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Functional Objectives of Single Sign On (SSO) and Student Information System (SIS)
Functional Objectives of Single Sign On (SSO) and Student Information System (SIS)

Read an overview of SSO and SIS's impact, and explore how these integrations are a valuable addition to your virtual career center.

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Student Information System

Our universal SIS integration pulls in updated student information on a regular basis, that way - no matter how many students change their major, transfer in, or graduate, you have the most up to date information with which to reach them.

Not having SIS enabled impacts your ability to send custom and automated alerts, as we need basic student information, including name and email, for admin and staff to send targeted messages or email campaigns. Automated and custom alerts are instrumental in driving engagement with your platform, and ultimately, the full range of career resources promoted on your uConnect platform.

Since our universal integration automatically pulls in updated student information on a regular basis, when SIS is not activated, it becomes a more difficult and manual process to update your student information within uConnect. Without SIS enabled, faculty or staff would need to submit an Excel file with student contact information through our secure intake form each time a new student changes their major, graduates, transfers in, or updates their academic preferences. Having SIS enabled helps to cut down on your workload, eliminating the need to submit a new list each time your student information needs to be updated.

Single Sign On

Enabling SSO allows students and faculty to log into their uConnect platform using their university credentials, without having to remember a unique set of credentials. Without SSO activated, students lose their ability to access tools more easily and quickly. SSO decreases the barrier to access your uConnect platform by ensuring your institutional credentials are the only username and password students need to have.

Students who are logged in through SSO and then click out to another tool promoted on their uConnect platform (that has also enabled SSO) may also be automatically logged in, and sent straight to that piece of content they were clicking on. This again helps to decrease their barrier to access content, as even the resources and tools featured on your uConnect platform will not require a separate username and password once SSO is enabled for the tool and on uConnect.

For further questions on the impact of SSO and SIS, please submit a support request.

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