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Open and Interoperable

A core value of Illuminate Education is to be open and interoperable. We embrace secure industry recognized standards made available through organizations like IMS Global and the Ed-Fi Alliance. This allows us to more easily connect with key district technologies, such as Student Information Systems (SIS), Learning Management Systems (LMS), and various learning solutions. We also utilize other available technologies such as APIs, SSO, and various data exchange services.

How We Connect With Others

Integration Types Integration Description
Single Sign On (SSO) We make navigation seamless between Illuminate and other platforms through Single Sign On provided by applications such as Google, LDAP, and Clever.
Illuminate API Common data fields are provided in our publicly available API to which providers can easily map their similar data fields in order to receive data from our products. Here at Illuminate, we believe that your data is your data, and we make it easy for any system desired to obtain it. Illuminate's robust API allows third-parties to easily read from a plethora of data sources.
Automated Data Export Scheduled data extracts are available through the secure transfer file protocol (STFP) as authorized by the district administration.
Data Automation Illuminate utilizes services from major national assessment providers to automate the importing of student assessment data, freeing up district staff from having to manually load the data themselves. These include NWEA, SAT, iReady, FAST, certain state assessments, and many others.

Open Industry Standards

IMS Global

IMS Global is a non-profit consortium defining open standards for educational technology. This allows Illuminate to safely connect with 3rd party education applications and perform tasks such as passing tests and scores to a gradebook and/or portal.

Illuminate utilizes the following IMS Global protocols:

  • IMS Global’s Learning Tool Interface (LTI): We're proud to be IMS Global LTI certified, providing industry standard means for seamless integration of key features between Illuminate and partner providers Illuminate is officially LTI 1.0, LTI 1.1, and LTI Outcomes Service Certified.
  • IMS Global’s Question & Test Interoperability (QTI): Many of our assessment and item bank partners use QTI, or Question and Test Interoperability, as a standard for importing test questions into Illuminate DnA. We fully support multiple item bank and assessment content organizations. Illuminate utilizes QTI technology to seamlessly provide assessment item types that utilize technology enhancements such as graphing, algebraic symbols and protractors.
  • IMS Global’s One Roster Export: Illuminate utilizes industry standard solution for seamless providing of student roster and grade data to other systems such as student information systems who also utilize this standard. We utilize the CSV flat file structure.
Ed-Fi Alliance

Illuminate is proud to partner with the Dell Foundation to develop the ability for assessment data originating within DnA to be made available to providers utilizing the EdFi 2.5 and higher standards.

Illuminate is also utilizing EdFi standards to incorporate data from other EdFi certified systems, such as the Michigan Data Hubs.

Project Unicorn

We are signatory to the Project Unicorn project that is an effort to improve data interoperability within K-12 education.