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ANNOUNCING INSTRUCTURECON 2015!
ARE YOU READY FOR STUDENT-CENTERED LEARNING: THE MUSICAL? WE HOPE SO. BECAUSE, AS YOU CAN SEE, IT’S OUR THEME FOR INSTRUCTURECON 2015, DESTINED TO GO DOWN IN HISTORY AS THE YEAR WE ALL DUG A LITTLE DEEPER INTO STUDENT-CENTERED LEARNING. AND MAYBE, JUST MAYBE, WE’LL ALL SPONTANEOUSLY BREAK INTO SONG. YOU NEVER KNOW. JAZZ HANDS SOLD SEPARATELY.
Own Your Own Story Through Canvas Network
In the words of the late poet and author, Maya Angelou, “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” But you don’t have to be a literary genius to get your story out. Canvas...
Chances are, you’ve taken that horrible, terrible, no good, very bad corporate training.
You know, the one that completely wasted your time, would’ve made a very effective sleep aid, and made you...
We raised $40 million. Here's why.
So we’ve raised another round of funding to help us continue to grow up big and strong. We raised $40 million in a Series-E round lead by Insight Venture Partners.
Instructure Secures $40 Million in a Pre-IPO Series E Round
SALT LAKE CITY (February 19, 2015) – Instructure, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) company that created the Canvas learning management system, today...
Canvas’ Fourth Annual Open Security Audit
Back in 2011, Instructure started conducting annual open security audits. It may sound daunting, but it’s really pretty simple. We invite third-party security providers to look for potential vulnerabilities in Canvas. We proactively fix them, which makes Canvas safer and more secure for everyone. Then we we share the results online (as in publicly, with the world).
ANNOUNCING INSTRUCTURECON 2015!
ARE YOU READY FOR STUDENT-CENTERED LEARNING: THE MUSICAL? WE HOPE SO. BECAUSE, AS YOU CAN SEE, IT’S OUR THEME FOR INSTRUCTURECON 2015...
Categorizing and Comparing LMS Course Designs
I read a lot of novels. I watch a lot of films. Sometimes I watch films based on novels (though never the other way around), and one thing I've learned is not to make...
Minecraft MOOCs: Learn to Teach with Games
Here at Canvas Network, it’s been a big year for Minecraft. In October, we hosted “Getting Started with MinecraftEDU,” a MOOC taught by Jason Schmidt, instructional technologist for...
Konspectus Partners with Instructure
CINCINNATI – December 9, 2014 – Konspectus LLC a leading provider of web-based, interactive writing software today announced its partnership with the learning technology...
We raised $40 million. Here's why.
So we’ve raised another round of funding to help us continue to grow up big and strong. We raised $40 million in a Series-E round lead by Insight Venture Partners. This funding will allow us to comfortably double down in K12, HE, and International segments of the market, as well as expand into corporate learning with Bridge.
Seven traits of an engaged employee
One of Instructure’s core values is for each employee to act like an owner. But what does this mean? To me this speaks to employee engagement.
The state of e-learning: fragmented, frustrating, flourishing
The fragmented e-learning market is highly frustrating for many learning and development professionals.
Employee engagement: what it is and why you should care
If you work in learning & development or human resources, you’re probably hearing people talking about “employee engagement.”
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Coates earns top honors in the business services category for EY Utah Region
SALT LAKE CITY, June 9, 2014 – Instructure, the technology company serving the academic and corporate markets with its Canvas learning management system (LMS), announced that CEO Josh Coates is the recipient of the EY Entrepreneur of the Year™ 2014 Utah Region Award. After earning the highest distinction in the business services category at a gala on May 29, 2014 at the Grand America in Salt Lake City, Coates moves on to EY's national competition.
“Instructure is an incredible company,” said Josh Coates, Instructure CEO. “We wouldn’t be where we are today without the founders, executive team and all the people who work each day to make teaching and learning easier for our education and corporate learning customers.”
