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Canvas Catalog Release Notes (2015-08-04)

Canvas Catalog Release Notes (2015-08-04)

In this Catalog release, Catalog supports beta environments for all US-hosted Catalog customers and has also updated its custom CSS/JavaScript hosting for improved site performance.

Canvas Catalog is an all-in-one learning solution that integrates with the Canvas LMS as a course registration system, payment gateway, and learning platform. Learn more about Canvas Catalog.

  New Features


Beta Environment

Catalog now supports beta environments for all US-hosted Catalog customers. Production data is copied to the beta environment once a week. As beta environments are for testing new features, all existing beta content is refreshed with the production copy, so any data that needs to be maintained should be reproduced in the production environment as soon as possible.

Beta environments are associated with beta Canvas environments, so if an admin accesses Canvas from Catalog beta, Canvas will also display the beta environment. The reverse is also true; admins who access Catalog from beta Canvas will also view the beta Catalog environment.

Beta environments can be accessed by adding .beta after the Catalog name:

  • Non-vanity domains—the beta site for is
  • Vanity domains—the beta site for is


  Other Updates


Catalog Customizations

JS/CSS Cloud Storage

As a performance enhancement, custom JavaScript/CSS files are now mirrored on the Amazon S3 cloud, which minimizes caching and provides faster content delivery.

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