Ambassador College Bookstores (Ambassador) and eCollege have launched their single sign-on integration that enables online students to seamlessly go from their online content to the school’s official online bookstore. This process affords students the convenience of ordering their textbooks and any other required course materials simultaneous with reviewing the online content.
As an institution licensed to use the eCollege platform, your school will have the option to activate a seamless authentication for its students from the eCollege-hosted portal to the Ambassador-hosted virtual bookstore. As an eCollege partner institution with an established business relationship with Ambassador, your school may request that the integration be deployed to their eCollege campus. Once the single sign-on (SSO) is deployed, students authenticated on the eCollege-hosted education portal will seamlessly link from a specific location from eCollege to the appropriate “booklist,” hosted and managed by Ambassador.
The seamless integration will include a “student file.” The student file, or list, will be a standard part of the business process between Ambassador and your school. During the SSO seamless authentication process, eCollege will pass the user’s term and course information to Ambassador. This passing of data will act as the student file for the mutual client. Ambassador will set up the appropriate booklist for the client requesting the SSO solution. From the eCollege platform, students will be sent to the specific location at Ambassador to purchase the textbook required for the course they are enrolled in.
The integration between the eCollege and Ambassador platforms will be maintained by both companies on an ongoing basis.
About Ambassador College Bookstores
Since 1973, Ambassador has been providing premier bookstore fulfillment services to colleges and universities. Its comprehensive range of services includes management and operation of on-campus and online bookstores or any combination, including an auto-fill service whereby student orders are picked, packed and shipped without ever visiting a bookstore. Over the years, Ambassador has made significant investments in personnel and technology to achieve clients’ objectives and earn its sterling reputation in the academic and publishing industry. SourceOne is Ambassador’s proprietary technology that enables users to securely place and confirm orders online, upload student and hold lists, use Ambassador’s student retention tools, verify orders, download management reports, confirm account balances, download invoices and statements, and more. For more information visit www.ambassadorbookstores.com.
eCollege (Nasdaq: ECLG) is a leading provider of value-added information services to the postsecondary and K-12 education industries. The Company’s eLearning Division designs, builds and supports some of the most successful, fully online degree, certificate/diploma and professional development programs in the country. The Company’s enrollment division, Datamark, Inc., helps institutions build new enrollments and increase student retention. Customers include publicly traded for-profit institutions, community colleges, public and private universities, school districts and state departments of education. eCollege was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Chicago, Ill., with the eLearning Division headquartered in Denver, Colo. Datamark was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah. For more information, visit www.eCollege.com and www.Datamark.com.