The Student Information System (SIS) interoperability functionality allows you to integrate your SIS with LearningStudio. You can also use this functionality to create terms, courses, users, and enrollments without an SIS, or on an ad hoc basis. For example, you could deploy on-demand courses for competency-based programs or when deploying new MyLabs Plus courses for your students.
SISes are typically the systems of record for a school’s courses, users, and enrollments; it is important that LearningStudio stay in synch with the information in the SIS. There are two approaches available for synchronizing your SIS with LearningStudio:
- A set of SOAP-based APIs that is used primarily for small discrete operations that keep LearningStudio better synchronized with your SIS.
- Batch files for asynchronous operations, which are best for large periodic operations, or where API functionality is not feasible.
Because MyLabs Plus products generally leverage LearningStudio for managing courses and user enrollments, you can use this functionality with most MyLabs Plus courses. Speak with your Strategic Customer Operations team if you have any questions about automatically provisioning MyLabs Plus courses.