Ed Tech Industry News
Instructure to Acquire Kimono
- By Dian Schaffhauser
maker of learning management system Canvas, Instructure,
has entered into a deal to acquire Kimono,
which produces software for cloud-based data integration and
the acquisition is complete, Instructure stated, Kimono will be
renamed "Elevate Data Sync."
links applications to student information systems using integration
platform as a service (iPaaS), keeping data, grades and rosters
synchronized. Like Instructure, the company serves both K-12 and
higher education. It claimed 27,000 schools and universities and
colleges as customers.
acquisition underscores Instructure's vision of building education's
most integrated platform and demonstrates our deep commitment to
openness," said Steve Daly, CEO of Instructure, in a press
release. "We want to give schools the freedom of choice to
connect with their preferred applications. By incorporating Kimono's
adaptable, cloud-based integration and interoperability solution as
Elevate Data Sync, we strengthen our ability to more seamlessly
connect users with the applications they love."
organizations are located in the greater Salt Lake City region. Terms
of the purchase were not disclosed.
Dian Schaffhauser is a senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal, Campus Technology and Spaces4Learning. She can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter @schaffhauser.