Coates joined Instructure as CEO in 2010 and grew the company from a handful of employees to more than 350, from a few users to more than 12 million and from zero revenue to millions in contracts across multiple markets. Under Coates' proactive leadership, Instructure has become a technology company with limitless potential for growth in the global education and corporate learning markets.
In 1999, Coates founded his first company, Scale Eight, a scalable storage software company, which served enterprise customers such as Microsoft, Viacom and Fujitsu. In 2005, he founded Berkeley Data Systems, which developed the popular online backup service, Mozy, and was acquired by EMC Corp in 2007 for $76 million.
ABOUT INSTRUCTURE
Instructure, Inc. developed the Canvas learning management system to make teaching and learning easier for everyone, everywhere. Canvas empowers learning in every context with open, usable SaaS technologies. And through Canvas Network, Instructure provides a cloud platform where teachers, learners, and institutions worldwide can connect and chart their own course for personal growth, professional development, and academic inquiry. Learn more at www.instructure.com.
CONTACTS
Devin Knighton
Director of Public Relations at Instructure
(801) 722-8187
devin@instructure.com
Twitter: @devinknighton | www.instructure.com
Matt Reichman
Method Communications
(801) 461-9778
matt@methodcommunications.com
Copyright © 2014, Instructure, Inc. All rights reserved. Instructure, Canvas and their respective logos are registered trademarks or trademarks of Instructure, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Other brands and names may be claimed as the property of others.
Sales and customer success teams to be located in Sydney, Australia
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – 18th September 2014 – Instructure, the technology company serving the academic market through its Canvas learning management system (LMS), today opened its APAC Headquarters at Tank Stream Labs in Sydney, Australia. In response to growing demand for Canvas from Australian educators in both K-12 and higher education, Instructure has also made a number of strategic appointments including Julian Ridden as Open Education Evangelist and Troy Martin as Director of APAC.
Canvas is the user-friendly alternative to archaic LMS’s, allowing teachers and lecturers to swiftly and easily integrate a vast education marketplace of third-party apps and multimedia features into their course content. The cloud-based platform allows educators to build creative multimedia “mashups” using tools like Vimeo and YouTube. It also gives students the choice to receive personally tailored course alerts through text, Twitter or Facebook, and facilitates “learning-on-the-move” through smartphone apps.
“We are committed to modern education in Australia, and want to partner with institutions that want to bring their teaching and learning into 21st Century,” said Troy Martin, Director of APAC at Canvas by Instructure. “Our rapidly growing team will support existing customers as well as reach out to more schools, universities, TAFES and RTOs across Australia.”
Instructure today services 25 educational institutions in Australia who have deployed the open source, cloud-based LMS. Most noteworthy, Newington College in Sydney has been using Canvas since 2011 and the easy to use LMS continues to exceed their expectations:
“One of the greatest challenges with deploying any technology across an organisation is getting people to use it,” said Sean Corcoran, Head of Teaching and Learning at Newington College. “Canvas is so user friendly that the entire school community has really embraced the unique learning tool. Since its implementation, Canvas has dramatically improved the richness of teaching and learning at our school.”
Canvas runs on a multi-tenant, native cloud architecture, which by the end of 2014 will be hosted in Australia on industry-leading Amazon Web Services, with a 99.9 percent uptime guarantee. Canvas provides institutions peace of mind, knowing their information is accessible, safe and secure.
“Australia is crying out for an alternative to the existing LMS platforms. Canvas is the product of technologists building a solution for educators,” said, Julian Ridden, Open Education Evangelist in Australia at Canvas by Instructure. “This sets it head and shoulders above the outdated LMSs being used by the majority of education facilities across the country. The new generation of digital native students need a revolutionary product – Canvas is the solution.”
Founded in Salt Lake City, Utah, Instructure entered the LMS market in 2011. Since its inception, Canvas has grown exponentially, adding 450 employees in the last three years, and providing education software to more than 12 million users worldwide. The entrance into Australia and wider APAC region builds upon success in the U.S. and U.K., where institutions launched Canvas as an alternative to the decade-old technology offered by traditional LMS providers. In North America, Instructure has signed contracts with more than 900 higher ed and K-12 institutions.
