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Jan 23

London, UK — 23 January, 2014 — Instructure, the creators of Canvas Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), today announces the winners of its “Canvas Space Programme” celebrating its launch into UK and Ireland schools. Instructure opened its London office in March 2014 and now has 44 universities, colleges and schools using Canvas, including the University of Birmingham and King Alfred School, London.

Dec 9

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.

Dec 8

Denver, 8 December, 2014 — EvaluationKIT, a leader in enterprise online course evaluation and survey software for higher education institutions, has expanded its existing partnership with Instructure to become a premier partner. This makes EvaluationKIT the first company of its kind to be included among this prestigious group of edtech providers at Instructure's highest partnership level. Through EvaluationKIT's turnkey integration with Instructure's learning management system, Canvas, colleges and universities around the world can easily collect, analyze and use valuable student feedback within their institutions.

Oct 17

LONDON, 17 October, 2014 — Highbury College, Portsmouth, Leadership Foundation for Higher Education (LFHE) and King Alfred School, London have all selected Canvas by Instructure as their virtual learning environment (VLE). The institutions have all signed up to the software-as-a-service solution in the past month after searching for a better learning experience than their legacy systems.

Oct 7

PALO ALTO, Calif. — October 7, 2014 — Instructure announced today that Stanford Graduate School of Business plans to use Canvas as a learning management system (LMS) for several of its management education programs, including the MBA.

Sep 30

SALT LAKE CITY — September 30, 2014 — Learning technology company Instructure, the creator of the Canvas learning management system (LMS) for K-12 and higher education, today announced the return of Canvas Grants, a program that awards $100,000 in grants to projects that spur innovation in learning. The company introduced the program at the annual EDUCAUSE conference in Orlando, Fla., inviting innovators in both K-12 and higher ed to submit proposals that further "lossless learning," this year's Canvas Grants theme.

Sep 30

LONDON - 30 September, 2014 - Highbury College, Portsmouth, today announced that they have selected Canvas by Instructure as their virtual learning environment (VLE). As part of Highbury College's new 'Digital Futures Strategy', the institution weighed up a number of options to provide a better learning experience for students and decided to move all full-time courses from a legacy learning management system to Canvas.

Sep 25

SALT LAKE CITY - September 25, 2014 - Learning technology company Instructure, the creator of the Canvas learning management system (LMS) for K-12 and higher education, today announced a new platform that will enable educators to tap into the power of crowdsourcing and the social Web. Called Canvas Commons, it's a learning object repository (LOR) where the best ideas, courses and curriculum can be freely shared — all seamlessly integrated into the Canvas LMS environment.

Sep 18

MARSHALL, Texas and SALT LAKE CITY — September 18, 2014 — The Center for Excellence in Distance Learning (CEDL) at Wiley College today announced it has partnered with Instructure to use Canvas as its learning management system (LMS) establishing a preferred model for the HBCU of the 21st Century. After weighing a number of options, the CEDL choose Canvas to demonstrate a LMS that meets the evolving needs of diverse students served by HBCUs.

Sep 18

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.

Sep 16

MARSHALL, TEXAS and SALT LAKE CITY – September 16, 2014 – Although Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have been shaking up higher education since 2012 by offering free courses to students anywhere in the world, historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have been notably absent from MOOC platforms, until now. Today Canvas Network and the Center for Excellence in Distance Learning (CEDL) at Wiley College announced a new MOOC developed by Dr. Keith Augustus Burton of CEDL member institution Oakwood University, "Understanding World Religions: An Occupational Approach." Enrollment is free, and anyone can register at

Aug 14

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA — August 14, 2014 — Christian Schools Australia (CSA) has chosen Instructure’s Canvas as its preferred online Learning Management System (LMS) for member schools that want to implement a technology platform to aid teaching. Canvas was selected as the preferred solution after extensive side-by-side evaluation of a number of leading LMS platforms. The testing was based on meeting the needs of students and teachers, while providing an unparalleled ease of use for all.

