We’ve been building so quickly that I realized we haven’t taken the time to provide an update on where we are with the Single Sign-On (SSO) development in our Integration Services department. Progress has been swift.
Way back when (August, I think. Seems like a million years ago), we successfully rolled out single sign-on with Blackboard, a convenience that was critical to the launch of the Episcopal Academy website. We also provided a custom SSO integration with their internal system appropriately called the Matrix, with a capital M. That’s worked seamlessly for them, and saved them countless hours managing logins.
Over the course of the Fall, we built a bridge with Moodle, enabling Single Sign-On into that LMS. We’re excited about that development, as well as the introduction of Moodle web parts, a testament to the power and scalability of Parchment, that are being prototyped with Jakarta International School. With that in mind, we encourage you to attend our Schoology webinar next week, where we’ll showcase SSO and their tools and discuss plans with their LMS, which we think is fantastic and a very viable alternative to Moodle.
With our new authentication framework, Google Apps for Education fell right into place in December in our SSO offering. Exciting stuff! Something must be in the water at Episcopal Academy because we also happened to roll out SSO with their Naviance system just last month, another major advance in the offering. This is, of course, on top of the SSO implementations we already handle, including Pick-a-Time, Open and Active Directory, PCR Educator, Senior Systems, and others.
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