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Center For Teaching, Learning and Technology Contact

Office Director:

Brenda Frieden

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Contact Person:
Donna Jacobs

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Phone: 620-235-4840

332 Hartman Hall Pittsburg State University Pittsburg, KS 66762-7503

2018-04-21 New Feature Screencast from Canvas LMS on Vimeo.

Canvas Updates

Canvas operates different than other LMS platforms.  Updates are rolled out every three weeks and applied on Saturdays.

Here is the current schedule for updates:

  • Beta release and notes (Monday - Week 1)
  • Production release notes (Monday - Week 2)
  • Production release and documentation (Saturday AM - Week 2)
  • No updates or notes (Week 3)

Canvas Release Notes

You can view all of the release notes in the Canvas Community at Canvas Release Notes.

Beta Environment

You can explore new features on our beta environment of Canvas at  This instance is refreshed every week, so please do not create content that you hope to save in this environment.  This is a great place to experiment with new tools or to try an existing tool that you have never used before. The beta server does not send out student notifications.

Canvas Studio

To learn about new features Canvas is currently developing, please visit their new public site, Canvas Studio.