30 Most Valuable Brands of the Year 2021

Clever Inc. – Most Widely Used Single Sign-On Platform for K-12 Education


As the Internet of Everything continues to spread on school campuses, teachers are running into an ever-present problem: trying to keep up with all logins for all students. Single sign-on - also known as SSO - is a widely requested feature for EdTech applications. SSO allows users to sign into a third-party application by authenticating through a different platform. Usually, the platform providing authentication is frequently used by end-users and is a hub for online activity.

Clever Inc. is one such platform that unlocks a wealth of digital learning, so teachers can meet each student where they are. Already used by more than 65 percent of U.S. K-12 schools, Clever brings all applications into one secure portal and provides single sign-on for everyone in the district. Founded by educators and technologists passionate about improving education, it is based in San Francisco, California. Clever is solving extremely challenging problems that the education system has been facing for decades. It is creating a space for purposeful collaboration and plenty of fun. The company’s Culture Tenets encourage every person on itsteam to learn, grow, and create change at work.

Best-in-class SSO Products Furnished

Single Sign-On: One username and password unlocks any app on any device for students, teachers, and staff. Clever offers SSO for thousands of resources, 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 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. 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.

Clever Library: Educators discover, try, and review EdTech in Clever Library–always with strong privacy controls for districts. Because applications partners agree to comply with Clever’s Universal Data Sharing Agreement, Clever Library helps districts safeguard student data. Clever Library is a catalog of high-quality digital resources in the same portal educators use every day. Whether you’re looking for inspiration or for a specific resource for your class, you can easily browse by subject or grade level and read peer reviews. Districts can oversee teacher-adopted applications, see which resources have been installed and used, and control how student data is treated. With its Universal DSA, you can be assured that student data is protected.

Digital Classrooms: Simplify instruction with one friendly digital classroom. Teachers can easily organize resources, track student engagement, and foster meaningful connections with their students. With single sign-on, students log in once and find everything they need in one place. Teachers can customize their digital classrooms so that students can easily find everything in one place, making spaces for subjects, projects, and enrichment. Plus, with personalization features like avatars, teachers can help keep students engaged with a bit of flair. Now teachers can see student engagement in real-time. With these insights, teachers know which students are logging in, if they’ve completed their assignments, and what resources they’ve been using. These insights can even help identify students that might need additional support, so no one misses out on learning.

The Charismatic Leader Upfront

Tyler Bosmeny, co-founder, serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Clever Inc. In recognition of Clever's impact on education, Tyler was named to Forbes' “30 Under 30” alongside Dan and Rafael. Prior to co-founding Clever, Mr. Bosmeny was Vice President of Sales at PaperG. He has a MA degree in Statistics and a BA in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University.

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