April 11, 2024
Apr 04, 2024
· Press Release

Instructure Announces Exclusive Canvas Collaborative Learning Experience Powered by Lucid Software, Leader in Visual Collaboration


Available for teachers and students in Canvas worldwide at no extra cost

SALT LAKE CITY — April 11, 2024 — Instructure, the leading learning ecosystem, today announced an exclusive Canvas collaborative learning experience for all Canvas customers, powered by Lucid Software, a leader in visual collaboration. Beginning on June 15, 2024, all Canvas customers worldwide will have access to the Lucid Education Suite, which empowers teachers and students with visual collaboration solutions anytime and anywhere within Canvas, at no additional cost. The Lucid Education Suite comprises Lucidspark, a collaborative virtual whiteboard and Lucidchart, an intelligent diagramming application.

The collaborative capabilities of the Lucid Education Suite enable educators to create more effective student learning environments that encourage teamwork and active participation. These tools are especially relevant for courses requiring project-based learning, STEM-focused curricula and more. The combination of these powerful Lucid solutions with Canvas, the number one LMS, gives educators the ability to facilitate creative learning experiences involving collaborative assignments. Educators can now easily incorporate modeling and ideation and encourage students to create persuasive presentations within their existing LMS. With the ability to diagram, students can better show their work, not just their answers. 

“As schools serve a broader spectrum of learners, Instructure’s focus is to help them meet learners where they are,” said Shiren Vijiasingam, Chief Product Officer at Instructure. “This enhanced learning experience allows for the learning journey to be more collaborative, personalized, and engaging for all of the students who utilize Canvas daily. It further heightens the core LMS experience and adds to recent robust enhancements that span from engaging discussions to offline mobile capabilities for the Canvas Student App.”

The integration makes a more personalized learning experience accessible to a wider group of students worldwide. Educators can now create innovative assignments that encourage students to collaborate and explain concepts visually. By making it easier for students to demonstrate learning in new, creative ways, the integration gives educators new ways to assess learning and design learning experiences that lead to better outcomes. 

“This partnership with Instructure marks a significant milestone in our mission to make visual collaboration an integral part of every student's learning journey while also empowering educators to foster creativity and engagement in their classrooms,” said Jeff Bischoff, GM of Lucid for Education. “The Lucid Education Suite is designed to be a catalyst for innovation, enabling students and teachers to visualize concepts through creative, visual and collaborative learning. We look forward to seeing the ways in which educators and students will leverage these capabilities to push the boundaries of what's possible in learning."

Instructors at each institution will have the ability to leverage the Lucid Education Suite within their Canvas courses beginning on June 15, 2024.

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SOURCES: Instructure, Lucid

About Instructure

Instructure (NYSE: INST) powers the delivery of education globally and provides learners with the rich credentials they need to create opportunities across their lifetimes. Today, the Instructure ecosystem of products enables educators and institutions to elevate student success, amplify the power of teaching, and inspire everyone to learn together. With our global network of learners, educators, partners and customers, we continue to deliver on our vision to be the platform that powers learning for a lifetime and turns that learning into opportunities. We encourage you to discover more at www.instructure.com/en-gb.


Brian Watkins
Corporate Communications