ABOUT INSTRUCTURE
Instructure, Inc. developed the Canvas learning management system to make teaching and learning easier for everyone, everywhere. Canvas empowers learning in every context with open, usable SaaS technologies. And through Canvas Network, Instructure provides a cloud platform where teachers, learners, and institutions worldwide can connect and chart their own course for personal growth, professional development, and academic inquiry. Learn more at http://www.canvaslms.com.au/
Copyright © 2014, Instructure, Inc. All rights reserved. Instructure, Canvas and their respective logos are registered trademarks or trademarks of Instructure, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Other brands and names may be claimed as the property of others.
CONTACTS
Australian media contact
Hotwire PR, Kya de Rome and Eleanor Sampson
canvasaus@hotwirepr.com
02 8985 7294
Canvas by Instructure
Devin Knighton
(801) 722-8187 | devin@instructure.com
Twitter: @devinknighton | www.instructure.com
Sales and customer success teams to be located in Sydney, Australia
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – 18th September 2014 – Instructure, the technology company serving the academic market through its Canvas learning management system (LMS), today opened its APAC Headquarters at Tank Stream Labs in Sydney, Australia. In response to growing demand for Canvas from Australian educators in both K-12 and higher education, Instructure has also made a number of strategic appointments including Julian Ridden as Open Education Evangelist and Troy Martin as Director of APAC.
Canvas is the user-friendly alternative to archaic LMS’s, allowing teachers and lecturers to swiftly and easily integrate a vast education marketplace of third-party apps and multimedia features into their course content. The cloud-based platform allows educators to build creative multimedia “mashups” using tools like Vimeo and YouTube. It also gives students the choice to receive personally tailored course alerts through text, Twitter or Facebook, and facilitates “learning-on-the-move” through smartphone apps.
“We are committed to modern education in Australia, and want to partner with institutions that want to bring their teaching and learning into 21st Century,” said Troy Martin, Director of APAC at Canvas by Instructure. “Our rapidly growing team will support existing customers as well as reach out to more schools, universities, TAFES and RTOs across Australia.”
Instructure today services 25 educational institutions in Australia who have deployed the open source, cloud-based LMS. Most noteworthy, Newington College in Sydney has been using Canvas since 2011 and the easy to use LMS continues to exceed their expectations:
“One of the greatest challenges with deploying any technology across an organisation is getting people to use it,” said Sean Corcoran, Head of Teaching and Learning at Newington College. “Canvas is so user friendly that the entire school community has really embraced the unique learning tool. Since its implementation, Canvas has dramatically improved the richness of teaching and learning at our school.”
Canvas runs on a multi-tenant, native cloud architecture, which by the end of 2014 will be hosted in Australia on industry-leading Amazon Web Services, with a 99.9 percent uptime guarantee. Canvas provides institutions peace of mind, knowing their information is accessible, safe and secure.
“Australia is crying out for an alternative to the existing LMS platforms. Canvas is the product of technologists building a solution for educators,” said, Julian Ridden, Open Education Evangelist in Australia at Canvas by Instructure. “This sets it head and shoulders above the outdated LMSs being used by the majority of education facilities across the country. The new generation of digital native students need a revolutionary product – Canvas is the solution.”
Founded in Salt Lake City, Utah, Instructure entered the LMS market in 2011. Since its inception, Canvas has grown exponentially, adding 450 employees in the last three years, and providing education software to more than 12 million users worldwide. The entrance into Australia and wider APAC region builds upon success in the U.S. and U.K., where institutions launched Canvas as an alternative to the decade-old technology offered by traditional LMS providers. In North America, Instructure has signed contracts with more than 900 higher ed and K-12 institutions.
ABOUT INSTRUCTURE
Instructure, Inc. developed the Canvas learning management system to make teaching and learning easier for everyone, everywhere. Canvas empowers learning in every context with open, usable SaaS technologies. And through Canvas Network, Instructure provides a cloud platform where teachers, learners, and institutions worldwide can connect and chart their own course for personal growth, professional development, and academic inquiry. Learn more at http://www.canvaslms.com.au/
Copyright © 2014, Instructure, Inc. All rights reserved. Instructure, Canvas and their respective logos are registered trademarks or trademarks of Instructure, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Other brands and names may be claimed as the property of others.
