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Sonic Foundry Deepens Integration with Canvas by Instructure

Orlando, Fla. — EDUCAUSE Booth #501 — September 30, 2014 — Creating and managing online, flipped and hybrid learning just became easier thanks to enhanced integration between Mediasite by Sonic Foundry, Inc. (NASDAQ: SOFO), the trusted leader for video creation and management solutions, and Canvas by Instructure, the modern learning management system that makes teaching and learning easier.. 

Recent research shows campus video creation and consumption is growing unabated, with more than half of faculty using video to flip their classrooms (Center for Digital Education), and over 7.1 million students taking at least one online course (Online Learning Consortium). Deeper integration between Mediasite and Canvas supports an online learning environment that leverages video for an active, engaging educational experience for students.

“This integration between two best-in-class solutions supports the strategy at the heart of today’s teaching and learning approach – video. When deployed effectively, video saves time, increases engagement and reinforces the educational experience,” said Jared Stein, VP of Research and Education at Instructure.

Seamless integration between Canvas courses and Mediasite content delivery is achieved through the IMS Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) standard. With the ability to launch My Mediasite from within Canvas, faculty can easily upload video or record flipped modules, full lectures and other supporting videos, all of which is automatically published to the Canvas course. Mediasite’s valuable viewership analytics show what video or video segments are watched by which students, helping instructors uncover potentially difficult course material requiring further clarification. Students have more flexible access to academic video and are ensured they are seeing the most recent, relevant content.

“Canvas’s elegant course management tools combined with Mediasite’s robust enterprise video platform gives our shared customers an ideal environment for discussion, collaboration and deeper learning. We will continue to champion solutions that foster flexible, customizable and effective teaching and learning,” said Gary Weis, CEO of Sonic Foundry.

Mediasite by Sonic Foundry, named the 2014 Global Market Leader in Lecture Capture by Frost & Sullivan, is trusted by 1,250 colleges and universities for video management, lecture capture and academic webcasting. Last year, institutions created more than 2 million hours of Mediasite video that received 30 million views.  With Mediasite, faculty flip classrooms and capture in-class instruction, students report better grades and schools successfully expand their competitive online programs.

About Sonic Foundry®, Inc.

Sonic Foundry (NASDAQ: SOFO) is the trusted leader for video capture, management and webcasting solutions in education, business and government. The patented Mediasite Enterprise Video Platform transforms communications, training, education and events for 2,800 customers in 58 countries. The company empowers organizations to reach everyone through the power of video; accelerating knowledge-sharing, preserving valuable content, building stronger teams and getting results.

About Instructure

Instructure, Inc. developed the Canvas learning management system to make teaching and learning easier for everyone, everywhere. Canvas empowers learning in every context with open, usable SaaS technologies. And through Canvas Network, Instructure provides a cloud platform where teachers, learners, and institutions worldwide can connect and chart their own course for personal growth, professional development, and academic inquiry. Learn more at www.canvaslms.com

© 2014 Sonic Foundry, Inc. Product and service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of Sonic Foundry, Inc. or their respective owners.

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