Data & Analytics
Instructure Launches Data Optimization Service
Instructure, the company behind
the Canvas learning management system
(LMS), has released Canvas Data, a hosted data service for K-12 and higher
education that enables them to analyze online teaching and learning
Canvas Data is a native cloud service delivered on Amazon Web Services
through Redshift. According to
information from Instructure, the service will help educational institutions
assess and analyze their data, "including course design features, course
activity, assessment and evaluation, user and device characteristics and more."
The company claims that Canvas Data is different from other analytics reporting
engines because it "enables institutions to discover insights without
sacrificing the thoroughness of the results." Data extracted from Canvas is
optimized for integration with any ODBC-compliant analytics tool, so
institutions can generate custom queries and reports using their preferred
The basic version of Canvas Data will be available to Canvas customers at no
additional cost, and premium versions will be available for purchase. Civitas Learning and Intellify partnered with
Instructure provide Canvas Data's education analytics and learning intelligence
Further information about about Canvas Data can be found on the Canvas LMS site.
Leila Meyer is a technology writer based in British Columbia. She can be reached at [email protected].