Aug 12

SALT LAKE CITY — August 12, 2014 — Learning technology company Instructure, the creator of the Canvas learning management system for K-12 and higher education, today announced a major new experiment in K-12 learning by unveiling a suite of more than 15 MOOCs for teachers, students and even parents on its Canvas Network platform. The most ambitious collection of K-12 MOOCs to date, the suite includes two Minecraft MOOCs that aim to help teachers leverage gamification best practices in the classroom. Enrollment is free and open for registration for anyone in the world at

Jun 18

SALT LAKE CITY — June 18, 2014 — Instructure today announced new technology for its Canvas learning management system (LMS) that encourages participation and records more of the educational experience that occurs in the classroom, enabling teachers to blend the magic of in-person instruction with digital efficiencies. By capturing real-time analytics and innovating toward a concept called “lossless learning,” the suite uses on-the-fly feedback to help educators make the most of every interaction with their students by recording comprehension and skills assessment in face-to-face educational settings.

Jun 17

SALT LAKE CITY — June 17, 2014 — At its annual user conference, InstructureCon 2014, Instructure today announced it has partnered with 20 new organizations in an ongoing effort to build a broad technology ecosystem for education. To date, Instructure has partnered with more than 100 organizations to create an open community of software applications using the Learning Tools Interoperability™ (LTI™) standard. LTI enables apps to integrate with a host of education technology platforms such as Instructure's Canvas learning management system (LMS).

Jun 12

ANDOVER, Mass., June 12, 2014 –Instructure today announced that Phillips Academy Andover, the nation’s oldest private boarding school, has selected Canvas as its learning management system (LMS). After weighing a number of options to provide a better learning experience at Andover, the school selected the cloud-based platform for its intuitive, easy-to-use experience.

Jun 11

SALT LAKE CITY, June 11, 2014 – Instructure today announced that Unizin, the new consortium led by four major institutions, including Indiana University, Colorado State University, University of Florida and University of Michigan has selected the Canvas learning management system (LMS) as its foundational platform for improving student outcomes.

Jun 9

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.

Jun 5

LONDON, June 5, 2014 – The University of Birmingham today revealed its 2014 Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) Student Experience Report, a comprehensive report on student attitudes towards technology in education deployed across the institution.

May 29

SALT LAKE CITY, May 29, 2014 – Instructure, the technology company serving the academic market through its Canvas learning management system (LMS), today launched Canvas Catalog, a white-label platform that enables any institution, government entity, university or K-12 school to create a branded index of online courses.

Apr 23

SALT 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.

Apr 10

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).

Apr 3

LONGMEADOW, Mass., April 3, 2014 – Bay Path College is pleased to announce the launch of “Advancing Women’s Leadership Series: Own Your Story,” a massive open online course (MOOC) on Instructure’s Canvas Network that will serve as a companion piece to Bay Path’s upcoming Women’s Leadership Conference. Delivered by The American Women’s College at Bay Path — the first fully online accelerated degree program only for women — the MOOC dovetails with the event, which will feature journalist Lara Setrakian, New York Times Columnist Bruce Feiler and the iconic Barbara Walters.

Apr 2

SALT LAKE CITY, April 2, 2014 – Instructure today announced that the University of Central Florida (UCF) and EDUCAUSE are teaming up to offer “BlendKit2014 - Becoming a Blended Learning Designer,” a free massive open online course (MOOC) on the merits and methods of blended learning. The “Blendkit2014” course on Instructure’s Canvas Network marks EDUCAUSE’s first foray into the MOOC space.

Mar 26

LONDON, March 26, 2014 – U.S. education technology innovator Instructure today announced it is bringing its Canvas virtual learning environment (VLE) to the UK with the opening of a London office and the appointment of a dedicated sales and customer success team. The team is already working with the University of Birmingham, Henley Business School, Condè Nast College of Fashion & Design and Wolsey Hall Oxford and will be responsible for helping UK institutions to improve the overall educational experience.

Mar 19

SALT LAKE CITY, March 19, 2014 – Instructure today unveiled a new Learning Mastery Gradebook for its Canvas learning management system (LMS) that will enable more than 3 million K-12 teachers and students from more than 150 school districts to track mastery of concepts. The mastery grade book, which will be embedded alongside the traditional grade book in Canvas, will give teachers a real-time dashboard to monitor students' progress in a prescriptive way and to make real-time interventions as needed.

