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Tools4ever Becomes Integration Partner with Schoology

By Abi Mandelbaum
October 20th, 2014

The partnership enables administrators to streamline complex identity management processes

LYNBROOK, New York – Oct. 20, 2014 — Tools4ever, the market leader in identity and access management (IDM/IAM) solutions, and Schoology, the leading learning management system for global K-12 schools and universities, today announced their integration partner relationship. Under the agreement, Tools4ever will use its technology to automate functionality between student information systems and Schoology’s innovative learning management system.

Schoology provides a learning management system that simplifies instruction and learning in a collaborative, intuitive platform. Tools4ever offers a connection from its User Management Resource Administrator (UMRA) solution to Schoology to automate student, teacher and employee account management as well as course and enrollment information.

Specifically, the UMRA connector allows system administrators to automate the creation, movement and the de-provisioning of employee and student account¬s so that no manual action needs to be taken. This allows school districts to eliminate manual input of data from their student information system into their Active Directory and will instead automatically manage the lifecycle of the user accounts across the enterprise within AD and Schoology. The result for educational entities is reduced time and resources the IT department spends dealing with account management issues.

In reference to the new partnership, Dean Wiech, managing director at Tools4ever, “Our partnership with Schoology allows us to combine our resources to provide a superior solution for school districts across the country. We look forward to a mutually beneficial partnership for many years to come.”

Bill Kindler, Schoology co-founder and executive vice president said, “At Schoology we strive to build new partnerships that will streamline the management of multiple systems for our users. We look forward to offering our customers a powerful, integrated solution with Tools4Ever that will simplify processes and save time.”

Tools4ever supplies a variety of software products and integrated consultancy services involving identity management, such as user provisioning, role-based access control (RBAC), password management, single sign-on (SSO) and access management. For more information, please visit www.tools4ever.com.

To learn more about UMRA and other connector, visit: http://www.tools4ever.com/software/user-management-resource-administrator/connectors/

To learn more about Tools4ever partnerships, visit:
http://www.tools4ever.com/about-tools4ever/partners/

About Schoology
New York City-based Schoology — used by seven million users in more than 60,000 K-12 schools and universities around the world — combines dynamic learning management, an easy-to-use collaborative interface and next-generation API integration into one innovative solution. Schoology transforms learning into a media-rich interactive experience where students, teachers, parents and administrators work together to raise student achievement worldwide. Available as a free stand-alone product and as a fee-based integrated enterprise-class solution deployed in schools or across districts, Schoology is user-centric and scalable for any blended learning environment. More information is available at www.schoology.com or @schoology.

About Tools4ever
Tools4ever distinguishes itself with a no-nonsense approach and a low total cost of ownership. In contrast to comparable identity and access management solutions, Tools4ever implements a complete solution in several days rather than weeks or months. Because of this approach, Tools4ever is the undisputed identity and access management market leader, with more than one million user accounts managed on a daily basis. For more information, visit www.tools4ever.com.

About the Author:

Abi Mandelbaum

Abi Mandelbaum is CEO of YouVisit.