Canvas is working on discussions / announcements redesign and the user group is a great place to provide feedback and suggestions. You can also read the most recent updates in the user group hub. 

New Anonymity Features has just been added to the redesign. 

anonymous option

Discussion redesign – Options for anonymous discussion

Please note: 

  • When anonymity is turned on for a discussion, grading and groups are not supported.
  • Teachers, teaching support and TAs will never be anonymous.
  • Student names and profile pictures are hidden from other course members, including teachers.

Discussions Redesign Early Access provides more information about the feature release plan. The new features are in the discovery phase. You can access them in our Canvas test environment.