Don’t Mince the Meaning: Rostering vs. Provisioning & Their Roles in Enabling Digital Learning

According to a recent Gallup report regarding educational technology use in K-12, 65% of teachers say they use digital learning tools to teach every day. To provide their services, digital learning vendors require timely and up-to-date access to student, teacher, and class roster data. Unfortunately, schools haven’t changed their rostering processes to meet digital demands, i.e. they’re still manually compiling and uploading these rosters to third-party applications. 

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How Districts Can Enable Secure Rostering to Digital Learning Resources

Ongoing innovations in pedagogy and learning strategies in the K-12 industry have spurred school districts to rapidly adopt digital tools for the classroom, while reducing their reliance on traditional print-based educational resources. To deliver their services, digital curriculum vendors require timely access to accurate and up-to-date student, teacher, and class roster data.

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Access Denied: Safeguarding Digital Learning Resources in the New Classroom

Recently, we discussed the importance of Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) as a tool school districts should leverage to help prevent data breaches and protect against threat actors. MFA is a sure step towards securing access to district systems and applications; however, with at-home instruction being K-12 education’s new normal, schools need to take an even more comprehensive approach to securing their resources. 

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SB 820 & COVID-19: Why MFA Must Be Part of Cybersecurity for Schools

While there is no user group that is safe from data breaches, K-12 is particularly vulnerable right now. In North Dakota alone, the state network used by K-12 schools, state universities, and other public agencies experience 5.7 known cyberattacks every month. Data breaches are not uncommon, and districts are limited in the measures they can take due to budget constraints.

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Identity Automation Launches Studio Module for RapidIdentity with Enhanced Rostering Capabilities

I’m excited to announce the launch of the Studio module for RapidIdentity with enhanced Extract, Transform, and Load (ETL) capabilities. This new module provides bidirectional ETL capabilities including the transformation, combination, and filtering of data, which has been leveraged for a complete refactoring of RapidIdentity Rostering, a data rostering solution for K12 education.

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Don’t Ban Zoom from Your School District to Avoid Zoombombing. Do This Instead.

The K12 world has been given a call to action. With no time to prepare, no playbooks to reference, and the very core of their mandate being challenged, school districts are now faced with the prospect of reshaping their entire educational delivery system overnight.

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Our Top Education Blogs of 2019

It’s that time of year again! We’ve looked through our posts from this year and have pulled a sampling of 2019’s best education blog articles. K-12 and Higher Education are unique in their needs, and from student data privacy to managing users with multiple roles, we’re highlighting some of the top trends and challenges they face. 

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Cyber Attacks in Schools: It CAN Happen to Your District

With over 120,000 schools in the United States, it is easy to think that your district can hide safely in the noise or that among the pack, your schools are safe. While this mindset that cyber criminals have “bigger fish to fry” may give you some peace of mind, the facts instead point to a rise in cyber attacks targeting organizations exactly like yours.

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Identity Automation Extends Commitment to Protect Student Data Privacy with FERPA, COPPA, and California Student Data Privacy Certifications

As learning environments steadily move toward digital curriculum, protecting student data privacy becomes more and more critical.

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Illustrating How Automation Increases School District Security at the Texas CTO Summer Clinic

Recently, we headed to the quaint town of Georgetown, Texas for the annual TX CTO Summer Clinic 2019, a two-day conference hosted by the Texas K12 CTO Council chapter. Created in 2003 by Texas school district Chief Technology Officers (CTOs), the Texas K12 CTO Council was the first chapter of the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), a leading professional association for technology leaders in school districts. 

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