What Feature Options are currently available for my institution?
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 Account Settings as a Feature Option. After a specified period of time, Feature Options will become standard features in Canvas. Learn more about Feature Options and how to enable them in the manage new features lesson.
Feature Options are enabled by your Customer Success Manager. The following Feature Options are currently available for your institution as noted in their respective environments (beta or production).
Learning Mastery Gradebook
The Learning Mastery (Outcome ) Gradebook helps instructors and admins 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. Instructors 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.
Student Learning Mastery Gradebook
The Student Learning Mastery Gradebook shows students how they are being scored against outcomes being used in Canvas courses and should be used in conjunction with the Learning Mastery Gradebook. This feature displays as a separate grades tab on the Student Grades page when enabled by an instructor.
Student Groups Page
The new Student Groups page gives students an enhanced experience with course groups. This feature displayed an updated interface on the Groups page when enabled by the institution's Canvas administrator.
- View the 07/12/14 Production Release Notes