When Dallas/Ft. Worth-based Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District decided to transition from paper to digital textbooks, the benefits of this future-forward plan were obvious – not only would the move enhance classroom learning, but digital content is often cheaper, easier to update, and more environmentally friendly.
However, the district quickly realized that the process would be more complicated and time-consuming then initially anticipated. It took months to extract data from the district’s student information system and load it into multiple textbook systems one student at a time.
Additionally, teachers had to link classes to textbooks and students had to match teachers to courses – both manual processes and prone to human error. To further complicate matters, correcting these errors could take weeks to rectify, leaving students and teachers without access to critical course materials.
Already using RapidIdentity for identity and access management, the district turned to Identity Automation to completely automate and streamline their digital textbook process.
“With RapidIdentity, our roster data is always up-to-date in our textbook vendor systems, providing a seamless learning experience for our students.”