data management

Blackboard, Authentica target data management

Partnership provides a bi-directional flow of data between Blackboard's learning management systems and other applications.

Authentica Solutions, a data integration and data management provider, announced renewal and expansion of its partnership with Blackboard Inc.

The partnership provides a bi-directional flow of data between Blackboard’s learning management systems and other K-12 enterprise applications.

Russell Long, Authentica Solutions CEO said, “Blackboard provides incredible learning solutions for millions of students around the world and we are excited to be a part of their growth. While we continue to grow Blackboard’s DataSense data integration solutions across districts, we are also offering Higher Education solutions surrounding enterprise level data integration needs across their complex software solutions. Our increased support of Blackboard’s Moodlerooms customers is also growing quickly providing the latest in bidirectional data integration across software platforms.”

The expanded partnership also makes Authentica’s Centrifuge solutions and Analytics capabilities available to Blackboard customers. Centrifuge provides a centralized data store, combining all data elements into one data stream in the common CEDS format.

Combined with DataSense, Centrifuge enables schools to better integrate data management elements and timelines, delivering the combined data in formats defined by the schools, such as analytical reports and state reporting.

Todd Schmid, Vice-President K-12 at Blackboard, said, “Authentica Solutions is providing a great service for Blackboard customers. All school districts have a need to share data between applications, and Authentica Solutions and their tool, DataSense, have provided a strong integration solution. We want our teachers and administrators focused on student learning, not worried about connecting data and applications.”

Laura Ascione