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Instructure announces strong earnings and acquisition

Nowadays, every sub-industry needs a software as a service player. The business model is powerful and the long term economy is an investor’s dream. The education sector has a bona fide leader in Instruct (NYSE: INST). The company has a cloud platform for educational institutions called Canvas; a tool for …

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How Instructure’s open-source mantra took them from a sad geo subway to a NYSE listing

In 2008, two BYU graduate students, Devin Daley and Brian Whitmer, became frustrated when they were forced to conduct their software usability studies on, ironically, very unfriendly software. They hooked up with investor Josh Coates, who provided mentorship and seed money (and later became CEO), and undertook a “product validation …

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This week in eLearning: Instructure, an LMS for rugby coaches and a preschool initiative in the Bahamas

Instructure, Inc. recently announced the acquisition of Practice, an applied video micro-learning solution. The acquisition suggests that in the future, Instructure’s platforms, including Canvas, will expand their video-based teaching forms, but the acquisition may also indicate Instructure’s interest in forging Connections to established Practice clients, including those of some of …

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Instructure up 8% since IPO, CEO sees “huge renaissance” in EdTech – TechCrunch

Instructure, the Utah-based educational technology company, went public on Friday on the New York Stock Exchange. After setting a price at $ 16, shares rose 8% in the early afternoon. Instructure, which is not yet profitable, is building educational software for K-12 teaching and corporate learning. Blackboard’s competitor claims to …

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Instructure Launches Free Learning Object Repository, Canvas Commons – Campus Technology

LOR | News Instructure Launches Free Learning Object Repository, Canvas Commons Instructure has launched a limited pilot of Canvas Commons, a new learning object repository that integrates with the Canvas learning management system. Instructure describes Canvas Commons as “a new platform that will allow educators to harness the power of …

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With 4.5 million users, Instructure takes on the courseras and udacities of the world with its own network of open courses – TechCrunch

Instructure launched Canvas in 2011 to provide educational institutions with an alternative to ubiquitous (but heavily criticized) software from education giants like Blackboard. Rather than forcing schools to spend six months onboarding and learning to use rigid and bloated learning management software, Canvas offers an open source, cloud-native system accessible …

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