Mar 5

SALT LAKE CITY, March 5, 2014 – Instructure today announced at SXSWedu in Austin, Texas, the winners of Canvas Grants, a program that awards $100,000 in education grants to spur technological innovation from within the education community. The program provides $50,000 for K-12 initiatives and $50,000 for select projects in higher education.

Feb 20

SALT LAKE CITY, February 20, 2014 – Instructure today announced that it has partnered with the Philadelphia Mayor’s Commission on Literacy to curb the city’s poverty rate through an adult literacy program offered on the Canvas learning management system. The program, myPLACE Online, seeks to reduce unemployment and poverty rates, fuel job and economic growth and decrease dependency on government programs in Philadelphia by improving basic work-readiness skills among low-literate adults.

Jan 28

SALT LAKE CITY, January 28, 2014 – Instructure today announced it has integrated state and national STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) standards for K-12 students into its cloud-based Canvas learning platform. With the STEM standards preloaded into Canvas, K-12 teachers can more easily move toward outcomes-based education and infuse key STEM content into their curriculum.

Jan 9

SALT LAKE CITY, January 9, 2014 – Instructure today announced key findings from its massive open online course based on the hit TV show “The Walking Dead,” a joint production with AMC and the University of California, Irvine that attracted more than 65,000 users around the world over its eight-week run.

Dec 19

SALT LAKE CITY, December 19, 2013 – MediaCore, the cloud-based media library used by K-12 schools, higher education institutions and enterprise companies, has developed an integration with the Canvas by Instructure learning management system (LMS), making it easier to add files from MediaCore libraries to Canvas courses.

Dec 19

WESTON, Fla., December 19, 2013 – Copley Retention Systems, a provider of student retention and success systems, today announced a partnership to integrate its active learning tools with the Canvas by Instructure learning management system (LMS). The integration will extend the functionality of Canvas to include student success and retention tools.

Dec 12

SALT LAKE CITY, December 12, 2013 – Instructure today announced that Dartmouth College has chosen Canvas as its institution-wide learning management system (LMS). Canvas will become the official LMS for the Ivy League school, which was recently ranked by the U.S. News & World Report as the nation's No. 1 university for “Strong Commitment to Teaching” for the fifth consecutive year.

Oct 31

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., October 31, 2013 – Huntington Beach Union High School District’s (HBUHSD) Techoween event on October 31 starting at 9 a.m. Pacific will feature insights on technology’s role in education by Instructure and University of California, Irvine faculty teaching the massive open online course “Society, Science, Survival: Lessons from AMC’s The Walking Dead,” on Instructure’s Canvas Network.

Oct 15

SALT LAKE CITY, October 15, 2013 – Instructure today announced it will begin accepting proposals for Canvas Grants, a program to award $100,000 in education grants to spur technological innovation from within the educational system. The program, which will provide $50,000 for select projects in higher education and $50,000 for K-12 initiatives, was announced during the opening day of the annual EDUCAUSE conference on the best thinking in higher education IT.

Sep 4

NEW YORK, SALT LAKE CITY, IRVINE, Calif., September 4, 2013 – AMC, Instructure and the University of California, Irvine today announced the joint production of a massive open online course exploring a broad range of scholarly topics through the lens of a hypothetical zombie apocalypse.

Aug 8

LOS ALTOS, Calif., August 8, 2013 – Box today unveiled a new ecosystem for collaboration in education, with industry partners across the web, mobile and channel. The company also announced that more than 100 universities and hundreds of K-12 institutions use Box to facilitate better sharing and to create more modern classrooms.

Aug 1

SALT LAKE CITY, August 1, 2013 – Instructure today announced that the University of Pennsylvania has chosen Canvas as its universitywide learning management system (LMS). After evaluating Canvas’ use by the Penn Libraries, the Graduate School of Education, the Penn Law School and the Wharton School, Penn chose to move the entire university to a unified learning management system on Canvas.

Jul 31

SALT LAKE CITY, July 31, 2013 – Instructure, an education technology provider, and Qualtrics, an insight technology provider, today announced the results of a new research study on the motivations of massive open online course (MOOC) participants. The primary motivators for people to both enroll in and complete MOOCs are the course topic and quality of the learning experience, according to a Qualtrics survey of 1,834 students in Instructure’s Canvas Network MOOC index.

