noted in Upcoming Canvas Changes.

Updated Features

  • Commons: Category Templates
  • Courses: Canvas Elementary Theme {Feature Option}
    • 2020-07-18 Feature Option Enforcement via Account/Course Setting
  • Modules: File Upload Enhancements {Feature Option}
    • 2020-07-18 Feature Option Enforcement

Ready Release Notes (2020-05-09)

No features will be released on May 9; no Ready Release notes are available

Canvas Deploy Notes (2020-05-09)

Interface Updates

  • Courses: Instructor Publishing Improvements Terminology Update
  • Permissions: Import Outcomes
  • User Navigation: Mobile App Login QR Code Warning

Fixed Bugs

  • Blueprint Courses: Assignment Group Weights and Course Sync
  • New Rich Content Editor: Content Links
  • Rich Content Editor: Audio Media Comments and Firefox Browser
  • Quizzes: Direct Share Copy and New Quizzes
  • SIS: Sync to SIS Button and Quizzes Page

Ready Release Notes (2020-05-02)

No features will be released on May 2; no Ready Release notes are available

Canvas Deploy Notes (2020-05-02)

Other Updates

  • Deploys: Deploy Schedule

Platform/Integration

  • Technology Upgrade: Ruby 2.6

Ready Release Notes (2020-04-25)

* To assist with COVID-19, 2020-04-25 Ready Release features are designed to provide immediate solutions to institutions. These releases are in addition to the regular monthly Canvas releases. All Ready Release opt-in features will be enforced in the 18 July 2020 release, as noted in Upcoming Canvas Changes.

Updated Features

  • Courses: Instructor Publishing Improvements {Feature Option}
    • 2020-07-18 Feature Option Enforcement
  • DocViewer: Student Notifications
  • Reports: User Course Access Log

Canvas Deploy Notes (2020-04-25)

Other Updates

  • Interface Updates: Responsive Layout Adjustments
  • Canvas Whitelisting: Email IP Addresses, LDAP Servers Updates

Fixed Bugs

  • Conferences: Students and Shared Notes Link
  • Rich Content Editor: Audio Media Comments
  • New Rich Content Editor: Embedded Media Uploads

Ready Release Notes (2020-04-18)

* To assist with COVID-19, 2020-04-18 Ready Release features are designed to provide immediate solutions to institutions. These releases are in addition to the regular monthly Canvas releases. All Ready Release opt-in features will be enforced in the 18 July 2020 release, as noted in Upcoming Canvas Changes.

New Features

  • Assignments: Due and Availability Date Bulk Edit {Feature Option}
    • 2020-07-18 Feature Option Enforcement

Updated Features

  • Commons: Admin Featured Content
  • Courses: New Instructor Tutorial Page Additions {Feature Option}
  • Files: Multiple File Upload Enhancements
  • New Quizzes: Quiz Engine Option

Canvas Release Notes (2020-04-18)

* To assist with COVID-19, Canvas release features in the 2020-04-18 release may include opt-in feature options when available (some Canvas features cannot support feature options). All opt-in feature options will be enforced in the 18 July 2020 release, as noted in Upcoming Canvas Changes.

New Features

  • Notifications: Mute Notifications by Course {Feature Option}
  • 2020-07-18 Feature Option Enforcement

Updated Features

  • Assignments:
    • On-Time Submission Celebrations {Feature Option}
    • Limited Submission Attempts {Feature Option}
      • 2020-07-18 Feature Option Enforcement
  • Gradebook: Assignment Header Menu SpeedGrader Link
  • New Quizzes: Multiple Answer Partial Scoring
  • Rubrics: Course Navigation Rubrics Link  {Feature Option}
  • 2020-07-18 Feature Option Enforcement

Platform/Integration

  • Browsers: TLS Protocol Changes

Canvas Deploy Notes (2020-04-18)

Interface Updates

  • Blueprint Courses: Associated Course Teacher Count
  • Permissions: Canvas Insights, Learning Outcomes
  • Rich Content Editor: Anchor Tag Tel HTML Attribute
  • User Navigation: QR for Mobile Login Code Page

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility: Help Menu, Quizzes
  • Conversations: Courses Search
  • Quizzes: Manually Graded Quiz Scores and SpeedGrader, Moderated Quiz Attempts and Zero Points, Multiple Questions in Question Banks and Chrome Browser

Ready Release Notes (2020-04-11)

* To assist with COVID-19, 2020-04-11 Ready Release features are designed to provide immediate solutions to institutions. These releases are in addition to the regular monthly Canvas releases. All Ready Release opt-in features will be enforced in the 18 July 2020 release, as noted in Upcoming Canvas Changes.

New Features

  • Slack: Slack Integration {Feature Option}
    • 2020-07-18 Feature Option Enforcement via Account Setting

Updated Features

  • Accounts: Admin Product Tour {Feature Option}
  • Courses: Student Product Tour {Feature Option}

Canvas Deploy Notes (2020-04-11)

Interface Updates

  • Dashboard: Observer Course Card Student Name Display

Ready Release Notes (2020-04-04)

* To assist with COVID-19, 2020-04-04 Ready Release features are designed to provide immediate solutions to institutions. These releases are in addition to the regular monthly Canvas releases. All Ready Release opt-in features will be enforced in the 18 July 2020 release, as noted in Upcoming Canvas Changes

Updated Features

  • Account Settings: Featured and New Help Menu Features
  • Commons: URL Sharing
  • Courses: Instructor Product Tour {Feature Option}
  • New Analytics: Analytics Chart Tabs
  • User Navigation: Teacher Mobile App Login QR Code, Observer Mobile App Login QR Code

Canvas Deploy Notes (2020-04-04)

Interface Updates

  • Login: Password Reset Confirmation Update
  • Commons: Non-US Media Sharing Support
  • Courses: New Instructor Tutorials Home and Conferences Content Update

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility: Assignments

Ready Release Notes (2020-03-28)

* To assist with COVID-19, 2020-03-28 Ready Release features are designed to provide immediate solutions to institutions. These releases are in addition to the regular monthly Canvas releases. All Ready Release opt-in features will be enforced in the 18 July 2020 release, as noted in Upcoming Canvas Changes

Updated Features

  • Blueprint Courses: Blueprint Association Course Publishing {Feature Option}
    • 2020-07-18 Feature Option Enforcement
  • Courses: New Instructor Tutorials Content Update {Feature Option}
  • User Navigation: Mobile App Login QR Code

Canvas Deploy Notes (2020-03-28)

This deploy was previously announced as 2020-03-25, and subsequent deploys will be weekly until otherwise indicated.

Interface Updates

  • Blueprint Courses: Sidebar Design Alignment
  • Conversations: Concluded Course Messaging, Unpublished Course Messaging
  • Course Navigation: People Navigation Link Visibility
  • Courses: New Instructor Tutorials Content Update

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility: New Rich Content Editor, Quizzes
  • Conversations: Concluded Course Filter
  • Dashboard: Course Card Image Gifs, Course Card Indicators and Removed Content
  • Gradebook: Repeating Decimal Scores and Late Policies
  • Grading: Grading Period Term List Width
  • Modules: New Quizzes and MasteryPaths Link
  • New Quizzes: Direct Share, Regraded Quiz Question Failure and Zero Grade
  • New Rich Content Editor: Content Link Protocols and Course Pages
  • SIS: Blueprint Association Consistency, Sync Scheduling and Daylight Saving Time

Canvas Release Notes (2020-03-21)

Updated Features

  • Account Settings: Conferences Help Menu Link
  • Assignments: Re-Upload Submissions Status Page
  • Gradebook:
    • Export Sort Order
    • Plagiarism Icons [PRODUCTION RELEASE DELAYED]
  • New Rich Content Editor: Auto Save, RCE Menus
  • Syllabus: Course Summary Visibility

Canvas Deploy Notes (2020-03-11)

Interface Updates

  • Design Updates: Announcements Header Menu Width, Direct Share Copy To Sidebar Style, Discussions Header Menu Width, Page Background Styles
  • Gradebook: Gradebook Column Header Width

Fixed Bugs

  • Course Analytics: Muted Terminology and Hidden Grades
  • Gradebook: Comment Confirmation Message
  • Notifications: Account Settings Custom Name and Global Announcements
  • Quizzes: Course Navigation Quizzes Link, Index Page Quiz Sorting, Index Page Quiz Visibility
  • New Rich Content Editor: Course Links Menu and Student Roles, Embedded Images, Embedded Items and Quiz Questions

Canvas Deploy Notes (2020-02-26)

  • Accessibility: External Apps
  • Assignments: Re-Upload Submissions Delay Error
  • Attendance: Roll Call Assignment Deletion
  • Gradebook: Due Date Arrangement, Zero Points Possible Warning
  • Groups: Direct Share Options
  • New Rich Content Editor: Quicktime Audio Files, Whitelist Elements
  • SpeedGrader: Chrome Browser Back Button and Canvas Errors

Canvas Release Notes (2020-02-15)

Updated Features

  • Commons: Favorites Import
  • Gradebook: Gradebook Import Reserved Names
  • New Quizzes: Quizzes Page New Quizzes Button

Platform/Integration

  • Developer Keys: Developer Key Include Parameter Support
  • Theme Editor: Responsive Layout Enforcement

Canvas Deploy Notes (2020-02-12)

Interface Updates

  • Conversations: Compose Message Course List
  • Files: Restricted Access Option Clarification

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility: Gradebook
  • Assignments: Imports and Deleted Assignment Groups
  • Gradebook: Late Policy and Grade Detail Tray, Non-active Students and Posted Grade Notifications, Submission Status and Group Assignments
  • Modules: Quiz Icon Consistency
  • Quizzes: Quiz Timer and Chrome Browser
  • Rich Content Editor: Upload/Record Media Button and Kaltura LTI

Canvas Deploy Notes (2020-01-29)

Interface Updates

  • Global Navigation: Course Name Wrapping
  • Theme Editor: Interface Component Update

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility: New Rich Content Editor
  • Assignments: Group File Uploads and LTI Submissions, Peer Review Links and Anonymity Setting Adjustments, Rich Content Editor More Tab and LTI Submissions, Text Comments and LTI Submissions
  • Conversations: Conversation Replies and Concluded Courses
  • Gradebook: Missing Submissions and SpeedGrader Link, Not Graded Assignment Status and Manual Post Policy
  • SpeedGrader: Quiz Scores and Student Navigation

Canvas Release Notes (2020-01-18)

New Features

  • Assignments: Direct Share {Feature Option}
    • 2020-07-18 Feature Option Enforcement
  • Student Enhancements {BETA}

