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Be in the know for Product!

Want to learn how a feature gets on the roadmap and about the product process? In the links below, learn about the feature lifecycle, get product insights, participate in feature idea conversations, provide feedback about beta features, and view details of recent releases.

Roadmap

Canvas teams are continually updating the roadmap and noting features that are coming in subsequent quarters.

Roadmap

The roadmap indicates the targeted month a feature should be released and is updated monthly. Dates are always subject to change.

Discovery Conversations

Engage with the product team on projects and initiatives in the early stages of the software development process. Read their blog posts and engage in their requests for feedback! Engagement is one part of the Instructure feature development process.

Feature Options

Feature options allow institutions to enable newly developed functionality according to their preferred time frame. Unless otherwise indicated, all feature options are opt-in for the Canvas LMS and do not require any action by a Canvas admin until a feature’s enforcement date is announced. Look for the [Option] identifier next to these features in the roadmap.

Feature Previews

Some feature options are identified as feature previews, which provide early access to customers who want to actively participate in the development process. Once the core concept of the feature has been developed, the feature will be available to all Canvas customers at a future date.

Our product teams build feature previews in real time, and updates incorporate user feedback as often as every two weeks. Details about feature updates and process are posted in the feature's user group. Look for the [Preview] identifier next to these features in the roadmap.

Roadmap Archive

Instructure product features are made available as part of release notes. For a complete list of all previously released features, please see the Canvas release notes and the additional product release notes.

These features are currently in development and are targeted to be released within the quarter. Roadmap items are subject to change.
Last updated 2022-03-22.

Canvas LMS

Account Settings

Allow admins to manage user account authorization via access tokens.

Consortia

Allow account settings in child accounts to be inherited from the parent account.

Discussions/Announcements Redesign [PREVIEW]

Discussions/Announcements Redesign User Group

Allow instructors to create fully anonymous discussions.

Provide a discussion setting to allow participants to choose to be anonymous.

Gradebook

Remove the Missing label once a grade is manually entered in the Gradebook.

Split the Gradebook Name columns into first name, last name.

Allow instructors to apply a score to ungraded submissions.

Gradebook Filters [PREVIEW]

Gradebook Filters User Group

Update current gradebook filter options and add enhanced filtering capabilities.

Navigation

Allow users to find answers to questions about using Canvas via the Virtual Assistant.

New Quizzes [OPTION]

Quizzes Transition Group

Allow matching questions to include partial credit.

Support the Rich Content format in Fill-in-the-Blank questions.

Outcomes

Allow Outcome criterion rating levels and calculation methods to be set on an individual basis [FEATURE OPTION]

Permissions

Group the LTI - add / edit / delete permission into three separate permissions.

Rich Content Editor

Allow users to create buttons and icons in the Rich Content Editor.

SpeedGrader

Notify graders about unposted SpeedGrader comments.

Canvas Mobile

Canvas for Elementary Important Dates

Display Important Dates to support Canvas for Elementary webviews.

Comment Library

Allow teachers to view a predefined list of feedback to select during grading in SpeedGrader.

Catalog

Shopping Cart

Provide streamlined enrollment by allowing students to purchase and enroll in multiple listings with just one click.

Impact

Course Reports for Instructors LTI

Redesign Course Reports as an LTI tool to integrate into Canvas, Blackboard Learn Original, and Blackboard Learn Ultra.

Enable monitoring and reporting for all LTI tools

Allow institutions to monitor adoption for installed LTI tools within reports.

MasteryConnect Integration

Fully integrate Impact into MasteryConnect.

Studio Integration

Fully integrate Impact into Studio.

Walkthroughs

Allow instructional designers to create a multi-step walkthrough to guide instructors and students through a specific workflow process.

MasteryConnect

Tracker Migration

Existing trackers can be migrated to a new course.

Studio

Zoom Integration

Studio supports an integration with Zoom that automatically uploads recorded meetings into Studio.

Videri

Search and Sort Items

Users can sort or search for items listed on the Visuals, Watchlists, and Data Explorer pages.

Dashboard Personalization

User-defined dashboard filters are automatically saved

These features are currently in development and are targeted to be released within the quarter. Roadmap items are subject to change.

Last updated 2022-04-12.

Canvas LMS

Consortia: Themes Inheritance

Allow themes in child accounts to be inherited from the parent account.

Course Pacing [PREVIEW]

Course Pacing User Group

Helps support instructors with courses that have staggered start dates or rolling enrollments that require differentiated due dates based on the student start date or date of enrollment.

Dashboard

Allow observers to view and filter one student’s dashboard when observing multiple students.

DocViewer

Allow support for iWorks file types in DocViewer.

Gradebook

Allow instructors to apply a score to ungraded submissions.

Allow instructors to send messages to observers using the “Message Students Who” feature in the Gradebook.

New Quizzes [OPTION]

Quizzes Transition Group

Support the Rich Content format in Fill-in-the-Blank questions.

Allow for multiple sync of Blueprint courses in New Quizzes.

Outcomes

Allow administrators and instructors to quickly view Outcome alignments.

Rich Content Editor

Allow users to create buttons and icons in the Rich Content Editor. [OPTION]

 

Canvas Mobile

Dark Mode

Allow users to enable dark mode in the Canvas mobile apps.

Discussions Redesign [PREVIEW]

Allow Discussion Redesign features in the mobile apps.

User Interface Enhancements

Updates to LaTex equations, font type, and annotations.

 

Impact

Enable Context-sensitive Messages and Support for all LTI Contexts

Allow Impact to monitor adoption, provide embedded support, and create campaigns for installed LTI tools.

Studio Integration

Fully integrate Impact into Studio.

Virtual Assistant

Allow Tier 1 Support customers to get instant help through a virtual-assistant powered support center.

Walkthroughs Insights

Allow administrators to view statistics for Walkthrough engagement, completion, and feedback.