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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 2022-07-19.

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.

  • This feature will be addressed in Q3.
  • 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.

  • This feature will be addressed in Q3.
  • Outcomes

    Allow administrators and instructors to quickly view Outcome alignments.

  • This feature will be addressed in Q3.
  • 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.

  • This feature will be addressed in Q4.
  • Walkthroughs Insights

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

  • This feature will be addressed in Q4.
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    These features are currently in development and are targeted to be released within the quarter. Roadmap items are subject to change.

    Last updated 2022-09-19.

    Canvas LMS

    Conferences

    Allow conferences created in Big Blue Button to be automatically updated in the course calendar.

  • Web Release: Canvas Release Notes (2022-10-15)
  • Related Idea: Calendar Events - Big Blue Button - button and enable recording
  • Allow “Enable Waiting Room” option in Big Blue Conferences.

  • Web Release: Canvas Release Notes (2022-10-15)
  • Allow option to sync Membership Lists in Big Blue Button conferences.

  • Web Release: Canvas Release Notes (2022-10-15)
  • Doc Viewer

    Allow support for iWorks file types in DocViewer.

    Outcomes

    Allow administrators and instructors to quickly view Outcome Alignment summary.

    Allow Outcome data for New Quizzes to be available in the Learning Mastery Gradebook.

    Align Outcomes to Instructional Content.

    Rich Content Editor

    Allow custom images in Rich Content Editor Icon Maker.

  • Web Release: Canvas Deploy Notes(2022-09-28)
  • Related Idea: Icon Maker-More Images
  • Discussions/Announcements Redesign [PREVIEW]

    Discussions/Announcements Redesign User Group

    Update and enhance Isolated Tray and Discussion Views

    Assignment Enhancements [PREVIEW]

    Assignment Enhancements User Group

    Allow students to view Originality Reports.

  • Web Release: User Group Change Log (2022-08-31)
  • Related Idea: Add Turnitin Similarity score to assignment enhancements student feedback page
  • Support Peer Review Assignments with Assignment Enhancements.

    Observer view updated to show enhanced view of Assignments.

    Course Pacing [PREVIEW]

    Course Pacing User Group

    Allow Section Override dates in a course.

    New Quizzes [OPTION]

    Quizzes Transition Group

    Allow for multiple sync of Blueprint courses in New Quizzes.

  • Web Release: Canvas Release Notes (2022-09-17)
  • Related Idea: New Quizzes: Blueprint master to sync New Quizzes more than the initial sync.
  • Allow for item Bank Support in Blueprint courses.

  • Web Release: Canvas Release Notes (2022-09-17)
  • Related Idea: New Quiz banks supported in blueprint courses
  • Allow item level locking in Blueprint courses.

    Improved support of multiple word banks for Fill in the Blank questions.

     

    Canvas Mobile

    Share Extension

    Update file upload process.

  • Mobile Release: Canvas Student Release Notes (Android 6.20)
  • Mobile Release: Canvas Student Release Notes (iOS 6.17)
  • Version Updates

    New OS version updates.

     

    Catalog

    Bulk Purchase/Enrollment Level Control

    Introduce Bulk Purchase and Enrollment toggle button that allows admins to turn the Bulk Purchase/Enrollment feature on or off for a course listing.

    Google Analytics Integration

    Integrate Google Analytics with Catalog.

    New Supported Payment Provider for Latin America

    Add Mercado Pago as supported payment provider for Catalog users in Latin America.

    Subcatalog and Admin Sort

    In the Subcatalog Admin page, allow the lists of subcatalogs and subcatalog admin names to be sorted in alphabetical order.

     

    Elevate K-12 Analytics

    Assessment Outcomes Normalization

    Districts can set KPIs or expected performance levels across multiple assessments.

     

    Mastery Connect

    Assessment Management Experience

    Update benchmark and district formative assessments to provide a more clear user experience.

     

    Studio

    API Enhancements

    Expansion of Studio API.

    Course Media Access

    Improve course media access in the Navigation Tray.

    Video Editing

    Allow basic cut and trim video editing options.

     

    Impact

    Walkthroughs

    Update walkthroughs to a level that it can be used by the Impact Content Team to create out-of-the-box campaigns.

    Accessibility of Impact Dashboard and Impact Expert Options/Inline Editor

    Update color contrast, focus, alt text, labels, and other display areas.

    Catalog Integration (Delayed to Q4)

    Expand Impact’s communication, analytics, and support capabilities within Canvas Catalog.

    Instructure Domain Migration

    Migrate from Eesysoft domain to an Impact/Instructure domain.

    LTI Integrations

    Migrate LTI integrations (UEF and Course Reports) to LTI 1.3.

    Security

    Implement Security Program Phase 1.