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Instructure to Acquire Portfolium

Instructure, maker of the Canvas learning management system, announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire e-portfolio and student success company Portfolium.

Portfolium's platform allows students to document their achievements and competencies, earn digital badges, showcase their work to potential employers and more. It counts 3,600 education institutions as customers, including Virginia Tech, Purdue University and Santa Clara University.

"We created Portfolium to connect learning with opportunity by enabling students to recognize, showcase, and articulate the skills and competencies they acquire along their academic journeys," said Adam Markowitz, founder and CEO of Portfolium, in a statement. "We've been a proud Instructure partner for years, and are excited to expand on our vision to support lifelong learning and development as part of the Instructure family."

"Working with Portfolium advances our mission since it enables us to help people move from the classroom to the workplace," commented Dan Goldsmith, CEO of Instructure. "Portfolium has been a great partner of ours. With their team, and by adding their student success capabilities built on the leading learner network, we will together provide more value to both current and new customers."

"Canvas and Portfolium enable Santa Clara students to collect, reflect on, and showcase their achievements," said Nancy Cutler, deputy CIO for Academic Technology at Santa Clara University. "We are excited to see a deeper partnership between Canvas and Portfolium that will help us meet our student success goals."

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About the author: Rhea Kelly is executive editor for Campus Technology. She can be reached at rkelly@1105media.com.

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