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Some new opt-in features are available in the production environment but are subject to change. Provide your feedback and help contribute to additional improvements before they’re enabled for all product users.

Please note features noted as Feature Previews are in active development, where feature updates take place outside the product's regular release cycle. Please view the user group for more details.


Canvas LMS

Assignment Enhancements

Supported student assignments display an improved interface and submission workflow. This change improves the student experience in completing and submitting assignments, viewing rubrics, and locating instructor feedback.

  • Assignment Enhancements User Group
  • Current Status: Feature Preview (Active Development)
  • Production Availability: As of 2020-10-17
  • Projected Feature Stability: 2021-10-27
  • Projected Feature Enforcement: TBA

Course Pacing

Course Pacing is a new feature preview. See the Course Pacing Feature Overview.

  • Course Pacing User Group
  • Current Status: Feature Preview (Active Development)
  • Production Availability: 2022-04-27
  • Projected Feature Stability: TBA
  • Projected Feature Enforcement: TBA

Discussions/Announcements Redesign

Discussions/Announcements Redesign is a project to enhance the Discussions and Announcements user experience. See the Discussions Feature Overview.

  • Discussions/Announcements Redesign User Group
  • Current Status: Feature Preview (Active Development)
  • Production Availability: As of 2021-06-19
  • Projected Feature Stability: Parity as of August 2021; new features TBA
  • Projected Feature Enforcement: TBA

Enhanced Gradebook Filters

Enhanced Gradebook Filters is a feature preview that allows a user to set a series of conditions to be filtered for in the Canvas gradebook.

  • Gradebook Filters User Group
  • Current Status: Feature Preview (Active Development)
  • Production Availability: As of 2022-02-17
  • Projected Feature Stability: TBA
  • Projected Feature Enforcement: TBA

New Analytics

New Analytics provides a richer analytics experience for course grades, weekly online activity, and individual student view. All analytics also include mobile page views. Analytics can be displayed in a grid format or in an interactive graph.

  • New Analytics User Group
  • Current Status: Feature Preview (Active Development)
  • Production Availability: As of 2019-05-15
  • Projected Feature Stability: TBA
  • Projected Feature Enforcement: TBA

New Quizzes

New Quizzes is an assessment engine that integrates with Canvas as an LTI tool and replaces the classic quizzes functionality currently existing in Canvas. Instructors can use New Quizzes to create assessments using a variety of question types.

Some new features are currently only available within the beta environment. See what’s new and share your feedback before these features are made available to all product users.


Canvas LMS

New Quizzes

Classic quizzes content, including question banks, migrate to New Quizzes.

The following features in this section have been removed from the beta environment and may be re-introduced in a future release.


Currently no features have been removed from the beta environment

For information on changes made in the production environment, please review the Release Notes.