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RapidIdentify Software Gets OneRoster Certification

Identity Automation's RapidIdentify software — intended to make access and account management for school districts and other large organizations with complicated IT infrastructures easier — has been certified by the IMS Global Learning Consortium for its OneRoster standard.

Because it now has been certified by OneRoster, school districts can, for instance, safely pass information about students and teachers onto textbook distributors at the beginning of each semester.

RapidIdentity software was built to automate and simply the management of complex IT systems with multiple users and grant secure access to the right people at the right time.

"This is often a challenge for curriculum professionals who don't necessarily have a technology background," said Identity Automation CTO Troy Moreland. "This allows schools to focus scarce resources on identifying the right curriculum, rather than spending time and effort trying to make it work."

The OneRoster standard is a subset of the Learning Information Services standard that focuses on a school's needs to exchange roster information and grades. The mission of the IMS Global Learning Consortium, a nonprofit member organization, is to advance technology that can affordably scale and improve educational participation and attainment.

IMS's network of educational institutions, suppliers and government organizations develops open interoperability standards, supports adoption with technical services and encourages adoption through programs that highlight effective practices.

"Using a product like Identity Automation, which supports a full range of certified-compliant options, provides districts with flexibility to start with a basic daily exchange of roster information and move to a more sophisticated real-time exchange of roster information to really fit the needs of the educators and the students," said IMS Global Vice President of Product Management Mark Leuba.

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Michael Hart is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer and the former executive editor of THE Journal.

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