Instructure Announces Stanford Graduate School of Business Will Use Canvas for Online Coursework

PALO ALTO, Calif. – October 7, 2014 – Instructure announced today that Stanford Graduate School of Business plans to use Canvas as a learning management system (LMS) for several of its management education programs, including the MBA.

Canvas offers a user-friendly experience for faculty, students and staff, a cloud hosting solution and open API and the flexibility to include future software add-ons.

Starting in September 2014, students in the school’s full-time two-year MBA Program, one-year Masters of Science in Management for Experienced Leaders (MSx), and its Ph.D. program began using the platform to receive and submit course assignments, work on shared projects in student teams and keep track of class schedules.

“We are thrilled to be collaborating with an organization as forward thinking as the Stanford Graduate School of Business,” said Jared Stein, vice president of research and education at Instructure. “Stanford GSB and Instructure share a commitment to making education more effective and impactful of students’ lives both onsite and online. That’s why we’ve built Canvas in such a way that it enables innovation and encourages educators to develop new approaches to teaching and learning.”

Instructure launched Canvas in February 2011 and has since attracted nearly 1,000 educational institutions. Today it services more than 16 million teachers and students from around the world, ranging from community colleges to Ivy League institutions.



Instructure, Inc. developed the Canvas learning management system to make teaching and learning easier for everyone, everywhere. Canvas empowers learning in every context with open, usable SaaS technologies. And through Canvas Network, Instructure provides a cloud platform where teachers, learners, and institutions worldwide can connect and chart their own course for personal growth, professional development, and academic inquiry. Learn more at