CONTACTS
Australian media contact
Hotwire PR, Kya de Rome and Eleanor Sampson
canvasaus@hotwirepr.com
02 8985 7294
Canvas by Instructure
Devin Knighton
(801) 722-8187 | devin@instructure.com
Twitter: @devinknighton | www.instructure.com
Coates earns top honors in the business services category for EY Utah Region
SALT LAKE CITY, June 9, 2014 – Instructure, the technology company serving the academic and corporate markets with its Canvas learning management system (LMS), announced that CEO Josh Coates is the recipient of the EY Entrepreneur of the Year™ 2014 Utah Region Award. After earning the highest distinction in the business services category at a gala on May 29, 2014 at the Grand America in Salt Lake City, Coates moves on to EY's national competition.
“Instructure is an incredible company,” said Josh Coates, Instructure CEO. “We wouldn’t be where we are today without the founders, executive team and all the people who work each day to make teaching and learning easier for our education and corporate learning customers.”
Coates joined Instructure as CEO in 2010 and grew the company from a handful of employees to more than 350, from a few users to more than 12 million and from zero revenue to millions in contracts across multiple markets. Under Coates' proactive leadership, Instructure has become a technology company with limitless potential for growth in the global education and corporate learning markets.
In 1999, Coates founded his first company, Scale Eight, a scalable storage software company, which served enterprise customers such as Microsoft, Viacom and Fujitsu. In 2005, he founded Berkeley Data Systems, which developed the popular online backup service, Mozy, and was acquired by EMC Corp in 2007 for $76 million.
ABOUT INSTRUCTURE
Instructure, Inc. developed the Canvas learning management system to make teaching and learning easier for everyone, everywhere. Canvas empowers learning in every context with open, usable SaaS technologies. And through Canvas Network, Instructure provides a cloud platform where teachers, learners, and institutions worldwide can connect and chart their own course for personal growth, professional development, and academic inquiry. Learn more at www.instructure.com.
CONTACTS
Devin Knighton
Director of Public Relations at Instructure
(801) 722-8187
devin@instructure.com
Twitter: @devinknighton | www.instructure.com
Matt Reichman
Method Communications
(801) 461-9778
matt@methodcommunications.com
Copyright © 2014, Instructure, Inc. All rights reserved. Instructure, Canvas and their respective logos are registered trademarks or trademarks of Instructure, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Other brands and names may be claimed as the property of others.
Sales and customer success teams to be located in Sydney, Australia
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – 18th September 2014 – Instructure, the technology company serving the academic market through its Canvas learning management system (LMS), today opened its APAC Headquarters at Tank Stream Labs in Sydney, Australia. In response to growing demand for Canvas from Australian educators in both K-12 and higher education, Instructure has also made a number of strategic appointments including Julian Ridden as Open Education Evangelist and Troy Martin as Director of APAC.
Canvas is the user-friendly alternative to archaic LMS’s, allowing teachers and lecturers to swiftly and easily integrate a vast education marketplace of third-party apps and multimedia features into their course content. The cloud-based platform allows educators to build creative multimedia “mashups” using tools like Vimeo and YouTube. It also gives students the choice to receive personally tailored course alerts through text, Twitter or Facebook, and facilitates “learning-on-the-move” through smartphone apps.
“We are committed to modern education in Australia, and want to partner with institutions that want to bring their teaching and learning into 21st Century,” said Troy Martin, Director of APAC at Canvas by Instructure. “Our rapidly growing team will support existing customers as well as reach out to more schools, universities, TAFES and RTOs across Australia.”
Instructure today services 25 educational institutions in Australia who have deployed the open source, cloud-based LMS. Most noteworthy, Newington College in Sydney has been using Canvas since 2011 and the easy to use LMS continues to exceed their expectations:
“One of the greatest challenges with deploying any technology across an organisation is getting people to use it,” said Sean Corcoran, Head of Teaching and Learning at Newington College. “Canvas is so user friendly that the entire school community has really embraced the unique learning tool. Since its implementation, Canvas has dramatically improved the richness of teaching and learning at our school.”
