About ByDesign:

ByDesign is a social planning tool that enables individuals and groups to plan their lives, connect with like-minded individuals, and support one another in achieving goals. The web and mobile solution seamlessly integrates personal and professional daily planning needs into one unified ecosystem, enabling users to design and align activities with their goals, all while building a community focused on achievement and accountability.

About the relationship:

Since launching its first pilots, the team at ByDesign learned a lot. ByDesign found they needed an automatic way to bring user data into their platform (like a student’s calendar). Ideally, the platform would offer SSO so students don’t need to remember a new set of login credentials. In an effort to 1) expand sales and 2) deliver their ideal interoperable experience all within a tight timeline, the team knew it needed several more integrations to school data systems.

ByDesign’s founders were choosing between building and supporting several more integrations and focusing on improving the platform. Fortunately, ByDesign found Edlink and reached out to talk. Edlink talked with ByDesign about their ideal experience and data model requirements before ByDesign decided to choose Edlink as its new integration partner.

With one integration to Edlink, ByDesign could connect to dozens of the most popular LMS and SIS providers like Canvas and Skyward (to name a couple). Edlink’s integrations empower ByDesign’s ideal experience with robust features like LMS single sign-on and SIS calendar sync. At the same time, the ByDesign team could use the Edlink dashboard to manage integrations and clean up data with powerful data management tools. Transformations, for example, “edit” data to fit into ByDesign’s data model since some data fields change between learning institutions. With Edlink, ByDesign can go to market even faster with the admin onboarding flow – letting learning institution admins self-connect their school data systems within 5 minutes.  

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 75+ edtech companies and is currently working behind the scenes to help over 30 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.

To learn more about ByDesign, visit www.bydesign.io.
To learn more about Edlink, visit ed.link.