Instructure to Acquire Kimono to Expand Integration and Interoperability with Instructure Learning Platform

Kimono will become “Elevate Data Sync” to seamlessly connect edtech users with the apps they love

SALT LAKE CITY, November 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Instructure Holdings, Inc. (Structure) (NYSE:INST) today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Kimono, a leader in cloud-based data integration and interoperability for education. A long-time partner and preferred Canvas LMS integration solution, Kimono will be rebranded as Elevate Data Sync when it joins the Instructure learning platform. Elevate Data Sync is a solution designed specifically for education that enables secure synchronization of student, staff, and learning data between applications within a school environment.

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“The acquisition underscores Instructure’s vision to build the most integrated platform in education and demonstrates our deep commitment to openness,” said Steve Daly, CEO of Instructure. “We want to give schools the freedom to choose to connect with their favorite apps. By incorporating Kimono’s adaptable, cloud-based integration and interoperability solution as Elevate Data Sync, we are strengthening our ability to more seamlessly connect users to the applications they love.

Situated at Salt Lake City, UT, the Kimono team has over 20 years of experience in developing integration solutions for K-12 and higher education. The company serves six public education agencies, more than 2,300 districts, 27,000 schools and universities, and more than 16 million students worldwide.

This move expands Instructure’s learning data integration and student list management capabilities for student information systems (SIS). With two-way sharing, Elevate Data Sync ensures that data, grades, and lists stay in sync between edtech apps and student information systems (SIS). Schools ensure accuracy, security, and accessibility with full control over their integrations, sharing only the data elements they choose and only with the apps they authorize. Because Elevate Data Sync is standards-agnostic, it supports industry-standard data models and protocols, such as OneRoster, LIS, SIF, APIs, and CSV, and also provides the flexibility to meet to the needs of schools and applications.

“We have developed an adaptable, cloud-based platform that is the most comprehensive educational interoperability solution available,” said Steve Curtis, CEO of Kimono. “Adding this technology to the Instructure learning platform will accelerate Instructure’s plans to provide broad support and deeper integration points to the platform for thousands of education technology vendors around the world. world. As a result, schools and higher education institutions will be more empowered to create the digital learning environment that meets the unique needs of their students.”

The Instructure learning platform is an open, reliable, and extensible learning ecosystem enabling a digital learning environment for educators, students, and institutions. The platform is made up of several key pillars, such as learning management, assessment and analytics, which work together to enrich, support and connect all aspects of teaching and learning. Elevate Data Sync will be an essential part of the platform, promoting interoperability and ease of use.


Instructure (NYSE: INST) is an education technology company dedicated to improving student success, amplifying the power of education, and inspiring everyone to learn together. Today, the Instructure learning platform supports over 30 million teachers and learners worldwide. Learn more about


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