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COVID-19 Partnership Support

From the beginning, Instructure knows the value of partnering with the best tool providers in the business. Many of our partners have built tools specifically geared to support distanced learning and video conferencing, in particular. Below is a collection of partners ready to help in these extraordinary times. Check back often as we will update with new information.

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Canvas Web Conferencing tool  

Canvas Conferences (BigBlueButton) is the built-in virtual classroom solution for Canvas. Premium Conferences, which included unlimited downloads and recordings, is available with short term contract options.

Covid 19 Contingency Planning



Web Conferencing Tool

Zoom is temporarily lifting the 40-minute time limit on Free Basic accounts for schools affected by the Coronavirus. Teachers can use this free option in Canvas by manually copying the zoom link into Canvas Course/Assignment.

K-12 School Verification Form

If you have ‘Business’ or ‘Enterprise’ you will be able to leverage the Zoom LTI. See guides below:

Integration documentation:



G Suite for Education customers given access to advanced Hangout Meet features. 

G Suite and G Suite for Education customers can use advanced Hangouts Meet features, like larger meetings (up to 250 participants), live streaming, and recording, free through July 1, 2020.

COVID-19 support resources

Canvas Quick Start Guide



Microsoft Teams - Free for all Educational Institutions

In Partnership with Microsoft our team worked hard to bring you a Microsoft Teams Conferencing integration.

Use this Canvas Quick Guide to get started.

Microsoft Teams is included in Office 365 A1, which is free for educational institutions. If you’re currently not licensed for Teams, Microsoft will provide you with a free six-month subscription of Office E1/G1 that includes Microsoft Teams.

Remote Learning

Apple ™


As K–12 and Higher Education institutions around the world adopt remote learning, Apple has new resources to support you:

IT leaders can read Prepare your Apple devices for remote learning for information on preparing their environment and Apple devices for remote learning

Visit the collection of videos designed to help schools and educators make the most of remote learning. The App Store has curated the Remote Learning for Institutions and Educators collection to support remote learning for all students.

Follow @AppleEDU for chats with other teachers and other resources. Find best practices for how to clean your Apple products here.

Canvas Student iOS App

Canvas Teacher iOS App

Canvas Parent iOS App



Adobe Creative Cloud For Education

Adobe Creative Cloud empowers students to think creatively and communicate expressively

Adobe is committed to supporting educators by providing students with the means to grow their digital literacy skills and communicate their learning and ideas in innovative ways. We are giving our higher education and K-12 customers greater access to their Creative Cloud licenses to facilitate distance learning through May 31, 2020.

Access free distance learning resources HERE

Adapting your existing Creative Cloud lab licenses for distancing learning

Adobe’s distance learning YouTube playlist

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Amazon Web Services

AWS delivers services to support remote learning and teaching.

From virtual classrooms to remote workspaces, AWS has free-use offers available to help K-12 school systems and higher education institutions shift to virtual learning environments and enable:

Virtual Classrooms – Communications tool Amazon Chime lets users virtually connect with voice, video, and chat features. Amazon Chime supports online meetings with up to 100 participants (growing to 250 later this month), including chats and video calls, all from a single application. AWS will offer free use of all Amazon Chime Pro features for online meetings and video conferencing from March 4, 2020 to June 30, 2020 for all customers that start using Amazon Chime for the first time during this period from their AWS account.

Remote Workspaces for Students – AWS can give teachers and students anywhere, anytime access to data and applications on their own connected device to enable them to work remotely. With Amazon WorkSpaces, users get a fast, responsive desktop of their choice that they can access anywhere, anytime, from any supported device.

Remote Computer LabsAmazon AppStream 2.0 supports rapid deployment of virtual computer labs that provide students with the resources they need to continue learning from home and at a distance.

Virtual Desktops – AWS provides highly interactive cloud desktops that enable student productivity requirements. Higher education and K-12 schools use Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) or physical PCs to facilitate faculty, staff, researcher, and/or student access to desktops and applications.

