Instructure is an educational technology company based in Salt Lake City, Utah. It is the developer of the Canvas learning management system, which is a comprehensive cloud-native software package that competes with such systems as Blackboard Learning System, Moodle, D2L and Sakai Project. Instructure also developed Canvas Network, a massive open online course platform. Instructure was founded in 2008 by two BYU graduate students, Brian Whitmer and Devlin Daley, with initial funding from Mozy founder Josh Coates (currently the CEO) and Epic Ventures. In December 2010, the Utah Education Network (UEN), which represents a number of Utah colleges and universities, announced that Instructure would be replacing Blackboard as their preferred LMS. By January, 2013, Instructures LMS platform was in use by more than 300 colleges, universities and K-12 districts, and the companys customer base had increased to more than 425 halfway through 2013 and 9 million users by the end of 2013.
Highest paying job titles at Instructure include Software Engineer, Technical Support Engineer, and Director of IT Security