The service provides functions for managing school records via a software as a service (SaaS) platform. Its Podium module supports faculty needs for instructional resources, class roster management, grading, and related tasks. Student-focused functions include course information access, faculty and staff directory, attendance records, etc. Web access is provided via specialized web content management system (CMS) capabilities.
API methods support interaction by partners within the provider's "Ecosystem" to deliver specific functions and services. Methods handle user profile settings and access permissions, athletic and other school event information, posting and dissemination of news updates, etc.
Of the many APIs we published this week, seven were highlighted on the blog by our team of writers. In this post, we’ll launch those seven into the spotlight, which included the Treasure Data API. Treasure Data is an open source and fast approach to set up data on the cloud without an IT professional. The Treasure Data API sets up the cloud data warehouse through Hadoop-based cloud warehousing using Apache Hive. The API supports uploads from Java, Ruby, Python and others while also supporting SSL encryption. To learn more about the Treasure Data API visit the Treasure Data site as well as the Treasure Data API blog post.
A gazzilllion students with their own schedules, grades, and attendance records, is the administrative hairball that every parent sees, but that's only the tip of any school's organizational iceberg. Whipplehill helps over 300 k-12 independent schools around the world manage everything from calendars to accessing instructional resources. The SOAP- and REST-based interfaces of the Whipplehill API allow partners to communicate with Whipple's platform, Podium.