Official Canvas Document
Instructure is committed to consistently improving the Canvas user experience. Our cloud-based platform allows us to maintain an agile production cycle and provide users with bug fixes, enhancements, and new features in three Canvas environments: beta, production, and test. All Canvas environments are also available on any mobile app; just use the appropriate Canvas URL.
Beta and Production updates are outlined in Canvas Product Release Notes.
Release Schedule Calendar
The beta environment allows admins and instructors to explore the most recent Canvas features before they reach production. The beta environment is overwritten with data from the production environment every Saturday*. Any work or content added to the beta environment will be overwritten every week.
The production environment is the live, working environment where users interact with Canvas every day. Every three weeks, new code is placed in the production environment as indicated in the release notes for the current release, posted inRelease Notes: Canvas. Changes to the production environment include new features, updates to existing features, or new or updated APIs.
*An exact time when the production environment will be overwritten will vary for every organization.