AWS Education website



Pronto is frictionless communication for every teacher and every student -- within class, across campus, or around the world. With chat, video, file sharing, and one-step integrations, Pronto helps teachers connect, students engage, and education stay on-track.

Pronto is now available for teachers at no cost for the remainder of the spring and summer semesters.

Staying Connected Amid Coronavirus Concerns



EesySoft is offering 3 month Pilot for 50% off

The EesySoft EdTech Adoption Platform informs Canvas users of immediate changes and processes to follow when they have to go to fully online teaching. With in-application messages that are targeted and personalized to the user to ensure they know what to focus on and when. Additionally, Eesysoft streamlines the support processes by providing all support articles within the application at the moment of need, and all of this is powered by data-driven insights on adoption and utilization of the Canvas LMS and its 3rd party tools.

EesySoft supports the following languages:

English, Spanish, French, Arabic ,Norwegian

Visit our Emergency Response page Or contact your Canvas CSM for more information



Slack is a channels-based messaging platform that integrates with over 2,000 other apps and software services. Slack is currently offering a slew of resources, including live consultations, on how you can turn Slack into a productive and engaging distance learning hub.

Distance learning thrives in Slack

The student and faculty guide to collaborating in Slack

Helpful how-tos for the transition to remote work

Canvas Guide-Slack Notifications



Enable students to help each other virtually to keep them engaged and on track with 50% off CircleIn subscription for all displaced and distance students for the 1st semester.

CircleIn is an easy to use studying app and website, where students study online together and seek to help their classmates who are struggling before it is too late. The biggest influencers earn points, gifts and scholarships for helping positively engage and support their community of classmates.

Circlein Executive Summary



Proctorio is offering browser locked down completely free and $5/exam remote proctoring

For schools affected by closures, Proctorio is integrated into Canvas and can be set up in less than 5 minutes.

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Monitor students’ browsing within Canvas (free)

GoGuardian is implementing added support and offering free access to GoGuardian Teacher for impacted schools. Teachers can utilize our GoGuardian Teacher (GGT) product to monitor and shape their students' browsing experience outside of the classroom. As an example, they can use GGT to limit their browsing experience to Canvas only so that students can stay on task while they are outside of the classroom.




Provides two analytics solutions that identify struggling or at-risk students, and that give metrics on the engagement of instructors in their courses.

AspirEDU is available for a 3 month contract and can be set up quickly where needed.



Nearpod offering free access to keep students engaged if learning moves out of the classroom.

Nearpod is providing temporary free, schoolwide licenses to schools affected by closures. In addition, they have compiled a set of resources to help use the tools in a remote environment.

Coronavirus: Keep Students Engaged in Learning... Wherever They Are



Odigia stands ready to assist the higher education community with the transition to online learning by offering complimentary access to those campuses that are in immediate need. Institutions and their faculty can learn more by visiting the link below:

Transferring Courses Online



We already have 30-day free trial. What we can offer for all Canvas users is a 30% discount. VEDAMO Virtual Classroom is a cost-effective solution. Its usual price is 25$ per month for unlimited usage during the month. One classroom could be used from different teachers and students each time, depends on the schedules. It's on a monthly or annual subscription basis. Flexibility - anytime the client can upgrade or downgrade the current subscription.

Virtual Classroom

(30%discount code: UW4MVT - there is a field for it during the payment process after the trial or if you directly upgrade to a premium account)




Respondus - Online Exam Proctoring

Region Availability: Content in English only

Respondus is offering existing customers of Respondus Monitor, its automated proctoring system, free upgrades to unlimited licensing through the end of the term. Colleges currently not licensed for Respondus Monitor can also receive a free, unlimited license for this period. Similar offers are available for LockDown Browser for both K-12 and higher education.