Updated Features

  • Attendance: Do Not Count Toward Final Grade Settings Checkbox
  • Course Settings: Dashboard Course Card Feature Option Enforcement
  • New Gradebook: New Gradebook Feature Option Enforcement, Postable Submission Comments, Sort Options
  • New Quizzes: Answer Shuffling, Outcomes Search
  • People: Student Context Card Feature Option Enforcement
  • Rich Content Editor: Rich Content Editor Interface Enhancements
  • Rubrics: Rubric Criterion Range Feature Option Enforcement
  • Users: Personal Pronouns

Platform/Integration

  • Theme Editor: Responsive Layout

Canvas Deploy Notes (2020-01-15)

Interface Updates

  • Account Settings: Login Label Field Removal, Course Creation Search Fields
  • Calendar: Assignment Deletion Confirmation Button Color
  • New Quizzes: Access Code Masking

Platform/Integration

  • API: GraphQL Page Addition

Fixed Bugs

  • Calendar: Event Section Dates and Location Field
  • Course Settings: Course Card Image Drag and Drop, Link Validator YouTube Links
  • Courses: Course Setup Checklist Menu
  • New Gradebook: Manual Post Policy Comments and Assignment Re-uploads
  • SIS: Sync to SIS Button and Closed Grading Periods

Canvas Release Notes (2019-12-21)

Updated Features

  • Announcements: Global Announcement Notification Option
  • Conferences: BigBlueButton Interface Webcam Window Resizing, BigBlueButton Interface User Talking Indicator, Concluded Conference Shared Notes
  • ePortfolios: ePortfolios Moderation
  • Quizzes:
    • Quizzes Page New Quizzes Button [PRODUCTION RELEASE DELAYED]
    • Numeric Question Invalid Input Warning
  • Reports: Grading Scheme Values

Platform/Integration

  • Live Events: Compressed Events Payloads Enforcement, New Quizzes Deprecation

Canvas Deploy Notes (2019-12-18)

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility: Calendar, Pages
  • Account Settings: Immersive Reader Feature Option Adjustment
  • Calendar: Event Section Dates and Dashboard
  • Notifications: Grading Notification and Post Policies
  • Permissions: Student Interactions Report

Canvas Deploy Notes (2019-12-04)

Interface Updates

  • Permissions: Course Visibility

Platform/Integration

  • API: Change Log Location

Fixed Bugs

  • Authentication: Google Domains
  • ePortfolio: Multiple Submissions
  • New Rich Content Editor: Course Links, External Links
  • People: Account-level Last Login Sort and Timestamps
  • Permissions: Quiz Statistics, Student To-Do Items and Admin Roles
  • Rubrics: Remove Points from Rubric Option and Student View
  • Web Services: LinkedIn Removal

Canvas Deploy Notes (2019-11-20)

Interface Updates

  • Courses: New User Tutorial Collaborations Text Modification
  • Gradebook: Deprecation Alert
  • Modules: External URL Module Items Link

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility: Groups
  • Attendance: Assignment Grade Edits, Attendance Report and Multiple Sections, Cross-listed Sections
  • Modules: Submissions and Unpublished Assignments
  • Outcomes: Not Graded Assignments and Mastery Results
  • People: User Initials Display Order
  • Rubrics: Safari 13 Page Scrolling

Canvas Release Notes (2019-11-16)

Updated Features

  • Account Settings: Help Menu Training Services Portal Link
  • Dashboard: Course Card Unfavorite Option
  • New Gradebook: Plagiarism Icons  [PRODUCTION RELEASE DELAYED]
  • New Quizzes: In-Process Quiz Manual Submission
  • Pages: Microsoft Immersive Reader

Canvas Deploy Notes (2019-11-06)

Interface Updates

  • Account Settings: Courses Page Terms Menu Width
  • New Gradebook: Section Sorting
  • Files: Usage Rights Copyright Text Modification

Platform/Interface

  • API: Assignments API, Content Migrations API

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility: Grades, Navigation, New Rich Content Editor
  • Analytics: Muted Assignments and Whisker Plot Box
  • Conversations: New Group Messages
  • New Gradebook: Late Policy Decimal Percentages, Resubmitted Assignments and Hidden Grades
  • Quizzes: Exponential Format
  • Reports: Duplicate Group_Category_ID and Provisioning Report

Canvas Deploy Notes (2019-10-23)

Interface Updates

  • Blueprint Courses: Associations Page Menu Width
  • Notifications: New Gradebook Submission Posted Notification
  • Pages: Microsoft Immersive Reader (Beta Environment Only)
  • Theme Editor: Custom JavaScript File Load Order

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility: Global Navigation
  • Assignments: Differentiated Assignment Automatic Peer Reviews
  • Resubmitted Assignment File Annotations
  • Course Settings: Unsplash Course Card Images
  • ePub Exports: Exported Content Order
  • Modules: Non-Graded Discussion Section Updates
  • New Gradebook: Automatic Comments and Student Visibility, Message Students Who and Anonymous Assignments

Canvas Release Notes (2019-10-19) 

New Features

  • Commons: Admin Account Statistics
  • Notifications: Slack Integration [REMOVED FROM RELEASE]

Updated Features

  • Analytics: New Course and User Analytics
  • Conferences: BigBlueButton Interface Private Chat Restriction
  • Rich Content Editor: Rich Content Editor Interface Enhancements [PRODUCTION RELEASE DELAYED]
  • User Settings: CSV Report Localization

Other Updates

  • Navigation: Menu Visibility
  • New Gradebook: Post Policy Icon Updates

Platform/Integration

  • Account Navigation: Data Services Portal

Canvas Deploy Notes (2019-10-09)

Interface Updates

  • SpeedGrader: Student Group Filter Behavior
  • Account Settings: Public Course Index and Require Usage Rights for Uploaded Files Feature Options

Fixed Bugs

  • API: Courses API
  • Assignments: Pre-existing Rubrics and Point Values
  • Gradebook: Individual View Gradebook Message Students Who and Anonymous Assignments
  • New Gradebook: Test Student and Manual Posting Policy
  • Permissions: Login IDs and Add/Remove Permissions
  • Users: Pending Enrollments and Merged Users

Canvas Deploy Notes (2019-09-25)

Interface Updates

  • Account Settings: Courses Page Menu Width, Quiz LTI Plugin Feature Option Removal
  • Browsers: Unsupported Browser Warning Banner Update

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility: Assignments, Gradebook
  • Accounts: User Search Results
  • Announcements: Assignment Group Weights and Announcement Creation
  • Assignments: SpeedGrader Student Group Filter and External Assignments
  • Courses: Course Analytics Sorting
  • Dashboard: To Do List Titles
  • Gradebook: Grade Change API and Admin Tools Changes
  • New Gradebook: Missing Submissions and Posted Grades, Comments and Student Visibility, Muted Assignments and Learning Mastery
  • SIS: Assignment Due Dates and Differentiated Sections

Canvas Release Notes (2019-09-21)

Upcoming Canvas Changes

  • 2019-10-19: Deprecation for existing Analytics
  • 2019-10-22: End-of-Life for Firefox ESR 60
  • 2019-12-21: End-of-Life functionality related to Live Events
  • 2020-01-18:
    • End-of-Life functionality related to Canvas Data
    • End-of-Life for Gradebook
    • Enforcement of multiple feature options

For more information, please see Upcoming Canvas Changes.

Updated Features

  • New Gradebook: Student Group Filter
  • New Quizzes: Multiple Choice Individual Level Feedback

Other Updates 

  • Navigation: Menu Visibility [PRODUCTION RELEASE DELAYED]

Platform/Integration

  • API
    • API Change Log: Submissions API
  • Live Events: Compressed Events Payloads Deprecation

Canvas Deploy Notes (2019-09-11)

Interface Updates

  • Account Settings: Final Grade Override Beta Label Removal

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility: Quizzes, Rich Content Editor
  • Assignments: Gradebook CSV Exports and Drop Rules
  • Discussions: Ordered by Recent Activity and Pinned Discussions
  • New Gradebook
    • Custom Themes and SpeedGrader Visibility Icon
    • Notifications and Assignment Submission Comments
    • Score at Least Module Requirement and Modules Page Display
    • Student Group Filter and Deleted Groups
  • Pages: HTML Anchor Tags and Chrome Browser

Canvas Deploy Notes (2019-08-28)

Interface Updates

  • Account Settings: LTI 1.3 and LTI Advantage Feature Option Removal
  • Assignments: Post/Hide Grades Text Clarification
  • New Quizzes: New Quizzes Terminology Update
  • Permissions: Data Services - Manage, Feature Options - View
  • Platform/Integration: Live Events Updates

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility: Files, Grades, Groups, Modules, SpeedGrader
  • Grades: Posted Grade Calculations
  • New Gradebook, Student Group Sorting
  • Notifications: Collaborations
  • Rich Content Editor: H3 Styling, Image Size

Canvas Release Notes (2019-08-17)

* The Canvas release process is currently in transition; any feature noted as being available on August 14 will be part of that day's deploy, as those code changes were completed before the new feature flag functionality was implemented
Internet Explorer 11 Browser Support
On August 3, Internet Explorer 11 will no longer be a supported browser in Canvas as previously announced in the 2019-05-11 release notes.

Updated Features

  • Commons: Featured Content Management
  • Conferences: Breakout Rooms, Closed Captions, VPAT Support
  • Course Settings: Unsplash Course Card Image Search
  • Discussions: File Attachment Default [Available August 14]
  • Global Navigation: Account Menu LTI Navigation Links  [Available August 14]
  • New Quizzes: Assessment Preview, Item Bank Sharing

Platform/Integration

  • API
    • API Change Log: Assignments API, OAuth2, SIS Import Format Documentation

Canvas Deploy Notes (2019-08-14)

Interface Updates

  • Assignments: Post Grades Menu Clarification
  • Global Navigation: Course Title Length Display [REVERTED 2019-08-15]
  • New Gradebook: Automatic Posting Policy Assignment Menu Options Clarification, Automatic Posting Policy Setting Clarification
  • SpeedGrader: Automatic Posting Visibility Menu Clarification

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility: Commons, Conversations, Course Settings, SpeedGrader
  • Commons: iPad Next Button
  • Dashboard: Anonymous Peer Review Links
  • Dashboard Grade Visibility
  • Quizzes: Decimal Value Commas, File Uploads
  • SpeedGrader: Automatic Posting Policy and Visibility Icon

Canvas Deploy Notes (2019-07-31) 

Fixed Bugs

  • Accounts: Subaccounts Deletion Visibility
  • Analytics: Course Analytics Pagination
  • Conversations: Conversation URLs, Message Padding
  • New Gradebook: New Quizzes and Past Due Dates
  • Notifications: Course Access and Restriction Settings
  • Quizzes: Multiple Attempts and Take Quiz Again Button

 

Previous to the 2019-07-31 release, bug fixes were deployed as part of each release but were not listed in the release notes archive. To view fixed bugs for individual releases, please view the specific notes for the release.

