Glossary of terms and icons for Little SIS Premium

General terms and icons

rostersyncIcon.png Roster sync jobs

This is a list of your sync jobs. Here, you can view the state of jobs, run a sync analysis, and initiate the review and staging of sync actions.

RosterExceptsIcon.png Roster exceptions

A global list of individual users and email patterns that are not added or removed from a Classroom class during sync. Learn more.

ClassroomExceptionsIcon.png Classroom exceptions A global list of individual classes to exclude from sync jobs. You can save class exceptions on the fly during your review of potential matches. This makes them convenient, but you should use them sparingly. If you need to exclude many classes from a sync job, use job scope roles instead. Learn more.
FilesIcon.png Files A list of files that include source data used in your sync jobs. These could be the course or guardian data.
Guardians Explorer An area where you can load and explore Classroom classes, users, rosters, and assignment data for all classes on your domain. 
TeacherReviewIcon.png Teacher review Lets teachers review SIS classes, including rosters, accept, decline, and merge their SIS classes, link SIS classes to an active Google Classroom class, and schedule Google Classroom provisioning.

 

Sync Analysis terms and icons

Below are the terms and icons admins will see when performing a sync analysis. A sync analysis compares the SIS classes and rosters in a job to the current state in Google Classroom and makes recommendations. Admins use outputs of a sync analysis to review, stage, and commit actions in Classroom. During sync analysis, admins can perform several distinct action types. If using Teacher Review, some action types will not be seen by admins since teachers are actioning classes themselves.

  New class to be created

Selecting this action creates an invitation to teach a Classroom class (a.k.a. a PROVISIONED class). This invitation will be visible on the Teacher's Classroom home screen. It will not be visible to students until the teacher clicks Accept and the class becomes ACTIVE. If the teacher chooses to click Decline for the class, the class will enter the DECLINED state.

Class to be updated

If you select this action, a change occurs to the roster or a field within Classroom, depending on your job settings. You can preview the specific changes in the sync analysis interface.

mceclip1.png Class Changes

In the sync analysis interface, this icon indicates a class has changed. Admins can review changes and approve or exclude the classes from sync.

Class exception to be saved

If you select a class and then this action, the class gets added to the class exceptions list. During this and future syncs, the class is not changed in Classroom.

Link to existing class

If the analysis detects candidate matches in Classroom, you have the opportunity to establish a link to the existing class. This link ensures roster syncs for that class going forward.  Linking a class may also add/remove students during the sync. This happens when the teacher's current roster and Classroom roster differ.

Class to be excluded for this sync This option is available when reviewing detected candidate matching classes in Classroom. It can be helpful if decision-making information is lacking. It gives you the option to re-evaluate in later analysis.