Helping Educators Transition to Remote Learning



Instructional design resources available free of charge

A new e-book, The iDEA Book: Educational Research and Practical Examples for Distinctive Course Design is available here

In response to faculty needs during this time, iDesign will launch a new Digital Teaching track to its LX Pathways offerings on March 20 and will offer free course access for at least the next six months. This brief, focused, competency-based certificate program, designed by digital teaching and learning experts, will address how to debunk myths around online learning, support peer-to-peer interaction through collaboration in asynchronous spaces, and communicate expectations and feedback clearly to students.

Region Availability: Content in English only


Wiley and Sons

Free Access to Wiley Courseware

Per Wiley publisher, instructors and their students without and adopted online learning solution, such as WileyPLUS, Knewton Alta, or zyBooks, can receive free access to their courseware for the remaining Spring 2020 term. This access will provide personalized, auto-graded assignments, activities, assessments, and lecture replacement resources, as well as dedicated support from their Customer Success teams.

Instructors teaching at impacted institutions looking to provide continuity of learning can request access to WileyPLUS or Knewton Alta by simply completing this request form. Instructors looking for zyBooks access can apply through the zyBooks website.



Free access to Unicheck until June 30.

Unicheck originality tools support self-checks and provide comprehensive online reports, with the ability to process thousands of papers at a time without slowdowns. For institutions without active Unicheck licenses, the Unicheck team is offering free access to the plagiarism checker till June 30.

Contact us

Coronavirus Pandemic, How Education Moves Online, and the Unicheck Action


Derivita Online Math Homework System

Derivita is offering its online math homework system for free, for the remainder of the semester

Derivita hosting is available Internationally. While content can be created in any language and locale, the user interface and current courseware content is authored in American English.

Created by the co-founder of Canvas, it can be integrated within minutes. Available courses include QR/College Math, College Algebra, Pre-Calculus, and Calculus 1.

Open-ended, authentic math questions are auto-graded and give dynamic feedback and solutions to students.

Visit our website at or send us an email at [email protected] to get started.



Genially is committed to helping out our community during this difficult time.

At Genially we are committed to helping our community of educators and facilitate remote learning during this difficult time. We understand how important it is to stay together and roll out initiatives to keep learning going for students.

In response to the dramatic number of school closures, and hoping to facilitate remote learning to thousands of people, many of our premium templates and resources are now available for free, for everyone. Forever. The goal is that students, educators, and professionals can have access to a good number of diverse and quality materials to work on.

We would love to partner up with you and put Genially in the hands of as many teachers as possible. Please, help us spread the word. If you draft a guide of resources for COVID-19, we would love to be included. Any other ideas of collaboration, please, reach out. It is all about sticking together and collaborating to take care of the students, educators and professionals affected by the Coronavirus.

This is the link to register on Genially for Free :)

Vital Source


VitalSource Helps offers free access to an expansive catalog of ebooks for students at impacted institutions.

Region Availability: NORAM, UK, Ireland

VitalSource has joined leading publishers to help ensure students at semester-calendar institutions can continue to access quality digital course materials due to a recent and rapid campus shift to distance-learning. Students simply log into the VitalSource Bookshelf app at using their school email address and can then find and view course materials from participating publishers via VitalSource’s Explore capabilities within Bookshelf. Learn more at

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Scaffold Designer

K16 Solutions Designer available for free to help campuses going online.

Other content ... Scaffold Designer is directly integrated with Canvas and includes a step-by-step guide for online course creation. We have scaled down a version of our Scaffold Designer product to its core features to help faculty move course content quickly into properly organized and formatted online courses.

Please request access through this link, Request Access, or visit us as



When most of the teaching is based on classroom interaction, face reading and direct transmission of knowledge between teacher and students, imagining what this experience should look like when it takes place 100% online is a major challenge. To support you in this challenge, Wooclap offers you 3 free solutions to ensure learning continuity outside of the classroom.

Wooclap wishes to support you and help you combine continuity in education with educational innovation.

To maintain the interactivity of the courses and offer a fun and effective learning experience to the students, even at a #distance, Wooclap offers 3 solutions!