Canvas Release Notes (2019-07-13)

New Features

  • New Gradebook: Grade Post Policies

Updated Features

  • Commons: Featured Content, Imported Tab Search Field
  • People: Pairing Codes CSV Export
  • Reports: Integration ID

Other Updates

  • Languages: Finnish
  • Account Course & User Search: Sort Arrow

Platform/Integration

  • API
    • API Change Log: Assignments API, Conversations API, GraphQL API, LTI Variable Substitutions, Submissions API
  • External Apps: LTI Advantage Deployment ID

Canvas Release Notes (2019-06-22)

Updated Features

  • Commons: Unsplash Image Search
  • New Gradebook: Student Group Data
  • Quizzes.Next: Assessment-Level Accommodations, Assessment Point Total

Other Updates

  • Canvas Interface: Branding Update
  • Commons: Empty Page Message Update
  • Discussions: Reply Settings Interface Change

Platform/Integration

  • API
    • API Change Log: Users API
  • Developer Keys: LTI Advantage Framework

Canvas Release Notes (2019-06-11)

Updated Features

  • Conversations: Compose Field Message Removal
  • New Gradebook: Message Students Who Alphabetical Sorting
  • Quizzes.Next: Assessment On-Screen Calculators, Numeric Question Scientific Notation Responses

Other Updates

  • Account Settings: Student Context Card Beta Label Removal

Platform/Integration

  • API
    • API Change Log: Files API, Originality Report API, Uploading Files

Canvas Release Notes (2019-05-11)

Upcoming Canvas Changes

Internet Explorer 11: August 3

On August 3, Internet Explorer 11 will no longer be supported as a Canvas browser.

New Gradebook: January 18

On 18 January 2020, the existing Canvas Gradebook will be replaced with the New Gradebook. 

For more information, please see Upcoming Canvas Changes

Updated Features

  • Account Settings: Canvas Parent Feature Option Removal
  • Course Import: Trust Account Course Copy
  • New Gradebook: Student Context Card Final Grade Override Display
  • Quizzes.Next: Beta Environment Support

Other Updates

  • Files: Restricted Access Permissions Interface

Platform/Integration

  • API Change Log:
    • Assignments API, SIS Imports API, Users API

Canvas Release Notes (2019-04-20)

New Features

  • Account Settings: Content Security Policy

Updated Features

  • Conferences: BigBlueButton Conferences Interface Redesign
  • New Gradebook: Final Grade Override Setting Persistence
  • Reports: Final Grade Override Column

Other Updates

  • Commons: Filter Tray, Status Banners
  • Course Import: Pages Terminology

Platform/Integration

  • API Change Log: Submissions API, Users API
  • Plagiarism Detection Platform: LTI Tool Assignment Associations

Canvas Release Notes (2019-03-30)

Updated Features

  • Commons: Custom Branding Default Reset
  • New Gradebook: Beta Label Removal, Final Grade Override Percentage Scores, Final Grade Override SIS Sync
  • Notifications: Content Link Error, SMS Message Content
  • Quizzes.Next: Item Bank Tags, Item Bank Search

Other Updates

  • Account Settings: Beta Label Removals
  • Commons: Back Button Context
  • Groups: Group Membership Edit Message Clarification
  • Languages: Slovenian
  • Permissions: Submissions - View and Make Comments Permission Removal

Platform/Integration

  • API Change Log: Content Migrations API

Canvas Release Notes (2019-03-09)

Updated Features

  • Assignments: Moderated Grading Audit Trail Enforcement
  • Commons: Favorites and Downloads Sorting, Institution Search Results, Resource Card Improvements, Outcomes Removal
  • Discussions: Author Search Functionality
  • New Gradebook: Gradebook Export CSV Final Grade Override Column
  • Quizzes.Next: On-Screen Calculators
  • Rich Content Editor: Commons Favorites Importing

Other Updates

  • Commons: Favorites Removal Confirmation Message
  • Dashboard: Course Card Icon Size

Platform/Integration

  • API: API Change Log
    • SIS Imports API, Users API

Canvas Release Notes (2019-02-16)

New Features

  • New Gradebook: Final Grade Override
  • Quizzes.Next: Reopen Student Assessment

Updated Features

  • Commons: Favorites and Downloads Sorting, Institution Search Results [PRODUCTION RELEASE DELAYED]
  • DocViewer: Stylus Support
  • Quizzes.Next: Additional Result Restriction Settings
  • Rich Content Editor: Commons Favorites Importing [PRODUCTION RELEASE DELAYED], Files Thumbnail Images

Other Updates

  • Pages: Column Heading Capitalization
  • Rich Content Editor: Accessibility Checker Link Formatting

Platform/Integration

  • API: API Change Log
    • Users API

Canvas Release Notes (2019-01-26)

Updated Features

  • Assignments: Moderated Grading Assignment Editing
  • Outcomes: Student Learning Mastery Total Score Display
  • SpeedGrader: Rubric Additional Comments Text Field

Platform/Integration

  • API: API Change Log
    • Assignments API, Submissions API, Users API

Canvas Release Notes (2019-01-05)

Updated Features

  • Commons: Resource Previews
  • Course Settings: Course Link Validator Design Enhancements, Course Dates and Functionality Clarifications

Platform/Integration

  • API: API Change Log
    • Assignments API, Conversations API, Courses API, Developer Keys API, Enrollments API, Files API, Navigation Tools, Roles API, SIS Imports API, Submissions API
  • File Hosting: Domain Update
  • Style Guide: Deprecation Banner

Canvas Release Notes (2018-12-08)

Updated Features

  • Account Settings: Blueprint Course Feature Option Enforcement

  • Conferences: Observer Removal Checkbox

  • Course Settings: Navigation Home Link Menu Removal

  • Dashboard: Card View Course Ordering

  • Rich Content Editor: HTML5 Media Recorder

  • SpeedGrader: Anonymous Moderated Marking Audit Trail

Platform/Integration

  • API: API Change Log

    • Courses API, SIS Import Errors API, SIS Imports API

Canvas Release Notes (2018-11-17)

Updated Features

  • Commons: Favorite Content
  • Moderated Grading: Learning Mastery Gradebook Outcomes Display
  • New Gradebook: Anonymous Assignment Disabled Sort Column
  • Notifications: Observed Student Names
  • Rich Content Editor: Student Embedded Image File Uploads

Other Updates

  • Accessibility: Internet Explorer 11 and Edge Browser Screen Reader and Browser Support

Platform/Integration

  • API: API Change Log
    • Assignments API, LTI Variable Substitutions, Planner API, Roles API, Rubrics API, SIS Imports API

Canvas Release Notes (2018-10-27)

New Features

  • Analytics: Analytics Beta LTI

Updated Features

  • Assignments: Google Drive and Microsoft Office Assignment Submission Status
  • Commons: Approved Content, Curator Permission, Search Settings
  • Dashboard: List View Dashboard Calendar Event View, List View Dashboard Grades Link Update, Student Dashboard Sidebar Updates
  • Developer Keys: Developer Key Management and Scoping Feature Option Enforcement
  • Gradebook: Gradebook History Anonymity
  • New Gradebook: SIS ID Filter
  • Moderated Grading: SpeedGrader Maximum Grader Access
  • Rich Content Editor: HTML5 Media Recorder (Beta Only)

Other Updates

  • Dashboard: Dashboard Page Icon Update
  • Student Context Cards: Profile Initials

Platform/Integration

  • API: API Change Log
    • Plagiarism Detection Submissions API, Conversations API, Plagiarism Detection Platform Assignments API, Quiz Extensions API, Quiz Submissions API

Canvas Release Notes (2018-10-06)

Upcoming Canvas Changes

October 4–8: Analytics Beta LTI (Beta Environment)

Beginning October 4, Analytics Beta will be added as an LTI tool in all Canvas beta accounts. Production availability will be part of the following Canvas release. For full details about this feature, please see the Canvas Release: Analytics Beta (Course Grade).

Updated Features

  • Account Settings: Anonymous Instructor Annotations Feature Option
  • Dashboard: List View Dashboard Dismissed Alerts, List View Dashboard Peer Review Items
  • Discussions: Section-Specific Discussions Workflow Update
  • DocViewer: Document Rotation
  • Grades: Non-Scoring Rubrics Feature Option Enforcement
  • Languages: Right-to-Left Language Support Enforcement
  • Outcomes: Student Learning Mastery Gradebook Unassessed Aligned Outcome Items
  • Permissions: Moderate Grade Permission Removal
  • Quizzes.Next: Restrict Student Results Option

Other Updates

  • Announcements: Profile Initials
  • People: Profile Initials
  • Rich Content Editor: Mark Text Element
  • SpeedGrader: Anonymous Grading SpeedGrader Options
  • User Navigation: Profile Initials

Platform/Integration

  • API: API Change Log
    • Accounts API, Courses API, External Tools Embedded Assignment LTI Launch Points, Groups API, OAuth2 Endpoints, Uploading Files

Canvas Release Notes (2018-09-15)

Upcoming Canvas Changes

October 27: Developer Key Management and Scoping Feature Option Enforcement

On October 27, the Developer Key Management and Scoping Feature Option will be enabled for all Canvas institutions and applies to Canvas admins. For details about this feature, please see Canvas Production Release Notes (2018-07-14).

Updated Features

  • Assignments: Bulk Select Final Moderated Grades, Moderated Student Name SpeedGrader Links
  • Conferences: BigBlueButton WebRTC Web Screen Share, HTML5 Mobile Browser Support
  • DocViewer: Anonymous Grading Annotated Comments
  • Gradebook: CSV Import Custom Column Support
  • Learning Mastery Gradebook: User Pagination
  • New Gradebook: Integration ID Secondary Info Option, New Gradebook and SpeedGrader Section Filtering
  • People: Profiles Last Attended Date
  • Permissions: Role Name Formatting, Create Discussions Permission
  • SpeedGrader: Submission Comments PDF Export, Moderated Grading Rubric Review

Other Updates

  • Calendar: Default Course Color Values
  • Dashboard: Default Course Color Values
  • Languages: Greek, Hungarian, and Ukrainian

Platform/Integration

  • API: API Change Log
    • Accounts API, Blueprint Courses API, Custom Gradebook Columns API, LTI Variable Substitutions, SIS Imports API

Canvas Release Notes (2018-08-25)

Upcoming Canvas Changes

October 6: Non-Scoring Rubrics Feature Option Enforcement
On October 6, the Non-Scoring Rubrics feature option will be enabled for all Canvas institutions and applies to all users. For details about this feature, please see Canvas Release: Non-Scoring Rubrics.

