Tackling tech frustration and lost instruction time
Forgotten passwords, a plethora of login details to remember and no central place to find digital resources all added up to lost learning opportunities at Val Verde Unified School District.
The district had invested heavily in technology and digital learning resources to help students become career- and college-ready. But sign-in and access problems meant instead of driving deeper learning, technology was causing lost instructional time, teacher frustration and underutilized technology investments. Something had to change.
Delivering easy SSO, useful data and anytime access with ClassLink
Val Verde chose ClassLink’s single sign-on solution for the technology’s ease of use, data analytics and easy access to network files from anywhere and on any device. ClassLink made it easier for administrators and teachers to implement a 1:1 Chromebook program that worked for students from kindergarten through high school.
Saving time and money while driving deeper learning
With ClassLink SSO, students access all their digital learning resources quickly and easily with just one set of login credentials to remember. Even kindergarteners use facial recognition to easily log in to their Chromebooks. “We’ve had over 3 million launches using ClassLink in our district,” enthuses Superintendent Michael R. McCormick.
Students are better prepared for California’s online state test thanks to easy access to online practice assessments. And with ClassLink’s MyFiles, students, administrators, and teachers can access documents outside of school—on any device—for homework or work purposes.
The district also uses ClassLink’s usage analytics to better understand technology use and make informed technology purchases and decisions, saving them time and money.
Val Verde Unified School District in Perris, California, is comprised of 21 schools and 20,244 students.
Val Verde is a 1:1 Chromebook district, deeply committed to using technology and digital resources to help students become career- and college-ready, but sign-in and access problems were eating away at valuable instruction time.
In 2017, Val Verde implemented ClassLink giving all students and staff single sign-on access to digital tools, eliminating access issues and recapturing instructional time.
To date, the district has 3 million launches using ClassLink. Data analytics also helped the district make informed technology purchasing decisions.