Courses: More than 30 classes in a variety of subjects. Pictured here: Canvas Network's "Gender Through Comic Books" course.
Focus: Traditional university education in a MOOC format.
Sources for courses: Some of the more than 350 universities already using the Canvas online learning platform, as well as learning organizations such as Lumen Learning and the Open Course Library.
Backed by: $20 million from OpenView Venture Partners, EPIC Ventures and others funding Instructure, the company behind the Canvas online learning platform. Canvas is the primary product, with Canvas Network as an offshoot.
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