Updated Features

  • Calendar: External Feed Scheduler Appointment Details
  • Dashboard: List View and Mark as Done Module Requirements
  • Gradebook: Learning Mastery Gradebook Filter Options
  • Grades: Student Learning Mastery Gradebook Outcome Icons
  • SpeedGrader: Anonymous Assignment Hidden Submission Details
  • Users: Self-Registration Observer Pairing Code Changes

Other Updates

  • Account Settings: New Gradebook Feature Option Change
  • User Settings: International SMS Country Additions

Canvas Release Notes (2018-08-04)

New Features

  • Dashboard: Student To Do List

Updated Features

  • Assignments: Google and Microsoft Office Assignment Submission Processing Notification
  • Calendar: New Scheduler Workflow Enforcement
  • Developer Keys: Test Environment Access Option
  • DocViewer: Stacking Replies
  • Gradebook: Export/Import CSV Custom Column Visibility
  • New Gradebook: CSV Export/Import Custom Column Visibility, Minimum Column Width Change
  • Rich Content Editor: Longdesc Whitelist
  • SIS: Bulk Grade Passback Sync
  • SpeedGrader: Moderated Grading Excused Assignment Exemptions

Other Updates

  • Assignments: Quizzes.Next Beta Label Removal
  • Languages: Welsh

Platform/Integration

  • API: API Change Log
    • Outcome Results API, Outcomes Data Format Documentation

Canvas Production Release Notes (2018-07-14)

New Features

  • Assignments: Anonymous Moderated Grading
  • Grades: Non-Scoring Rubrics
  • Users: Self-Registration Observer Pairing Codes

Updated Features

  • Commons: Grade/Level Search Filter Design Update
  • Developer Keys: API Key Management and Token Scoping
  • Permissions: New User Interface

Other Updates

  • Pages: Wiki Terminology Update
  • Quizzes.Next: Course Home Page Quiz/Test Button View
  • SpeedGrader: Menu Icon Changes
  • User Settings: Delete My Account Button Removal (International Users Only)

Platform/Integration

  • API: API Change Log
    • API Token Scopes, Plagiarism Platform APIs, Proficiency Ratings

Canvas Production Release Notes (2018-06-23)

Upcoming Canvas Changes

August 4: New Scheduler

On August 4, the New Scheduler feature option will be enabled for all institutions currently using the Scheduler feature in the Calendar. Institutions not using the Scheduler will not be affected. For more information about New Scheduler, please review the New Scheduler documentation. Existing enhancement ideas for this feature can be viewed in Canvas studio; new ideas should include the scheduler tag.

Updated Features

  • Account Settings: Course and People Search Enforcement
  • Calendar: Events Duplication
  • Discussions: Courses Page Design Updates, Section-Specific Discussions
  • Modules: Modules Duplication
  • New Gradebook: Grade Detail Tray Access Button

Other Updates

  • Authentication: SAML2 Processing

Platform/Integration

  • API: API Change Log
    • Files API, SIS Imports API, Users API

Canvas Production Release Notes (2018-06-02)

Updated Features

  • Account Settings: Right-to-Left Language Support
  • Authentication: SAML Login Attribute Domain Option
  • Conferences: Recording Formats and Statistics
  • DocViewer: Image Support, Instructor Annotation Management, Non-Author Annotation Comments, Comment Truncation, Comment Display Order, Comment Padding
  • User Settings: Gradebook CSV Separator Preferences

Other Updates

  • Outcomes: Import Error and Warning Functionality Clarification
  • Rich Content Editor: Sidebar Course Navigation Link Name Consistency
  • Rubrics: Account and Course Order
  • SIS Import: SIS File Refactor Feature Option Enforcement

Platform/Integration

  • API: API Change Log
    • Content Exports API, External Tools API, Grade Passback External Tools Documentation, Scopes API, Submissions API

Canvas Production Release Notes (2018-05-12)

Upcoming Canvas Changes

SIS File Refactor: June 2

On June 2, the SIS File Refactor account-level feature option will be enabled for all institutions.

Account Course & User Search: June 2

On June 2, the Course & User Search account-level feature option will be enabled for all institutions.

Updated Features

  • Account Settings: Right-to-Left Language Support (announced in beta only; not deployed to production)
  • Announcements: Comment Setting Persistence
  • User Settings: Yo Web Service

Other Updates

  • Assignments: Submission Details Page Sidebar Terminology Update
  • Files: Settings Menu Icon Update
  • Global Navigation: Help Customization Link Section Anchor Tag
  • Permissions: See Other Users’ Primary Email Address, View Login IDs for Users

Platform/Integration

  • API: API Change Log
    • Accounts API, Communication Channels API, Courses API, Enrollments API, Roles API, Submissions API, User Observees API, Users API

Canvas Production Release Notes (2018-04-21)

Updated Features

  • Account Settings: Dashboard Default View
  • Conferences: Individual Recording Deletion
  • Discussions: Courses Page Design Updates, Section-Specific Discussions
  • Rich Content Editor: Inline Preview Document Height, Word Counter
  • SpeedGrader: Outcomes Extra Credit

Other Updates

  • Announcements: Reply Icon Update
  • SIS Imports: SIS File Refactor

Platform/Integration

  • API: API Change Log
    • Accounts API, Courses API, Discussion Topics API, Modules API, Sections API, SIS Import Errors API, SIS Import Format Documentation, SIS Imports API, Users API

Canvas Production Release Notes (2018-03-31)

New Features

  • Outcomes: Bulk Import, Outcome Edit Functionality, Manage Rubrics Button Update
  • Reports: Outcome Export, Outcome Results and Student Competency

Updated Features

  • Account Settings: Similarity Detection Platform Originality Score Default
  • DocViewer: Non-Author Annotation Comments, Annotation Comment Icon, Free Draw Stroke Widths
  • New Gradebook: Filter Persistence, Display Grade Assignment Grading Scheme, Grading Scheme Entry Menu, Complete/Incomplete Entry Menu, Grade Detail Tray Final Grade Calculation Warning Icon

Other Updates

  • Browsers: Internet Explorer 11 Functional Support
  • Dashboard: Coming Up List Calendar Link

Platform/Integration

  • Account Reports API: Date and Time Report Object
  • Calendar Events API: Calendar Event [All Day] Parameter
  • Custom Gradebook Columns API: Read Only Column Object Status and Endpoint
  • LTI Variable Substitutions: Course Group ID Variable
  • Outcomes API: Updated Rubrics Outcome Object
  • Outcome Imports API: Import Outcomes and Get Outcome Import Status Endpoints
  • Outcomes Import Format Documentation: Outcomes CSV Format
  • SIS Import Format Documentation: Enrollments CSV Enrollment Start and End Date Fields
  • Users API: List Counts for To Do Items Endpoint

Canvas Production Release Notes (2018-03-10)

Upcoming Canvas Changes

IE11 Functional Support: March 31

On March 31, Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) will transition from a fully supported browser to a functionally supported browser. As future Canvas releases take place, Internet Explorer may begin to exhibit slight visual differences from other browsers, but these differences will not restrict product functionality or accessibility.

Updated Features

  • Account Settings: Course and People Search, Profile Picture Gravatar Setting
  • Announcements: Courses Page Design Updates, Section-Specific Announcements, Allow Comments Option
  • Authentication: SAML Message Signing Algorithm

Other Updates

  • Outcomes: Menu Icon Update

Platform/Integration

  • Account Notifications API: User Endpoint Clarifications
  • Account Reports API: Report Parameters Object True and False Values
  • Custom Gradebook Columns API: Custom Column Object Column ID and Visibility
  • External Tools API: User Navigation Documentation Clarification
  • LTI Variable Substitutions: Group Variables, Membership and Roles Clarifications
  • Submissions API: Submitted_Since Parameter

Canvas Production Release Notes (2018-02-17)

Upcoming Canvas Changes

LDAP No TLS Support: March 31

On March 31, Canvas will no longer support the No TLS option for LDAP authentication. In the Canvas authentication page, the TLS preference should be updated to either Simple TLS or Start TLS. Institutions should work with their LDAP vendor to encrypt traffic and verify their TLS port.

Related Product Updates

Canvas Data Live Events: February 17

On February 17, live events will be available in Canvas Data in the production environment and conforms to the Caliper 1.1 standard. Live events is not available for testing in the beta environment. For more details, please see the Live Events configuration document in the Canvas Data community space.

Updated Features

  • Assignments: GPA Scale Grading Type Removal, Individually Graded Group Assignment Comment Options
  • Conversations: Autocomplete Courses Menu
  • Courses: Course Home Page Student View Button
  • Global Announcements: Trust Account Domain Restrictions
  • New Gradebook: Entered Grades Calculation Value
  • People: Last Attended Date
  • Permissions: Modify Login Details for Users Subaccount Permission
  • Reports: Grade Export Unposted Columns, MGP Grade Export Unposted Columns, SIS Export Group Categories

Other Updates

  • Canvas Interface: Scheduler Design Updates, Modules Files Download Icon Update, Terms of Use Terminology Update

Platform/Integration

  • Assignments API: GPA Scale Value (Deprecated)
  • Authentication: Entity IDs and SAML
  • Courses API: Default View Parameter
  • Discussion Topics API: Specific Sections Parameter
  • Group Categories API: SIS Group Category ID and SIS Import ID Parameters
  • Groups API: SIS Group ID Parameter
  • LTI: User Navigation Menu LTI Tool Visibility
  • Plagiarism Detection Platform Users API: Group Index Endpoint
  • SIS Import Format Documentation: Parent Account ID Sticky Field, Groups CSV Group Category ID and Course ID Fields, Group Categories CSV

Canvas Production Release Notes (2018-01-27)

[Release delayed to 2018-02-03]

Updated Features

  • Blueprint Courses: Associated Course Links
  • New Gradebook: Entered Grades Display, Unpublished Assignments Indicator, Minimum Column Width
  • Rich Content Editor: Decorative Image Checkbox

Other Updates

  • Canvas Interface: Menu Design Updates, Privacy Policy Link
  • External Apps: Duplicate Application Warning
  • User Settings: International SMS Country Additions

