Data Integration

Securing Student Data

School districts have struggled for years to secure student data. K-12 districts manage copious amounts of student data that they are required to store for many years – without putting that data at risk. At the same time, the edtech vendors and management systems with whom they work have relied on antiquated rostering to provide […]

Revolutionizing Secure Data Exchange in K-12 Schools

In our webinar, “Who can you trust when it comes to handling student data?” featuring Kevin Lewis and Rob Abel from 1EdTech Consortium, Bill Lohman from Vernon Parish School Board, Leo Brehm from Taunton Public Schools, and Michael King from GG4L, the panel provided valuable insights into the challenges and solutions related to secure data […]

Solving the PII Problem

There is inevitable risk as an edtech vendor working with K-12 schools. For most edtech providers, the standard operating procedure to obtain the data they need to work with a school is through rostering. What is rostering? Traditional rostering is a high-risk data exchange when the student’s personally identifiable information (PII) is copied from the […]

Identifying Trusted Apps – a Collaboration for Better PII Governance

How does 1EdTech determine the “trusted” status of an app in such a way that districts can trust that it’s not just a self-identified or pay-to-play feature? As Kevin Lewis, Data Privacy Officer for 1EdTech Consortium explains, it is a collaborative effort to determine trusted apps. The trusted apps work has been very valuable for […]

What Is Grade Sync and Why Do K-12 Schools Need It?

Grade Sync is a data exchange solution that enables teachers to seamlessly transfer grades from the Learning Management System (LMS) or edtech solution they are using to the school’s Student Information System (SIS). Without grade sync, educators would be forced to manually transfer grades from the edtech platform to the school’s main repository for grades, […]

How To Roster Microsoft Secure Data Sync (SDS)

Microsoft School Data Sync (SDS) is a free service offered by Microsoft through their Office 365 for Education platform. When properly configured, it can pull in the roster data from the school’s SIS and create Office 365 groups. These groups are used for Microsoft-based educational curricula, including classroom activities done through Microsoft Teams, OneNote, Sharepoint, […]

How Can My School District Change to a New SIS?

There are many different Student Information Systems (SIS) to choose from. But what happens if a K-12 school wants to change to a new SIS? How difficult is it and what does it require?   How to Successfully Change Your SIS Changing to a new SIS can be overwhelming, but sometimes, there are cost or […]

How Do I Integrate My App or EdTech Solution?

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 Difference Between LTI and OneRoster?

Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) and OneRoster® are both standards used in education, but they serve different purposes. Understanding these differences between LTI and OneRoster can help edtech vendors and administrators understand how each can be used. In this article, we’ll explain the key differences between LTI and OneRoster, and how both can be used with […]

What Is Rostering all about for K-12 Schools?

Rostering is the process of exchanging data between the school and the edtech vendors with whom they contract. It’s usually a pull and push process where data is extracted from the Student Information System (SIS) and then pushed to the vendor. The problem with traditional rostering is that the data exchange adds enormous risk to […]

What is OneRoster?

OneRoster® is an industry standard format for the exchange of Student Information System (SIS) data with other systems. Developed by 1EdTech (formerly IMS Global), OneRoster gives schools and vendors a way to securely and reliably exchange roster information. It enables the sharing of class rosters, course materials, and grades between a school’s SIS and edtech […]

What is LTI integration?

Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI®) is the data exchange standard that allows schools to integrate the tools and apps they use more securely. LTI was developed by 1EdTech (formerly IMS Global), a community of leaders across K-12, higher education, and edtech suppliers who are committed to building an open, trusted, and innovative digital learning ecosystem at […]

GG4L - The Global Grid 4 Learning

School Passport is a data exchange platform that exchanges any data with any EdTech product, eliminates the need to share student PII and is easy to implement for schools and vendors.


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