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The Broadalbin-Perth Central School District was rolling out a faculty laptop program—with a twist: The laptops would not be added to the school network. That way, new devices could be deployed out of the box without any configuration.
To accomplish this, the district needed a common interface for accessing web apps and files in the cloud. The ideal solution would also support single sign-on to free teachers from the burden of entering dozens of passwords.
ClassLink’s web-based architecture made it an early favorite. Since faculty could access ClassLink in their web browser, the district could forego installing software on hundreds of laptops. And unlike self-hosted solutions, ClassLink wouldn’t require costly investments in servers. However, what truly made ClassLink a clear winner was how it integrated with the district’s network. ClassLink made each school’s shared drives available on faculty laptops so they could edit files from anywhere.
The Broadalbin-Perth Central School District chose ClassLink as their single sign-on solution. The ClassLink team completed setup for the entire district in less than one hour.
Now all faculty have single sign-on access to school-provided applications and network drives. Thanks to the success of ClassLink, the district is considering expanding the laptop program to students in the future.