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).

Student Groups Page

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The new Student Groups page is an account-level feature option that gives students an enhanced experience with course groups. When enabled, this feature displays an updated interface on the Groups page.

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HTML5 for Video

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The Prefer HTML5 for Video Playback is an account-level feature option that allows admins to prefer use of HTML5 for browser videos across their institution. When enabled, browsers will display videos as HTML5 by default; however, if a browser does not support HTML5, it will use Flash as a backup.

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Learning Mastery Gradebook

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The Learning Mastery (Outcome
) Gradebook is a course-level feature option that 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.

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Student Learning Mastery Gradebook

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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 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.

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