Back in June we announced that RM Education Ltd had been selected by Education Scotland to continue to deliver Glow Authentication and Portal Services. The new contract will commence in January 2018 for 5.5 years with opportunities to extend up to a maximum of 10.5 years. The full cost (£1.3 million per annum) will be met by Education Scotland and Scottish Government.
This means Glow Users will be able to continue to use the services, free of charge and in full confidence of the stability and continuity of provision.
As part of this new contract we are pleased to announce a range of new features, helping to improve the Glow platform.
NEW FEATURES AND THE BENEFITS TO TEACHERS AND LEARNERS
- Notifications – all users can be kept up to date with information relevant to them, right on their Launch Pad.
- Continuity – the service remains the same for 5.5 years, with possible extensions up to 10.5 years. This guarantees availability and continuity for at least that period. Teachers work plans won’t be negatively affected by changes in the service and learners and teachers will continue to have access to the tools Glow offers and to their work and documents stored online.
- Age appropriate sign-in – helping users get easier access by reducing difficult and complicated passwords. This will make it easier for learners to log in quickly and save teachers time from helping users who have forgotten their password.
- Self-service Identity-matching – Glow users who are not provisioned via SEEMiS can keep access to their Glow account more easily than before when moving establishment. This is positive for student teachers as they will be able to carry over their accounts once they graduate.
- Security Improvements – behind the scenes, a number of security improvements are being made, including an enhanced account lock-out policy based on a number of failed login attempts, an audit record for failed and successful logins and improved reporting tools. Increased security brings increased confidence for users.
These new features will all join Glow in the future. Alongwith the recent addition of Microsoft Teams; external sharing; the announcement of continued support from Microsoft; and the addition of G Suite, this all adds up to a very exciting time for Glow.
In line with our timescales for the retirement of the Glow Wikis service, we can confirm that the service was retired on Friday 15th December, 2017.
As an alternative, you should consider using other services such as Glow Blogs and O365.
Please visit the help pages for help on these services.
Glow Service Management Team
Glow Connect is the official website for Glow and provides customers with information on the educational benefits of Glow, access to the Glow login screen, and help and guidance on the various services Glow has to offer.
The website provides a single point of reference for teachers, learners, parents and carers and for anyone who has a Glow login or has an interest in using Glow for learning and teaching.
The site has been refreshed based on customer feedback. In order to help us improve our services further we have included a feedback form for you to leave your comments and suggestions on the new site.
The latest Glow usage stats are now available for November 2017.
Monthly Breakdown to November 2017
The latest Glow usage stats are now available for October 2017.
Glow usage stats up to October 2017.
The latest Glow usage stats are now available for September 2017.
Glow usage stats up to September 2017.
The Digital Schools Awards encourages schools to infuse digital skills across the curriculum. HP, Microsoft and Intel are providing practical support and resources including a financial commitment of £600,000. Schools that successfully complete the programme will receive a nationally recognised Digital Schools Award supported by Education Scotland.
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The latest Glow usage stats are now available for August 2017.
Glow usage stats August 2017
The latest Glow usage stats are now available for July 2017.
Glow usage stats July 2017
We took down the Glow Blogs service on Friday 14th July to migrate to a new server provider.
This new provider will allow us to manage this cloud based service more effectively so we can react quickly if we find that we need to increase or reduce the computing capacity needed for Glow Blogs. This will make sure that Blogs will work much more quickly than before and can cope with an increasing number of users.
We have been moving all of the Glow Blogs content across and we will go live and have the Glow Blogs service available at 10AM on Tuesday the 25th July.