Announcing the 2014 Canvas Grant Winners!

We’re sure you’ve been sitting on pins and/or needles, wondering who our expert panel of judges chose to receive the $100k we put up for anyone willing to try to innovate in education. Who are these visionaries and difference-makers? And what are their big ideas? Well, wonder no more because here they are: the education-innovating, difference-making, paradigm-shifting, grant-winning ideas for both Higher Ed and K-12. Learn more >

What’s Happening Now

Instructure Launches Open, Vendor-Neutral Website for Education App CatalogSALT LAKE CITY (April 23, 2014) – Instructure, the technology company serving the learning market through its cloud software platform, today announced it has launched, an open resource Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) catalog that currently houses more than 130 education apps. These apps integrate with most major Learning Management System (LMS) vendors in K-12 and higher education, enabling the development of a technology ecosystem for education. Read more
7 Tips to Help You Choose the Right LMSChoosing the right learning management system (LMS) for your district can feel a little like trying to find the perfect prom date. If you make the wrong choice, it is going to cost you a lot of money and you’re going to be sad when the date is over. With an LMS, there are many details to consider when deciding if an LMS is a good fit for your district, and the ramifications of that choice are huge. A good match powers teaching and learning, while a poor match inhibits adoption and results in further fragmentation. You need a learning platform that adds flexibility to teaching and learning, improves outcomes, justifies the investment, and most importantly, get used by teachers! Read more
Instructure Calls for Collaboration in Education With New SIF Integration
for Canvas LMS
SALT LAKE CITY (April 10, 2014) – Instructure made an appeal for greater collaboration among education technology vendors with its announcement today of a new service that simplifies the integration of its Canvas learning management system with K-12 student databases. Built on the Schools Interoperability Framework (SIF), an industry initiative that promotes data compatibility across a variety of applications and products, Instructure's free, open-source service will streamline grading, evaluations and other functions that rely on student information systems (SIS). Read more