July 14, 2021
Jul 07, 2021
· Press Release

Instructure Launches New Edtech Collective Program for its Community of 500+ Global Partners


Delivers a modernized community space for edtech partners to reach more students and educators, with exclusive benefits from a credentialing program to a dedicated partner lounge

SALT LAKE CITYJUL 14, 2021 — Today, Instructure announced the Edtech Collective, a community of innovative companies and educators working together using a leading learning platform to create an open and extensible ecosystem. Over the last decade, Instructure has become an industry leader in education partnerships, with 500+ partner organizations ranging from large tech companies like Microsoft, Google, and Zoom, to educator favorites like Classcraft and Nearpod. The Edtech Collective builds on that success, introducing new capabilities and perks based on customer and partner feedback. Partners will receive benefits including a dedicated Partner Lounge, a Credential Program and co-marketing opportunities with the Canvas Community, the largest user community in education. 

“Our continued investment in collaboration with our industry partners makes our learning platform stronger, our customers more successful, and teaching and learning easier,” said Tara Gunther, VP of Partnerships at Instructure. “Our learning platform is open, flexible, and extensible, and it's why we partner with hundreds of like-minded companies. By working with companies who are equally committed to learning, innovation, and technology, Instructure raises the bar for everyone.” 

"This has been an incredibly challenging year for educators and students,” said Randel Maestre, Head of Industry Marketing, Zoom. “It’s inspiring to see a growing community of companies who are coming together to enrich teaching and learning through technology. We at Zoom are looking forward to the opportunity that joining the Edtech Collective brings to support and engage with one of the largest education communities in the world.” 

By joining the Edtech Collective partner companies will gain access to:

  • Canvas Community Listing - With over one million active users, it’s a space for partners to gain visibility and interact with joint customers.
  • Credential Program - Partners can earn special credentials, such as “Privacy and Security” for protecting student data, “Longevity” for demonstrating a commitment to working together to improve teaching and learning, to “Support Champion” for delivering high-quality customer support.
  • The Partner Lounge - An authenticated space just for official partners to enjoy access to custom resources such as newsletters and technical materials like API/LTI documentation, and partner-focused events like partner live streams and IMS Global Periodic Briefings from Unicon.
  • Co-Marketing Opportunities - Participate in Instructure’s highly anticipated user conferences like InstructureCon, feature placement on its blog, social platforms and other key channels.

"We're thrilled to join this community of companies working together to improve the teaching and learning experience for everyone," said Shawn Young, CEO and Co-Founder of Classcraft. "As a new member of Instructure's Edtech Collective we’ve been super satisfied by the ease of integration with the Instructure Learning Platform, and the amazing quality of partner and product support we’ve experienced as we prepare to go live.”

To join Instructure’s Edtech Collective, visit  https://www.instructure.com/canvas/our-partners.  

About Instructure

Instructure (NYSE: INST) is an education technology company dedicated to elevating student success, amplifying the power of teaching, and inspiring everyone to learn together. Today the Instructure Learning Platform, comprised of its flagship product Canvas LMS and several products serving K-12, higher education and professional education, supports tens of millions of educators and learners around the world. Learn more at www.instructure.com.


Brian Watkins
Corporate Communications


Maggie Quale
Corporate Communications Instructure