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Instructure to Buy Data Integration Company

Instructure, which makes Canvas LMS, has entered into a deal to acquire Kimono, a cloud-based data integration and interoperability software company.

Once the acquisition is complete, Instructure stated, Kimono will be renamed "Elevate Data Sync."

"The acquisition underscores Instructure's vision of building education's most integrated platform and demonstrates our deep commitment to openness," said Steve Daly, CEO of Instructure, in a press release. "We want to give schools the freedom of choice to connect with their preferred applications. By incorporating Kimono's adaptable, cloud-based integration and interoperability solution as Elevate Data Sync, we strengthen our ability to more seamlessly connect users with the applications they love."

Kimono links applications to student information systems using integration platform as a service (iPaaS), keeping data, grades and rosters synchronized. Like Instructure, the company serves both K-12 and higher education. It claimed 27,000 schools and universities and colleges as customers.

The companies, both located in the Salt Lake City, UT area, did not disclose terms of the deal.

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Dian Schaffhauser is a senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal, Campus Technology and Spaces4Learning. She can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter @schaffhauser.

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