50 Innovators of the Year 2022
The Internet has seeped into school campuses and most educational institutions. After the increased use of online teaching, teachers are now facing the ever-increasing problem of keeping up with such an enormous number of logins for so many students. Such Instant Logins allow teachers and students to connect to most of the popular apps that are used in modern-day schools by just a single sign-on or single login into the dashboard. This service is excellent as it connects the sign-on panel with multiple online educational software systems, thus removing the need for logging in multiple times for every student. Single Sign-On (SSO) technology can have a transitional effect on IT as it eliminates the need for the IT staff to manually onboard any new software or to manage any of the associated processes. Single Sign-On solution strengthens the existing cloud security protocols along with single access to several users for IT monitoring ease.
Clever is one such company, which is on a mission to unlock new ways to learn for all students. More than 70 percent of U.S. K-12 schools now use Clever to simplify access and improve engagement with digital learning. With the free platform for schools and a network of leading application providers, the company is committed to advancing educational equity. Together, they are solving extremely challenging problems that the education system has been facing for decades. At Clever, they create a space for purposeful collaboration and plenty of fun. Their Culture Tenets encourage every person on the team to learn, grow, and create change at work.
Unlocking Digital Learning
Wider edtech adoption means more complexity and information silos for districts to manage, and a greater risk of data breaches to guard against. With 80 percent of teachers using technology more than ever before, it's essential to ensure that teachers and students have access to the tools they need on day one, and every day after that. Let Clever be your partner in simplifying digital learning for all. Quickly roll out and manage applications with secure, automated rostering. Free tools for admins and application partners create visibility into sharing issues so you can take action immediately. Good edtech means it’s good for everyone. That’s why Clever offers on-demand, free training and professional certification to all the users via Clever Academy and ongoing webinars from their customer support teams during busy times. The company is committed to keeping the digital learning platform free for schools—so every school has the opportunity to provide equitable learning experiences. Get secure and easy access to the edtech you’ve purchased. Join some of the most popular applications in education, including McGraw Hill, Google for Education, and Discovery Ed, in choosing Clever to reduce troubleshooting and scale implementation.
Clever IDM: Identity Management for K-12 Schools
Clever IDM uses the data that school districts already have in Clever to automatically provision, update, and deprovision user accounts and OUs for students, teachers, and staff in Active Directory and Google Workspace. It’s an optional, budget-friendly technology solution which can be added on to Clever's free-to-schools enterprise services. Reduce interruptions in learning by enabling ready access to key identity accounts. With tools to automatically create and update accounts and OUs based on your SIS data, you can feel confident that the right users have the right access at the right times. Automatically provision and deprovision accounts with daily syncs from your SIS, manage passwords, and keep tabs with audit logs so you can control access and catch issues before they even occur. Manage rostering, SSO, and now identity management all in one place. Now, you can automatically create and update new Google or AD accounts for your whole district, or just a few new users, in minutes!
Clever Single Sign-On: Simple and Delightful Logins
One username and password unlocks any app on any device for students, teachers, and staff. Clever offers SSO into everything, while personalized portals show only what’s relevant for each user. Districts specify the right resources for each class based on data from the student information system (SIS). Teachers can add more classroom resources. And students quickly immerse themselves in digital learning. Teachers can create their own custom pages of digital resources for their classes. Students will find these teacher picks alongside district applications when they log in to their portals. Teachers can troubleshoot right in the classroom, preventing lost time due to login issues—plus monitor who is logged in or launch an app for the entire class. Clever Badges make logging in fast for learners of all ages. Powerful analytics help you easily understand student progress across the digital learning landscape. Get login frequency and application usage data down to the individual school or application - whether or not it's integrated with Clever.
The Formidable Leader at the Helm of Clever
Trish Sparks is the Chief Executive Officer of Clever. Previously she was Clever’s VP of Customer Success and Sales. Trish came to Clever with a wealth of executive leadership experience at companies such as LinkedIn, where she scaled a global customer success organization, and at DemandBase, where she was Chief Customer Officer. As a North Carolina Teaching Fellows Scholar, she started her career as a middle school teacher in Wake County Public Schools. Trish holds BS degrees in Business and Education as well as an MBA from Meredith College. After living in the Bay Area for 20 years, Trish now resides in Chapel Hill, NC.