Sonia for
IT Staff

Rest easy with a compliant, seamless integration across IT platforms throughout the institution.

Keep valuable data safe and secure

Sonia is an easy to use student placement platform that can serve the needs of any school or department that places students as part of their coursework. 

We understand that institutions can have specific hosting requirements, and we work with your team to ensure the right solution. We offer flexible hosting solutions, support a sandbox environment, scaling resources and backups with point-in-time restore. Whether it’s public or private cloud, or on-premise hosting, your security and administration needs can be met with Sonia. 

Seamless integrations

Sonia enables multiple integrations ranging from importing student information system records to single sign-on. Being 1EdTech (formerly IMS Global) Certified, you can plug-and-play Sonia with hundreds of other applications such as your learning management system.

Import assistance

Placement staff can import complete student records, including contact details, addresses, enrollments and more, into Sonia using the Sonia Student Importer. The Sonia Student Importer can be scheduled to automatically import the student records nightly, or as frequently as your team prefers. There is also an API available so you can update records in real time.

Security & compliance

Go paperless with electronic forms, customize as your program scales with faculty or site wide options, and gain efficiencies. Sonia is compliant with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act 1996 (HIPAA), the Australian Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) and the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). 

Onboarding & training

With guided resources and a comprehensive onboarding program, Sonia helps users of all levels get up to speed quickly, without drawing on internal IT resources. We provide on-site expert support and training during initial setup, data import from Excel or LTI compatible learning management systems, pre-made templates for easy startup and resources for continued expertise.

Implementation Support

Implementing a new system can be daunting. Sonia's team of experts are here to support you.
  • On-site or virtual expert support and training during initial setup

  • Automated and manual data import options available ranging from Excel to API

  • Pre-made templates for easy startup

  • Guided online training and resources for continued expertise 

System Requirements

System requirements are available here: View System Requirements

Industry Certifications

Built on Industry Standards

Created in 1999 by Planet Software and built on important industry standards, Sonia has a history of managing student placements at universities around the world.  With its strong reputation and key certifications, Sonia is often integrated as a critical part of a university's technology ecosystem.  With a growth rate of over 300% in the US over the past three years, Sonia continues to build its global reputation as a leader in field education placement technology.  

1EdTech (formerly IMS Global) Certified

Sonia can integrate with any LTI certified Learning Management System platform or tools, including Blackboard and TurnItIn.

Sonia IMS Certification
Microsoft Gold Partner

QSR International is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. The elite in application development with the highest customer endorsement.

Sonia Microsoft Gold Partner


What people are saying

I deal with 18 companies as part of my job and the staff [working with Sonia] are by far the best. [Their] support, responsiveness and skills are fantastic.
I have experienced great support from the staff at [Sonia]. In my earlier days as a Sonia user, I recall making an error during an allocation process, which meant I "lost" some student data about their site preferences. I phoned [Sonia Support], who restored the missing data in less than 2 hours. That is the type of support I want from a vendor! I enjoy the option of being able to phone and talk with a person - this is a great addition to the email support as I like the "personal touch" provided in a phone discussion.
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