Sloopy is a data import tool that automatically imports data from your school's student information system (SIS) on a daily basis. Since different SIS exist, it will be necessary to configure Sloopy and the SIS accordingly to ensure the integration works as expected.
Working with Sloopy
In order to enable the SIS data imports, you will need to Install and Configure Sloopy. Once that is done, you may proceed to Automate Data Imports via Sloopy. Be aware that the data from your SIS will need to follow the guidelines in Formatting Data Extracted from SIS for Sloopy.
Finally, when a new school year is to begin, it is important to remember to Remove Old Data from Sloopy for New School Year. Terms for the New School Year will also need to be configured in advance.
The daily data imports process is scheduled to facilitate data sync up between the school information system and School Loop. When students add or drop classes or teacher schedules are modified, those changes are automatically reflected in School Loop. Indeed, much of the information in School Loop is dependent upon the accuracy of the data we receive from your SIS. Consequently, it is very important to monitor your school's daily imports.
- Data Imported: Student names, courses, sections, teachers, and ID numbers.
- Data not Imported: Personal information such as student addresses and phone numbers are not included.
Note: Student and teacher names are not updated automatically after the initial import. Teachers can change their own display names in Account Management. Students can't change their own displayed names, but a System Admin can do it on the student's Account Management page.
Be aware that you can study your most up-to-date data import as explained in Checking Latest Data Import Status. You may temporarily block imports to individual schools by following this guide.
While different issues may occur when dealing with Sloopy, it is recommended that Troubleshooting Data Import Issues is first considered when addressing this type of problem. Please refer to our available documentation on Data Imports for a list of procedures, as well as known issues and how to address them.