Speaking of [money-losing higher ed-tech IPOs](https://www.jeffpooley.com/2021/06/moocs-failed-short-courses-won/), Canvas maker [Instructure announced its own planned offering on Monday](https://edscoop.com/instructure-canvas-initial-public-offering/), citing the pandemic boom-times.

As part of an [acquisition announced in December](https://www.instructure.com/canvas/resources/all/certica-instructure-partnership-leader-k12-assessments-learning-analytics-tools-lms), Instructure bought a K-12 student-snooping software [Videri](https://www.instructure.com/product/k-12/videri-analytics): "Education. Driven by Data."