Interoperability, Expertly Simplified
Kimono connects applications and data to student information systems using our iPaaS (integration platform as a service). Share data securely, with only the data elements you choose, and with only the third parties you invite. With the most advanced features in education data integration, our adaptable, cloud-based platform gives you complete control of your integrations.
A Comprehensive Solution
Open Standards & Tools
Our standards agnostic platform supports a growing number of industry-standard data models and protocols, such as OneRoster, LIS, SIF, APIs, and CSV. The platform utilizes the preferred integration method for each application, all in one seamless solution.
Kimono makes it easy to securely share student information among many software applications in a school. Our integration platform as a service (iPaaS) connects the SIS with other applications and gives you the tools to append and transform data as it moves between authorized applications.
Management of network accounts is easy with Kimono Directories. Automatically provision, move, and inactivate staff and student accounts. Flexible directory structures allow custom organization of your users and groups, even allowing different structures for Google and Active Directory.
Our Committment to Data Privacy
Kimono is committed to being at the forefront of creating strong industry standards for protecting student data and privacy. Find out more about our work in this area.
Kimono's Leadership in Standards
Without standards, integrating data and applications in schools is inefficient and costly. As evidence of our commitment to standards-based integrations, Kimono is a member and active participant in several standards bodies.
The Kimono solution is the only comprehensive, real-time integration for Canvas. Not only does the Kimono integration connect Canvas to the district’s student information system (SIS) to enable real-time roster synchronization with grade pass back, it also supports the district’s optional elements, mappings, and customizations. This includes per-building configuration, course names per school, automated cross-listing of courses and sections, term management, and pre-term drops. No other solution supports a broad enough data model to enable these features.
What’s New with OneRoster 1.1?
IMS Global recently released the v1.1 specification for OneRoster, a data standard for securely sharing roster, course, and enrollment information between systems. This upgrade to the OneRoster spec includes four primary enhancements: it enables you to synchronize grades, associate students with digital course materials, add start and end dates, and import data faster.
Five Advantages of the Kimono iPaaS
K-12 public school districts are easily one of the most complicated organizations in the country. Districts have all the back-office systems that you would find in a large business – human resource systems, ERP systems, a CMS, etc. But districts also have systems to manage student information, libraries, transportation services, food services, and alert systems, just to name a few. And that is on top of all the classroom-based systems. Find out why an iPaaS (integrated platform as a service) makes the most sense for the complex data and application integrations facing school districts today.
Kimono's Learning Impact
The Kimono Platform connects to any SIS via a variety of standards-based methods, standardizes data ingestion through a common pipeline, and shares data exactly how the receiving application needs it. Kimono not only automates rostering, it also shares student performance data back to the SIS. Teachers reported saving anywhere from 15 minutes to two hours per day using the grade passback feature in Kimono. Calculating the value of this time saved, for every dollar spent on Kimono, schools receive $25.78 in value back in time saved by their teachers. This is just the value of the grade passback feature, and doesn’t even factor in the value of automating rostering and improving data quality and security.
Kimono supports districts of all sizes across the country, as well as Local Education Authorities (LEAs) and schools in the United Kingdom and Middle East.
7.6 Million Students
We securely move data for millions of students every day, ensuring educators and students have access to the information and applications they need.
Several states plus Tasmania utilize Kimono solutions statewide to synchronize student IDs, securely collect and share data, and integrate applications.