Canvas Feature Request

Submit a Canvas Feature Request

Do you have an idea to make Canvas better? A technology need that Canvas does not currently meet?

If so, share your thoughts by filling out the Canvas Feature Request form:

Before Submitting a Request

We encourage you to review the following support options to see if others have discovered the solution you need: Canvas Community and Canvas Guides

The Canvas Community is a vibrant group of Canvas users who regularly share creative ways to use the Learning Management System to accomplish pedagogical needs, discuss new core features, and vote on feature requests and other proposed improvements. You can find answers to questions, share ideas about teaching, and join groups dedicated to issues of particular interest to you at the links above. In some cases, you may find that others have already discovered a way to solve your problem here.

UW-Madison Canvas Community Group
This UW-Madison-specific Canvas Community group is a great resource for discussion about teaching with Canvas.

After Submitting a Request

After you submit a feature request, it will be routed to the MERIT Instruction team. MERIT’s instructional technologists will review your request and contact you if we have questions or suggestions that might help you achieve what you’re trying to do.

Requests validated by the instructional technologists will be forwarded to the Canvas Feature Request Working Group (CFRWG). The CFRWG consists of five UW-Madison instructional technologists and IT specialists who meet quarterly to review and curate feature requests. The CFRWG will consolidate similar requests, research the Canvas Community site for like requests, discuss whether custom development efforts might be needed, and decide on the most effective strategy for responding to or escalating each request. Membership on the CFRWG is rotating and will change on an annual basis.

Ongoing Support

For more information or to request an individual Canvas consultation, email Anjali Bhasin ( or Maria Widmer (