Single Sign-On

SchoolMessenger Unveils Single Sign-On Tool for K-12 Districts

SchoolMesenger has launched Passport, a single sign-on tool for K-12 schools.

With the new tool, districts can "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 a single sign-on," according to a news release.

The new tool is designed for flexibility and includes features such as:

  • The ability to easily create user accounts and tools for creating, defining and managing groups;
  • The ability to initiate connections with hundreds of applications;
  • Role-based provisioning of Web resources;
  • The ability to establish connections with OER providers, licensed content, classroom management tools, mobile apps, school communications systems, productivity apps and more; and
  • Support for access to student information systems, family portals and social media sites.

"Passwords help protect individual and school data, but they can also be a frustrating obstacle to accessing tools for student learning, classroom management and school administration," said Robert Iskander, general manager, in a prepared statement. "With SchoolMessenger Passport, schools can make it easy for authorized users to access the Web-based school administration and learning applications they need in a simple, safe and secure way."

A free version of Passport is available for any districts in North America, including those that do not use SchoolMessenger. A premium version with additional functionality is also available. Visit schoolmessenger.com for more information.

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Joshua Bolkan is contributing editor for Campus Technology, THE Journal and STEAM Universe. He can be reached at jbolkan@gmail.com.

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