We raised $40 million. Here's why.

Feb 25, 2015
By Josh Coates

So we’ve raised another round of funding to help us continue to grow up big and strong. We raised $40 million in a Series-E round lead by Insight Venture Partners. This funding will allow us to comfortably double down in K12, HE, and International segments of the market, as well as expand into corporate learning with Bridge.

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CATEGORY: Instructure

From Canvas With Love: SpeedGrader™ For Android

Feb 17, 2015
By Hoa Hoang

This year, we didn't send you flowers for Valentine’s Day (even though we’ve never bought you red roses before), instead we wrapped up the easiest, most efficient way to grade on the go. 

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CATEGORY: Canvas

InstructureCon 2015 Pre-Conference Sessions

Feb 12, 2015
By Scott Dennis

If you’re planning to attend our Off-Off-Off-Broadway production of “Student-Centered Learning, The Musical,”  coming this June 16-18, why not take a little extra time to catch the pre-conference opener, too? 

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CATEGORY: Canvas

Canvas’ Fourth Annual Open Security Audit

Feb 5, 2015
By Q Wade Billings

Back in 2011, Instructure started conducting annual open security audits. It may sound daunting, but it’s really pretty simple. We invite third-party security providers to look for potential vulnerabilities in Canvas. We proactively fix them, which makes Canvas safer and more secure for everyone. Then we we share the results online (as in publicly, with the world).

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CATEGORY: Canvas

The Katy Perry Effect on Canvas

Feb 4, 2015
By Zach Wily

Based on Canvas traffic patterns during last Sunday's Super Bowl, it looks like Canvas users were more willing to give their undivided attention to Katy Perry (and her accompanying giant tiger and dancing sharks) than to the kickoff or what is now being called the Seahawks' Super Bowl-losing pass. We have a scientific name for this. It's called The Beyoncé Effect.

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CATEGORY: Canvas

Categorizing and Comparing LMS Course Designs

Jan 23, 2015
By Jared Stein

I read a lot of novels. I watch a lot of films. Sometimes I watch films based on novels (though never the other way around), and one thing I've learned is not to make the mistake of comparing a film to the novel it's based on. They are different media used by different artists and require different techniques. Sometimes what works on the page simply won't work on screen. This is why it's OK that Bladerunner's characters act differently from those in Philip K. Dick's novel, that Dr Strangelove is a comedy, and that The Hobbit is stretched across three really, really long movies1.

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CATEGORY: Higher Education

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We raised $40 million. Here's why.

Feb 25, 2015
By Josh Coates

So we’ve raised another round of funding to help us continue to grow up big and strong. We raised $40 million in a Series-E round lead by Insight Venture Partners. This funding will allow us to comfortably double down in K12, HE, and International segments of the market, as well as expand into corporate learning with Bridge.

read more

From Canvas With Love: SpeedGrader™ For Android

Feb 17, 2015
By Hoa Hoang

This year, we didn't send you flowers for Valentine’s Day (even though we’ve never bought you red roses before), instead we wrapped up the easiest, most efficient way to grade on the go. 

read more

InstructureCon 2015 Pre-Conference Sessions

Feb 12, 2015
By Scott Dennis

If you’re planning to attend our Off-Off-Off-Broadway production of “Student-Centered Learning, The Musical,”  coming this June 16-18, why not take a little extra time to catch the pre-conference opener, too? 

read more

Canvas’ Fourth Annual Open Security Audit

Feb 5, 2015
By Q Wade Billings

Back in 2011, Instructure started conducting annual open security audits. It may sound daunting, but it’s really pretty simple. We invite third-party security providers to look for potential vulnerabilities in Canvas. We proactively fix them, which makes Canvas safer and more secure for everyone. Then we we share the results online (as in publicly, with the world).

read more

The Katy Perry Effect on Canvas

Feb 4, 2015
By Zach Wily

Based on Canvas traffic patterns during last Sunday's Super Bowl, it looks like Canvas users were more willing to give their undivided attention to Katy Perry (and her accompanying giant tiger and dancing sharks) than to the kickoff or what is now being called the Seahawks' Super Bowl-losing pass. We have a scientific name for this. It's called The Beyoncé Effect.

read more

Categorizing and Comparing LMS Course Designs

Jan 23, 2015
By Jared Stein

I read a lot of novels. I watch a lot of films. Sometimes I watch films based on novels (though never the other way around), and one thing I've learned is not to make the mistake of comparing a film to the novel it's based on. They are different media used by different artists and require different techniques. Sometimes what works on the page simply won't work on screen. This is why it's OK that Bladerunner's characters act differently from those in Philip K. Dick's novel, that Dr Strangelove is a comedy, and that The Hobbit is stretched across three really, really long movies1.

read more