1.  For higher education institutions: the free use of its platform during a pilot phase and support for professors. 

To benefit from it, please click here 👉🏼 

2. For primary and secondary school teachers 🏫: the platform is free for life.

To benefit from it, please click here 👉🏼 

3. For all: free access to our new Wooflash platform to follow the progress of your students at distance.

To benefit from it, please click here 👉🏼



Interactive Video Platform

Clixie Media quickly improves the e-learning experience for students, instructors and faculty. Clixie enhances video content to give students a complete understanding of classroom material through easy-to-use tools, such as integrated quizzes and interactive bookmarks, directly into the archived video experience. Instructors are easily able to track interactions, clicks and other analytics to ensure virtual participation.

Under the current circumstances, all standard license and monthly fees are waived until the Fall semester of 2020*. More details & contact information can be found HERE or at

*Available in the United States and Brazil. There may be an integration fee for implementation.

Grade scope

Gradecope by Turnitin

Gradescope is providing free access to Gradescope Complete for new courses created through June 30, 2020. All existing 2020 courses have been upgraded.

Gradescope supports various assessment options to meet your immediate needs, including:

- Fully online assignments which allow students to combine digital (multiple-choice/free response) and paper-based (formulas/drawings) work

- Existing paper-based assignments

- Programming assignments

Learn More:

Recent Updates to Help with Urgent Remote Assessment Needs

Remote Assessment FAQ

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Blackboard Collaborate supports the education community with a free 30-day trial for Instructors and a low-fee departmental license

Designed exclusively for education, Blackboard Collaborate simulates a real classroom experience allowing instructors to deliver teaching and learning anywhere, anytime. Individual Instructors can sign up for a free 30-day trial of Blackboard Collaborate. And Institution departments can stand up a virtual classroom with unlimited rooms, up to 250 users per room, and 1M total session minutes, for a low fee. Classrooms are provisioned within hours of order submission

Instructor Trial

Department License

Click here to access free training resources for Collaborate and other tools to support remote instruction.



  • Newsela is making our entire product suite available, free of charge, to all districts and teachers through the end of the school year.
    • Districts that wish to request access on behalf of all teachers in your district can follow this link. We’ll set up a brief call within 24 hours to gather information, and turn on free access shortly thereafter.
    • Individual teachers can go to, and they’ll get access instantly.
  • Free professional learning for remote instruction: We’ve assembled a Remote Teaching Toolkit to make sure you are fully prepared to use Newsela to support core instruction remotely.
  • COVID-19 educational content: We’ll continue publishing content that educators across subjects and grades can use to teach about COVID-19 in a way that’s accurate, responsible and empowering to students. Our goal is to help them process the news, stay physically and mentally healthy, support the health of their families and communities and bring relevance to learning.

Here is a link to our coronavirus resource center where you can find more info on how to create an account and access other resources.

Digital education


Mobius is a digital learning platform that excels at creating and deploying interactive teaching and assessment content for higher-education. With the power of a sophisticated math engine and unparalleled assessment, Möbius is perfectly suited for STEM (Science, Technology, Education, Mathematics) disciplines.

Möbius comes bundled with a Starter Pack that covers a variety of STEM disciplines that can be used as-is or be modified to fit with your curriculum to get your online courses up and running quickly.

Möbius can be incorporated into Canvas making for a seamless experience for instructors and students. 

Academic Continuity Planning

Enhance your LMS with Möbiuss

Connecting Möbius to your LMS



BrainPOP is offering free, unlimited use of BrainPOP to any school, anywhere, that is closed due to the Coronavirus during the period of their closure.

Consider using BrainPOP’s animated movies, assessment resources, and creative tools for distance learning, support for projects and homework, and keeping students on track with their studies

Free access

Distance learning webinars



Rapid distributed instructional design and content specialists to ensure business continuity

As over 300 universities and 939 school districts in the US alone have shut, we have been busy fielding calls from educators.

