Identity Automation's Identity and Access Management Blog

Stay up to date with all of the latest news and events.

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.

This week, I’m heading to Sacramento, California for the 2016 CETPA Annual Conference. Held by the California Educational Technology Professionals Association (CETPA), the conference is attended by IT professionals from K-12 school districts throughout the state.

In a changing digital world, here's how to keep student data safe

*Disclaimer: This article originally appeared in eSchool News

When Dustin Hardin became the Director of Technology for New Caney Independent School District in 2011, the district didn't have WiFi or student accounts and only had basic email for staff. However, district leadership had ambitious goals: to implement 21st century teaching methodologies in the form of digitized learning and ongoing student-teacher engagement. To get there, New Caney ISD created a program called 1:Vision, with the goal of issuing a laptop to each student in grades 3-12.

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:

At the end of June, I joined more than 16,000 ed tech leaders as they converged on Denver, Colorado for a week of idea sharing, collaboration, and networking at the 2016 ISTE Conference & Expo. 

Located in the Atlanta suburb of Jonesboro, Georgia, Clayton County Public Schools (CCPS) is future-forward district with a vision of making the digital classroom a reality for its more than 55,000 students, staff, and administrators. As part of this, CCPS is aggressively working towards district-wide adoption of cloud-based education technology.

Long Beach Unified School District is one of the forty largest school districts in the country with 94 campuses and more than 90,000 users comprised of students, teachers, faculty, and administrators.