About Okapi Educational Publishing:
Okapi Educational Publishing houses Okapi Digital Literacy™ (Okapi). As a K-5 digital publisher, Okapi offers digital access to over 1100 titles in English and Spanish from 4 flagship programs. Each title or pair is supported with robust teaching support – an ideal choice for remote, hybrid, or in-class instruction.
About the relationship:
Founded in Australia and looking for more growth opportunities in U.S.-based school districts, Okapi noticed potential customers kept asking about integrations. Prospective users (educators in learning institutions) were interested in digital products that were fully integrated and clearly upheld student privacy and data security laws and best practices. Even though Okapi met these standards through its Clever integration, this single integration wasn’t enough for several districts. So, Bill Paul began researching, organizing, and comparing LMS, SIS, and IAM providers to determine which integration Okapi should build next.
While looking online, Bill stumbled upon an Edlink article. Curious to learn more, he explored what Edlink could provide to edtech companies, like Okapi. Pleased with what he read, Bill reached out through Edlink’s website chat to set up a meeting – Edlink’s Amanda Goodson replied. During their conversations, Bill explained Okapi’s situation and how their team wanted another SSO option to provide potential customers. He talked about how it made more sense for his small-but-mighty developer team of 2 to build an Edlink integration with several connections than building one-to-one integrations.
Now with Edlink as its integration partner, Okapi can connect to dozens of LMS, SIS, and IAM providers to offer several SSO options to customers. Okapi’s team saves hundreds of development hours by building features and content for their core product instead of spending time building integrations. Plus, when potential customers ask about integrations, Okapi’s sales team can just say “yes”. With Edlink as its integration partner, Okapi is ready to expand like never before.
Edlink is the fastest and easiest way to integrate your learning platform with school data systems. Working with Edlink's Unified API saves development teams headaches, gets operational teams to-market faster, and helps sales teams win more deals.
Edlink currently supports 90+ edtech companies and is currently working behind the scenes to help over 35 million students use their edtech products seamlessly with their school’s LMS, SIS, and identity management platform (like Clever, or ClassLink). We’re trusted to exchange sensitive data securely by edtech companies, school IT administrators, and district leaders in over 2,500 educational institutions, and growing.