Canvas Information and Resources

Canvas System Update Information

Update Schedule

The Canvas production environment is updated with new features and fixes approximately every 3 weeks. See Instructure’s upgrade dates.

System Data Refresh from Production New Version
Production ~ Every 3 weeks on Saturdays
Test ~ Every 3 weeks on Sundays ~ Every 3 weeks on Sundays
Beta Every week on Saturdays Every 1 to 3 weeks on Mondays

Update Details for each set of Features and Fixes

See Product Release Notes for each upgrade.

Canvas systems are refreshed (overwritten/updated) as follows:

Production

Every three weeks, new code is placed in your production environment as indicated by the Production Release Notes. Changes to your production environment are new features, updates to existing features, or new or updated APIs. Release notes are distributed the Monday before the production release, which takes place every three weeks on the following *Saturdays. (see schedule above)

Test

Every three weeks after the production release, the test environment is overwritten with data from the production environment on the following *Sundays. (see schedule above)

Beta

The beta environment is overwritten with data from the production environment every *Saturday. Any work or content you add to your beta environment will be overwritten every week.

Additionally, every three weeks, new code is placed in your beta environment as indicated by the Beta Release Notes. Beta release notes can include new features, updates to existing features, or new or updated APIs and are distributed every three weeks on the following *Mondays. (see schedule above)

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