Connection

NOTE: This section will only be displayed if you don't have a data source connected. Once connected, this section will no longer be necessary.

Product

The Data page is where you connect your Student Information System or data source to DataSync. Here you walk through a setup wizard to help you select your preferred connection method. DataSync supports common education data standards like CSV, OneRoster, and SIF, as well as many named SIS or SMS vendors.

Please review the list of vendors and select the one that matches your SIS or SMS. If you do not see your vendor in the list, select the appropriate method that your product supports.

Options

After you have selected your connection method, you will be presented with specific options to that method. Please select any options you may require to ensure a successful connection.

Connect

DataSync validates your connection information and verifies it can receive the required information from the data source. If any required information is missing, you will not be able to proceed until this data has been fulfilled. DataSync will also display the recommended data and fields that you are missing. These fields are recommended to ensure the most current and future functionality with your integration.

Finish

This is the final step in the setup of your connection. After confirming everything in this step, DataSync will make an initial request of your data, as well as setup the daily schedule to collect the updated data from your data source.


Data

Once you have completed your first sync, you will start to see your data in DataSync. You will see the counts of each topic. It is a good idea at this point to verify that these counts appear accurate. For example, checking that your student and staff counts are accurate is a great way to verify you are supplying the expected data.

We also display the last synchronization time on this page so you can verify that last time DataSync successfully refreshed your data.

You may click through into each topic to drill down further in the Explore page to review your data to make sure it is correct.

Explore

The explore view lets you dive deeper into your data to view individual objects within each topic. As an example, this allows you to verify that the email address and email domains match what is expected.

Data Validations

If you have any data that doesn't meet the requirement for the Google Classroom integration, it will be shown on this page. Here you will be able to export a list of all your validation issues so that you may resolve these in your data source. Common examples of this could be Sections without teachers, or Users that do not have email addresses.

Once these have been resolved in your data source, you may return to the Data page and refresh your data.

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