New LMS from Instructure Goes Open Source

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New LMS from Instructure Goes Open Source
February 1, 2011

By Dian Schaffhauser

A Utah-based company has fired a warning shot across the bow of learning management system (LMS) companies, including market leaderĀ Blackboard, with the announcement that it’s turning its new LMS into open source.Instructure has publicly released the source code to its Canvas learning management system, which was launched in 2010. Currently, 26 institutions have signed contracts with Instructure, including 17 within theĀ Utah Education Network. The company said that more than 100 other schools are currently evaluating its application.

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