EdConnect Single Sign-On Solution

In tandem with the eLearning trend, EdConnect (www.edcity.hk/edconnect) is launched riding on the comprehensive HKEdCity membership system. Via EdConnect, eLearning resources and Wi-Fi service providers can offer their users a single sign-on access solution. Besides of easy and simple access for schools, this solution also removes the hassle of obtaining user directory data under specified accounts for service providers.


To apply for the ‘EdConnect’ service, please complete the following form:


* Please register as a Partner Member of EdCity before submitting your application of ‘EdConnect’

WiFi as a Service (WaaS)

To be in line with the “Support Scheme for eLearning in Schools” which optimises infrastructure of Wi-Fi connection in schools, and facilitate use of eTextbooks and eLearning resources in class, HKEdCity offers a Wi-Fi connection authentication service. Through system integration, school users can use HKEdCity’s accounts to connect to the internet. 


Single sign-on - User Directory Service

HKEdCity updates user directory of schools every year. Service providers would be able to retrieve meta-data, e.g., name, school, grade and class, etc. with authorization from school users including teachers and students.

Schools can manage all purchased and free resources of EdConnect service providers in “Resources and Tools Management” page (“School Page”), and enables students to use the HKEdCity accounts to connect to different online learning platforms.


Benefits of Joining EdConnect


  1. Simplify Administration
    Many administrative works are eliminated such as creating and managing accounts, entering and updating data from time to time
  2. Quick Delivery
    It enables users to access any online platforms or eLearning resources instantly that streamline the service provision
  3. Updated information
    Service providers will receive the updated school information which helps them customise the service packages for different user groups


What is EdData?

EdData www.edcity.hk/eddatais a standardised data format and platform specification co-established by EdCity, the Education Bureau, industry partners and the education community. It facilitates primary and secondary schools to implement eLearning, ease the administrative works of data access and management, which provides you with the division of mandatory and optional data, the latest update time of data, a user interface, procedures to authorise data access, as well as the scope of usage of the students data.

Characteristics of EdData

  1. Standardise data format and platform specification to simplify administration
  2. Manage account data for multiple eResources on single platform
  3. Authorise publishers / providers to use account data easily
  4. Ensure account data quality to facilitate safe and effective learning analysis

Benefits of Using EdData

School Administrator

Simplifying Administrations

  • With schools updating accounts on ‘School Accounts Administration System’ annually, providers will be able to access updated data, simplifying the administrative works of data transfer between school and different providers.

Safeguarding Data Transfer

  • Schools can manage, including accept, edit or decline data requests for different eResources systematically on the EdData portal, to protect personal information and authorise providers to properly access school data with ease.
  • Accessing data through the EdData portal eliminates manual provision of data file and enhances data security.

Data Transfer Logs

  • The EdData portal provides data transfer record, for schools to better understand the implementation progress of eLearning.

Instant Notifications to Users

  • Apart from logging in to the platform to view the real-time data request, notification emails will be sent to users by the system.

Centralising Data Management on Single Platform

  • By eliminating routine works of data transfer, teachers’ time can be saved for learning and teaching.

Single Sign-on Management

  • Teachers can log in to different platforms with a single account, reducing the burden of managing multiple accounts.

Unified Login Experience

  • Students can log in to different platforms with a single account, without memorising multiple sets of login information.

Simplifying Administrations

  • Providers can request for access to school data on the EdData portal, eliminating the follow up works with each school.
  • Providers no longer need to work on account activation, data input and transfer, multiple account management, and regular updates, etc.

Managing Data Access and Making Changes

  • The EdData portal will notify providers by email once the school has responded to the data access request
  • Providers will receive email notifications if the school has made changes on the data, e.g. adding or removing students.

Data Transfer Logs

  • The EdData portal provides data transfer record, for publishers to better understand the state of each school.