Canvas deploys contain code changes that are intended to fix bugs, improve performance, and prepare for new features, but they do not affect customer workflows. These deploys take place every two weeks and can be tested in the beta environment before the production deploy date indicated in the title of this document. Intended changes in workflow are noted in the Canvas Release Notes published monthly.
Deploy notes may include notable fixed bugs, bugs included in the Canvas Known Issues list, and additional updates that do not affect user functionality.
With the decrease of code changes for projects related to the COVID-19 response, Canvas engineers may choose to postpone branching code for a weekly deploy. Code will not be branched for a deploy this week.
However, some Canvas platform changes do not require a new code branch, such as for general Canvas maintenance. Some of these changes may continue to take place each week as determined by Canvas engineers.