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Earlier this week, we released the most popular blog posts in 2016 from our Enterprise Blog. So today, we wanted to do the same with our K12 and higher education blog posts. After all, we’ve covered a variety of identity and access management (IAM) topics this year on our Education blog, including unique IAM challenges in higher ed, managing contingent users, provisioning users with multiple roles, and student data rostering.

As you may have heard, we recently announced that we have become an Affiliate Member of the IMS Global Learning Consortium. 

The OneRoster standard is a subset of the Learning Information Services standard that focuses on the school’s needs to exchange roster information and grades. Currently, Identity Automation is the only vendor OneRoster certified as a provider and consumer for both the CSV and REST-based API exchanges, enabling the seamless, bi-directional synchronization of roster data between disparate education systems. This means not only can we provide student roster, teacher, student, and assessment data to other OneRoster certified vendors, but we also have the flexibility to consume and transfer data from any system.

We are really excited about this news and sat down with our Founder and CTO, Troy Moreland to learn more about the OneRoster Standard and what this means for our customers. Check out the video below:

We’re honored and happy to announce that RapidIdentity was selected as a finalist for the 2016 EdTech Digest Award in the Security and Privacy Solution category. The year just keeps getting better! In January our deployment with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) was recognized as a best deployment of the year.

Technology continues to be a driving force in education. Children as young as preschool age are using tablets in school, teachers are constantly brainstorming new ways to modernize their classrooms with educational apps, and IT personnel are under increasing pressure to ensure this ever-evolving digital environment is secure. By implementing a next-generation identity and access management solution school districts have the opportunity to effectively and efficiently regulate these transitions.