Jun 20

PARK CITY, Utah, June 20, 2013 – Instructure released today at InstructureCon 2013 its all-new Canvas App Center with more than 100 educational apps. The App Center is immediately available in the cloud to educational institutions using Canvas as their learning management system. The App Center allows individual teachers, administrators and students to install third-party apps on the Canvas platform with one click. Instructure also announced winners of the LTI App Bounty, in which representatives from Blackboard, Desire2Learn, IMS Global Learning Consortium and Hack Education participated as judges.

Jun 11

SEATTLE, SALT LAKE CITY, June 11, 2013 – Video platform provider Panopto today announced a unique, expanded integration with Canvas, an easy-to-use learning management system (LMS) by Instructure, enabling educators and students one-click access to Panopto-recorded video lectures inside Canvas and enabling IT administrators one-click integration of all courses and lectures.

Jun 5

SALT LAKE CITY, June 5, 2013 – Instructure today announced it has raised $30 million in Series D funding, which brings Instructure’s lifetime funding total to $50 million. Bessemer Venture Partners (BVP) led the round with participation from existing investors. The funds will be used to accelerate adoption of Canvas, Instructure’s popular learning management system (LMS), used by colleges, universities, K-12 school districts and the company’s expanding role in the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) movement. Instructure’s current list of investors include EPIC Ventures, OpenView Venture Partners and Tomorrow Ventures.

May 22

BOSTON, May 22, 2013 – CoursEval, ConnectEDU’s premier course evaluation solution, is now available though Canvas, an open learning management platform. The partnership creates a fully integrated solution empowering educators to seamlessly track, analyze and learn from course evaluations within their existing learning management system.

May 22

PORTLAND, Ore., SALT LAKE CITY, May 22, 2013 – Lumen Learning and Instructure broke new ground for open education today with the introduction of six open course frameworks that make teaching with open content easier and more effective than ever before. Now freely available for anyone to access through the Canvas platform, these frameworks serve as blueprints instructors can use for designing and teaching general education courses based exclusively on open educational resources (OER).

May 14

MONTREAL, SALT LAKE CITY, May 14, 2013 – eXplorance, Inc. and Instructure announce today a business partnership to offer a true Enterprise-class Feedback Management solution for the Canvas customer base. Using the Learning Tools Interoperability™ (LTI) interface, eXplorance offers a bi-directional standard way of sharing data from the Blue solution with the Canvas learning platform which is a leading learning management system (LMS) used by more than 350 education institutions.

May 13

SAN DIEGO, May 13, 2013 – Instructure, maker of the Canvas learning platform, announced at the IMS Global Conference today that it is partnering with Blackboard, Desire2Learn and IMS Global Learning Consortium to encourage development of new LTI® apps for education. As part of the “LTI App Bounty,” Instructure is offering a $250 reward for each qualifying LTI app submitted by June 10, plus an additional $1,000 for the best apps selected by an expert panel of judges from Blackboard, Desire2Learn, Remote-Learner, IMS Global, Brown University, The University of Texas at Austin and Hack Education.

May 8

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla., May 8, 2013 – AspirEDU, a company specializing in data driven educational analytics, announced today that it has attained Certified Partner status with Canvas, joining the ranks of other Canvas partners such as Pearson, McGraw Hill, Wiley and Adobe. Canvas by Instructure is a cloud native learning management system (LMS) used everyday by more than 400 colleges, universities and school districts. In addition, the Cisco Networking Academy selected Canvas to power “The World’s Largest Classroom.”

May 2

SALT LAKE CITY, May 2, 2013 – The Clark County School District of Nevada announced it has chosen Canvas by Instructure as its new learning platform. The decision is part of a broader effort to align student learning with post-secondary technologies. CCSD is the fifth largest school in the nation, employing more than 15,000 teachers and educating more than 300,000 students annually.

Apr 12

SALT LAKE CITY, April 12, 2013 – Instructure today unveiled Canvas App Center, which allows individual teachers, administrators, and students to install third party apps with one click on the Canvas platform. The App Center will offer more than 100 apps, including WordPress, Khan Academy, Dropbox, Evernote, and an arsenal of other useful apps. Instructure will make the Canvas App Center available to its customers at InstructureCon 2013, its annual user conference.