Platform/Integration

  • Announcements API: Include Parameter
  • Discussion Topics API: Sections and section_user_count Values
  • Enrollments API: Accept and Reject Course Invitation Endpoints
  • Authentication: SAML Authentication Change
  • LTI Variable Substitutions: Canvas.course.previousContextIDs
  • SIS: Terms CSV date_override_enrollment_type

Canvas Production Release Notes (2018-01-06)

New Features

  • New Gradebook: Late Policies, Feature Option Change, Grading Icon Update

Updated Features

  • Rich Content Editor: Accessibility Checker Contrast Rules, Image Alt Text Field, Audio Controls Whitelist
  • SpeedGrader: Excess Rubric Criterion Points

Platform/Integration

  • Login: Canvas Login Path POST Requests
  • LTI Standards: lis_result_sourcedid
  • LTI Variable Substitutions: Canvas.term.name and Person.name.display
  • Users API: sis_login_id

Canvas Production Release Notes (2017-12-09)

Updated Features

  • Account Navigation: Analytics Link
  • Assignments: Assignment Group Contents Move Menu
  • Groups: Student Inactive Status
  • New Gradebook: Grade Detail Tray Concluded Enrollment Notice

Other Updates

  • Assignments: Plagiarism Framework Update
  • Canvas Interface: Design Updates (Collaborations, Dashboard, Rich Content Editor)
  • Languages: Italian

Platform/Integration

  • Assignments API: Order_by
  • Courses API: Sis_import_id
  • Discussion Topics API: Title value in order_by
  • Enrollment Terms API: Sis_import_id
  • Sections API: Course_section[integration_id]
  • Login: Canvas Login Path POST Requests
  • OAuth2: Replace_tokens
  • SIS Import Format Documentation: Integration_id, user_integration_id, and account_id

Canvas Production Release Notes (2017-11-18)

Updated Features

  • Account Settings: Help Menu Observer and Unenrolled User Availability
  • Course Settings: Move-To Menu Sidebar
  • Gradebook: New Gradebook
  • Modules: Module Items Duplication, Move-To Menu Sidebar, MasteryPaths Refresh Page Message
  • Pages: Front Page Removal Option
  • People: Move-To Menu Sidebar
  • Rubrics: Criterion Duplication
  • Users: Act as User Audit Log Message

Other Updates

  • Notifications: Responsive Email Design

Platform/Integration

  • API: Accounts API, Assignments API, Courses API, Users API
  • External Tools: LTI Variable Substitutions

Canvas Production Release Notes (2017-10-28)

New Features

  • Rich Content Editor: Accessibility Checker

Updated Features

  • Assignments: Move-To Menu Sidebar
  • Discussions: Discussion Duplication, Move-To Menu Sidebar
  • DocViewer: Comment Expand and Collapse Link, Annotation Delete Icon Visibility
  • Gradebook: Gradebook History Filters
  • Grades: Student Grades Table Design
  • Rubrics: Criterion Icon Visibility, Ratings Rubric Descriptions
  • Users: Act as User Multiple Login Display

Platform/Integration

  • API: Blueprint Courses API, Modules API, Outcome Groups API, Quizzes API, SIS Imports API, SIS Integration API, Submissions API
  • External Tools: LTI Variable Substitutions
  • SIS Import Format Documentation: Diffing Mode, Courses CSV

Canvas Production Release Notes (2017-10-07)

Updated Features

  • Assignments: Student Late and Missing Status Labels
  • Rubrics: Rubric Criterion Range

Other Updates

  • Analytics: Term List Order
  • SpeedGrader: Performance Update
  • User Interface: Bootstrap Styling, Icon Updates, Blueprint Lock Icon, Publish & Unpublish Icons, DocViewer Delete Icon

Platform/Integration

  • API: Assignments API
  • SIS: Multi-Term Batch Mode

Canvas Production Release Notes (2017-09-16)

Updated Features

  • Conferences: BigBlueButton Interface Enhancements, Presentation Downloads, Promote Viewer to Moderator, Public Chat Downloads,  End Meeting on Logout, Full Screen Mode, Multi-user Whiteboard, Shared Notes
  • Course Import: Download Expiration
  • Reports: SIS Export and Provisioning Admin CSV

Other Updates

  • Assignments: Student Assignments Filter Buttons
  • Notifications: Course Sender Name
  • Users: Masquerade Page, Permissions

Platform/Integration

  • API: CommMessage API, Grading Standards API
  • OAuth2: User Profile Page
  • SIS: Admin CSV

Canvas Production Release Notes (2017-08-26)

Updated Features

  • Authentication: Admin Role Federated Attribute, Logout Page
  • DocViewer: Point and Area Annotation Comments, Session Expiration Warning
  • Reports: SIS Export Course Format
  • Rich Content Editor: Insert/Edit Media
  • User Interface: Mobile Login Page

Other Updates

  • SpeedGrader: Performance Updates

Platform/Integration

  • API: Submissions API
  • SIS Import Format Documentation: Blueprint Course ID, Diffing Mode Deletion

Canvas Production Release Notes (2017-08-05)

Updated Features

  • Assignments: Late and Missing Status Labels (Submission Details Page, Student Grades Page, SpeedGrader)

Platform/Integration

  • SIS Import Format Documentation: Diffing Mode, Change SIS IDs

Other Updates

  • Languages: Icelandic

Canvas Production Release Notes (2017-07-15)

Upcoming Canvas Changes

August 5: SAML Endpoint

On August 5, the /saml2 endpoint will officially replace the /saml_meta_data endpoint. Institutions that rely on this endpoint for authentication will need to transition to the /saml2 endpoint, which already includes all metadata associated with entity IDs. For questions about this change, please contact your Customer Success Manager.

New Features

  • Courses: Assignment Duplication, Pages Duplication

Updated Features

  • Assignments: Disable Sync to SIS
  • Calendar: Assignments Sync to SIS
  • Conferences: Observer Invitations
  • Course Home Page: Modules Course Home Page Default
  • Rich Content Editor: Sidebar Enhancements
  • SIS Import: Last Batch Error CSV File

Other Updates

  • Courses: Content Export Expiration Clarification
  • User Interface: Canvas Font Size Update, Canvas Icon Update

Canvas Production Release Notes (2017-06-24)

Upcoming Canvas Changes

Rich Content Editor Sidebar: July 1–15

During the first part of July, enhancements to the Rich Content Editor Sidebar (Content Selector) will be enabled in all Canvas features for all Canvas institutions. These enhancements already exist in Pages and the Syllabus using the Remote Version of the Rich Content Editor and Sidebar account-level feature option. Learn more about the Rich Content Editor Sidebar in the Updated Features section below.

New User Tutorial: July 15 (UPDATE: REVERTED)

On July 15, the New User Tutorial feature option will be enabled for all Canvas institutions. On August 5, the feature option will be removed from the feature options list. This feature replaces the existing Course Setup Checklist in Canvas courses and displays to new Canvas instructors. Learn more about the New User Tutorial feature in Canvas Production Release Notes (2017-04-22).

New Features

  • Blueprint Courses
  • Canvas DocViewer

Updated Features

  • People: Group Leader Context Card
  • Rich Content Editor: Content Selector Page Links

Other Updates

  • Course Settings: Sidebar Links
  • Grades: Assignment Groups and Total Points

Platform/Integration

  • API: Account Reports API, Files API, Outcomes API
  • Accordion jQueryUI Component

Canvas Production Release Notes (2017-06-03)

Upcoming Canvas Changes

Modules Home Page: July 15

On July 15, the Modules Home Page feature option will be enabled for all Canvas institutions and removed from the feature option list. This feature replaces the Recent Activity Stream as the Course Home Page default, though instructors can still choose any home page in a course. Learn more about the Modules Home Page feature in Canvas Production Release Notes (2017-04-22).

New User Tutorial: July 15

On July 15, the New User Tutorial feature option will be enabled for all Canvas institutions. On August 5, the feature option will be removed from the feature options list. This feature replaces the existing Course Setup Checklist in Canvas courses and displays to new Canvas instructors. Learn more about the New User Tutorial feature in Canvas Production Release Notes (2017-04-22).

Updated Features

  • Courses: Course Home Page Recent Announcements Display, Content Export Expiration
  • Developer Keys: Notes Field and Enhanced Usage Statistics
  • Grades: Individual View Weighted Grading Periods Display
  • Rich Content Editor: Remote Version of Rich Content Editor and Sidebar Global Availability, Embedded Content Preview, Full Screen YouTube Link, Table Context Menu, Media Play Icon

Platform/Integration

  • API: External Tools API

Canvas Production Release Notes (2017-05-13)

New Features

  • Dashboard: Color Overlay

Updated Features

  • Pages: Front Page Individual Setting
  • Reports: LTI Report, Provisioning, SIS Export, User Access Tokens
  • Rich Content Editor: Google Apps LTI Presentation Mode
  • Sections: Section End Date and Past Enrollments

Platform/Integration

  • API: Users API

Canvas Production Release Notes (2017-04-22)

New Features

  • Courses: New Instructor Tutorials, New Modules Home Page Default, Course Setup Tutorial, Admin Feature Option Details, User Feature Option & Existing Instructor Access

Updated Features

  • Dashboard: Dashboard View Menu
  • Grades: Weighted Grading Periods Sidebar
  • People: Pending Enrollments View
  • Reports: SIS Export Enrollments Section Limitation Column
  • SIS: SIS Integration Settings

Other Updates

  • Notifications: Student-Performance Texts

Platform/Integration

  • API: Accounts API
  • LTI Variable Substitutions: ToolProxyBinding.memberships.url

Canvas Production Release Notes (2017-04-01)

New Features

  • Grades: Weighted Grading Periods, Multiple Grading Periods Workflow, Weighted Grading Periods and Weighted Assignments Groups
  • Modules: Course Content Export (Offline Content via Modules)

Updated Features

  • Calendar: New Scheduler Workflow
  • Chat: Chat Enhancements (Chat Interface, Chat Management, Chat History)
  • Courses: Course End Date and Past Enrollments
  • Rich Content Editor: Playsinline Whitelist
  • Student Context Card: Graded Item Assignment Names

Platform/Integration

  • SIS Import Format Documentation: Enrollments CSV

Canvas Production Release Notes (2017-03-11)

New Features

  • Admin: Canvas Parent Tools (LTI), Parent Options (Reset Password, Block Parent)

