Instructure Partners with E-learning Site OpenSesame

SALT LAKE CITY, July 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Instructure, a leading software-as-a-service company and creator of the Bridge learning platform, today announced an alliance partnership with OpenSesame, an online resource for business training courses. OpenSesame's continually updated, competitively selected offering of 25,000 courses from 400 authors will be available directly from the Bridge platform.

"Our partnership with OpenSesame will help Instructure extend the value of Bridge by offering our clients a broader content library of courses to develop their professional skills," said Melissa Loble, VP of Partners and Programs at Instructure. "OpenSesame's proven history of quality business training courses is highly esteemed in the e-learning space."

Bridge is a cloud-based learning platform that empowers business managers to deliver training to accelerates employee progression and address the unique needs of their workforce. The software is easy to implement and use, which means managers can quickly develop courses and train their teams. Bridge was designed first for mobile phones and tablets to make it easy for an active workforce to consume training anywhere, anytime on any device.

"Through deep integration with OpenSesame, Bridge will offer its customers the broadest, deepest and freshest library of enterprise e-learning courses," said Victor Belfor, VP of Partnerships and Distribution Strategy of OpenSesame. "In our carefully curated marketplace, the best publishers in the world compete for business every day, ensuring that the content we bring to this partnership remains relevant and valuable to professional learners."

In addition to having direct access to purchase OpenSesame courses, Bridge users will also have unlimited access to a bundle of complimentary courses during an initial promotional period of at least a year. These courses will cover topics such as diversity in the workplace, communication, critical thinking and problem solving.

Instructure alliance partnerships help businesses and institutions build powerful ecosystems for supporting training, teaching and learning activities. The partnerships provide services, technical solutions and unique business opportunities.

About OpenSesame
OpenSesame is the world's best resource for e-learning courses focused on employee training for Fortune 1000 companies. Over 400 subject matter experts produce 25,000+ e-learning courses, creating the broadest, deepest, and freshest business course catalog available. Learning professionals and employees can browse online training courses in a wide variety of subjects from workplace safety to business skills. Courses are available instantly in the Bridge Administrator interface. To learn more, visit

About Instructure
Instructure, Inc. is the software-as-a-service (SaaS) technology company that makes software that makes people smarter. With a vision to help maximize the potential of people through technology, Instructure created Canvas and Bridge to enable organizations everywhere to easily develop, deliver, and manage engaging face-to-face and online learning experiences. To date, Instructure has connected millions of teachers and learners at more than 1,200 educational institutions and corporations throughout the world. Learn more about Canvas for higher ed and K-12, and Bridge for the corporate market at           

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