EdTech vendors need to integrate with major SIS and LMS in order to be accessible to schools. The more accessible an edtech solution can be, the more the students and schools they can reach. There are several ways to integrate with the major platforms, which include school information systems like PowerSchool, Skyward, and Infinite Campus.
What Is the Benefit of Integration for EdTech Vendors?
Integrating with SIS and LMS products is the process that allows for rostering, grade syncing, data retrieval for attendance, health, and assessment information and more. Without data integration, the edtech vendor cannot access the student information necessary for schools to use it in their curriculum.
From the school’s point of view, interoperability – the ability for any edtech platform to communicate with any given LMS or SIS and seamlessly share data is crucial. For edtech vendors, interoperability is the key to growth and viability in the market. So how do edtech vendors integrate with different platforms? Each of them has their own preference; some use an API, some use a CSV upload, and some use a plugin. Edtech developers have options for creating integrations, by using a standard like OneRoster or building a custom integration for the API. Here, we cover the main integrations edtech vendors must integrate with, but for most edtech vendors, connecting through GG4L can be even more advantageous, as you will see.
You may be considering whether or not to build your own data integration tool. To determine whether or not building your own data integration tool would be cost-effective, look for our guide.
How do I Integrate with PowerSchool?
Integrating with PowerSchool can be done by using a universal rostering plugin.
How do I Integrate with Skyward?
Skyward encourages third-party vendors to integrate with their platform using an API. The API allows for the automated flow of data from the school to the edtech vendor.
How do I Integrate with Infinite Campus?
Infinite Campus also uses an API for data integration purposes.
Integrating your app or edtech solution with different systems can help you reach more schools and students and expand your organization. But in order to do that, you need to be able to integrate with different platforms quickly and securely. GG4L offers a robust integration solution so that you can connect with more LMS vendors and more schools more quickly. Learn more.