July 27, 2021
Jul 07, 2021
· Press Release

Alabama Community Colleges System and Instructure Expand Canvas Relationship


Schools Extend Usage of Canvas LMS for Three Years, add Studio and Portfolium 

SALT LAKE CITY — Jul 27, 2021 — Instructure today announced that Alabama Community College System (ACCS) has extended its relationship, selecting Canvas LMS for twelve of its colleges for three more years. In addition to using Canvas to deliver a rich, engaging student experience, the schools will add Canvas Studio and Portfolium to provide greater flexibility and equity in how courses are delivered and assessed. The move is designed to ensure that these ACCS campuses are sharing best practices in instructional design through collaboration tools within the learning management system and help prepare students for the future workforce.

“Our schools have relied on Canvas to create a reliable and robust teaching and learning environment for many years now,” said Jimmy H. Baker, Chancellor of the Alabama Community College System. “The utilization of these tools will help our faculty provide an unparalleled educational experience for students, so they are prepared for the careers of tomorrow.”

Schools throughout ACCS began using Canvas in 2014 to build strong relationships between teachers and students, and to provide access to guaranteed, high-quality learning materials across all subjects. Canvas LMS is a SaaS digital learning hub that brings students, instructors, and tools together for a familiar digital learning environment in the physical, blended, or online classroom. Plus, Canvas is fully mobile, ensuring learners have equitable access within every class.

“ACCS has consistently raised the bar with its forward-looking vision for improving student outcomes and its investment in tools and services that can help to achieve that goal,” said Melissa Loble, Chief Customer Experience Officer at Instructure. “Now, with the addition of solutions like Canvas Studio and Portfolium, the system unlocks powerful new tools to engage students and support them on their journey from college to career.”

Canvas Studio empowers online instruction with video tools for teaching, learning, and engagement. Studio is a next-generation video learning platform that turns one-way, passive video into inclusive and productive virtual classroom discussions. Canvas Studio provides a set of tools for creating and delivering novel interactive digital learning experiences. It enables content creation, in-video discussions, embedded quizzes, and more. 

Portfolium meets the challenges students face preparing for an evolving workforce with tools like Pathways and Assessment. Using Portfolium, students can create an e-portfolio to have lifelong access to their learning artifacts, connect with other users, and curate content to help showcase their skills to potential employers. Pathways engages students through custom, stackable pathways that help students navigate their academic and co-curricular journeys, while providing a roadmap for acquiring new skills and competencies. Program Assessment helps simplify, streamline, and standardize the accreditation process for higher education institutions.

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.


Brian Watkins
Corporate Communications


Maggie Quale
Corporate Communications Instructure