Why Do Schools Need to Improve Data Exchange?

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 necessary to deliver the experience required in today’s educational environment.


How Does GG4L’s Zero-Trust Data Exchange Work?


Our zero-trust data exchange platform, School Passport, allows information to be shared between two parties, such as a school and an edtech vendor, securely. Both parties must agree to the data exchange and either side can request the data. It’s a simple process that functions using open standard APIs like OneRoster that allow your district to connect to edtech companies and other third parties as needed – with authentication occurring quietly behind the scenes using SSO.


Robust Data Exchange with School Passport Saves Schools Time (and Money)

Many school districts are forced to use single-purpose, complex custom scripts, while others use manual processes to move grades from system-to-system. Schools using the School Passport zero-trust data exchange are able to manage access while keeping student data private. The data exchange is quick, robust, and automated. It’s not just delivering roster data to vendors; it connects edtech to your LMS.  School Passport takes grades from all major LMS systems and automates the data exchange into the major Student Information Systems. This saves teachers and districts time because grades do not have to be imported manually.

Why Does My School Need to Improve Data Exchange?

Schools need to improve the exchange of data between their networks and the third parties with whom they communicate electronically for several reasons:

  • Improved data management and control
  • Increased the automation and efficiency of data exchange
  • Better overall cybersecurity
  • Better student data protection
  • Increased likelihood of meeting compliance measures

Most schools need to be able to have the ability to send more than roster data but also to control who has access to what data, so that third parties have access to what they need to function – and no more.

School Passport is a zero-trust data exchange platform by GG4L, which offers PII Shield. It is designed to help protect Personally Identifiable Information (PII) through data encryption, role-based access control, and audit logs to help ensure the secure handling of sensitive information.

For more information on how School Passport from GG4L can help your district build and maintain a zero-trust data exchange, visit www.gg4l.com/learnmore.


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