When MIS integration is enabled, students and classes will be automatically added from your school’s MIS into Carousel. After you activate subjects in the 'SUBJECTS' tab, relevant student and class data syncs overnight.
N.B. The 'STUDENTS' tab will be blank up to 48 hours after you mapped your first subject.
From the day after you’ve added a subject, you can review student and class associations on the 'STUDENTS' page. To do so:
- Go to the ‘STUDENTS’ tab in ‘MY ACCOUNT’. You will find a table pre-populated with data from your MIS.
- This information will be reflected in Platinum users’ Dashboards: classes they have been assigned via the MIS will automatically appear in the ‘My Classes’ section of the Dashboard.
- Changes to this information can only be made via the MIS - so if a class teacher changes or a new student is added to a class, once it has been changed in the MIS this will then update to Carousel overnight.
Consequently, for users with MIS integration this table is not editable and the ‘ADD GROUP, ‘ADD STUDENT’, ‘REMOVE STUDENTS’ and ‘UPLOAD STUDENTS’ buttons are disabled.
Tips and Tricks:
A student's first name and last name must combine to create a unique ID in Carousel, therefore if 2 students in your school share the same first and last names, Carousel will automatically add a '1' to the end of one's surname, and a '2' to the end of the other's, etc.
Creating custom/ad hoc classes:
Once students have been uploaded and assigned to regular classes, you can also create custom classes such as intervention groups. You can read how to do this here.