Instructure Canvas and Pearson announced a bi-directional integration of the Instructure Canvas LMS with the Pearson PowerSchool SIS. According to Instructure’s Mitch Benson, this feature was the most requested by Canvas’ K-12 customers.
PowerSchool is the most widely used student information system with more than 30% of U.S. school districts using the product, reaching over 130 million students. The integration takes effect immediately. Schools that don’t use Canvas LMS can also easily set up an account using the data stored in PowerSchool.
Instructure raised a $40 million Series E last month in preparation of its IPO later this year, and launched a corporate learning and engagement platform called Bridge. Since its launch in 2011, Instructure’s Canvas LMS has been used by over 18 million students and teachers from more than 1,200 universities, colleges and K-12 school districts across the globe.
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