09 December 2013
Cloudwork® Supports Scootle plus More New SSO Services
It's a while since you've heard from us. We have been busy working
hard to improve Cloudwork for you. We've been developing, and testing,
implementing in more and more schools.
Our efforts have resulted in:
* great new support for Scootle - the Australian government's
Scootle learning resource specifically designed for Australia teachers
* widening the scope of support for service providers compatible
with single sign on
* gathering requirement for an identity management facility to auto
provision and maintain user accounts in your AD based on data in
your management system
Plus we're looking to build exciting new AD account maintenance
functionality in 2014. We're looking for your input to make it the
best possible way to maintain accounts in your school's AD.
Cloudwork® Single Sign On support for Scootle
Studentnet has been working with Education Services Australia to
integrate ESA's Scootle teaching resource portal into Cloudwork.
This means once Scootle support has been enabled for your school,
Scootle is a fully integrated resource available to all of your
teachers (Scootle is not available to students).
Quoting from the Scootle website:
"Scootle is a content discovery portal containing more than 20,000
teaching resources. It includes features that support teachers to
organise digital content and lessons.
Teachers in all states and territories... have access to Scootle,
Scootle Community and Language Learning Space."
All teachers at enabled schools using the Cloudwork identity
management service are already registered with Scootle, using their
existing credentials, with true single sign on in operation. Once a
teacher has signed into any of their existing Cloudwork services at
their school they are also signed into Scootle without any further
Cloudwork® Single Sign On to more and more services
Studentnet has been working closely with many developers of school
management systems, portal systems, learning management systems,
library systems, and e-text book publishers to ensure that you a
smooth single sign on experience for your school users.
Systems that we've successfully integrated with Cloudwork include:
* School Online Booking System (SOBS)
Watch out for:
* EzyProxy and many more
Your Input is Requested for a new Cloudwork Feature: Auto-Provisioning of user
accounts in AD from your School Management System
We'd like to invite you to help us build an even better Cloudwork for 2014.
As part of our Cloudwork product development program, Studentnet is
building a new feature to auto-provision user accounts in AD from the
user data maintained in your school management system.
We'd like to receive your input regarding the features and mode of
operation of this new feature. We are planning to hold a Webinar on
Thursday morning of next week (19/12/13) to gather your thoughts and
wish list for such a feature. We'll send out further details early
To get the ball rolling, please find this list of suggested features
for the AD accounts Auto-Provisioning feature:
* Auto-extraction of user data from school management system via SIF,
LISS, XML Feed, SOAP, SIS API etc
* Manual extraction of class data via csv, XML file etc
* Support for commonly deployed School Management Systems (Edumate,
iWise, Synergetic etc)
* Auto-collection of class data for incorporation into Groups
* Support for AD Groups and others
* Security considerations for auto-collection process
* Privacy considerations for auto-collection process
* Auditability of auto-collection process
* Confirmation of Completion
* Backup and reversion options
We look forward to continuing our program of innovation so that we can
deliver better quality technical solutions at lower cost to the school
Thanks in advance for any suggestions. All comments appreciated.
The Studentnet Team
ABN 90 001 966 892
Suite 1, 89 Jones St, Ultimo NSW 2007, Australia
Tel +61 2 9281 1626
NOC +61 2 9281 3905
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