External_Person_Key vs. External_Course_Key

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External_Person_Key
The External_Person_Key is the primary key DITO uses to distinguish one user from another.  This field is also used in conjunction with the External_Course_Key to create enrollment records in the database. Equivalent examples of the External_Person_Key in a typical Student Information System (SIS) might be:
- Student ID number
- Staff ID number
- userID (common if utilizing Microsoft Active Directory)

External_Course_Key
The External_Course_Key is the primary key DITO uses to distinguish one class from another.  This field is also used in conjunction with the External_Person_Key to create enrollment records in the database. Equivalent examples of the External_Course_Key in a typical Student Information System (SIS) might be:
- Course ID number
- Course code
- A concatenation of the course number followed by the section number

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