Jigsaw Connectivity


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Jigsaw is able to connect to a variety of options to provide you with the best virtual experience. The following table explains the different connectivity options.

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An LMS with a direct API connection with Jigsaw.  The connection is usually two-way, pulling classes, teachers, and students from the LMS and pushing attendance to the LMS.  The transfer of data is automatic and most usually support Single-Sign-On (SSO). Assets (Documents, Presentations, Videos, etc.) cannot be pushed into Jigsaw. A "token" is usually generated in the LMS, which gives Jigsaw trusted access to exchange data directly with the LMS.  The sync between systems is automated on a timed basis, but can be triggered manually if needed. You need the highest level of integration between your LMS and Jigsaw.  This will eliminate all manual entry of classes, teachers, and students.  Then, ensures attendance is automatically updated in the LMS.  If you do not see your LMS in our supported list, speak to your Jigsaw representative.
Jigsaw REST API This is the "Jigsaw" API, which allows customers to create their own programmatic ways to directly control the creation of classes, teachers, and students while getting back attendance information.  It also supports Single-Sign-On (SSO). Assets (Documents, Presentations, Videos, etc.) cannot be pushed into Jigsaw. Jigsaw will generate a "token" providing your programming code access to user pre-defined methods to push data into Jigsaw and get back attendance information.  The systems will sync on an automated (timed) basis, with manual triggering if needed. You have your own development resources and need to create a custom connection to send/receive information to/from Jigsaw.  This is the most flexible option, but also the most work for customers.
SAML2 A connection that provides teachers and students with a Single-Sign-On (SSO) capability so they will not need to ever sign in to Jigsaw.  So long as the user is signed into your network, their information will automatically transfer to Jigsaw when they attempt to join a class.  This method depends on your Local Area Network (LAN) and usually Active Directory. This is Single-Sign-On (SSO) only, no class/teacher/student information transfers into Jigsaw and no attendance information transfers back to the LMS.  If the user is not signed into the network, it will not work. There are multiple ways to configure this connection so request technical details if needed.  Once set up, the network credentials of the user are automatically passed to Jigsaw when they attempt to join a class so no login or user information is requested by Jigsaw and the user is connected directly to the class. You only need Single-Sign-On (SSO) capabilities.  Users will always access Jigsaw from a company-owned device which is connected to the company network and the user will already be authenticated on the device.  Basically, if your computers are on a local network that supports SAML2.
LTI LTI is a common specification supported by most LMS's which enable Single-Sign-On (SSO) from the LMS into Jigsaw.  Your teachers/students would never need to sign in to Jigsaw as their information would automatically pass from your LMS to Jigsaw when they attempt to join a class. This is Single-Sign-On (SSO) only so no Class/Teacher/Student information transfers into Jigsaw and no Attendance information transfers out of Jigsaw.  Teachers/Students must access the link to their Jigsaw class only through the LMS.  Links to classes cannot be shared outside the LMS. Your LMS administrator will set up Jigsaw as a "LTI Provider".  Jigsaw will supply the URL and a secret/key combination that will create a secure link between your LMS and Jigsaw. Single-Sign-On (SSO) capabilities and a LMS that supports LTI is needed.
Jigsaw Session Links Jigsaw has the ability to generate web links that point to specific classes.  These links can require a Jigsaw login or not (based on settings).  Links can be copied from Jigsaw then pasted into E-Mails, LMS's, newsletters, websites, or anywhere a web link is allowed. These are just links.  The will not offer Single-Sign-On (SSO) capabilities or provide the ability to transfer information into/out of Jigsaw. They work like any web link (URL). You want the most simple way for people to join your classes.  Jigsaw links can be used in combination with almost any other Jigsaw connectivity option.
Jigsaw Import Jigsaw provides multiples places and ways to import Teachers, Students, and Invitee Groups.  This is an easy way to pull Teacher and/or Student information from your LMS, registration system, etc. directly into Jigsaw.  Some options will support creating passwords.  This method can also be used to update existing information. Imports do not support deleting Teachers or Students; only adding/updating them. Template spreadsheets are available.  Add your information into the spreadsheet according to the spreadsheet then push the button in Jigsaw.  If you export data from your LMS, some minor changes to the spreadsheet may need to be made so the layout matches.  This can be done as often as needed. You need an easy way to populate Teacher, Student, or Invitee Groups into Jigsaw.
Other Jigsaw is a very flexible system.  If you do not find the exact method for getting data in or out of Jigsaw on this matrix, reach out to your Jigsaw representative.  We are happy to work with you to create new ways for Jigsaw to integrate your data or to provide data to you.      


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