Instructure’s Canvas LMS now free to all Academic Partnership’s partner schools
Academic Partnerships has announced a partnership with Instructure to allow for all of Academic Partnerships’ current and future university partners to utilize the Canvas platform free of charge, in all of Canvas’ available languages.
With the recent announcement of the Canvas Network, institutions now have increased flexibility to define the structure of their online course offerings, whether in an open format like that of massive open online courses (MOOCs) or full, tuition-based degree programs. In turn, these enhanced Canvas capabilities will be extended to Academic Partnerships’ universities as they advance their online course delivery beyond a “one size fits all” model to a more flexible academic experience tailored to their students’ needs.
“One of the most rapidly developing trends in higher education is the delivery of quality university instruction to students around the world,” said Randy Best, founder and chairman of Academic Partnerships. “Technology is fueling this advancement and we are thrilled to join efforts with Instructure to offer Canvas, the most advanced and intuitive learning platform available today, at no cost to our partner universities and their students.”
This announcement comes on the heels of a dramatic change in higher education. Enrollment in online courses and degree programs are outstripping the growth of traditional on-campus instruction 10 to 1 (Sloan Consortium). Demand for online courses and degrees accessible via an advanced and flexible learning platform is growing at a rapid pace.
“We’re joining up with Academic Partnerships at a time when students around the world have unprecedented access to the best professors, the best schools and the best programs online,” said Devlin Daley, co-founder and chief technology officer at Instructure. “Through the reach of Academic Partnerships’ partner universities, we’ll be able to bring our innovative learning platform and the Canvas Network to improve the educational experience for exponentially more students.”