Mar 28

SALT LAKE CITY, March 28, 2013 – Project Lead The Way has chosen to use Canvas by Instructure as its learning platform to deliver its Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) curriculum. Today PLTW is the leader in providing STEM education to middle and high schools within the U.S. More than 10,500 teachers from 4,700 schools have been trained in teaching PLTW curriculum.

Mar 21

SALT LAKE CITY, March 21, 2013 – Instructure has released a new feature into Canvas that allows educators to create different due dates for different student sections and or groups. This varied due date feature makes it easier for faculty to focus on teaching, rather than on configuring the learning management system.

Mar 19

DULLES, Va., March 19, 2013 – Echo360, the global leader in campus-wide active and distance learning solutions, announced the release of an integration that allows its solution to effortlessly communicate with Instructure’s native cloud learning management system, Canvas. Free to existing Echo360 and Canvas users, the integration gives instructors added control over how students access their Echo360 recordings without increasing time spent on technology tasks. The Canvas integration is the first integration for the EchoSystem that leverages the Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) technology standard.

Mar 13

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo., March 13, 2013 – EvaluationKIT, a leader in enterprise online course evaluation and survey software for higher education institutions, is partnering with Instructure to provide educators with a turnkey and integrated solution for successfully managing the entire student course evaluation feedback process, from within the Canvas learning platform.

Feb 28

SALT LAKE CITY, February 28, 2013 – Instructure, the company that builds the Canvas learning platform, has simplified the grading process with its SpeedGrader, which automatically converts student assignments into a format viewable in a browser window. Within the same window, teachers can also annotate and grade assignments without downloading documents.

Feb 21

SALT LAKE CITY, February 21, 2013 – Instructure, the creators of the Canvas learning platform, released an update to its Google Docs integration that makes group collaborations easier. Rather than having to share new Google Docs individually with each member of a working group, Canvas users can now grant automatic access to everyone in the group by sharing with the group’s mailing list.

Feb 18

JACKSON, Miss., February 18, 2013 – The Mississippi Community College Board and the state’s 15 community colleges recently selected Canvas by Instructure as the learning platform for the Mississippi Virtual Community College (MSVCC). This partnership marks the beginning of a five-year engagement with Instructure, an innovative company in eLearning technology. Canvas will provide the critical tools necessary to ensure that the MSVCC accomplishes its strategic goals centered around teaching and learning.

Jan 30

SALT LAKE CITY, January 30, 2013 – Simon Fraser, a world-renowned and top-ranked university in Canada, chose Canvas by Instructure to replace Blackboard’s Vista as its new learning management system. Canvas will be integral to SFU’s strategic vision for the Engaged University.

Jan 24

SALT LAKE CITY, January 24, 2013 – Canvas, the learning platform by Instructure, allows teachers to use audio and video to make class announcements, provide instructions about assignments and assess student work. These features increase personal interactions among teachers and students and add a human connection to online education.

Jan 16

SALT LAKE CITY, January 16, 2013 – Instructure, the company that develops the Canvas learning platform, tripled the number of customers it serves by adding 200 new educational institutions to its customer base in 2012. Today more than 300 colleges, universities and school districts use Canvas as their learning management system.

Jan 9

SALT LAKE CITY, January 9, 2013 – Webster University chose Canvas by Instructure to replace Blackboard Vista as the learning platform for its WorldClassRoom that serves online programs and traditional courses offered at more than 100 campus locations worldwide. The university also conducted a learning management system evaluation with Blackboard and Desire2Learn.

Jan 3

SALT LAKE CITY, January 3, 2013 – Instructure has released a new Canvas Android app, “Canvas for Android,” which enables mobile access to the Canvas learning platform from Android devices. Faculty and students can download the app for free from the Google Play store.

Dec 20

SALT LAKE CITY, December 20, 2012 – Hybrid Pedagogy, an online journal of teaching and technology, has announced it will host its second MOOC MOOC on the Canvas Network by Instructure, starting January 6, 2013. The course is open to the public and is currently accepting enrollments at MOOC MOOC course page.