Canvas runs on a multi-tenant, native cloud architecture, which by the end of 2014 will be hosted in Australia on industry-leading Amazon Web Services, with a 99.9 percent uptime guarantee. Canvas provides institutions peace of mind, knowing their information is accessible, safe and secure.
“Australia is crying out for an alternative to the existing LMS platforms. Canvas is the product of technologists building a solution for educators,” said, Julian Ridden, Open Education Evangelist in Australia at Canvas by Instructure. “This sets it head and shoulders above the outdated LMSs being used by the majority of education facilities across the country. The new generation of digital native students need a revolutionary product – Canvas is the solution.”
Founded in Salt Lake City, Utah, Instructure entered the LMS market in 2011. Since its inception, Canvas has grown exponentially, adding 450 employees in the last three years, and providing education software to more than 12 million users worldwide. The entrance into Australia and wider APAC region builds upon success in the U.S. and U.K., where institutions launched Canvas as an alternative to the decade-old technology offered by traditional LMS providers. In North America, Instructure has signed contracts with more than 900 higher ed and K-12 institutions.
ABOUT INSTRUCTURE
Instructure, Inc. developed the Canvas learning management system to make teaching and learning easier for everyone, everywhere. Canvas empowers learning in every context with open, usable SaaS technologies. And through Canvas Network, Instructure provides a cloud platform where teachers, learners, and institutions worldwide can connect and chart their own course for personal growth, professional development, and academic inquiry. Learn more at http://www.canvaslms.com.au/
Copyright © 2014, Instructure, Inc. All rights reserved. Instructure, Canvas and their respective logos are registered trademarks or trademarks of Instructure, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Other brands and names may be claimed as the property of others.
CONTACTS
Australian media contact
Hotwire PR, Kya de Rome and Eleanor Sampson
canvasaus@hotwirepr.com
02 8985 7294
Canvas by Instructure
Devin Knighton
(801) 722-8187 | devin@instructure.com
Twitter: @devinknighton | www.instructure.com
Konspectus Partners with Instructure
CINCINNATI – December 9, 2014 – Konspectus LLC a leading provider of web-based, interactive writing software today announced its partnership with the learning technology company Instructure, the creator of the Canvas learning management system (LMS) for K-12 and higher education. Konspectus is now available through the Canvas Edu App Center, an app library that allows teachers, administrators and students to install third-party apps in Canvas, with one click.
By adding Konspectus to the Edu App Center, students and instructors will be empowered to focus on the development of ideas and critical thinking, offering a bold new model for the teaching of writing and the prospect of optimized Common Core State Standards (“CCSS”) learning outcomes from the individual to the school and district level. Today, more than 16 million teachers and students from more than 1,000 institutions use the Canvas LMS.
Konspectus and Instructure are working collaboratively to provide their users with a robust interface for composition and editing with innovative tools to enhance the writing process. Konspectus is available 24x7 from any Internet browser in a secure, hosted environment. The Konspectus technology is ideal for beginners and experienced writers helping them to save time while improving the quality of their final results.
ABOUT KONSPECTUS LLC
Konspectus developed its web-based interactive writing software to address the challenges students face with writing assignments using a focused three-step approach; from creating outlines to a final paper. The software combines a feature rich interface for composition and editing with innovative tools to demystify and enhance the complexities of gathering, organizing and attributing research, bringing efficiencies and benefits to students and teachers that previous writing and educational software products have not had the capability to deliver.
Learn more at www.konspectus.com
ABOUT INSTRUCTURE, INC.
Instructure developed the Canvas learning management system to make teaching and learning easier for everyone, everywhere. Canvas empowers learning in every context with open, usable SaaS technologies. And through Canvas Network, Instructure provides a cloud platform where teachers, learners and institutions worldwide can connect and chart their own course for personal growth, professional development and academic inquiry.
Learn more at www.instructure.com
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