Manage Skyward Integration

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INTRODUCTION

DyKnow’s Import Manager feature enables DyKnow Administrators to easily import Skyward data into DyKnow.

This document is a resource for DyKnow Administrators to understand:

 

HOW TO ENABLE SKYWARD API ACCESS

Follow the steps below to enable Skyward API access for integration with DyKnow:

1. Click the gear icon DyKnow_Web_App_-_gear_icon.png in DyKnow.

2. Click the Import Manager tab.

The following Configure SIS message will appear.

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3. Contact your SIS provider to ensure that Skyward’s API access has been enabled.

 

HOW TO GENERATE SKYWARD INTEGRATION CREDENTIALS

Follow the steps below to generate your Skyward integration credentials:

1. Login to your Skyward account as an Admin.

2. Navigate to Product Setup. Click Product Setup from the Home picklist, or from the Jump to Other Systems section, depending on your Skyward user permissions and dashboard configuration.

3. Click Contact Access.

4. Click Secured User.

5. Click Add.

6. Click the Organization button.

7. Under Organization Name, enter DyKnow.

8. Click Add Entered Name to Secure Users and then click Save.

Note: Entering Address Info, Demographic Info, and Security Info is optional. If you choose to enter Security Info, ensure that the user remains active by selecting Yes from the Active Secured User picklist.

9. From the Secured User list, click to highlight DyKnow and then click the API button in the lower right corner of the Skyward window. An API Access pop-window will appear.

Note: If the API button is not available, make sure you are using the June 2016 Release + Addendum 10 or later version of Skyward.

10. From the API Access window, click the Generate New Key A unique Skyward domain Name, Key, and Secret for the DyKnow integration will appear.

11. Take note of the Skyward domain Name, Key, and Secret credentials – they will be necessary to complete the Skyward integration in DyKnow.

Note: Skyward uses the terms Key and Secret synonymously with username and password. A unique Key and Secret should be created for each 3rd party vendor that will be connecting with the Skyward API.

 

HOW TO ENTER SKYWARD INTEGRATION CREDENTIALS

Follow the steps below to enter your Skyward integration credentials in DyKnow:

1. Click the gear icon DyKnow_Web_App_-_gear_icon.png in DyKnow.

2. Click the Import Manager tab.

3. On the Import Manager tab, find the Setup Integration: section.

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4. Enter your Skyward domain Name into the Integration URL field.

Example: https://skyward.DNS.com/api/

5. Enter your Skyward Key into the Integration Key field.

6. Enter your Skyward Secret into the Integration Secret field.

7. Click Select Types of Student Devices and select one of the following three available options from the Student Devices picklist of identify your school’s devices type(s).

Options:

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

8. Click the Continue: Process Import button.

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You will be redirected to the Import Manager tab and the following notification will appear in the upper right-hand corner.

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HOW TO SYNC SKYWARD DATA IN DYKNOW

Follow the steps below to sync your Skyward data in DyKnow:

1. Click the gear icon DyKnow_Web_App_-_gear_icon.png in DyKnow.

2. On the Import Manager tab, click Import.

A Summary From Last Run message will appear, even if this is your first time importing.

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3. Click the Process Import button.

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The following Processing message will appear.

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Note: Your import will process during off-peak hours. It will process within 24 hours.

4. Once your import is complete, you will receive an Import Results confirmation email like the one below.

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Note: If your data files include changes that exceed Import Thresholds, you will receive a notification in addition to the Import Results confirmation email. To review and validate your data file import errors, read the Validate Paused SIS Imports article.

 

HOW TO DISABLE SKYWARD IN DYKNOW

Please contact DyKnow Support to disable your Skyward integration.

 

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