Dec 18

SALT LAKE CITY, December 18, 2012 – Marian University Indianapolis has completed its migration to Canvas by Instructure and is using the platform in its courses today. Among its many academic offerings, Marian University provides a comprehensive program to prepare Teach For America corps members and The New Teacher Project fellows for their teaching assignments in high-need communities. In 2013, the Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine will open its doors, becoming the second medical school in the state of Indiana and the only Catholic osteopathic medical school in the nation.

Dec 10

SHORELINE, Wash., December 10, 2012 – Shoreline Community College will transition to the Canvas learning management system. The decision to change was made by President Lee Lambert on Dec. 5 after a significant review period by faculty, students and staff.

Dec 5

SALT LAKE CITY, December 5, 2012 – San José State University has adopted Canvas by Instructure as a new university-wide learning management system. At an event on campus at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, December 13, the Provost will detail how the decision fits into the university’s broad vision for the future of academic technology and 21st century learning. To register for the public event at San José State campus, visit

Nov 27

SALT LAKE CITY, November 27, 2012 – Five of the top 25 business schools are moving to Canvas by Instructure for their learning management system. They join more than 275 colleges, universities and school districts that have chosen Canvas as their technology platform for teaching and learning. School administrators say they chose Canvas because it complements their emphasis on educational innovation.

Nov 1

SALT LAKE CITY, November 1, 2012 – Instructure introduced an open online course network on Canvas with more than 20 courses from a dozen institutions across the country ranging from Ivy League and research institutions to community colleges. Beginning today, students can view courses from participating institutions and register to take courses for free on the new Canvas Network at

Oct 11

SALT LAKE CITY, October 11, 2012 – OCAD University, Canada’s largest school for art and design, has moved to Canvas by Instructure for the 2012-13 school year. OCAD U is the first university in Canada to implement Canvas Community Version, the open-source version of Canvas, for its students and faculty. The university has been running Canvas since January 2012 and has 4,500 students and 1,500 courses on the system today.

Oct 2

PHILADELPHIA, October 2, 2012 – Instructure and Internet2 announced today at the 2012 Fall Internet2 Member Meeting a partnership to establish an advisory board and develop the Internet2 NET+ Canvas learning management system for teaching, learning and administration. The service benefits Internet2’s 221 higher education member institutions.

Sep 17

SALT LAKE CITY, September 17, 2012 – The University of South Florida has chosen Canvas by Instructure as the institution's new learning management system for its 47,000 students in Tampa, St. Petersburg, Sarasota-Manatee and Lakeland, Florida. The move is expected to reduce overall operating costs while also enhancing support for student success with learning outcomes, analytics and mobile applications.

Aug 29

SALT LAKE CITY, August 29, 2012 – The University of Washington has chosen Canvas by Instructure as the institution's new learning management system. The decision is part of a broader initiative to improve the learning experience for all UW students. A UW Canvas pilot showed that Canvas supports cutting edge pedagogy that saves faculty time and provides academic continuity.

Aug 14

SALT LAKE CITY, August 14, 2012 – Hult International Business School chose Canvas by Instructure to replace Moodle as its new learning platform for its five campuses in Boston, San Francisco, London, Dubai and Shanghai. The choice came after a thorough pilot involving 21 courses and resulted in a decision to move all courses to Canvas before the fall 2012 semester.

Aug 8

SALT LAKE CITY, August 8, 2012 – Naperville School District 203 has selected Canvas from Instructure as its new, modern learning platform for all its elementary, middle and high schools. Canvas provides improved collaboration between students and teachers and a way for teachers to deliver media-rich lessons and assessments to students. Naperville 203 opted against a traditional evaluation process and chose an all-inclusive approach, involving input from parents, students, teachers and staff.

Jul 26

NEW YORK, July 26, 2012 – Macmillan Higher Education, premier educational publisher in the U.S. and Canada and division of Macmillan Global Science and Education, is partnering with Instructure to provide educators and students direct and easy access to Macmillan's online educational resources from within the Canvas learning platform. Macmillan's educational imprints include Bedford/St. Martin's, W. H. Freeman, Worth Publishers and Hayden-McNeil.

Jul 25

SALT LAKE CITY, July 25, 2012 – The University of Central Florida has chosen Canvas from Instructure to replace Blackboard Vista as the institution's learning management system. The decision came after a six-month evaluation process that reviewed Desire2Learn, Blackboard 9.1, and Instructure Canvas.

