• kate mcgee canvas commons
Senior Product Manager for Canvas Commons
Instructure, Remote in Portland, OR

Instructure is an educational software company with an industry leading Learning Management System, Canvas, which is a platform for K12 and Higher Education online courses.

  • Created and defined the initial MVP for Canvas Commons, a Learning Object Repository, and launched to beta in six months, delivering on a strategic market timeline
  • Led the product adoption strategy of Canvas Commons with marketing, sales, and customer success, which resulted in 85% adoption by the account base in a one year period
  • Created, established buy-in, and kicked-off the business case to reduce customer support costs by a conservative estimate of > $1M via integrating a service that alleviated friction for workflows requiring the most support intervention and contributed to the company-wide goal to become profitable
  • Strategized and led product development of the account migration of six million users off of a third party service onto an internally built service for the third most frequently used workflow saving the company ~$1M in out of pocket costs annually
  • Improved internal processes by partnering with Program and Engineering leadership and led condensing of three roadmaps into one centralized roadmap, supporting open communication of priority and lifecycle stage within R&D and throughout company
  • Enabled sales to overcome substantial roadblocks by an emerging competitive product by building relationships and integrations with key business partners, including Microsoft and Google, satisfying market requirements