Connectors are the Single Sign-On (SSO) “link”, represented by an icon in any Passport, to each of the web-enabled products and services which have been integrated into our Platform and are being made available for purchase and/or use by an educational institution. In three short steps that take minutes rather than hours, an educational institution can deploy a Connector for any web-enabled service which it wishes its end users to utilize ensuring immediate role-based access.
There are 3 types of Connector with varying degrees of sophistication and functionality reflecting the design, development, testing, documentation and ongoing support costs associated with each Connector which in turn is dependent on the complexity of the data integration, availability of published API’s, numbers of roles used within the application, frequency of major new releases within a year, availability of technical support from vendors, and many other criteria.
- SSO only
This Connector is the most common of the 3 types and is designed only to provide Single Sign-On (SSO) to web-enabled applications and services.
- SSO & Provisioning
This Connector contains the SSO functionality but adds the ability to provision users within the application as well. For applications or services that are role-based, this Connector is capable of provisioning the application to specific roles or groups in the institution, e.g. all teachers, all students, all users in a particular class or year group, all users who study a particular subject, etc
- Data Integration
This Connector (DZ-DMA) is a Java ETL (Extract/Transfer/Load) tool that provides automated extract/upload and download/insert of data between applications and EduTone’s proprietary DataZone. Its mosty common usage is with Student Information Systems (SISs), Learning Management Systems (LMSs), Content Management Systems (CMSs) and assessment engines, each of which are data-rich.
EduTone is continuously developing a growing range of over 300 of the most widely-used Connectors to educational apps, tools and content services – both free and paid for – from EduTone’s partners, available on demand individually or within bundled solutions.
Some of the Connectors for our Platform
Below is a selection of the Connectors that we have developed for our Platform:
|NAME OF SERVICE||SERVICE PROVIDER||CONNECTOR LEVEL|
|Active Directory||Microsoft||Data Integration|
|AdaptiveCurriculum||Sebit Technologies||SSO & Provisioning|
|Adobe Education||Adobe||SSO & Provisioning|
|Agenda Manager||Agenda Manager||SSO|
|AtomicLearning||Atomic Learning Corp||SSO & Provisioning|
|BigUniverse||Big Universe||SSO & Provisioning|
|Britannica Online||Encyclopedia Britannica||SSO|
|Cisco Unity, Cisco Phones||Cisco Corporation||SSO|
|Curriki||curriki.org||SSO & Provisioning|
|Destiny Library Automation||Follett Software Solutions||SSO|
|Discovery Streaming, PowerMediaPlus||Discovery Education||SSO|
|Edmodo||Edmodo||SSO & Provisioning|
|Elluminate (BB Collaboration)||BlackBoard||SSO & Provisioning|
|eTAP Online Curriculum||eTAP||SSO & Provisioning|
|FlexBooks||CK 12||SSO & Provisioning|
|Google Apps, Google Mail, Google Docs, Google Calendar, i-Google Portal||SSO & Provisioning|
|GGfL Library||EduTone Corp||SSO|
|Infinite Campus||Infinite Campus SIS||SSO|
|Learn 360||AIMS Multimedia||SSO & Provisioning|
|Moodle LMS (open source)||Moodle||SSO & Provisioning|
|Office 365, SharePoint 2010, Active Directory, NetMeeting||Microsoft||SSO & Provisioning|
|Pearson Places, Bug Club, Equella, Fronter, PowerSchool||Pearson||Data Integration|
|True North Data Analytics||EduTone||Data Analytics|