Jul 16

COLLEGE PARK, Md., July 16, 2012 – The University of Maryland will adopt Instructure Canvas as its new enterprise learning management system (ELMS), an online learning platform that facilitates teaching, learning, and collaboration among faculty and students. A pilot will begin in fall 2012, and Canvas will be fully deployed by January 2013.

Jun 25

SALT LAKE CITY, June 25, 2012 – The First Academy, a Christ-centered college preparatory school in Orlando, Florida, has chosen Canvas K-12 by Instructure for its learning platform. The First Academy achieves a 100 percent college acceptance rate and will use Canvas® to create a digital learning environment that aligns with post-secondary education.

Jun 14

SALT LAKE CITY, June 14, 2012 – Instructure released learning analytics for customers of the Canvas platform at InstructureCon, the company's annual user conference. Canvas Analytics delivers intuitive dashboards for students, educators and administrators to aid in making data-driven decisions that improve learning.

Jun 14

GAITHERSBURG, Md., June 14, 2012 – ShareStream and Instructure partner to leverage the ShareStream video extension for instructional technology on the Canvas platform. ShareStream will showcase its new media solution for Canvas at Instructure’s annual user conference, InstructureCon, June 14th 2012 in Park City, Utah.

Jun 5

SALT LAKE CITY, June 5, 2012 – Instructure has formed a Premier partnership with McGraw-Hill Higher Education to provide educators and students with access from Canvas to their online content and course integration service, McGraw-Hill Campus.

May 22

SALT LAKE CITY, May 22, 2012 – The Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, a consortium of 34 institutions, chose Instructure Canvas to replace Blackboard's ANGEL learning management system.

Feb 1

SALT LAKE CITY, February 1, 2012 – Instructure ( announced Canvas K-12, a new learning management platform that co-enrolls parents with their students in schools, makes state standards tracking painless and provides actionable analytics to teachers and administrators. More than a dozen K-12 school districts, including Rockingham County School District in North Carolina and Park City School District in Utah, are leveraging Canvas today to save teachers time and improve learning.

Oct 19

SALT LAKE CITY, October 19, 2011 – Instructure ( has as launched a new partner program for companies who share a common vision of helping improve education through technology. Instructure invites these companies to leverage the Canvas platform and open APIs by becoming official Instructure partners. The program launches today with a number of partners, including Cengage Learning as a Premier partner and WizIQ and EQUELLA as Certified partners.

Aug 2

SALT LAKE CITY, August 2, 2011 – Instructure ( hosts InstructureCon 2011 (#InstCon11) its first annual user conference this week at the Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort in Utah with over 200 people in attendance from 60 institutions across the US. Speakers include Auburn University, The Wharton School of Business, Howard Community College and many others.

Apr 15

SALT LAKE CITY, April 15, 2011 – Instructure Canvas the new entrant in the education learning management system market (LMS), has closed $8 million in a Series B round of financing led by, EPIC Ventures, TomorrowVenutres and Tim Draper of Draper Fisher Jurveston.

Feb 1

SALT LAKE CITY, February 1, 2011 – Instructure ( has released the source code to its Canvas learning management system, which means educational institutions can download and use the Canvas Community Version for free. Instructure is a new technology startup that entered the market in 2010 to compete with Blackboard. Today 26 educational institutions have signed contracts with Instructure and more than 100 are evaluating.

Dec 15

SALT LAKE CITY, December 15, 2010 – A selection committee representing Utah colleges and universities has chosen Utah-based Instructure to provide a statewide Learning Management System (LMS) for Utah college students and faculty. Instructure's Canvas LMS is a software application that enables educational institutions to efficiently administer, document, track and report on classroom and online learning. The Utah Education Network will host and support the application from its facilities at the Eccles Broadcast Center. More than 109,000 Utah college students and 29,000 higher education faculty and staff will have access to the system by June 2012. The system will also be available to about 40,000 public education students and their teachers.

Sep 29

BALTIMORE, September, 29, 2010 – The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation's leading advocate for Internet access by blind Americans, has awarded the Gold Level NFB-NVA Certification to Instructure for its learning management system, Canvas. The NFB applauds Instructure's commitment to ensuring equal access to its Web-based learning management system for blind students and commends the company for its leadership in Web accessibility.