Updated Features

  • Account Settings: Default Help Link Customization
  • Discussions: Attachment Edits, Peer Review Discussion Completion
  • People: Add Users CSV File Entries, Email Addresses, Login IDs and SIS IDs
  • Rich Content Editor: Abbr Whitelist, Sidebar New Page Links
  • SpeedGrader: Unmute Assignment Warning

Other Updates

  • Canvas Login: Links and Button Styling

Platform/Integration

  • API: Enrollments API, SIS Integration API

Canvas Production Release Notes (2017-02-18)

New Features

  • People: Student Context Card, Context Card Details, Context Card Link Locations

Updated Features

  • Discussions: Deleted Reply Management
  • Groups: Collaborations User List
  • People: Add Users Process, Email Addresses & Login IDs, SIS ID

Other Updates

  • Global Announcements: Default Announcement Type
  • Languages: Haitian Creole
  • User Interface: Canvas Icon Updates (Assignments, Outcomes, Rubrics, People)

Platform/Integration

  • API: Enrollment Terms API, External Tools API, Submissions API, Users API
  • External Tools: Grade Passback Tools, Importing Extended Tool Configurations, Variable Substitutions
  • Webpack Module Bundler
  • SIS: SIS Import Format Documentation

Canvas Production Release Notes (2017-01-28)

Updated Features

  • Accounts: Default Term in Term List, Reports Provisioning Report, Reports Term List Order
  • Assignments: Close Dates and Assignment Name
  • Calendar: Recurring Event Occurrence Clarification
  • Course Imports: SCORM Content
  • Dashboard: To Do List and Past Assignments, White Course Card Background Color
  • Modules: MasteryPaths Assignment Descriptions
  • Pages: Instructor Course Home Page Announcements Display
  • Quizzes: Student Quiz Responses Clarifications
  • SIS: PowerSchool LTI
  • User Navigation: Profiles Link

Other Updates

  • Authentication: Remove All Authentication Button
  • User Interface: Canvas Icon Updates

Platform/Integration

  • API: External Tools API, OAuth2

Canvas Production Release Notes (2017-01-07)

Upcoming Canvas Changes

Canvas Commons

Release notes previously indicated that Canvas Commons would automatically be enabled for all institutions on January 3. This date has been postponed and will be re-announced at a later date.

New Features

  • Account Settings: Disable Announcement Comments
  • External Apps: Google Apps LTI
  • Pages: Course Home Page Announcements Display

Updated Features

  • Account Settings: Custom Help Link Mail Scheme
  • Authentication: Canvas Authentication Password Characters, Remove All Authentication Alert
  • Calendar: Student Scheduler Events
  • Course Imports: Copy a Canvas Course Order
  • Courses: Course List Enrollments Default, Term List Future Group
  • ePortfolio: Move-To Menu
  • Multiple Grading Periods: Close Date Assignment Edits
  • Rich Content Editor: Sidebar Update

Other Updates

  • User Interface: Canvas Icons Update

Platform/Integration

  • API: API Index, Appointment Groups API, Collaborations API, Conversations API, SIS Imports API

Canvas Production Release Notes (2016-12-10)

Upcoming Canvas Changes

Turnitin API Deprecation: December 31

On December 31, Turnitin will discontinue the Canvas API integration and will only support the LTI integration. If you are a Canvas admin whose institution is using Turnitin and have not yet enabled the Turnitin LTI for your account, please contact your Turnitin account representative for your external app credentials. The Turnitin LTI can be configured for your account as shown in the External App URL lesson. For additional questions, please see the Turnitin Canvas integration page or contact your Canvas Customer Success Manager.

Canvas Commons: January 3

On January 3, Canvas Commons will automatically be enabled for all institutions. If you are a Canvas admin and your institution currently has Canvas Commons turned off and you do not want to enable Commons, please contact your Customer Success Manager to opt out.

Canvas Authentication Passwords: January 7

On January 7, passwords for Canvas authentication will require eight characters instead of six characters. Institutions using other external authentication methods will not be affected. The eight-character length requirement only applies when a user creates a new password or resets a password. Existing six- and seven-character passwords will not be affected unless the password needs to be changed or reset.

New Features

  • Groups: Group Assignments by Section
  • Microsoft Office 365

Updated Features

  • Courses: Course Auto-Favorites, Set Order Menu, Term List Order Update
  • Files: Name Confirmation Check Mark
  • Multiple Grading Periods: Account Updates - Default Start Date, Time Zone Display, Close Date Course Verification Updates, Assignment Due Dates, Gradebook Default Grades and Curved Grades, Student Grades and Assignment Grades Weights
  • Notifications: Instructor Role Group Announcement Notifications

Other Updates

  • Course Import: Common Cartridge Compliance Import Process
  • Outcomes: Manage Rubrics Menu Placement
  • Rich Content Editor: Minimize Preview Link Placement, Underlined Hyperlinks
  • User Interface: Global Font Update

Canvas Production Release Notes (2016-11-19)

New Features

  • Mastery Paths
  • Permissions: LTI Add and Edit

Updated Features

  • Account Settings: Customer Help Menu Links
  • Analytics: Concluded Courses
  • Dashboard: To Do List and Submission Terminology

Other Updates

  • Calendar: Week and Agenda View Updates
  • Pages: Wiki Terminology Update (Course Settings, Modules, Permissions)

Platform/Integration

  • API: External Tools API, SIS Integration API, Submissions API
  • External Tools: Content Item, Importing Extended Tool Configurations

Canvas Production Release Notes (2016-10-29)

New Features

  • Assignments: Intra-Group Peer Reviews
  • Global Navigation: Global Navigation Menu Width

Updated Features

  • Account Settings: Custom Help Link Telephone URL Scheme
  • Assignments: Group Assignment Menu and New Group Button
  • Authentication: Additional Federated Attributes, SSO Login Theme Editor Settings
  • Dashboard: To Do List Due Date Items
  • Groups: Group Navigation Course Link, Instructor Group Links, File Status Icons
  • Learning Mastery Gradebook: Aligned Outcome Artifacts
  • Multiple Grading Periods: Close Date Verification in Assignments, Gradebook CSV Files, and Quizzes, Assignments, Assignment Group Settings, Gradebook CSV Files, Quizzes

Platform/Integration

  • API: SIS Assignment API

Canvas Production Release Notes (2016-10-08)

Updated Features

  • Assignments: Concluded Course SpeedGrader Link
  • Authentication: Facebook and LinkedIn Federated Attributes
  • Dashboard: Sidebar Course Names
  • Grades: LTI Submission Icon, Multiple Grading Period Close Dates, Account-Level Close Dates, Course-Level Verification
  • Quizzes: Question Bank Question Detail Answers
  • Theme Editor: Main Text Color Option
  • User Settings: Navigation Underline Links

Canvas Production Release Notes (2016-09-17)

New Features

  • Attendance: Student Attendance View [feature release has been delayed]

Updated Features

  • Course Settings: Custom Course Visibility (Course Visibility, Course Content Visibility)
  • Gradebook: Excessive Points Alert
  • Notifications: UI Update, Twitter and SMS Notification Preferences
  • Quizzes: Moderate Quiz Student Search Filter
  • SpeedGrader: Excessive Points Alert

Other Updates

  • Canvas Interface: Canvas Colors
  • Rich Content Editor: MathMan Integration, Caption Files in Mobile Apps

Platform/Integration

  • API: Enrollment API, Rubrics API, SIS Integration API, SIS CSV Format, Submissions API

Canvas Production Release Notes (2016-08-27)

New Features

  • Course Settings: Dashboard Course Images
  • User Settings: Underline All Links Feature Option

Updated Features

  • Account Settings: Customized Default Help Links
  • Calendar: Calendar Event Edits
  • Conferences: BigBlueButton Live Captioning, Desktop Sharing Improvements
  • Global Navigation: Help Menu Placement, Global Navigation Width

Other Updates

  • Account Settings: Button Updates
  • Assignments: Index Page Style Update
  • Conferences: Index Page Style Update
  • Modules: Index Page Style Update
  • Quizzes: Index Page Style Update
  • Rich Content Editor: Keyboard Shortcut Icon, Sidebar Updates
  • Rubrics: Rubric Button Placement

Platform/Integration

  • API: Courses API, Assignments API, Calendar Events API
  • Developer Keys: Multiple Redirect URIs
  • LTI: External Link Launch

Canvas Production Release Notes (2016-08-06)

New Features

  • Assignments: Final Grade Extension
  • Files: Read-only Submissions Folder
  • Reports: Multiple Grading Periods (MGP) Grade Export Report

Updated Features

  • Authentication: SAML Federated Attributes
  • Reports: Enrollments Provisioning Report Base Role Type
  • Rich Content Editor: Remote Version of Rich Content Editor and Sidebar, Track Whitelist
  • SpeedGrader: UI Updates, Icon/Link Updates, Comment Drafts, Gradebook Enrollment Settings

Platform/Integration

  • API: Announcements API, Courses API, Groups API, SIS Integration API

Canvas Production Release Notes (2016-07-16)

New Features

  • Account Settings: Customized Help Link Text and Icons

Updated Features

  • Account Settings: Sub-account Theme Editor Management
  • Grades: Grading Period Terms, Grading Period Sets, Multiple Terms and Grading Periods, Sub-Account & Courses View, Current Grading Periods, Existing Course-level Grading Period Changes, Future Grading Periods
  • Reports: Course Storage Report Total File Size
  • Rich Content Editor: Sidebar Assignment Links, MathML Whitelist
  • User Account: Profiles User Account Menu

Other Updates

  • Assignments: Turnitin Submissions
  • Conversations: Send Individual Messages Checkbox
  • Course Settings: Add Section Button
  • Outcomes: Outcomes Buttons
  • User Settings: International SMS Country Additions

Platform/Integration

  • API: Calendar Events API, Conversations API, Enrollments API, Grading Periods API

Canvas Production Release Notes (2016-06-25)

New Features

  • Theme Editor (New Canvas UI): Themes Collections Page, Save a Theme

Updated Features

  • Account Settings: Turnitin API Originality Report Default Setting, Course Copies
  • Courses: Department Label Change
  • Reports: SIS Creation Checkbox
  • SIS Import: Batch Mode Deleted Items Count, SIS CSV User Observers

Other Updates

  • Grades: Complete/Incomplete Icon Updates
  • Languages: Norwegian (Nynorsk)
  • Mobile: Mobile Login Page
  • Notifications: Grading Clarification
  • Rubrics: Rubrics Button and Criterion Link Updates
  • Theme Editor (New Canvas UI): Mobile CSS/JS Files

Platform/Integration

  • APIs: Account Notifications API, SIS Imports API

Canvas Production Release Notes (2016-06-04)

