Instructure is a technology company that is focused on providing cloud-based learning management software for educational institutions, companies and other organizations. Founded in 2008 by two computer science graduate students, Instructure set out to disrupt the complex legacy learning management system industry by creating Canvas - a simple, yet powerful software system that sets a new standard for open technology in education.
Instructure’s Canvas Network has offered more than 300 courses from 150 institutional partners to date and was designed using feedback from instructional design groups at several universities including USC, UNLV, Berkeley, etc. A heavy emphasis was put on usability, with an effort to streamline the most common use cases for a learning management system. Canvas offers integration with other web services and provides simplified tools for grading and assessment.
Instructure also works closely with Unizin, a new consortium led by four major institutions, including Indiana University, Colorado State University, University of Florida and University of Michigan. This consortium uses Canvas as its foundational platform for improving student outcomes.
Instructure Inc. is based in Salt Lake City, Utah where the software is developed and supported on the east bench of the Wasatch Mountains.
Founders: Brian Whitmer, Devlin Daley