Overview of School Data Sync

School Data Sync

School Data Sync helps to automate the process of importing and synchronizing Student Information System (SIS) data with Office 365. The tool also gives application developers a single cloud API to use for creating applications that integrate with multiple SIS providers, along with single sign-on (SSO) capabilities. App developers can use the API to access section, student, teacher, school, and class roster information to personalize experiences for teachers and students who use their apps.

Sign up to get free one-on-one deployment help directly from Microsoft or deploy SDS yourself by following the appropriate instructions in the Choose a deployment method section below.

 To learn more about School Data Sync please visit https://sds.microsoft.com.

Choose a deployment method

There are several methods available for syncing SIS information with Office 365: Using comma separated value (CSV) files, using PowerSchool API, using Clever API, or using OneRoster CSV files. Regardless of the method you choose, the same requirements apply.

School Data Sync requirements

  1. An Office 365 Education tenant

  2. Global Administrator Permissions

Deployment methods

  • Deploy School Data Sync by using CSV files

    You can use CSV files with School Data Sync (SDS) to help import SIS data into Office 365. Using this method, you'll export or create six CSV files based on your SIS data, set up a synchronization profile, and upload the CSV files into SDS for processing.

    Follow these steps to deploy School Data Sync by using CSV files.

  • Deploy School Data Sync by using PowerSchool API

    PowerSchool is a SIS provider that works with School Data Sync (SDS) to help import and synchronize SIS data with Office 365. SDS connects directly to the SIS and synchronizes data using the REST-based APIs provided by PowerSchool. Using this method, you can avoid exporting and managing CSV files from the SIS database. Instead, you create a synchronization profile in SDS and sync directly from your PowerSchool SIS.

    Follow these steps to deploy School Data Sync by using PowerSchool API.

  • Deploy School Data Sync by using Clever Sync

    Clever is an identity management and rostering solution that works with School Data Sync (SDS) to help import and synchronize SIS data with Office 365. SDS connects directly to the Clever instance and synchronizes data using the REST-based APIs provided by Clever. Using this method, you can avoid exporting and managing CSV files from the SIS database. Instead, you create a synchronization profile in SDS and sync directly from your Clever instance.

    Follow these steps to deploy School Data Sync by using Clever API.

  • Deploy School Data Sync by using OneRoster

    You can use OneRoster CSV files with School Data Sync (SDS) to help import and synchronize SIS data with Office 365. Using this method, you'll export or create OneRoster CSV files based on your SIS data, run them through a conversion process to the appropriate SDS format, and upload the converted CSV files into SDS for processing.

    Follow these steps to deploy School Data Sync by using OneRoster.

Related Topics

School Data Sync Deployment

How to Deploy SDS using CSV Files

SDS - CSV Files Format and Required Attributes

How to Deploy SDS using PowerSchool

SDS - PowerSchool Required Attributes

How to Deploy SDS using Clever

SDS - Clever Required Attributes

How to Deploy SDS using OneRoster CSV Files

School Data Sync Toolkit

School Data Sync Errors and Troubleshooting

School Data Sync Helper Scripts

How to Apply a Promo Code for School Data Sync and Classroom

School Data Sync Videos:

How to Deploy SDS using CSV Files - Mix

How to Deploy SDS using PowerSchool - Mix

How to Deploy School Data Sync using Clever - Mix

SDS - How to Configure Identity Matching

SDS - How to Add a Promo Code

School Data Sync Signup:

Sign-up for School Data Sync Deployment Services




 

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