Manage PowerSchool Integration

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INTRODUCTION

Dyknow’s Import Manager feature enables Dyknow Administrators to easily import data from hosted versions of PowerSchool into Dyknow.

Note: Your PowerSchool data must include a username field in the student_web_id field if you students at your school are using Windows and/or Mac devices.

This document is a resource for Dyknow Administrators to understand how to:

 

DOWNLOAD DYKNOW POWERSCHOOL PLUGIN

Follow the steps below to download the PowerSchool plugin from Dyknow.

1. Click the gear icon DyKnow_Web_App_-_gear_icon.png in Dyknow to access the Admin Settings.

2. Click the Import Manager tab.

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3. Click the Import Manager Settings tab.

4. Click to download the PowerSchool plugin.

Note: A .zip file will begin downloading immediately that contains the PowerSchool plugin.

5. Open the downloaded .zip file window and drag the PowerSchool plugin (an .xml file) to a new location.

Note: You will need access to this .xml file once you have logged into PowerSchool.

6. Continue to Install Dyknow PowerSchool Plugin.

 

INSTALL DYKNOW POWERSCHOOL PLUGIN

Follow the steps below to install the PowerSchool plugin downloaded from Dyknow.

1. Login to PowerSchool as an Admin.

2. Click System (from the main menu, under Setup).

3. Click System Settings in the Server section.

4. Click Plugin Management Configuration.

Note: You will be redirected to the Plugin Management Dashboard.

5. Click the Install button.

6. Click Browse from the Plugin Install page.

7. Locate and select the PowerSchool plugin (an .xml file) you downloaded from DyKnow.

8. Click the Install button.

Note: The PowerSchool plugin will begin installing immediately. If the installation was successful, you’ll receive the following notification.

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The PowerSchool plugin will then appear on the Plugin Management Dashboard in the Installed Plugins section; however, the plugin still needs to be enabled.

8. Click the Enable checkbox on the Plugin Management Dashboard to enable the PowerSchool plugin.

9. You may be asked to confirm your giving 3rd party plugin access to your data. If so, select the Enable button.

10. Continue to Generate PowerSchool Integration Credentials.

 

GENERATE POWERSCHOOL INTEGRATION CREDENTIALS

Follow the steps below to generate your PowerSchool integration credentials.

1. Login to PowerSchool as an Admin.

2. Click System (from the main menu, under Setup).

3. Click System Settings in the Server section.

4. Click Plugin Management Configuration.

Note: You will be redirected to the Plugin Management Dashboard.

5. Click the respective Enable checkbox on the Plugin Management Dashboard to ensure the PowerSchool plugin is enabled.

6. You may be asked to confirm your giving 3rd party plugin access to your data. If so, select the Enable button; otherwise, continue to Step 7.

7. Click Data Configuration on the Plugin Management Dashboard to view the OAuth credentials that were generated for the PowerSchool plugin.

8. Note your PowerSchool Client ID and PowerSchool Client Secret. These credentials are necessary to complete the PowerSchool integration in Dyknow Import Manager.

9. Continue to Enter PowerSchool Integration Credentials.

 

ENTER POWERSCHOOL INTEGRATION CREDENTIALS

Follow the steps below to enter your PowerSchool integration credentials in Dyknow:

1. Click the gear icon DyKnow_Web_App_-_gear_icon.png in Dyknow to access the Admin Settings.

2. Click the Import Manager tab.

3. Click the Import Manager Settings tab.

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4. Enter your PowerSchool URL into the Integration URL field.

Example: https://myschoolname.powerschool.com

5. Enter your PowerSchool Client ID into the Integration Key field.

6. Enter your PowerSchool Client Secret into the Integration Secret field.

7. Click to Select Type of Student Devices from the Student Devices picklist; review device type options below.

Options:

  • Only Chromebooks
  • No Chromebooks
  • Mix of Chromebooks and non-Chromebooks

8. Click the Continue: Process Import button.

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9. Continue to Process PowerSchool Data in Dyknow.

 

PROCESS POWERSCHOOL DATA IN DYKNOW

Follow the steps below to process your PowerSchool data in Dyknow.

1. Click the gear icon DyKnow_Web_App_-_gear_icon.png to access Dyknow Admin Settings.

2. Click the Import Manager tab.

3. Click the Import Manager Import tab.

4. Click the Process Import button.

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5. Once your import is complete, you will receive an Import Results confirmation email.

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Note: If your importing data includes errors or any changes that exceed Import Thresholds, you will receive a Check Your Data email in addition to the Import Results confirmation email. To review and validate your import errors, read the Validate Paused Imports article.

 

DISABLE POWERSCHOOL INTEGRATION

Please contact Dyknow Support to disable your PowerSchool integration.

 

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