What feature options are currently available at the course level?

Canvas is continually creating new features to improve your experience. The majority of improvements will be made available as part of our regular release cycle. However, some features may change the workflow for common activities in Canvas during your current term and will be placed in your Course Settings as a Feature Option. After a specified period of time, some Feature Options may become standard features in Canvas. Learn more about Feature Options and how to enable them in the manage new features lesson.

Feature Option Availability

Feature Options are enabled by your institutional admin. The following Feature Options are currently available for your institution as noted in their respective environments (beta or production). If you do not see them available in your Course Settings Feature Options, please contact your admin.

ePub Exporting

ePub Exporting

ePub Exporting is a course-level feature option that allows all users to download a course as an ePub file. This feature allows users to view course content offline, such as files and pages. However, users cannot interact with the course in ePub material; course materials are displayed in a read-only state and any tasks such as submitting an assignment must be completed online.

By default, an ePub file is arranged by module, meaning only items that students have access to view in each module are included in the ePub file. However, instructors can choose to organize the ePub file by content type (e.g. assignment, quizzes, etc.) in Course Settings.

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  • Released in beta November 30, 2015
  • Released in production December 19, 2015
  • View the ePub Exporting lesson

Learning Mastery Gradebook

Learning Mastery Gradebook

This feature will always be a feature option in Canvas.

The Learning Mastery (Outcome
) Gradebook helps you assess the outcomes that are being used in Canvas courses. Located as part of the regular Gradebook, the Learning Mastery Gradebook provides an overview of student learning based on standards rather than grades. You can also use the gradebook for feedback about curriculum and teaching methods.

Students are not affected by the Learning Mastery Gradebook unless the Student Learning Mastery Gradebook option is also enabled.

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Student Learning Mastery Gradebook

Student Learning Mastery Gradebook

This feature will always be a feature option in Canvas. This feature can only be used in conjunction with the Learning Mastery Gradebook feature option.

The Student Learning Mastery Gradebook is a course-level feature option that shows students how they are being scored against outcomes being used in Canvas courses. When enabled, this feature displays as a separate grades tab on the Student Grades page.

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Post Grades to SIS

Post Grades to SIS

Post Grades to SIS allows the Canvas Gradebook to share grade information with your institution's external Student Information System (SIS). You can use this feature to pass back grades from the Gradebook. Only assignments that are individually selected will be sent back to the SIS.

SIS integrations supported by this feature option currently include: PowerSchool

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Recurring Calendar Events

Recurring Calendar Events

Recurring Calendar Events must be configured with the support of your Canvas Customer Success Manager (CSM) before it can be enabled for your institution. Please contact your CSM for assistance.

Recurring Calendar Events allows you to create multiple copies of an event every day, week, or month. However, once events are created, they are not linked together and are treated as independent events.

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Multiple Grading Periods

Multiple Grading Periods

Multiple Grading Periods allows you to create separate grading periods within a specific course. This feature was specifically designed for institutions that include a course during multiple terms and allows you to specify course work within a specific term. 

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Gradebook - List Students by Sortable Name

Gradebook - List Students by Sortable Name

Gradebook - List Students by Sortable Name allows you to view student names in the Gradebook by sortable name. Sortable name displays as last name, first name.

Details

  • Released in beta December 10, 2014
  • Released in production December 20, 2014
  • View the Sortable Name Gradebook lesson

Require Usage Rights for Uploaded Files

Require Usage Rights for Uploaded Files

This feature will always be a feature option in Canvas.

Require Usage Rights for Uploaded Files requires users to indicate usage rights for all course files before publishing the file to a course.

Details

  • Released in beta February 9, 2015
  • Released in production February 21, 2015
  • View the Usage Rights lesson

Anonymous Grading

Anonymous Grading

Anonymous Grading is a course-level feature option that requires all course assignments to be graded anonymously in SpeedGrader. Students can view whether or not an assignment was graded anonymously in both the student Grades page and the sidebar of the assignment submission page.

Details

  • Released in beta November 30, 2015
  • Released in production December 19, 2015
  • View the Anonymous Grading lesson

Display Totals for All Grading Periods

Display Totals for All Grading Periods

This feature can only be used in conjunction with the Multiple Grading Periods feature option.

Display Totals for All Grading Periods is a course-level feature option that affects multiple grading periods. This feature allows users to view the All Grading Periods option in the grading periods drop-down menu and view total grades and any assignment group totals in the course. The total grade within an individual grading period is not affected and can always been viewed in the course.

This feature affects the global Grades view, courses Grades view, and the instructor Gradebook.

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Quiz Log Auditing

Quiz Log Auditing

Quiz Log Auditing allows you to investigate problems that a student may have when taking a quiz. Quizzes will automatically create data for any quiz taken in the course, but Quiz Log Auditing allows the logs to be viewed as part of a student's quiz results.  

Details

  • Released in beta December 29, 2014
  • Released in production January 31, 2015
  • View the Quiz Log lesson