We are happy to announce that we have joined the SchoolMessenger Ecosystem Partner Program.
To support schools and districts as they select and deploy web-based education products and services, West Corporation, a leading provider of technology-enabled communication services, announced four new partners in their SchoolMessenger Ecosystem Program. Education Framework's student data privacy and parental consent solution, EdProtect was among the listed, along with Hero by HeroK12, Professional Learning Maps and EduVision by JDL Horizons. The Ecosystem is built into SchoolMessenger Passport, West’s Education group’s free single sign-on product for districts. Introduced in fall 2015, SchoolMessenger Passport allows districts to provide teachers, staff, parents and students with quick and secure access to online learning applications, open educational resources (OER), and a variety of school management and administration software programs using single sign-on (SSO). That means each individual only has to remember one user ID and password to log into multiple district-approved educational resources, including SchoolMessenger products.
Both the free standard and paid premium versions of Passport include a catalog of “product connectors” that enable SSO to popular web-based services. Through the SchoolMessenger Ecosystem Program, companies can highlight additional services they can provide, such as allowing schools to use one-click account provisioning tools within the Passport catalog.
Author's Note: We are thrilled by this opportunity because it enables schools and districts to quickly and easily utilize the paperless parental consent and automated student data privacy services that we provide. Think of EdProtect as a "plug-in" that extends the communication functionality of SchoolMessenger.