Unicon Joins Instructure Certified Partner Program

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IMS LTI Expertise Will Accelerate Availability of Apps Integrated with the Canvas LMS

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Unicon, Inc., a leading IT consulting, services, and support provider specializing in open source for the education technology market, today announced that it has joined the Instructure Partner Program as an Instructure Certified Partner. Instructure is a leading software-as-a-service (SaaS) technology company that developed the Canvas learning management system (LMS). The company’s Certified Partners offer technical integrations with Canvas that have been formally reviewed; Instructure is a strong adopter of integrations using the IMS LTI standard. Unicon provides systems integration services to assist in establishing and enhancing LTI-based integrations.

“As an Instructure Certified Partner, Unicon will apply its expertise in LTI-based integration to enable and extend integrations between Canvas and learning applications,” said John C. Blakley, CEO, Unicon. “Our services will provide other Instructure partners with a reliable IT consulting resource for their LTI integration needs. Institutions will benefit from the accelerated availability of rich and diverse apps integrated with the Canvas LMS."

Unicon has 20+ years of experience in integrating open source and proprietary systems, including standards-based integrations with popular LMSs. As a Contributing Member of the IMS Global Learning Consortium, Unicon has deep expertise in LTI-based integration and stays informed on the latest LTI features and developments. This allows Unicon to provide Instructure partners with the latest integration capabilities that create a rich experience for customers through a deeper connection to Canvas. Unicon’s systems integration services will help establish and enhance the wide variety of apps in Canvas’ EduAppCenter.

“Instructure is committed to broadening the adoption of open standards, and Unicon makes it easier for organizations to integrate with Canvas using those standards,” said Melissa Loble, vice president of platform and partnerships at Instructure. “We look forward to seeing increased adoption of LTI through the work that Unicon is doing.”

For more information on Unicon’s systems integration services, please visit http://www.unicon.net/services/systems-integration.

About Unicon
Unicon, Inc. is a leading provider of IT consulting, services, and support for education technology and works with institutions and organizations to find solutions to meet business challenges. Unicon specializes in using open source technologies to deliver flexible and cost-effective systems in the areas of identity and access management; student success and learning analytics; learning management systems; portals; mobile computing; and online video. Unicon is a Commercial Affiliate of the Apereo Foundation; a Trust and Identity Solution Provider in the Internet2 Industry Program and an Industry Member of Internet2; a Contributing Member of IMS Global Learning Consortium; an Advanced Consulting Partner in the Amazon Web Services Partner Network; an Instructure Certified Partner; a Pantheon Gold Partner; and a Solution Partner of Kaltura. For more information, visit: http://www.unicon.net.

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