Internet2 NET+ Continues Collaboration with Instructure to Offer R&E Community Unique Benefits

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By Matthew Buss, Program Manager, Internet2

Internet2 NET+ recently finalized an update to our agreement with Instructure for NET+ Canvas that will have lasting effects into the future, strengthening and stabilizing our relationship to benefit the research and higher education (R&E) community.

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Tom Lewis, director of Productivity Platforms for the University of Washington and current chair of the Internet2 NET+ Canvas Service Advisory Board, noted that “leaders from the community find working with Internet2 and Instructure very satisfying in that both work to understand and assist us in solving problems at the community level. I look forward to this continued collaboration.”

Beginning in 2013, our two organizations worked towards offering the R&E community a foundational program to meet its needs. Working side by side with the NET+ Canvas Service Advisory Board, we reached another 10-year agreement that provides unique benefits for the R&E community, including:

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  • Updated and bundled pricing for Canvas and other Instructure services
  • Pilot business model for credentials
  • Added incentives for new subscribers to the program
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Internet2 Associate Vice President for NET+ Sean O’Brien said, “It is great to work side by side with a service provider  like Instructure to make a real difference for Internet2 members. We see continued mutual value when we work collaboratively in this manner, and that’s exciting.”

For more information, please register for our town hall webinar on Wednesday, December 6, at 3 p.m. ET when we’ll offer an overview of these exciting changes. You can also reach out to us at netplus@internet2.edu.

About NET+ Canvas

NET+ Canvas was designed in collaboration with educators and has been proven to meet the needs of the Internet2 community. Internet2 NET+ Canvas offers a customized evaluation and ramping process and streamlined contracting with a common customer agreement developed and vetted by numerous university counsels and Internet2. The Internet2-Instructure NET+ partnership enables institutions to move rapidly through the LMS evaluation process, allowing for faster adoption of a superior learning platform.

Internet2 Member Benefits: In addition to discounted subscription fees, Internet2 higher education member institutions are eligible for these special NET+ Canvas benefits:

  • Early adopter incentive
  • Discounted rates on professional services
  • Customized support packages at discounted rates
  • Two free passes to InstructureCon, the annual Canvas users conference, the first year of your agreement
  • Increasing community benefits over time