This section provides an overview of what's new in the latest versions of the ODS / API Admin App for Technical Suite Two and Technical Suite Three.
Updates in Admin App v1.6 for Ed-Fi ODS / API v3.2
On-Premises Year-Specific Mode
Some Ed-Fi implementers choose "Year-Specific mode" configuration for their Ed-Fi ODS / API platform for data partitioning requirements or other needs. Admin App has been updated to support Year-Specific mode configurations can be set initially at installation time:
On-Premises Cloud License Optimization
On-premises installations have accepted the Ed-Fi license as part of access to source code and other Ed-Fi community material. We have removed the "Cloud ODS" licensing step for on-premises installations to optimize the installation process.
Updates in Admin App v1.5.1 for Ed-Fi ODS / API v2.6
Student ID to Identification Code Translation
Multiple student identifiers are commonly used in the education data ecosystem. Several cases have emerged in the Ed-Fi Community where student IDs in API transactions (i.e., the studentUniqueIdfield) is not known to the client application. As a result, a related transaction fails. This issue has been raised in, for example, the ODS-1824,ODS-2664, and ODS-2791tickets.
The recommended long-term solution is to facilitate, push, and drive rostering products to support configuration of different IDs for different agencies, and to store all roster IDs. However, the Ed-Fi ODS / API v2.6 includes a student identification code translation feature as a stopgap measure.
Admin App v1.5.1 for Ed-Fi ODS / API v2.6 Student Identification System Descriptor selection drop-down
Updates in Admin App v1.5
This Admin App v1.5 was the first version of the ODS / API Admin App in its current form. However, many of its core features were part of previous products, including a version distributed with the Ed-Fi ODS / API Cloud Deployment for Azure and the Ed-Fi ODS / API Cloud Deployment for AWS, both published on the Ed-Fi Exchange.
Built-In Support for AB Connect
Admin App v1.5 comes with built-in integration to Certica's Academic Benchmark product, an online resource for academic benchmarks and learning standards. The integration includes a free license to several national and state-level learning standards. See the Ed-Fi Learning Standards Sync Utility documentation for details.
Support for On-Premises Deployments
Admin App v1.5 added an installer that provides support for existing enterprise deployments of the Ed-Fi ODS / API.