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Clever is currently the only platform from which LiveSchool can sync data. We do not connect to ClassLink. If you'd like us to consider syncing with ClassLink, or a similar platform, please reach out to email@example.com and let us know!
Set Up Your Clever Sync
Before your data can sync with your LiveSchool site, you first need to let Clever know you'll be using LiveSchool. Reach out to your district's Clever contact and request that they share your school with us in their system.
Once you've reached out to Clever, let our Customer Success team know by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll take it from there!
Intro to LiveSchool/Clever Sync
Once your LiveSchool site is syncing with Clever, this means your students, teachers/users, and rosters are being pulled from your Student Information System (SIS) into Clever, and Clever is updating LiveSchool whenever changes occur.
In most cases, when you want to edit student or Teacher/Admin data in your LiveSchool account, you'll need to do so in your SIS.
LiveSchool does allow you to add manual setup data directly to LiveSchool. Let's look at a few examples:
Students will always need to be managed in your SIS. You cannot add, edit, or delete students in LiveSchool.
All of the rosters in your SIS sync with LiveSchool, but you can add new rosters manually to LiveSchool as well. For example, if you have an after-school club not available in your SIS, you could create a roster in LiveSchool manually so you can select this group of students in Points.
Teachers or Admin
Your teachers and admin are also synced with your SIS; however, you can add users manually, say if you have cafeteria staff or a counselor/coach you want to be able to award points for great behavior in the cafeteria but aren't available in your SIS.
Some site management features require admin-level access. The table below provides a summary of what permissions Admins and Teachers have.
Clever Single Sign On (SSO) for Students
If your school is using Clever Single Sign on (SSO) for students, students will use Clever.com to sign into LiveSchool.
To invite Parents, or to invite Students to access LiveSchool without Clever SSO, see our article on Signing Up Students and Parents.
Managing Clever Rosters and Creating New Rosters
All of the rosters available in your SIS will be available in LiveSchool, and you can create rosters manually in LiveSchool too.
You'll use the Roster Picker throughout LiveSchool to select rosters.
The Roster Picker makes it easy to organize your rosters so that you're able to quickly select the group of students you need.
You'll see the Roster Picker throughout LiveSchool, always in the same spot and providing the same functionality.
Just click the Roster Picker in the top left, and you'll see your "Rosters" list, which is any roster that you've created or has been shared with you.
The Roster Picker also has a "Grades" tab, which you can use to view all of the students in each grade.
All users also have access to a "Teachers" tab, which organizes rosters by Teacher – helpful if you ever observe or cover a class.
You can hide rosters that you use less often to keep your Rosters list clean by clicking the 3 dots to the right of the roster name and choosing "Hide"
And if you're seeing a long, confusing roster name from your SIS, click the 3 dots and then rename the roster to something more easily recognizable.
Admin and teachers can search for a roster as well in the upper, right hand side of the Roster Picker, or search for individual students (in the top right of your screen). We want to make it as easy as possible to find and award points to students.
To get started managing rosters, first go to Setup > Rosters. Make sure to click My Rosters then All Rosters to see every roster in the school.
To create a new roster, click New Roster and name your roster. Add a last name or initials to help identify the roster if using a common name like "1st Period".
Next, click the Add Students tab in the top left corner. Select a grade or roster to pull students from for your new roster. You can switch between rosters with the down arrow, and the students you selected are remembered as you switch between rosters.
Click Add Students in the bottom right corner and you'll see a notification for how many students were added to your roster.
Teachers can also create rosters following these steps.
Sharing a Roster
If you need to share a roster that you didn't create and you are an Admin, make sure to click My Rosters and select All Rosters to view every roster in your LiveSchool site.
You can share rosters that are syncing through Clever and that were created manually.
Click the Share this Roster button, then use the tabs at the top of this screen to choose admin and teachers with whom you'd like to share the roster.
When you click Save those teachers and admin will have access to the roster instantly.
Teachers can also share rosters they've created or that have been shared with them following these steps; however, they will only have access to rosters they created or that were shared with them when they click "All Rosters."
Editing and Deleting Users
You can manage your list of Admin and Teachers by going to the main menu and selecting Setup > Users.
Admin and Teachers List
You'll see all of the teachers that are in your SIS in LiveSchool; however, you can add teachers or admin manually as well.
The teachers that are syncing with your SIS will be labeled with a blue "SIS". You'll have to edit these teachers in your SIS to update their name or email. They can edit their title from within their account by clicking their initials in the upper, right hand corner and selecting Edit Profile
If you need to edit a Clever user's permissions (Admin/Teacher) please email email@example.com or chat us!
If you've added the admin or teacher manually, you can edit their title, name, email, or permission levels by clicking the pencil icon.
Add a New Teacher or Admin
You can add a new Teacher or Admin by clicking New User in the top right corner.
Add the teacher or admin's information, and choose whether they should have teacher or admin permissions. When you click Add User LiveSchool will automatically send them an email to invite them to create a LiveSchool account.
The table below explains the difference between Admin and Teachers in LiveSchool.
Edit or Delete a User
If you've created a user manually, change their title, update their email address, or change a teacher's account type to Admin by clicking the pencil icon.
If this user has the blue "SIS" next to their name, update their information in your SIS in order to update LiveSchool.
When you delete a user, whether you delete them in your SIS or in LiveSchool, the points the user awarded to students will not be deleted, but that person will no longer be able to log in and they will not appear on your Teachers Scoreboard in Insights.
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