Macmillan Partners with Instructure to Extend Portfolio of Tools to Educators and Students

NEW YORK, July 26, 2012 – Macmillan Higher Education, premier educational publisher in the U.S. and Canada and division of Macmillan Global Science and Education, is partnering with Instructure to provide educators and students direct and easy access to Macmillan’s online educational resources from within the Canvas learning platform. Macmillan’s educational imprints include Bedford/St. Martin’s, W. H. Freeman, Worth Publishers and Hayden-McNeil.

With just single sign-on into Canvas, students and faculty will now have access to Macmillan Higher Education tools, such as Learning Curve, CompClass, and PsychPortal, all within the confines of one easy to manage dashboard.

“We’re committed to providing high quality educational tools,” said Joan Feinberg, co-President of Macmillan Higher Education. “Instructure is a like-minded partner, similarly committed to providing the best possible learning experience for educators and students.”

“The ability to integrate Macmillan’s student resources into Instructure-Canvas courses will be a tremendous benefit to faculty and students,” said Usha Venkat, Director of Information and Communication Technologies at San Antonio College, in of the Alamo College system now using Canvas. “Faculty will be able to integrate Macmillan’s e-Books, rich support materials, and state-of-the-art active student learning assignments into their Canvas courses while students will enjoy the seamless access to all of their course assignments.”

Instructure built Canvas as an open platform to integrate easily with other content and technology. Today Canvas is the learning platform of choice at more than 200 universities, colleges and school districts. The most common reason institutions chose Canvas is because it provides an intuitive user experience to students, educators and administrators without sacrificing functionality.

“One of our founding principles is to create and perpetuate open collaboration in education,” said Devlin Daley, co-founder CTO at Instructure. “This partnership with Macmillan extends our values of open systems by integrating learning tools and content across both of our respective platforms.”

“Instructure continues to gain momentum in the LMS marketplace with their simple and elegant Canvas product,” said Tom Scotty, co-President of Macmillan Higher Education. “Our growing number of mutual customers will benefit from this partnership that seamlessly integrates our high quality learning products and tools.”

With Canvas, Macmillan builds upon these integrations to ensure that faculty and students at nearly every education institution have seamless access to the tools and products in the Macmillan portfolio.

About Macmillan Higher Education

Macmillan Higher Education’s academic imprints include Bedford/St. Martin’s, W.H. Freeman, Worth Publishers, and Hayden-McNeil. Macmillan is known for high quality content, innovative pedagogy and award winning design. Macmillan Higher Education publishes both print and digital course materials in over 17 discipline areas in the United States and Canada. Macmillan Higher Education is a part of the Macmillan Global Science & Education Division that also includes Macmillan New Ventures, Nature Publishing Group, Macmillan Education, Palgrave Macmillan, Digital Science and Digital Education.

For more information about Macmillan Higher Education products, please visit:
Learning Curve: http://www.worthpublishers.com/psychlearningcurvedemo
CompClass: http://www.yourcompclass.com
PsychPortal: http://www.yourpsychportal.com

About Instructure

Instructure is a technology company committed to improving education. We provide instructors and students modern tools and resources to empower the learning experience. Founded by graduate students in collaboration with educational institutions, Instructure provides Canvas, the open, easy-to-use, cloud-native learning platform.

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