Jerusalem, Israel—May 4, 2015. Ex Libris Group, a world leader in the provision of library automation solutions, today announced that it will be collaborating with Instructure, a software as-a-service (SaaS) company and creator of the Canvas learning management system (LMS), as a member of Instructure's certified partnership program. Mutual customers of the two companies will benefit from the tight integration of the new Ex Libris Leganto reading-list solution and Canvas.
Tailored to the needs of instructors and students, Leganto is an easy-to-use application that enables instructors to create, maintain, and review course reading lists of all types and to monitor their use. Students benefit from an engaging and convenient way to access the items on their reading lists and keep track of reading-related tasks. Leganto is the first solution that supports course readings by providing built-in cross-system workflows between library management, scholarly content, and teaching and learning.
"We're thrilled to welcome Ex Libris as a certified partner," said Melissa Loble, Instructure vice president of partners and programs. "At Instructure, we are focused on providing the best tools for millions of passionate students and teachers. Leganto has proven to be one of these tools by streamlining the processes related to course readings."
Leganto will serve as a link between courses in Canvas and the underlying library infrastructure, helping ensure that course materials are made available by the library, which also tracks their use and provides reports that inform decision-making."
"Ex Libris is pleased to partner with Instructure to enable schools to benefit from the unique value of cross-system workflows for creating, maintaining, evaluating, and accessing course reading lists," said Shlomi Kringel, corporate vice president for discovery and delivery solutions at Ex Libris. "The integration between Canvas and Leganto will provide a superb user experience for both instructors and students and will support libraries in helping their institution achieve its teaching and learning goals."
Instructure, Inc., is the software-as-a-service (SaaS) technology company that makes smart software that makes people smarter. Its cloud-based Canvas learning management system (LMS) now connects more than 18 million teachers and learners at more than 1,200 higher ed and K-12 institutions throughout the world. Because learning doesn't end after graduation, Instructure also offers Bridge, the modern learning and engagement platform that enables organizations of every kind to engage with employees by measuring and improving employee sentiment, alignment and knowledge in real time.
Learn more at www.Instructure.com.
About Ex Libris
Ex Libris is a leading provider of automation solutions for academic, national, and research libraries. Offering the only comprehensive product suite for electronic, digital, and print materials, Ex Libris provides efficient, user-friendly products that serve the needs of libraries today and will facilitate their transition into the future. Ex Libris maintains an impressive customer base consisting of thousands of sites in more than 90 countries on six continents.
Dedicated to developing creative solutions in close collaboration with customers, Ex Libris enables libraries to maximize productivity and efficiency and, at the same time, greatly enhance the user experience. By empowering users to discover and obtain the information they need, libraries ensure their position as the bridge to knowledge.