Is Instructure a tech company with its heart in learning? Or a learning company with its heart in tech?

Either way, our mission is to make software that makes people smarter. And one crucial way we accomplish that is by partnering with our 100+ like-minded (and, even better, divergently-minded) partners, who are equally committed to learning, innovation, and technology (sometimes all three). Our partners push us and we push them, keeping our foot on the innovation accelerator—from IMS to LTI to LIS and more. Together, we believe we can make integrations as easy as humanly possible and, in the process, make teaching and learning easier too.



  • October 31, 2018: Streamline collaboration in education with Dropbox integration—The tools you use to get work done every day can make or break your team. It’s especially the case for educational institutions, where interconnected webs of faculty, students, and staff work across disciplines, levels, and campuses. Today at Educause, we announced a partnership with Instructure, makers of the Canvas learning managment system (LMS), that will help educational institutions of all sizes streamline collaboration.

  • September 26, 2018: Give students access to affordable digital learning materials by embracing a subscription model for your course—Access to affordable digital learning materials is a huge concern for students, their families and institutions looking to increase enrollment on their campus. The Lumina Foundation reported that college prices have increased by 45% over the past decade, but at the same time, households are bringing in less income. This puts many students down the path to an educational dead end.

  • September 12, 2018: How Canvas Partner Regroup Mass Notification Can Help Keep Your School Safe—As incidents of school violence have become more common, school leaders are looking for ways to improve school safety without putting undue pressure on budgets and while maintaining an open, positive atmosphere in their schools. Every school should be prepared to immediately respond and mitigate any potential threat that could result in loss of life or injuries to members of their campus community. This is why Canvas by Instructure, a leading Learning Management System (LMS) platform enabling easy integration of the content, tools and services teachers and students want and need through open, usable, cloud-based technologies, is partnering with Regroup Mass Notification to deliver an easy-to-use mass notification system (MNS) right within the Canvas interface.  

  • September 5, 2018: 12 Tips to Plan for Your Section’s Upcoming Exam—Every teacher needs to plan for an upcoming exam, but when you teach large sections, you need to plan meticulously. With classroom sizes of over 500 students remaining common, preparing for a midterm or final can be a daunting, administrative task for instructors teaching large class sections.

  • August 22, 2018: The Best of Both Worlds: Turnitin + Canvas—Calling all Turnitin users! Prepare to experience Canvas and Turnitin in a whole new way with the new Plagiarism Framework. This optimized integration allows Turnitin’s trusted similarity features to work with Canvas assignments in the most seamless way possible.








“Often partner programs are a place where good intentions go to die. But it’s clear that Instructure realized a long time ago that the ecosystem of applications around Canvas will be a large part of its success. They invest substantial time and energy making sure that quality partners get the attention and assistance they need to succeed.  It’s been a pleasure to work with them.”




“The support that the team provided during their InstructureCon exceeded our expectations. Thanks to all the effort, we had a very productive conference and are meaningfully engaged with many schools as a direct consequence of the relationships that we built during the conference.”


“We have found that learning management system data is highly predictive of student success, and as an industry leader in data freedom and accessibility, Canvas is making it possible to reach this mission-critical data with the frequency and granularity needed to turn data into insight, and insight into student success saving action.”


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