Integrate SIS or SFTP with Apple School Manager
You can integrate your Student Information System (SIS) with Apple School Manager. By performing this integration you will be able to synchronize information like student and teacher names, classes, courses and grade levels with Apple School Manager and Mosyle.
You are able to assign roles to the school's staff, teachers and students, and set their initial passwords. When adding information within your SIS, the Apple School Manager will automatically update the changes you have made.
When SIS is integrated with Apple School Manager it will generate a unique ID for each user in your school. Apple School Manager also synchronizes data about grade levels, courses and users during the year. For example, if a student joins after the school year has started and is added to the SIS, the student's Managed Apple ID will be created as Apple School Manager syncs with the SIS periodically.
Please follow the instructions described on the Apple documentation to complete the SIS integration: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT207409
Best practices to merge data using CSV templates
There are some better practices to help you merge user data from your SIS to Apple School Manager and Mosyle via our CSV spreadsheets.
There is usually a field in your SIS or another system that contains a unique value for each person, class, course and location. This unique value is important if the records are combined. For example, if you have a student in your SIS and its value is 201701, no other user can have that same value. On most SIS systems, this value cannot be changed.
Important note: If you import data using a different value and then try to connect your SIS to the Apple School Manager to combine the data, any record with conflicting unique values will cause the creation of new accounts even if the record is the same.
When you download and insert information into the templates pay special attention to information relating to:
- Person_id: When you create the accounts, you will add an ID to a user that cannot be edited after the account has been imported. A user ID is also used to identify teachers and students when you create a file to import the classes.
- Person_number: This is a number that can be edited in Apple School Manager. The person's number is similar to the number of a badge or identification number of a student. This number is used by your MDM solution to combine your accounts using a compatible directory service.
- Roster_id: This value must be unique for each row in each roster_id template for each unit in an institution. For example, if a student list model has 600 students, there will be 600 rows of unique roster_id values, one person_id for each student and the class_id associated with each student.