What's Kimono's Story?

Kimono was founded in 2012, as a cloud-based data integration for K-12 and Higher Education. They offer EdTech companies integrations with SISs. Additionally, they offer schools an integration between the Canvas LMS and their SIS.    

Instructure, the learning company that owns Canvas, acquired Kimono in November 2021. The goal of the acquisition is to help expand Instructure's interoperability with its schools and districts.

As part of the acquisition, Instructure is rebranding Kimono to Elevate Data Sync. In their press release, Instructure didn't say whether they would offer Kimono’s services to districts that didn’t use Canvas.

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