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Learn how to set up MySciLEARN to work with your single sign-on provider.
About single sign-on
Many school districts employ single sign-on solutions to manage access to online learning applications. Single sign-on (SSO) technology lets users enter a single username and password to access all of their learning programs from one centralized resource.
Which single sign-on providers are supported?
MySciLEARN supports ClassLink, a popular provider with thousands of apps.
Who can use single sign-on?
MySciLEARN supports SSO for students only; staff users are not supported at this time.
Which devices are supported?
Students can use SSO with any MySciLEARN supported device, as long as that device is also supported by their SSO provider.
Since ClassLink provides SSO through a web browser, it works seamlessly with our web based apps on iPad—Foundations I, Foundations II, and Reading Assistant Plus. Because of the way iPad manages their mobile apps, students will be prompted to log in again when using the mobile apps from the App Store® on iPad—RPI, Literacy, Reading, and Language apps.
Does MySciLEARN support rostering?
MySciLEARN does not support rostering with single sign-on at this time.
How can I set up single sign-on for my students?
To set up single sign-on, just add your SSO provider ID to MySciLEARN, then follow the usual steps from your provider to make the MySciLEARN program available to the students at your district.
For steps see Set up single sign-on for your students.
Follow these three steps to start using single sign-on at your district.
Only district managers can perform the first step. Step 2 may require help from a school or district manager.
- Log in to MySciLEARN as a district manager. Only district managers can perform this task.
- On the Manage > System page, click Single Sign-On.
- Choose your single sign-on provider from the menu. ( MySciLEARN only supports ClassLink at this time.)
- Enter the Provider ID for your single sign-on provider and click to save these settings.
ClassLink tip: Enter your ClassLink Tenant ID. You can find this ID in the ClassLink Management Console, at the top left of any screen.
When using a third party single sign-on provider, MySciLEARN needs to identify each student that logs in through single sign-on. MySciLEARN does this by mirroring the student’s username in the provider. For example, if a student has this username in ClassLink: email@example.com, the student will need the same username in MySciLEARN: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you haven’t added your students to MySciLEARN, make sure to enter the same username that the student uses to log in to your SSO provider. If your students are already added to MySciLEARN, you can use our Update students from a file feature to change their usernames in our system.
The last step is to give your students access to the MySciLEARN program within your SSO provider. See your provider’s documentation for details.
ClassLink tip: Use the ClassLink Management Console to add the MySciLEARN app from the App Library, then assign the app to a profile, group, or user. When added and assigned, students will see the MySciLEARN SSO app icon on their dashboard:
How students use MySciLEARN through an SSO provider
As a student, follow these steps to access MySciLEARN through your SSO dashboard and start using the Fast ForWord and Reading Assistant Plus programs.
If your students are using the mobile apps on iPad—RPI, Literacy, Reading, and Language apps from the App Store®—they’ll be prompted to log in again. They can use the same username, since they match. To learn more see Are iPad apps supported?
- Open a web browser on any supported device and log in to your SSO provider dashboard.
- Click the mySciLEARN icon.
- Choose any available program to start a training session.
The Student Exercises page opens on a new tab or page in the browser.