1. What is the LGfL USO (Unified Sign on)?
- The LGfL USO system is a way of using one log in for use by students and teachers in LGfL 2.0 connected schools.
- The London Grid for Learning uses the USO log in to control access to LGfL 2.0 services and LGfLaai member services.
- The LGfL USO log can be used to access services beyond the standard LGfL 2.0 services portfolio but other content providers must have joined the LGfLaai.
2. What is the LGfLaai?
The London Grid for Learning manages its own access management system called the LGfLaai.
(The LGfL Authentication and Interoperability Federation or LGfLaai Federation). The Federation ensures that the use of data that is used between online services complies with the data Protection Act.
3. What can the LGfL USO be used to access?
Examples of LGfL 2.0 online services accessible via LGfL USO:
- LGfL 2.0 Online Learning Resources eg Guardian Archives, Busy Things and Multemaths
- Sophos Antivirus
- USO-FX secure file transfer with large file option
- StaffMail email service
- LondonMail including SafeMail email service for pupils
- LGfL Podcasting service
- LGfL Video Central
- LGfL OpenCheck
- Microsoft Office Apps + 25GB SkyDrive
- LGfL Adobe and Microsoft discount licensing
4. How does the LGfLaai benefit to schools?
Schools can use the LGfL USO log in to access additional, non LGfL 2.0 services, via the LGfLaai.
Teachers and pupils do not need to remember more than one log in to access all their day to day online services.
5. What the benefits of the LGfLaai to Content providers?
LGfLaai members can use the ease and convenience of the existing LGfL USO service in LGfL connected schools to provide access to their licensed content or online service.
6. Is there any LGfL editorial evaluation of the content provided by LGfL access federation content providers?
LGfL operates a strict quality assurance process on all LGfL 2.0 online learning resources via the LGfL Editorial Board.
However, there is no equivalent editorial assessment on the quality, suitability or appropriateness of LGfLaai members content or services.
The responsibility is on the school to ensure that any LGfLaai content provider service or resource meets the needs of their school community.
However, all members of the LGfLaai have to pass a thorough application process that ensures:
- Data security requirements that guarantee that pupil data is safe and secure and will not be viewed by anyone that is unauthorised.
- Performance of related online systems that provide access to the resources.