Go back to school with Clever Portal 2

July 24, 2019

Courtney Minson • Product Marketing Manager

4 min read

Ready to go digital on day one of school? It’s not too late to improve everyone’s experience of using tech at school by giving your district Clever Portal 2. Here’s how to quickly implement a tool that will give everyone at a district superpowers.

Who knew single sign-on (SSO) would spread so quickly in education? Three years ago, the Clever portal was introduced to simplify access to digital learning. 30% of K-12 students in the U.S. use Clever for a simple and delightful login experience. We’ve been blown away by all of the innovative ways that schools are using SSO to improve student outcomes.

We want you to make the most of Clever Portal 2 just in time for the 2019-20 school year with:

  • Staff single sign-on portal for easy application access
  • Ways for students and teachers to search, communicate, and learn
  • Powerful data and application management for district technology teams
Student SSO portal

The Clever portal remains at no cost to school districts. And if you’re using Clever for rostering, it only takes 30 minutes to set up the portal – it’s not too late!  

Learn more about Clever Portal 2 below!

Staff single sign-on portal for easy application access

You asked, we listened! Staff SSO was the #1 feature request we heard in 2018. In addition to students and teachers, Clever Portal 2 offers district staff a single sign-on portal. It simplifies access for staff, reduces complexity for administrators, and keeps everyone’s data safer. 

Non-instructional staff SSO portal

Teacher SSO portal

Within the staff portal: 

  • Access everything with SSO into any application.
  • Find all business applications, resources, and links provided by the district in one place.
  • Get district updates on the portal announcement board.
  • Easily find any resource with search and favoriting.
  • Find an upgraded design for staff and teachers

Download this guide to get started setting up your non-instructional staff SSO portals today.

New ways for students and teachers to search, communicate, and learn

We also received feedback from users on ways to make the portal simpler and a little more friendly. Whether you’re a teacher looking to learn how to make the most of the portal, or a student wanting to easily find resources, we have features for everyone. 

Student SSO portal
  • Get district updates on the portal announcement board.
  • Find most-used resources fast with our favorites feature.
  • Easily find applications with search.
  • Teachers can personalize multiple teacher pages and help troubleshoot logins.
  • Teachers can learn how to get the most out of their Clever portal with on-demand Portal tutorials and coming soon: the Clever Academy.

Powerful data and application management for district technology teams

Did you know that Clever has thousands of SSO connections available for popular applications and a 48-hour turnaround on any new ones you need? We want you to put everything you need in the Clever portal, so we’ve got some new tools to make it fast and easy.

  • Get a 48-hour turnaround SSO connection build time for any resource you don’t see in the Clever app gallery.
  • Reduce support tickets with self-service password reset and account recovery for Active Directory
  • Send important updates to your students, teachers, and staff directly on their portal homepage with our announcements feature
  • Connect with even more applications via SAML. Reach out to your district success representative to get started.
  • Easily manage school admin, district staff, and student data with more robust admin controls and functionality with Active Directory sync, custom staff, and custom students. Just like students and teachers, staff members are now visible in sync error reports, search within your dashboard, and sync data holds.
  • Transfer even more roster data through Clever with our expanded data schema*. You can begin sending data to Clever, then connect with your applications to discuss timing on sharing it with them.
  • Simplify the setup of textbooks by directly mapping your content through Clever. This feature is available for any district to try. Please contact us at contentmapping@clever.com to get started.
  • Access the portal as a specific user to help troubleshoot any issues.

*Our application partners are working to update their integrations to ingest this data.

As always, the Clever portal including all the features above is offered to districts at no cost.

Now’s the time to get started. To get the existing Clever portal and all the new features above, take the first step today in your Clever Dashboard so we can help you and your team plan a smooth rollout just in time for the 2019-20 school year. 

Also, join our Product Managers, Kirstin Miller and Amelie Zeng, on August 8, 2019 for a live virtual update on Clever Portal 2.

Not using the Clever portal in the 2019-20 school year? Make sure to set up your applications for students, teachers, and staff. 

Don’t have a Clever account? Sign up for free today.