Sync your SIS using School Data Sync (SDS)

Once you have Identity integration with On-Premise AD, or you’re ready to create cloud-only Identity, enabling School Data Sync (SDS) is going to be the next step. SDS will either create new cloud-only identities or evolve your existing identities for all users. Users will be evolved to students and teachers, introduce grade associations, school associations, and other EDU specific attributes and associations.

SDS will also synchronize and create all of your classes in Office 365, for use as Office 365 Groups and Microsoft Class Teams. SDS will add teachers as class owners, and students as class members, based on the roster data stored in the SIS. SDS offers two methods for directory sync and creation.

  1. Sync from SIS using an API – Seamless API integration with several top SIS’es including PowerSchool, Sungard, Infinite Campus, Classlink, Capita SIMS, and several others.
  2. Sync from CSV Files – Any SIS which can export data to one of the three supported CSV formats, can be synced via SDS.

Here are the benefits of using SDS.

Here is an overview of SDS deployment methods.