Data Integration

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 […]

An Intro to School Passport’s PII Monitoring Dashboard

Picture yourself driving on a highway. The day is bright, the sky is clear, and you’re able to cruise along. Now picture that same drive, only the road ahead is obscured by thick fog. You have to put on the brakes, slow down, and ease your way down the road because you simply cannot see […]

Does Your Data Exchange Put Your District at Risk of Exposing PII?

Not all data exchange solutions are equally secure. How do you know if your data exchange puts your district at risk of exposing PII? School districts have been using data exchange for years to give edtech vendors and other third parties the information they need. Unfortunately, most data exchange puts districts at risk of exposing […]

Why Do Schools Need to Improve Data Exchange?

Today’s schools need to improve data exchange because there is a lot more at stake. Protecting personal identifiable information (PII) is a serious responsibility. And today’s schools are exchanging much more than just roster data. Having a zero-trust data exchange not only allows schools to adequately protect PII but to automate and securely exchange data […]

Future Proof IT Infrastructure in Your District with Better Data Management

Protecting student data is one of the most crucial responsibilities every district administrator is charged with. And protecting that data is a more complex and difficult challenge than ever before. Between students’ own mobile devices, laptops and devices provided by the district, and a network of edtech solutions that all require access to pieces of […]

Eliminating Data Security Risks in EdTech

Data security risks in the education setting can be a huge challenge. Every school must maintain a precarious balance between protecting student data privacy and providing the information necessary for the operation of the school and all its moving parts. It is an ongoing challenge, and schools are being targeted by cybercriminals more than ever. […]

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