Filtering in Little SIS for Classroom

Filtering gives you a quick and easy way to see a cross-section of the information on a page. You select specific criteria, and only the information that meets the criteria is displayed. Information that does not meet the criteria is hidden temporarily and can be revealed again by removing the filter.

In this article, you’ll learn how to:
Filter by page column headings
Filter using the Filters tab
Save and view filters

We’ll also look at some filter examples.

Filtering by page column headings

Most Little SIS pages made up of columns and rows have filters at the top of the columns. You can identify a filterable column by the filter icon . Some pages where column filters are available include Classroom Explorer, Roster/teacher changes, Teacher Analysis, User Accounts, Roles, and Schools.

Columns such as State and school contain a set number of criteria. These filters have checkboxes for you to select columns to include or exclude.

Other columns such as alias, course name, and teacher let you specify an operator (Contains, Not contains, Equals, Not equal, Starts with, Ends with, Less than, Less than or equals, Greater than, Greater than or equals, or In range) and then type the criteria to match.

To filter a column:

  1. Click filterIcon.png at the top of a column. The Filter box opens.
  2. Select your filter criteria. The options may differ between columns.
    • Select or deselect criteria boxes as needed. Results will include those selected.
      filterSelection.png
      OR
    • Select an operator from the drop-down, then add the criteria to match in the Filter field. The AND and OR buttons and an additional filter appear below. Add additional filters as needed.
      filterCriteria.png
  3. For most columns, the page filters as you select criteria; otherwise, click Apply to initiate the filter.
    filterApply.png
  4. Click off the filter to close the drop-down.
  5. Current filters appear at the bottom of the page. Click the X for any filter to remove it, or click Clear All to clear all selected filters.
    filterFooter.png

Note: When you use column filters, the page filters by this criteria each time you return to this page until you change or remove your filter criteria. When filtering the Classroom Explorer, if you have more than one filter, consider adding them as Saved filters.

Filter examples

  • Little SIS Premium provisioned classes: To filter the Google Classroom Explorer for classes provisioned by Little SIS Premium, you’d filter the Aliases column. Use the Operator of Not equal and enter blank for the filter criteria.
    filterExAliases.png
  • Identify student created classes: To filter the Google Classroom Explorer for student created classes., you’d filter the Teachers column. Use the Operator of Contains and enter @[student domain] for the filter criteria.
    filterStudentDomain.png

Filtering using the Filters tab

The Classroom Explorer and Teacher Analysis contain tabs at the right of the pages. The Filters tab lets you filter the page by any column (shown or hidden). Meaning you can filter by any column that exists, even if that column is hidden from view on the page.

To filter a column:

  1. From Classroom Explorer and Teacher Analysis, click the Filters tab at the right.
  2. Click on a column name to expand it.
  3. Select your filter criteria. The options may differ between columns.
    • Select or deselect criteria checkboxes as needed. Results will include those selected.
      filtersTabCheckbox.png
      OR
    • Select an operator from the drop-down, then add the criteria to match in the Filter field. The AND and OR buttons and an additional filter appear below. Add additional filters as needed.
      filtersTabAlias.png
  4. For most columns, the page filters as you select criteria; otherwise, click Apply to initiate the filter.
    filtersTabTimeframe.png
  5. Click off the filter to close the drop-down.
    filterFooter.png
  6. Current filters appear at the bottom of the page. Click the X for any filter to remove it, or click Clear All to clear all selected filters.

Saving and viewing filters

Saving filters is handy for creating a list of frequently used filters. You can only save filters for Classroom Explorer. Saved filters can be created, viewed, shared, updated and removed.

To get you started, we’ve included a few default filters:

  • Active classes
  • Empty classes
  • My Classes
  • Has co-teachers
  • Guardians enabled

Creating a saved filter

When you create a saved filter, it is available to you. However, for other users on your domain to view a filter, you can share it.

To create a saved filter:

  1. From Classroom Explorer, create a filter using column headings or the Filters tab at the right.
  2. Click the Saved Filters tab at the right.
  3. Click Add new filter filterBtnAdd.png.
  4. Type a name for the filter in the Label field and click Confirm.
    filterLabel.png
  5. The name of the saved filter displays with the filtered columns at the bottom of the page.
    filterFooterSaved.png

Viewing a saved filter

To view a saved filter:

  1. From Classroom Explorer, click the Saved Filters tab at the right.
  2. Click on the name of a filter in the list.
    filterView.png

Sharing a saved filter

Sharing a saved filter makes it available to others in your organization.

To share a saved filter:

  1. From Classroom Explorer, click the Saved Filters tab at the right.
  2. Click on the filter in the list.
  3. Click Share current filter filterBtnShare.png. A building icon appears beside the Saved filter in the list. 
    filterShared.png

Updating a saved filter

You can update any saved filters you have created.

To update a saved filter:

  1. From Classroom Explorer, click the Saved Filters tab at the right.
  2. Click on the filter in the list.
  3. Add or change column filters as needed.
  4. Click Update current filter filterBtnUpdate.png.

Deleting a saved filter

You can delete any saved filters you have created.

To remove a saved filter:

  1. From Classroom Explorer, click the Saved Filters tab at the right.
  2. Hover over the filter in the list.
  3. When it appears, click the Trash can icon.
    filterDelete.png

    Note: If you click on the filter, the trash can icon will not appear. Be sure to hover and not click on the saved filter name.

  4. At the confirmation prompt, click Confirm.

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