Edtech Data Challenge

Developing education technology can feel like being caught in a “hairball” of data. Common data doesn't match and related systems don’t communicate making it difficult to know where to start and how to scale your integration operations.

 

A New Perspective. A New Solution.

Centrally monitor 10s, 100s, even 1000s of customer synchronizations in a common way.  Accelerate implementations, expand customer use cases and app adoption while eliminating the need for costly and time-consuming services engagements.  Monitor synchronizations using account management and customer operations dashboards with the Lingk platform.

 

How do you start synchronizing lifecycle data with your app?  When you integrate with Lingk you immediately start to escape the hairball. Simply associate your data scenarios and LingkSync apps become immediately available to you.  Now, you can synchronize when connecting with other apps and systems.

It’s simply not possible to imagine a world of efficient life-long learning driven by the Internet without presupposing an agile, learner-centric, open standard for data interchange.
— Chris Chew, Lead Robot, Robots & Pencils
 

Connect

Simplify and standardize your integrations with data syncs aligning to your lifecycle use cases.

 

Monitor

Manage data syncs using account management and customer operations dashboards.

 

Innovate

Exceed customer expectations by delivering innovative insights driven by lifecycle data syncs.

 
 

Self-service On-boarding

Prepare customer on-boarding and implementations with integrated account management and rapid data sync tools. Centrally manage your accounts and control access to sensitive education data.

More users, more features, more opportunities...

 

Capabilities

Accounts

Data Transformation Engine + Data Syncs = Reusable Integrations

Accounts organize your data integration activities and provide pre-built LingkSync wizards for common data syncs scenarios. Each sync scenario can utilize standards-aligned data elements, delimited files, and/or APIs. Each account can have one or many LingkSyncs enabling your accounts to sync data from multiple systems (LMS, CRM, SIS, etc).

Each data sync utilizes a powerful data transformation engine supporting Common Educational Data Standards (CEDS) alignment for easy data integration and transformation.

 

Transformation Recipes

Integration by configuration

Transformation recipes power Lingk data integrations by combining easy-to-reuse, human readable configuration language with a powerful SQL language. The data providers available to the recipes enable LMS, CRM, and SIS datasets to be combined, transformed and aggregated. Easily build a custom recipe completely from your web browser using the web-based recipe editor.  Recipes can be scheduled or triggered by events.

 

The Lingk Adapter

REST APIs for on-premise systems

The Lingk Adapter is an on-premise agent used for legacy systems and databases lacking APIs. The Lingk Adapter contains a SQL Dashboard for easy configuration of SQL Queries and capturing metadata needed to provide API-based integration. When paired with a LingkSync, synchronizations previously dependent upon flat file extraction become driven by on-demand APIs. Integration with systems, like Banner by Ellucian, utilize a LinkSync productized integration wizard for self-service configuration paired with a Lingk Adapter.

 

Security by Design

Your data is owned by you and we take careful measures to make your data as safe as possible. We use Amazon Web Services (AWS) for our infrastructure which has achieved both ISO 27001 certification and successfully completed multiple SSAE 16 audits.

 

Friendly Support

Have questions? Our team is here to help.

From general inquiries about the Lingk platform to more technical questions about specific data syncs—we’ve got you covered.  We offer standard and premium support level options and include in-app customer communication with our platform.