Schoology releases open API developer platform

Schoology, the cloud-based, collaborative learning platform for K-20 classrooms, today announced the release of its open Application Programming Interface (API), developer platform and public content network at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Annual Conference taking place June 24-27 in San Diego. The Schoology API and developer platform allows third-parties to interact with, and extend, the features and functionality found in Schoology, including the ability to build applications that run directly on the Schoology platform.

For the more than 20,000 schools and districts that deploy Schoology as its learning management system (LMS), the new public API and developer toolkit extends the value and functionality of the platform, allowing districts to scale and customize Schoology to meet their individual needs. The API appeals to individual developers and leading independent software vendors (ISVs) servicing the education market. Popular third-party applications like Blackboard Collaborate™ and Turnitin® are now applications that live and run directly within the Schoology platform — providing a totally seamless user experience.

“We recognized early on that it would be impossible to develop every possible feature or learning resource ourselves,” said Jeremy Friedman, Founder and CEO of Schoology. “We believe in the efficiency and quality of community driven content and industry collaboration and are dedicated to providing others with the tools and environment that makes learning together easy and rewarding.”

Read the full release at MarketWatch.