About Thinking Nation:
Thinking Nation provides schools with innovative data-driven history curriculum and professional development to empower students to become thinking citizens. Their vision is for all students to mature into thinking citizens, equipped with the essential skills to participate in a robust democracy.
About the relationship:
Thinking Nation had several strategic customers lined up as a part of their effort to expand across all 50 states. To solidify their prospective relationships, Thinking Nation had to be able to provide several key integration features. Collectively the prospective customers used different LMS providers and wanted to have robust integration features such as rostering, grade passback, and content syncing. So when Thinking Nation’s Spenser Mix received a tailored cold email from Edlink, both were interested in learning more about the potential integration partner.
Spenser knew that tasking integrations to their development team wasn’t a good idea. Building that much interoperability in-house would halt any core product development and easily become too expensive to scale. After diving further into their growth path with Edlink, the Thinking Nation team saw a path to quickly meet the needs of these strategic prospective customers.
By building one integration to Edlink, Thinking Nation gains connections to dozens of LMS, SIS, and IAM providers. And with Edlink, Thinking Nation can deliver SSO, rostering, grade passback, and content syncing to all of its customers. Essentially, Edlink is an integration “middleman” – connecting Thinking Nation to a learning institution and passing data back and forth to both parties. Now with Edlink’s support, Thinking Nation can say “yes” to prospective customers asking for integrations and leaps ahead in interoperability at a fraction of the cost and time of building in-house
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 US educational institutions, and growing.