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Department of Education Tasmania selects Canvas to power statewide collaborative learning

Best practice and knowledge sharing will help develop employees and educational leaders of the future

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA — AUGUST. 21, 2017 — Canvas by Instructure (NYSE:INST), the open online learning management system (LMS), has been selected by the Department of Education Tasmania (DoE) along with TasTAFE (the state’s largest vocational education provider) and Tasmanian Prison Service, to power a flexible, progressive and student-centred approach to learning.

In addition to serving Tasmanian school-aged students and providing regional programmes for adult learners, DoE is responsible for better engaging teachers, parents and employers with Tasmanian education provision. Canvas will enable better content and course sharing between institutions, help teaching staff with continued professional development, and power 360-degree collaboration between students, parents, teachers and external parties.

DoE chose Canvas to provide a flexible and scalable solution, which will empower a disparate cohort of students with a wide range of needs, to take control of their own learning journey. Canvas’ analytic capabilities promise to help educators in the group understand students’ learning behaviours, such as which courses are being consumed and where students are excelling or struggling, allowing them to personalise learning journeys and demonstrate added value.

“This is an enterprise-scale implementation,” explained Troy Martin, VP of APAC for Canvas. “Canvas is a robust and reliable platform, capable of providing a consistent and always available service for more than 63,000 students across Tasmania. But unlike traditional enterprise solutions, which are often expensive, inflexible and unwieldy, Canvas offers flexibility, scalability and the freedom to innovate. Quite simply, with Canvas, DoE and its partners are getting the best of both worlds.”

“We talk a lot about lifelong learning at Canvas,” continued Martin. “And this group of organisations is a true proponent of this philosophy, providing education and training to students from all walks of life, and at all stages on their learning journey. Canvas will provide the institutions with the tools to continue in their groundbreaking work, delivering engaging and effective learning to many.”

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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 maximise the potential of people through technology, Instructure created Canvas and Bridge to enable educational institutions and organisations everywhere to easily develop, deliver and manage engaging face-to-face and online learning experiences. To date, Instructure has connected millions of instructors and learners at more than 3,000 educational institutions and corporations throughout the world. Learn more about Canvas for higher education and K-12, and Bridge for the corporate market, at

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