Cloudwork is an automated system of indentity access management which securely integrates most well-known education applications. Cloudwork also enhances school communities, because it benefits all aspects of school life. Privacy and security are priorities in Cloudwork's design, so it also helps schools easily meet their regulatory obligations. Cloudwork's flexibility derives from a single identity solution which integrates access credentials and education applications. This enhances school communities in four ways.
  1. Cloudwork Maintains School Branding
    Cloudwork builds the school community through identity. Many online facilities force schools to use login pages displaying their their own branding. Would you replace your school's name and badge at the main gates with a product supplier's? Unlikely! But that's what's happening to your online presence with provider-branded facilities. Cloudwork lets you display your school's own proudly-defined identity on our services, building the school community.
  2. Cloudwork Supports Parent-Friendly Accounts
    Parent accounts are important in building a school community, but they can sometimes be a demand on support staff. Cloudwork eases that burden by allowing parents to use their own email address as their login username for school portals. It also provides an easy password reset function, so parents can self-manage their own access to school facilities, which also improves their user experience and connection to the school.
  3. Cloudwork Enhances Student Learning
    Cloudwork's single sign-on capability reduces the frustrations of accessing numerous online facilities with multiple credentials. This matters not only to schools, as Gartner estimates 20-30% of help desk costs can be saved by automating credentials, but is also important for students, who must access a range of third-party education services every day. Cloudwork integrates those multiple services into a single productive learning experience.
  4. Cloudwork Provides Control of Facilities
    Cloudwork lets school IT staff maintain control of the network. It provides logging data in a convenient graphical interface, so staff know who is using school facilities and in what manner. This also provides schools with legally auditable logging in cases of misuse. Cloudwork synchronises identity data from school management systems, accounts, class list groups and shared contacts – updates are automated but always remain under IT staff control.

What Services Does Cloudwork Support?

Cloudwork provides access to a vast range of well-known educational services in the fields of school management systems, content and learning management systems, cloud services, library systems and other teacher resources. Those that have been integrated with automated access are specifically badged as Cloudwork Compatible. Cloudwork also provides:
  • Universal password: single password login for multiple cloud and local services.
  • Account provisioning, with Google account creation, auto-transfer of archive, inbox and contacts, and calendar support.
  • BYOD multi-device support, with flexible support for desktops, laptops, tablets, and mobiles.
  • Account maintenance, with single accounts for multiple services, and automatic account maintenance from local network credentials.

Cloudwork International Standards

Cloudwork Compatible services are accessed via SAML (Security Assertion Markup Language), the open standard data format for exchanging authentication and authorization data between parties. Cloudwork school systems are accessed via the following standard mechanisms:
  • SIF (Systems Interoperability Framework)
  • LISS (Lightweight Interoperability Standard for Schools)
  • XML-RPC (XML Remote Procedure Call)
  • Ed-Fi Alliance
  • LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol)
  • CVS (Comma Separated Variable files)
  • Cloudwork supports all popular directory systems including Active Directory, and is compatible with widely-used school management systems such as Synergetic, iWise, iGloo, and Edumate.