The main requirements have been "..we need it ready quickly and it must be social and secure" This is why, for us, rapidly deployable materials on Canvas are critical. We have scaled up a dedicated team of globally distributed instructional design and digital content specialists to ensure that business continuity happens for all educational institutions at scale, over the next few months. This team is available around the clock.

We have also created special resources for teachers and faculty who just need guidance



Due to COVID-19 outbreak CirQlive is offering FREE usage our gold standard Canvas- web conferencing integration for 90 days.

CirQlive integrates major web conferencing platforms such as Zoom (including Zoombasic accounts), Webex, GoToMeeting, GoToTraining, GoToWebinar and BlueJeans into Canvas.

Our platform enables easy, effective and efficient management of the web conferencing platform from within Canvas via the LTI tool.

We also offer free consulting and training for 90 days to any institution that needs help scaling their online learning via web conferencing .

Please contact us here or at [email protected] for more information and to receive the Key, URL and Secret to connect our LTI platform to Canvas.

note- The web conferencing platforms each have their own programs for their COVID-19 response. Please ask us about them or see their web sites for more information.



We provide tools that integrate seamlessly with Canvas to support instructional design teams at scale. Our tools include:

  • DesignPLUS: Advanced course authoring toolset UDOIT Cloud:
  • Course-level accessibility checker
  • TidyUP: File and folder clean-up utility
  • ReadyGO: Course readiness tracker

We’re here to help you build and deliver Canvas courses faster, while also making it easier to achieve a high level of quality, consistency, and accessibility across those courses.

Please visit to learn more about the ways we’d like to help you during this challenging time, including our offer to waive training and implementation fees for new customers thru June 1st.

Wiris quizzes


How to practice math in Canvas with Wiris Quizzes?

Region availability: Worldwide > US, Canada, LATAM, Australia, New Zealand, Asia, UK, EMEA.

At WIRIS we have decided to open our Wiris Quizzes course for free to teachers. Wiris Quizzes is available in Canvas as a tool that can broaden the possibilities of your math and science exercises and quizzes through open questions. This 15-hour online course on Wiris Quizzes will help teachers learn from the most basic to the most advanced aspects of handling this STEM tool: among other things, they will be able to learn and practice adding random parameters to open-ended questions, creating algorithms, configuring the evaluation of answers, customizing feedback from students' answers, etc.

More information and free course registration



Openly licensed online books, pre-made Canvas Course Shells, and free courseware

OpenStax has published 38 openly licensed college and Advanced Placement textbooks that are always available for free online, and pre-made Canvas Course Shells are available for the content in Canvas Commons, created by the team at CCC-OEI. To find the course shells, search for the term “OpenStax” in Canvas Commons and select your discipline

As a nonprofit, OpenStax also partners with other educational resource companies that offer online homework and courseware integrated with their book content. Right now, over 25 of their partners are offering free access for the remainder of the spring semester for new customers transitioning to online teaching and learning — and OpenStax is also offering free access to their own adaptive courseware (OpenStax Tutor Beta) and online homework solutions (Rover by OpenStax).ng algorithms, configuring the evaluation of answers, customizing feedback from students' answers, etc.

Visit for curated free community resources for each discipline and for more resources to support the transition to teaching online

Webinar recording: Advice and tips from online teaching experts

Blog: Tips on teaching online with OpenStax

Blog: OpenStax Allies offering free access to learning technology this spring:

Strong mind


StrongMind to Provide School Districts with FREE Online Programs Amid Closures

Region Availability: Nationwide

StrongMind, a digital learning solutions company based in Chandler, has announced that it will begin providing online courses to school districts without existing programs. Furthermore, StrongMind will do so at no cost. StrongMind is prepared to onboard, train, and support educators and families for the remainder of the school year in hope that students can return to classes without significant interruption to their learning. With nearly two decades serving online and blended schools across the country, StrongMind is ready to equip district teachers with NCAA approved and state aligned courses.

