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’
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.
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
- Simplify Administration
Many administrative works are eliminated such as creating and managing accounts, entering and updating data from time to time
- Quick Delivery
It enables users to access any online platforms or eLearning resources instantly that streamline the service provision
- 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/eddata）is 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
- Standardise data format and platform specification to simplify administration
- Manage account data for multiple eResources on single platform
- Authorise publishers / providers to use account data easily
- Ensure account data quality to facilitate safe and effective learning analysis
Benefits of Using EdData
Safeguarding Data Transfer
Data Transfer Logs
Instant Notifications to Users
Centralising Data Management on Single Platform
Single Sign-on Management
Unified Login Experience
Managing Data Access and Making Changes
Data Transfer Logs