New Features

  • SpeedGrader: Inactive Enrollment Notice

Updated Features

  • Admin Tools: Excused Assignment Grade Changes
  • Assignments: Moderate Grading Reviewer Button
  • Quizzes: Admin Roles and Course Quizzes
  • Users: Page View Developer Key Names (Admins)

Other Updates

  • Calendar: Events Pagination
  • Dashboard: Recent Feedback Display Extension
  • Files: Move Icon Replacement
  • Notifications: Observer Role Updates and Scheduling
  • Pages: Course Navigation Breakpoint Width (New Canvas UI), Sidebar Scrolling (New Canvas UI)
  • People: Sidebar Button Consolidation
  • Profiles: Profiles Page Updates
  • Reports: Provisioning Report SIS Column
  • Syllabus: Syllabus Page Updates

Platform/Integration

  • APIs: Courses API
  • Assignments: Homework Submission Parameter
  • Authentication: SAML Deprecated Endpoint

Canvas Production Release Notes (2016-05-14)

New Features

  • Theme Editor: Badge Text

Updated Features

  • Groups: Groups Page Updates

Other Updates

  • Courses: Enrollment Invitations and Restricted Start Dates
  • Dashboard: To Do List Ignore Icon Alignment, Courses Notification Icon Alignment (New Canvas UI), Logo Padding Removal (New Canvas UI)
  • Discussions: View Discussions Permissions
  • Login: Maximum Width Removal (New Canvas UI)
  • Grades: Concluded and Inactive Enrollment Setting Persistence
  • Terms: User Count Removal

Platform/Integration

  • APIs: Courses API, Outcome Groups API, Users API

Canvas Production Release Notes (2016-04-23)

New Features

  • Authentication: Microsoft and Clever
  • Calendar: Wrapped Assignments and Event Titles (feature option)
  • External Apps: Manage Edu App Center List
  • Global Announcements: Subaccount Global Announcements
  • Grades: Inactive Enrollments Setting, Enrollment Labels

Updated Features

  • Courses: Courses Page Updates
  • Global Navigation: User Account Menu Updates (New UI)
  • Grades: Course Navigation Menu (New UI)
  • People: User Details Inactive Status, User Details Observer Links

Other Updates

  • Assignments: Turnitin Icon Contrast
  • Authentication: Self Registration Page Styling
  • Course Settings: Subaccount List Sorting
  • Dashboard: Dashboard Course Icon Update (New UI)
  • Gradebook: Performance Updates
  • Notifications: Observer Role Updates, Communication Channel Update
  • People: Open Registration Observer Invitations

Platform/Integration

  • APIs: Courses API, Sections API

Canvas Production Release Notes (2016-04-02)

New Features

  • Account Settings: Course Storage Report
  • Permissions: SIS Import and Manage Split, Change Course State Delete Addition

Updated Features

  • Assignments: Submission Details View (New Canvas UI)
  • Global Announcements: Global Announcement Edits
  • Gradebook: Individual View Final Grade Decimal Places, Module Sorting and Non-Module Assignments
  • Notifications: Notification Preference View
  • People: User Menu Analytics Link
  • Quizzes: Manually Graded Question Quiz Statistics
  • SpeedGrader: Group Submission Individual Comments View
  • Theme Editor: High Contrast Alert

Other Updates

  • Canvas Interface: 12pt Font Size Updates, Page Footer Removal (New UI), Dashboard Card Width (New UI), Section Edits
  • User Settings: High Contrast Styles Page Scrollbar Color

Platform/Integration

  • SIS Import Formats: Users.csv, Accounts.csv additions

Canvas Production Release Notes (2016-03-12)

New Features

  • Analytics: Page Views Table
  • Assignments: Differentiated Group Assignments
  • Course Settings: Blended Course Format
  • Permissions: View Announcements

Updated Features

  • Calendar: Scheduler Student Signup View
  • Course Imports: Thin Common Cartridge Standard (Modules Select Content)
  • Dashboard: To Do List
  • People: Edit Observer Role, Deactivate User
  • Quizzes: Instructor Quiz Previews

Platform/Integration

  • APIs: Submissions API, Users API

Canvas Production Release Notes (2016-02-20)

New Features

  • Account Settings: Restrict Future Enrollments in Courses List
  • SpeedGrader: Crocodoc Student Feedback Document Review

Updated Features

  • Analytics: Graph Enhancements
  • Announcements: Announcements Likes in Student Replies
  • Assignments: External Tool URL
  • Dashboard: Sidebar Enhancements, Course Nicknames (New UI Only)
  • Grades: Grades Sorting
  • Outcomes: Single Calculation Methods
  • Quizzes: Quiz Statistics Updates
  • Settings: Masquerade and Student View Notification Bars (New UI Only)

Other Updates

  • User Interface: Font Sizes
  • Login: Password Reset Field
  • Theme Editor (New UI only): Custom CSS/JS Upload Warning

Platform/Integration

  • APIs: API Page, Multiple Grading Periods IDs

Canvas Production Release Notes (2016-01-30)

Other Updates

  • Notifications: Discussion and Announcement Reply URLs
  • User Interface: Icon Updates, Dashboard (New Canvas UI Only), Default Font Size (New Canvas UI Only)

Canvas Production Release Notes (2016-01-09)

Upcoming Canvas Changes

New Canvas User Interface (UI): July 9

On July 9, 2016, the New Canvas Interface will no longer be a Feature Option in Canvas and will be enabled for all Canvas users as a standard feature. Enabling the New UI affects the user interface for the entire Canvas account.

New Features

  • Assignments: SIS Sync Icon
  • Authentication: Authentication Providers, Just In Time Provisioning
  • Notifications: International SMS

Updated Features

  • Account Settings: Student Term Dates and Content Access Restrictions
  • Assignments: Moderated Grading
  • Theme Editor: Theme Editor Templates
  • New Canvas UI: Global Navigation, Dashboard Cards, Course Navigation Menu
  • People: Login ID/SIS ID columns

Community Holiday

  • Account Settings: Post to SIS Assignment Default
  • Assignments: Filter by Grading Period
  • Grades: Hide Assignment Group Totals with Final Grade
  • Gradebook: Remove Student Names from Message Students Who, Percent Symbol in Percentage-based Assignments
  • People: Inactive Enrollment Type, Edit Enrollment Type

Other Updates

  • Authentication: Canvas Self Registration
  • Course Settings: Link Validator
  • Discussions: Discussion Reply Performance Enhancements
  • Grades: Graded Anonymously Column
  • Gradebook: Individual View Download Submissions Button, Differentiated Assignments and Arranging Columns by Due Date
  • Notifications: Bounced Channels, Custom Role Names
  • Reports: Last User Access Report
  • Rich Content Editor: Text Line Height

Platform/Integration Updates

  • APIs: Assignment Group API, Enrollments API, SIS CSV Format
  • External Apps (LTI): Media Full-screen Viewing

Canvas Production Release Notes (2015-12-19)

Upcoming Canvas Changes

December 12 release postponed to December 19

The release scheduled for this Saturday, December 12, will move back one week to December 19. Canvas has experienced a few performance hiccups over the last few days, and although we’re very confident about the quality of the release, we will wait to introduce new features and other changes to the production environment until after the end of the traditional final exam window next Friday. We apologize for the short notice on this change.

January 2 release postponed to January 9

The release scheduled for Saturday, January 2, will move back one week to January 9. We want you to enjoy your New Year’s weekend without having to worry about the Canvas changes. Please contact your Customer Success Manager if you have questions or concerns about these changes.

New Features

  • Assignments: Moderated Grading
  • Course Settings: ePub Exports, Link Validator
  • SpeedGrader: Anonymous Grading

Updated Features

  • Calendar: Calendar Export Assignment Descriptions
  • People: Section-Limited User Roles

Other Updates

  • Calendar: Scheduler Messages
  • Grades: Ungraded Quizzes and Student Grade Totals
  • New Canvas UI: High Contrast Styles and Institution Logo
  • People: Observers and Active Enrollment State
  • SpeedGrader: Firefox Crocodoc Annotations

Platform/Integration

  • APIs: Submissions API

Canvas Production Release Notes (2015-11-21)

Upcoming Canvas Changes

Turnitin LTI (External Apps)

Turnitin has created an LTI tool to use for Turnitin assignments in Canvas. The Turnitin LTI will replace the Turnitin Canvas plugin (API), which will be deprecated at a later date. If you are a Canvas admin whose institution is using Turnitin and want to switch to the LTI, please contact your Turnitin account representative for your external app credentials. The Turnitin LTI can be configured for your account as shown in the External App URL lesson. All Canvas Guides Turnitin documentation will be updated as part of the November 21 release for institutions who have already enabled the LTI or want to learn more about the LTI.

New Features

  • Gradebook: Grading Period Totals
  • Gradebook: Grading Period CSV Exports
  • Grades: Grading Period View
  • New Canvas UI: Dashboard Course Nickname

Updated Features

  • Assignments: Anonymous Grading Student View

Other Updates

  • Assignments: Assignment Link
  • Assignments: Submission Attachments and User Quotas
  • Calendar: Assignment Publish Toggle
  • Dashboard: Sidebar Performance Improvements
  • Settings: Feature Option Toggle
  • Settings: ePub Export
  • SpeedGrader: Firefox Crocodoc Annotations
  • Theme Editor: Login Page Logo

Platform/Integration

  • Developer Keys: Refresh Tokens

Canvas Production Release Notes (2015-10-31)

New Features

  • Theme Editor: Watermark Opacity Slider, CSS/JS Upload Updates, Subaccount Branding Progress

Updated Features

  • Admin: User Default Email Edits, Grade Change Activity Log
  • Announcements: Cancel Button
  • Discussions: Cancel Button
  • New Canvas User Interface: Announcements and Discussions Dashboard Badges
  • Gradebook: Differentiated Assignments and Multiple Grading Periods
  • Modules: Requirements and Sequential Order Placement
  • Quizzes: Quiz Statistics and Section Views, Numerical Answer with Precision

Platform/Integration Updates

  • APIs: Courses API, Submissions API

Canvas Production Release Notes (2015-10-10)

New Features

  • Modules: And/Or Requirements
  • Calendar: Scheduler Comments

Updated Features

  • Assignments: Peer Review Notifications
  • Files: Usage Rights and Publishing State
  • New Canvas UI: Term Names, Global Navigation Groups Icon, Login Styles
  • Quizzes: Quiz Question Breakdown by User
  • Theme Editor: Logo Sidebar Branding

Other Canvas Updates

  • Gradebook: Muted Assignments Total Column Icon
  • Languages: Maori
  • Permissions: Manage All Other Course Content

Platform/Integration Updates

  • APIs: Unique Page Titles in API Documentation, Authentication Providers API
  • Canvas Substitution Variables: LTI Launch Dates
  • Developer Keys: Deactivate Keys
  • External Apps: Turnitin, Canvas Substitution Variables

Canvas Production Release Notes (2015-09-19)

New Canvas UI in Free-for-Teacher Accounts

On October 10, the New Canvas User Interface (UI) will be enabled for all canvas courses in Free-for-Teacher accounts. Additional information will be available in the next release. Learn more about the New Canvas UI.

