Instructure’s Canvas Named a “Readers’ Choice Top Product” by University Business Readers

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — Canvas, a leading learning management system (LMS) for K–12 and higher education from Instructure Inc. (NYSE: INST), has been named to University Business magazine’s “Readers’ Choice Top Products” for 2015. The winners were compiled from hundreds of nominations from the magazine’s readers over the past year, and the award recognizes Canvas for making a positive difference on college campuses by higher education leaders.

Canvas is a cloud-based LMS that delivers a mobile-friendly, time-saving and easy-to-use experience for higher education students and instructors. The platform improves college course quality and strengthens instructor-student and student-to-student relationships through its innovative and convenient features including video and voice integration.

“Canvas revolutionizes the higher learning experience because it presents courses in an intuitive, fresh manner designed for our current on-the-go population,” said Giorgio Vanzini, senior vice president of product at Instructure. “We’re thrilled that our LMS has resonated with universities around the globe and that leaders within those institutions have nominated us for this prestigious award. It’s our number one priority at Instructure to continue perfecting Canvas for our international partners.”

Canvas is optimized for various electronic gadgets and devices, from laptops to tablets to cell phones, allowing students to learn where they choose, when they choose and how they choose. Instructors also spend less time learning the nuances of an LMS and inputting data and more time on teaching and helping students master essential concepts. Canvas offers modernized content creation, management and delivery tools, freeing universities from the constraints of archaic learning platforms.

The University Business Readers’ Choice Top Products award program informs higher education leaders about products their colleagues around the country are using to help their campuses excel in a variety of areas, such as technology, sustainability and academic instruction.

“It was inspiring to learn about the products being used in today’s colleges and universities that are helping students succeed,” says JD Solomon, the University Business editorial director. “All of our 2015 honorees should be very proud of their success.”

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About Instructure
Instructure Inc. is a leading software-as-a-service (SaaS) technology company that makes software that makes people smarter. With a vision to help maximize the potential of people through technology, Instructure created Canvas and Bridge to enable organizations everywhere to easily develop, deliver and manage engaging face-to-face and online learning experiences. To date, Instructure has connected millions of teachers and learners at more than 1,600 educational institutions and corporations throughout the world. Learn more about Canvas for higher ed and K-12, and Bridge for the corporate market at

About University Business
University Business is the most widely received, most regularly read publication for higher education leaders at two- and four-year colleges and universities nationwide. UB provides cutting-edge coverage of higher education technology, news, finance, policy, profiles and more to this exclusive audience across print, digital and in-person event platforms, including the annual higher ed technology conference, UBTech. Independent surveys have proven that year after year, no other higher education management publication matches the reach, readership and audience engagement of University Business. For more information,

Devin Knighton, Director of Public Relations at Instructure
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Jessica Hutchison, Method Communications
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JD Solomon, Editorial Director at University Business magazine
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