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 example.beta.catalog.instructure.com is example.catalog.instructure.com
Vanity domains—the beta site for www.example.com is www-example-com.beta.catalog.instructure.com