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Welcome! This is the central documentation site for Ed-Fi Tools, which are a collection of software and services that support and enhance Ed-Fi Technology.

Product list:



Analytics

Analytics Middle Tier



Latest Version: 2.9.0
Product:
Ed-Fi ODS / API
Support For:
Tech Suite Two & Tech Suite Three

The Analytics Middle Tier (AMT) is a collection of SQL views that enable data analysts to better understand and access data in an Ed-Fi ODS / API while building reports and analytics.

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Ed-Fi Tools



Data Standard Tools

MetaEd IDE


Latest Version: 2.4.0
Product:
Ed-Fi Data Standard, Ed-Fi ODS / API
Support For:
Tech Suite Two & Tech Suite Three

MetaEd is a technology framework that uses an Ed-Fi-aligned domain specific language (DSL) to auto-generate software, database, and data standard artifacts.

A version of MetaEd called the MetaEd IDE supports the generation of Ed-Fi Extensions and all related artifacts. The MetaEd IDE is freely available to licensees.

The internal Ed-Fi Alliance team uses MetaEd to define and produce core components such as the Ed-Fi Standard Interchange Schema (XSD files), the Ed-Fi ODS (SQL Scripts), and technical documentation from a single source definition written in the MetaEd DSL.

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ODS / API Applications & Tools

Admin App


Latest Version: 3.0.0
Product:
Ed-Fi ODS / API
Support For:
Tech Suite Two & Tech Suite Three

The Ed-Fi ODS / API Admin App is a web-based administrative interface for the Ed-Fi ODS / API. The Admin App is available as a standalone application, and is also available for deployments on Azure.

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Data Import


Latest Version: 2.0.0
Product:
Ed-Fi ODS / API
Support For:
Tech Suite Two & Tech Suite Three

Data Import is a tool that simplifies the loading of CSV data to the Operational Data Store (ODS) of the Ed-Fi ODS / API. It currently supports Ed-Fi ODS / API versions 2.5 and 3.1, and higher.

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LMS Toolkit


Latest Version: 1.2
Product:
LMS systems
Support For:
  Tech Suite Three

The LMS Toolkit helps school districts unlock, transform and simplify, and use instructional system data. The Toolkit's initial use cases focus on student assignment completion & delinquency, and on general student activity and "presence" in instructional systems.

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Learning Standards Sync Utility


Latest Version: 1.1
Product:
Ed-Fi ODS / API
Support For:
Tech Suite Two & Tech Suite Three

The Ed-Fi Learning Standards Sync Utility is a tool for system administrators for synchronizing learning standards between the AB Connect API and a specified Ed-Fi ODS / API instance. Using the tool requires active credentials for both the target Ed-Fi ODS / API instance and the AB Connect API. The Sync Utility application provides a command-line interface (CLI) to set parameters and define options.

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Platform Utilities


Latest Versions: ODS / API v6.0.0 and v5.3.0
Product:
Ed-Fi ODS / API
Support For:
Tech Suite Two & Tech Suite Three

The Ed-Fi ODS / API platform releases contain various tools and utilities created for use with the Ed-Fi ODS / API platform.

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Deployment & Upgrade Tools

Docker Deployment



Latest Version: 1.1.0
Product:
Ed-Fi ODS / API
Support For:
 Tech Suite Three

The Ed-Fi ODS Docker deployment scripts install and configure components of the Ed-Fi ODS / API for Suite 3 v5.3 on Docker containers. The Docker Compose files provided automate the numerous configuration steps required to get the ODS / API up and running on Linux containers backed by PostgreSQL 11. 

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Tech Suite Installer



Latest Version: March 2021
Product:
Ed-Fi ODS / API and Admin App
Support For:
 Tech Suite Three

The Ed-Fi Tech Suite Installer installs and configures components of the Ed-Fi Technical Suite. The three primary Ed-Fi applications that the Ed-Fi Tech Suite Installer installs are:

  • Ed-Fi ODS / API
  • SwaggerUI
  • Admin App

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Migration Utility



Latest Version: 2.0.0
Product:
Ed-Fi ODS / API
Support For:
Tech Suite Two & Tech Suite Three

The migration utility is a tool that updates the data store of an Ed-Fi ODS / API to a new version of the data model. It's useful for performing updates on databases populated with data.

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Ed-Fi Exchange Tools


Please note that tools in this section are released on the Ed-Fi Exchange. They are however currently receiving investment and support by the Alliance, but are not part of the long-term roadmap at this time. Promotion to an "Ed-Fi core" technology will depend on community adoption and engagement. 

Project Buzz



Latest Versions: early access
Product:
n/a
Support For:
  Tech Suite Three

Project Buzz is a mobile tool that puts roster, contact information, and student survey results into the hands of teachers.

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