SOURCE: Clever

Clever

August 27, 2014 08:00 ET

More Than 2 Million Students Go Back to School Registered for New "Instant Login" by Clever: One Username, One Password -- All Their Learning Apps

Major School Districts Quick to Sign On Including Boston, Houston, Miami-Dade, Hillsborough County and Oakland

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Aug 27, 2014) - As K-12 students load up their backpacks for back-to-school, Clever, the fast-growing edtech platform company, is helping them unload the burden of confusing usernames and passwords with its recently announced Instant Login technology for one-click sign on. The company today announced the broad availability and rapid adoption of Instant Login, a simple and secure product that helps teachers and students get the most out of digital learning by abolishing the need for separate usernames and passwords. A recent survey of teachers, conducted for Clever by MDR, revealed an average of 25.4% of digital learning time is spent just getting students logged in.

Announced in May, Instant Login has already been enabled at more than 3,500 schools nationwide, including large top-100 school districts such as Boston Public Schools; Houston Independent School District; Miami-Dade County Public Schools; Hillsborough County Public Schools in Florida and Oakland Unified School District in California. Collectively these schools represent more than 2 million students registered for Instant Login and more than 300 districts are on the waiting list to adopt the free-to-schools technology.

"As an industry, we have talked about 'Single Sign On' forever -- but it has remained an elusive holy grail for most districts. Clever is the first company that combines the commitment to solving this problem with incredible adoption by schools and vendors alike," said Tyler Bosmeny, CEO of Clever. "With Instant Login, we're moving beyond usernames and passwords, so that students and teachers can focus classroom time on instruction and learning with more software choices, flexibility and less administrative headaches."

"Clever's Instant Login now plays a very important role in our technology integration strategy," said Beatriz Arnillas, senior manager of the instructional technology department for the Houston Independent School District. "Instant Login lets us easily link learning applications to a single student and teacher portal -- providing a very secure login while saving thousands of instructional minutes over the course of the 14-15 school year."

Education Developers See Benefits
Instant Login is also gaining traction with education software developers as they recognize the tangible benefits of a simple, secure way for students to access and work with a variety of different apps. More than 100 educational developers already use the Clever edtech platform to improve student account creation and management for schools, and many of them are already supporting Instant Login including Algebra Nation, DreamBox Learning, MyBigCampus, PowerMyLearning and Think Through Math. New developer partners for Instant Login, announced today, include Scholastic, Discovery Education, CK-12 Foundation, SAS Curriculum Pathways, Conceptua Math, Curriki, Dewsly, Actively Learn, Reading Plus, Educreations, CodeHS, EdSurge, Desmos, Interactive Achievement, Kno, Learningpod, and Lexia Learning.

Simple and Secure One-Click Login
Instant Login by Clever is the industry's first login solution backed by broad industry support, all at no cost to schools. Students are able to log in once -- to Clever -- and open a friendly screen displaying all of their applications in one place. Schools using Instant Login also benefit from Clever's rigorous security and commitment to data privacy. To protect students, Clever has taken the unique step of only partnering with applications that are compliant with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

Pricing and Availability
Instant Login by Clever is now available to schools at no cost. Schools can bring Instant Login to their school by visiting  https://clever.com. Education developers interested in having their software support Instant Login may contact Clever at bd@clever.com.

More information about Clever can be found at https://clever.com.

About Clever: Clever enables K-12 schools to take full advantage of the game-changing new world of digital learning by reinventing the setup, management and log in process for education software. Currently used by more than 1-in-6 schools in America, Clever automates manual and time consuming tasks such as student account creation, making it easy for schools to implement and maintain a wide variety of learning applications. Clever is supported by more than 100 leading education developers including Amplify, NWEA, and Imagine Learning.

About MDR: MDR, a Dun and Bradstreet company, conducted the email survey with 204 2nd - 8th grade teachers during April 2014.

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