New Canvas Notification IP Addresses

On October 10, we're adding four new Internet Protocol (IP) addresses to our notifications IP list. If your institution adds Canvas notification IPs to whitelists for your network firewall or email management system, please whitelist the new IP addresses by October 10 to ensure your users continue to receive Canvas notifications:

  • 54.240.14.1 (existing)
  • 54.240.14.2 (existing)
  • 54.240.14.198 (existing)
  • 54.240.14.199 (existing)
  • 54.240.14.105 (new)
  • 54.240.14.139 (new)
  • 54.240.14.154 (new)
  • 54.240.14.188 (new)

Please contact your Customer Success Manager if you have any questions or concerns.

 New Features

  • Calendar: Recurring Events (Feature Option)
  • Conferences: BigBlueButton Polling
  • Groups: Conclude Groups at Course Conclusion

Updated Features

  • Gradebook: Muted Assignments
  • New Canvas UI: Admin Navigation, Login Page Layout
  • People: SIS Enrollment and Remove from Course Option
  • Permissions: Rubrics, Global Announcements
  • Theme Editor: Subaccount Customization, K12 Theme Template Access, Login Customization
  • SpeedGrader: Manual Quiz Question Grading, Hiding Names in Anonymous Surveys

Other Canvas Updates

  • Gradebook: Post Grades to SIS Button
  • Notifications: Notification Styles (global announcements)

 Platform/Integration Updates

  • Account Navigation: Developer Keys
  • APIs: SIS Integration API, Submissions API, Outcome Results API

Canvas Production Release Notes (2015-08-31)

New Canvas UI in Free-for-Teacher Accounts

In the next few weeks, the New Canvas User Interface (UI) will be enabled for all canvas courses in Free-for-Teacher accounts. Additional information will be available in the next release. 

Updated Features

  • Course Home Page: Published Link
  • Groups: Clone Group Set
  • SpeedGrader: External URLs

Platform/Integration Updates

  • APIs: Accounts, Discussion Topics, Notifications, Quiz Question Group
  • External Apps (LTI Tools): Account-Level App Placement

Other Canvas Updates

  • Course Imports: User Roles
  • Courses: Course List Details
  • Courses: Course Navigation Term Date
  • Notifications: External Mail Handling
  • User Settings: Time Zones

Canvas Production Release Notes (2015-08-08)

New Features

  • New Canvas User Interface: Global Dashboard & Navigation, Responsive Design, Theme Editor
  • People: Student Interactions Report Overview

Updated Features

  • Collaborations: Etherpad (no longer supported)
  • Gradebook: Excuse an Assignment in Individual View
  • Grades: Total Column Decimals
  • Outcomes: Decaying Average Calculation
  • Quizzes: Quiz Item Analysis Calculation
  • Rich Content Editor: Default Icons

Canvas Production Release Notes (2015-07-18)

Upcoming Canvas Changes

EtherPad Collaborations: August 8

On August 8, 2015, all existing Etherpad collaborations that are hosted by Canvas will be permanently deleted. Institutions who still want to use Etherpad as a collaboration tool can set up their own Etherpad server and integrate it with Canvas. Learn more about the open source Etherpad project at Etherpad.org. As a product alternative, users can also create Google Docs collaborations in Canvas.

(Note: Recurring Calendar Events was reverted this release)

Updated Features

  • Assignments: Differentiated Assignment Section and Student List
  • Assignments: Peer Review Student Names
  • Assignments: Assignment Details and Locked Assignments
  • Assignments: Assignment Submissions Button
  • Files: Files Navigation Link and Content Selector Tab
  • Gradebook: Grades and Concluded Grading Periods
  • Gradebook: Incomplete Quiz Score Icon
  • Notifications: Excused Assignment Notifications
  • Outcomes: Imported Account-Level Outcomes
  • SpeedGrader:  Submission URLs
  • SpeedGrader: Autosave SpeedGrader Comments
  • Users: Manage Profile Pictures

Permissions Updates

  • Account: Changing User Passwords [See List of Users and Modify Login Details]
  • Course: Viewing Grader Comments in Rubrics [View All Grades]

Other Canvas Updates

  • Account Settings: Edit Name
  • Authentication: SAML
  • Feature Options: Canvas Catalog now Public Course Index
  • Languages: Swedish and Danish

Platform/Integration Updates

  • APIs: Courses, Peer Reviews, Quiz Questions

Canvas Production Release Notes (2015-06-27)

 New Features

  • Canvas Help: Ticketing System Choice
  • Gradebook: Excuse and Assignment
  • Gradebook: Multiple Grading Periods
  • Modules: Mark as Done

Updated Features

  • Authentication: Observers and LDAP/SAML
  • Canvas Login: Password Reset Notification

Other Canvas Updates

  • Quizzes: Quiz Question Background Color
  • User Settings: Bounced Warning for Single Communication Channels

InstructureCon Release Notes (2015-06-17)

The new Canvas interface design is still actively being worked on as a feature option and is set to release to production later this year. We are currently enabling the feature option selectively to admins and institutions as an early access Beta release. This process will help facilitate further development through the summer while letting users access the new and improved Canvas interface. Currently this feature is only available in Beta. If your institution is interested in enabling this feature in Beta, please contact your Customer Success Manager (CSM). Production availability will be announced in a future release.

  • Global Dashboard & Navigation
  • Responsive Design

Canvas Production Release Notes (2015-06-06)

Upcoming Canvas Changes

Differentiated Assignments: July 18

On July 18, 2015, Differentiated Assignments will no longer be a Feature option in Canvas and will be enabled for all Canvas users as a standard feature. This change includes both Differentiated Assignments by section and individual users, which is part of this production release.

New Features

  • Calendar: Custom Colors
  • Assignments: Differentiated Assignments by Individual
  • User Profile: Student Submission Exports

Updated Features

  • Admin Settings: Reports
  • Collaborations: Etherpad (no longer in Canvas)
  • Gradebook: Persistent Gradebook Columns & Total Grade Rounding
  • Notifications: Conferences Recordings

Other Canvas Updates

  • Authentication: Canvas Login Parameters
  • Dashboard: Instructor To-Do List and Ignore Forever Link
  • Files: Better File Browsing Enabled Feature Option
  • People: User Validation Column Header
  • Settings: Feature Options Buttons
  • Technology Upgrades: Ruby 2.1 and Passenger 5.1

Platform/Integration Updates

  • APIs: Groups, Quizzes API, Submissions API, Users API, SIS Reactivation Endpoints

Canvas Production Release Notes (2015-05-16)

Upcoming Canvas Changes

New Files (Better File Browsing): June 6

On June 6, 2015, the new Files interface (Better File Browsing) will no longer be a Feature

Option in Canvas and will be enabled for all Canvas users as a standard feature. This change will enable New Files on the course and user levels. Learn more about New Files.

Etherpad Collaborations: June 6

On June 6, 2015, Canvas will no longer host new Etherpad collaborations because Etherpad cannot integrate with Canvas user authentication. Users that have links to existing collaborations will see a warning message notifying them to migrate any necessary content before August 8, when all Etherpad collaborations that are hosted by Canvas will be permanently deleted. Institutions who still want to use Etherpad as a collaboration tool can set up their own Etherpad server and integrate it with Canvas. Learn more about the open source Etherpad project at Etherpad.org. As a product alternative, users can also create Google Docs collaborations in Canvas.

Ticketing System Choice: June 27

On June 27, 2015, Canvas Support is moving from Zendesk to Salesforce Service Cloud. Your institution can use Service Cloud, or you can choose to send your tickets elsewhere with our Ticketing System Choice feature. Beta testing for this system is now available through your Customer Success Manager (CSM). If you aren’t already part of Canvas Labs, which is the space in the Canvas Community containing all the details about this transition, please contact your CSM.

New Features

  • Discussions: Like Icon

Updated Features

  • Assignments: Save & Publish Button
  • Assignments: Student Submission Detail Page
  • Conferences: BigBlueButton Enhancements
  • Discussions: Save & Publish Button
  • Free-for-Teacher Canvas Registration: Email Field
  • Gradebook: Assignment Columns and Return/Enter Key
  • Groups: Rich Content Editor and LTI Tools
  • Gradebook: Asynchronous Downloads
  • Pages: Save & Publish Button
  • Quizzes: Save & Publish Button
  • Quizzes: Quiz Question Answer Comments and Rich Content Editor

Other Updates

  • Conferences: Server Timeout Protection

Platform/Integration Updates

  • APIs: Enrollments API, Quiz Questions API
  • Canvas Substitution Variables: External Tools
  • OAuth: OAuth 2 Tokens, LTI Launch URLs and GET Params

Canvas Production Release Notes (2015-04-25)

Upcoming Canvas Changes

As of today (April 20), Google has deprecated the Google Docs API used in Canvas features such as submitting a Google doc to an assignment and Google collaborations. Users who have previously connected their Canvas and Google accounts will be prompted to re-authorize their connection, either by accessing Collaborations or a Google Docs assignment submission, or by manually re-enabling Google as a web service in their personal settings.

On June 6, 2015, the following changes will be made in Canvas:

  • Differentiated Assignments (by section) will no longer be a Feature Option in Canvas and will be enabled for all Canvas users as a standard feature.
  • The new Files interface (Better File Browsing) will no longer be a Feature Option in Canvas and will be enabled for all Canvas users as a standard feature. This change will enable New Files on the course and user levels.

New Features

  • Assignments : Anonymous Peer Reviews & SCORM LTI Tool

Updated Features

  • Assignments : Assignment Shell Date Variation
  • Discussions : SpeedGrader Link
  • Notifications  : Email Processor for Hard-Bounced Communication Warnings
  • Rich Content Editor : Menu Bar
  • Student Learning Mastery Gradebook : Student Graph

Platform/Integration Updates

  • Canvas Substitution Variables: Assignments & APIs
  • APIs: Roles API
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