Copley Retention Systems and Instructure Partner
to Integrate Student Success and Learning Management Systems

A new integration will connect the Copley Square™ student success system and the Canvas by Instructure learning management system

WESTON, Fla., December 19, 2013 – Copley Retention Systems, a provider of student retention and success systems, today announced a partnership to integrate its active learning tools with the Canvas by Instructure learning management system (LMS). The integration will extend the functionality of Canvas to include student success and retention tools.

Copley and Instructure have developed an integration making Copley Square’s tools accessible from the Canvas LMS interface. These tools include early intervention, interactive study guides, shared calendaring, recordable, face-to-face online tutoring and meetings and other collaborative tools that enable supplemental instruction, flipped learning and other learning modalities.

“Copley’s effectiveness in improving student grades and course completion rates will further Instructure’s goal of providing best-in-class learning tools as part of Canvas’ vibrant education ecosystem,” said Brian Whitmer, co-founder and chief learning officer at Instructure.

Copley Square and Canvas are designed as “omnicentric” rather than “instructor-centric” applications, meaning they offer flexibility for users to communicate and collaborate from multiple learning points and from a range of devices, including laptops, tablets and smartphones.

“The Canvas LMS, known for its industry-best user interface and open infrastructure, is leading the wave of education technology that is built to facilitate course delivery, as well as to assist students in achieving stronger learning outcomes,” said Keith Clougherty, Copley Retention CEO. “This integration is a win-win for Copley and Canvas.”

About Copley Retention Systems:
Copley Retention is a Mark Cuban Company that provides an online software solution (“Copley Square”™) to facilitate and increase student success. The company deploys high impact practices, and online group management combined with proven learning tools via its Student Engagement Platform “Copley Square” with web/smartphone apps and unlimited, face-to-face video rooms. Visit www.copleysystems.com.

About Instructure:
Instructure is a technology company committed to improving education. Instructure provides instructors and students modern tools and resources that empower and simplify the learning experience. Instructure offers Canvas, the open, easy-to-use, cloud-native learning management system, as well as Canvas Network, an index of open, online courses by educators everywhere, from Ivy League institutions to community colleges. To keep learning visit www.instructure.com.

Primary Media Contact:
Copley Retention
Edward Clougherty, Vice President of Retention Services
954.241.1617 | ed@copleysystems.com

Secondary Media Contact:
Instructure
Devin Knighton, Director of Public Relations
(801) 722-8187 | devin@instructure.com
Twitter: @devinknighton | www.instructure.com

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