COVID-19 School Support

StrongMind Course Catalog

StrongMind Research & Efficacy

Education perfect

Education Perfect

EP's Remote Learning Platform keeps students connected and learning

EP is offering free and unlimited access to all schools until 1st May. Our curriculum aligned resources, feedback and collaboration features, classroom management tools and deep data insights allow students to stay connected with their teachers and their peers, and continue to progress in their learning.

EP can work stand-alone or seamlessly with a school's existing learning management system, providing fast onboarding and minimal disruption.

EP for classroom



Deliver engaging feedback on code.

To help all affected universities with moving their computer science education online, CodeGrade is offering a free license to all affected institutions for the remainder of the academic year. With CodeGrade you can easily automate the feedback process for programming assignments and give more insightful manual feedback to your students. More information can be found here:



Free access to our digital platforms and ebooks

Cengage is offering free access and getting started support to its digital learning materials and platforms, as well as other resources, for those impacted by COVID-19. For U.S. higher education institutions, students get free access to Cengage Unlimited, which includes all our digital platforms and 14,000 eBooks.

Visit our COVID-19 support page for more information



Enflux provides a decision support platform for higher education, aggregating and curating data in real-time into insightful, actionable reports to help schools improve overall performance and student success

To provide immediate support during the rapid shift to distance learning, Enflux is offering schools its proven Student Performance tracking tool at no cost through August. Now, more than ever, schools need to ensure their teams have access to real-time insights to make better decisions and support student success. Enflux enables faculty to observe, document, and track every single student via one user-friendly portal, and to use powerful collaboration tools to work synergistically. For schools administering exams with Examsoft, this offer includes our premium Examsoft Dashboards.

Schedule a DEMO now to turn your data into insights.

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COVID-19 Free Access to the Leading Video Coaching Software

Do you observe students performing a skill in your face-to-face courses?

GoReact helps you capture, evaluate, and transition those in-class activities, presentations, and assignments online.

With a smartphone or laptop, students can capture everything from student teaching observations, group presentations, musical performances, speaking in a foreign language, mock interviews, or clinical observations.

Instructors then access these student videos asynchronously or synchronously to give time-coded feedback and record scores in Canvas. Managing and grading student video assignment submissions has never been so easy.

Until June 30th, GoReact is offering free access to all higher education users. To take advantage of this offer, visit the GoReact Coronavirus Website at

More information and free account registration

Canvas Integration Instructions

6 Online Teaching Resources for Professors Making the Switch



Watermark puts better data into the hands of administrators, faculty, and students everywhere in order to empower them to connect information and gain insights into learning which will drive meaningful improvements.

We know it’s more important than ever to maintain your course evaluations, though you may use that data differently this semester. Our course evaluation and institutional survey solution, EvaluationKIT by Watermark, integrates easily and seamlessly with Canvas, and can help you get the insights needed to continue effectively serving your students. To learn more about special piloting opportunities to support you during COVID-19, please contact us today and feel free to browse these other resources:

Watermark’s COVID-19 support resources

DeVry University’s Journey to Faster, Better Course Evaluations in just 8 Days Using EvaluationKIT by Watermark & Canvas

Hear from your Peers: Before & After

Five Reasons to Use Digital Tools for Key Campus Processes

mind edge learning


At MindEdge, we've launched A Practical Guide to Online Teaching and Learning. Here's the link.

The guide is appropriate to educators in K12 and HigherEd seeking to explore some of the critical elements vital for adapting to today’s realities and adopting a sustainable approach to building great courses.

Elements of this course are taken from our Online Learning Certificate and curated specifically as a ready resource of reference and reflection in today’s time of crisis.

MindEdge also has a range of low-cost, fully-integrated courseware and materials to support academic, professional development and continuing education use cases. Existing MindEdge partners have access to some free courses available for offer on their platforms. If there's something we can help with, please reach out.