Secret agents, it was great to visit with you and discuss Standards at today’s Mission: InstructureCon 0017 session. Canvas has always been committed to open standards, especially when it improves the interoperability between Canvas and other great edtech tools.

Instructure’s Standards Philosophy

We’re committed to adopting and furthering open standards because it makes technical innovation possible, and we believe it makes Canvas a better (more open) platform. Implementing them solves problems surrounding poor user experience for both students and faculty, and it opens the door for users and partners to innovate without our permission - making them a no-brainer for us.

The ongoing development of these open standards plays a big part in encouraging thriving ecosystem, and that’s something we’ll never forget.

Current Compliance LTI

Instructure has been a contributing Member of the IMS community since 2013. We’re committed to the success of IMS open standards and chose to fully adopt LTI early on; we believe this helped drive the standard forward. We’re proud originators of the LTI Content-Item Message service (that’s now an industry standard).

As of April 2017, we joined A4L and are excited to be a part of a group doing such great things with education data standards. 

Our company is also certified in:

-Caliper 1.0

-Common Cartridge 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3

-Thin Common Cartridge 1.3

-QTI 2.1

We’re currently evaluating and plan to support the CASE standard. As we converse with various organizations about competency-based education, badging, credentialing, and privacy, rest assured that Canvas will remain the forward-thinking, openness-minded learning platform that you can rely on.

Agents, we encourage you to join the IMS community to make your voice heard. And please don’t hesitate to send feedback anytime to [email protected].

Keep Learning,

Melissa Loble
VP of Partnerships and Programs, Instructure