SALT LAKE CITY (April 23, 2014) – Instructure, the technology company serving the learning market through its cloud software platform, today announced it has launched EduAppCenter.com, 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.
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).
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.
EDUCAUSE Makes MOOC Debut, Partners with Instructure and University of Central Florida on Blended Learning Course
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.
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.
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Salt Lake City, Utah — 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.
Salt Lake City, Utah — 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Copley Retention Systems and Instructure Partner to Integrate Student Success and Learning Management Systems
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.
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.
Huntington Beach Union High School District Teams Up with UC Irvine and Instructure to “De-Zombify” Education at Techoween Event
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.
Salt Lake City, Utah — 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.
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.
Los Altos, CA — 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.
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.
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.
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.
SEATTLE and 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.
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.
(Boston, MA) 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.
Making Open Education Easy: New Course Frameworks from Lumen Learning Offer Blueprints for Teaching with Open Educational Resources
PORTLAND, Oregon and Salt Lake City, Utah (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).
eXplorance and Instructure Partner to Integrate an Enterprise Feedback Management Solution into the Canvas Learning Platform
Montreal (QC) and Salt Lake City (UT) (PRWEB) 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.
San Diego, California – 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.
Orange County, Florida – 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.”
Salt Lake City, Utah – 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.
Salt Lake City, Utah – 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.
Salt Lake City, Utah – 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.
Salt Lake City, Utah – 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.
Echo360 Integrates its Active Learning Platform with the Canvas Learning Management
System from Instructure
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.
EvaluationKIT Partners with Instructure to Provide Integrated Course Evaluation Software to Educators
Greenwood Village, CO – 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.
Canvas’ SpeedGrader Enables Teachers to View, Grade and Annotate Student
Assignments in Their Browser
Salt Lake City, Utah – 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.
Salt Lake City, Utah – 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.
Jackson, Mississippi – 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.
Salt Lake City, Utah – 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.
Salt Lake City, Utah – 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.
Salt Lake City, Utah – 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.
Salt Lake City, Utah – 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.
Salt Lake City, Utah – 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.
Salt Lake City, Utah – 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.
Salt Lake City, Utah – 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.
Shoreline, Washington – 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.
Salt Lake City, Utah – 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 http://bit.ly/SKwOc6.
Salt Lake City, Utah – 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.
Salt Lake City, Utah – 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 http://www.canvas.net.
Salt Lake City, Utah – 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.
Philadelphia – Oct. 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.
Salt Lake City, Utah – 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.
Salt Lake City, Utah – 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.
Salt Lake City, Utah – 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.
Salt Lake City, Utah – 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.
New York, NY (PRWEB) - 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.
The University of Central Florida Moves to Instructure Canvas for its Next Generation Learning Platform
Salt Lake City, Utah – 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.
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.
Salt Lake City, Utah – 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.
Salt Lake City, Utah - 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.
GAITHERSBURG, Md. - (BUSINESS WIRE) - 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.
Salt Lake City, Utah – 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.
Salt Lake City, Utah – 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.
Salt Lake City, Utah – February 1, 2012 – Instructure (www.instructure.com) 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.
Salt Lake City, Utah – October 19, 2011 – Instructure (www.instructure.com) 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.
Salt Lake City, Utah – August 2,2011 – Instructure (www.instructure.com) 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.
Salt Lake City, Utah – 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.
Salt Lake City, Utah – February 1, 2011 – Instructure (www.instructure.com) 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.
(Salt Lake City, UT) – 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.
National Federation of the Blind Nonvisual Accessibility Web Certification Granted to Instructure Learning Management System
Baltimore, Maryland - Sept. 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.