Through ClassLink OneClick, the district has managed to streamline access to its ever expanding number of digital learning resources. With RosterServer, delivering class rosters into those applications became infinitely easier and more scalable. All that being said, the district still faced a burdensome, oftentimes manual, task of managing account provisioning.
This challenge was exacerbated by the fact that the district, like many, was having to source data from a growing number of systems, including student information, HR/finance, and OneRoster databases. Meanwhile, although Active Directory has long been the standard for education, other options, such as Azure/0365 and Google have all converged on K-12 and created a labyrinth of directories that is stretching IT teams beyond capacity.
ClassLink was recommended by a neighboring school district and so a review was conducted. After an online demonstration and subsequent pilot it was clear that ClassLink was the better choice. ClassLink was installed in under an hour and custom Single Sign-On connectors developed by ClassLink within minutes at no extra cost.
Clay implemented OneSync and within eight weeks was seeing a significant reduction in hours thanks to the elimination of manual, duplicative tasks. By having reduced the burden associated with directory management, the staff has built capacity to focus on new strategic initiatives.
The School District encompasses a 644 square-mile suburban/rural county in Northeast Florida. Serving 38,241 students and 2,900 teachers in its 426 schools, the district first adopted ClassLink in 2016, having converted from StoneWare, and now stands as a leading innovator in platform interoperability.
Clay recognized the need to bring together disparate data systems in order to streamline account provisioning. As districts adopt more enterprise platforms and start to build directories for Microsoft Active Directory, Azure, O365, and Google, they need a single hub to easily and confidently manage directory data.
In early 2018, the district adopted OneSync as a pilot initiative, offering to validate the platform and its ability to help districts improve directory management. Today, the district is saving countless hours and reducing the many headaches associated with directory management.