itslearning Releases LMS Market’s Most Robust Cloud Integrations to Google and Microsoft Office Apps

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itslearning users will be able to work in Excel, Word and PowerPoint directly from within itslearning, without the need for a Microsoft email account or for any user information to be shared with Microsoft.

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We’ve gone beyond what our competitors offer by embedding the use of G-suite and Office right into users’ workflow, so they don’t have to deal with integrations or learning new user experiences.

itslearning, the only learning management system (LMS) designed specifically for today’s K-12 students and their teachers, is introducing market-leading integrations to the world’s most popular cloud apps. Users will be able to work in Excel, Word and PowerPoint directly from within itslearning, without the need for a Microsoft email account or for any user information to be shared with Microsoft. The new cloud integration is available now.

“We are determined to make the itslearning LMS the most complete education hub available with one simple login,” Arne Bergby, CEO of itslearning. “And we believe we just did. We’ve gone beyond what our competitors offer by embedding the use of G-suite and Office right into users’ workflow, so they don’t have to deal with integrations or learning new user experiences. Plus, we’ve ensured that access is secure, so educators don’t have to worry about privacy issues.”

Highlights of the new release include:

Access to Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Today, users can now work with these applications in the easiest way possible. Without need for a Microsoft account, users can directly edit and collaborate on Word, Excel and PowerPoint files securely within itslearning. “We worked with Microsoft to bring these cloud tools directly into our platform, so our users can enjoy a seamless user experience with no need for Office 365, Hotmail or Outlook accounts,” said Bergby. “There’s no configuration or setup. Traditional LMS competitors require you have to have an external account in order to use these tools.”

Google and Office 365 Integration
Soon, districts will find it easier to synchronize their preferred cloud service, G-suite by Google or Microsoft’s Office 365, with their itslearning accounts and all their favorite cloud apps without ever leaving the itslearning LMS.

Teachers will be able to add files from Google or Office 365 into courses, plans, assignments or the itslearning library by either uploading or linking to live cloud files. They will be able to make real-time edits to cloud resources directly from itslearning and create collaborative spaces in Google or Office 365 for students to work together. The “YourFiles” function in itslearning will allow users to locate and reuse files more easily from the cloud, regardless of the device being used.

“We wanted to make it as easy as possible,” said Bergby. “Teachers and students want to use these cloud apps because they are feature-rich and widely available. But, to be really valuable, they need to be accessed within the context of the teaching and learning platform. That’s what we’re doing.”

As itslearning joins the Microsoft Azure Marketplace, we will further simplify enterprise level integration for Office 365.

About itslearning
With a passion for improving teaching and learning through technology, itslearning lives at the heart of education. In fact, the itslearning platform is the first LMS in the K-12 marketplace to offer educators content accessible from the cloud, including 1.7 million free and open resources, searchable, tagged with rich metadata, and ready to use, and more than 35 peer-reviewed courses.

Established in 1999, itslearning is headquartered in Boston, MA and Bergen, Norway and serves seven million users worldwide. For more information, visit https://itslearning.com

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