Microsoft O365 Classter Integration Overview
Classter is one of the trusted Microsoft Partners for Cloud Solutions in Education. Educational institutes will be able to adopt the latest software solutions available from Microsoft to make their organization run smoothly with maximum efficiency.
Classter is one of the first School Management Systems fully integrated with Office 365. Once a student, teacher, employee, or parent creates a Classter account, the system automatically creates an Office 365 account. Additionally, Classter will automatically create mailboxes, security groups and assign Office 365 licenses. Any subject in Classter is associated with Office 365 SharePoint libraries or MS Teams.
By enabling Office 365, end-users will log on using the secured and reliable Microsoft Authentication service for Office 365. Using this single sign-on mechanism, end-users can access any Office 365 application from within the Classter portal. Single sign-on with Azure Active Directory using OAuth 2.0 allows students and teachers to authenticate with their existing Office 365 credentials.
With Classter, email inboxes are automatically provisioned by Classter. With the term automated provisioning, we mean that every account created in Office 365 will have the same security access as was configured on the Classter platform.
Integration with MS Teams
This powerful integration creates a digital hub that enables the communication between educators and students. Teachers can manage assignments and marking from Class Notebooks. Moreover, students can have open communication and collaboration.
Integration with MS OneNote
Any subject in Classter is associated with Office 365 SharePoint libraries or OneDrive, allowing the creation of personalized digital libraries that can be accessed only by the students assigned to a Class or Session. OneDrive and SharePoint enable seamless collaboration within and beyond the classroom. Individual students or staff can store, sync and share documents, photos and videos with ease. It enables the creation and organization of classroom content.
Classter and Microsoft Office 365 can create a powerful end-to-end infrastructure that improves the educational experience. Although Classter SIS provides a wide range of functionalities, it can be even more effective when integrated with the most popular productivity cloud-software of the market.
Students, faculty, educators, and staff are able to meet, work together, create content and share resources in Office 365 Education – featuring the simple and intuitive power of Microsoft Teams.
Data Sync (School Data Sync – SDS)
School Data Sync (SDS) is a service in Office 365 for Education that reads the educational organization and roster data from the organization’s Student Information System (SIS). This functionality saves time through the automated class management in Office 365 and enables educational institutions to sync their data with SIS through Office 365.
More specifically, SDS technology automatically creates a group in MS Teams for every class/subject in Classter. When doing so, the educator becomes the owner of this group, while students are members. Moreover, educators can make use of MS Teams assignments, while, after marking them, the grading will return to Classter.
An important advantage is that it allows automatic updates, therefore if a student leaves or joins a class, the corresponding MS Teams group is automatically updated. Therefore, the SDS integration removes the hassle of manually adding or removing students in two systems.
In a nutshell:
- An MS Teams group is created automatically as soon as a class is created in Classter.
- MS Teams assessment’s grades return in Classter, simultaneously.
- The MS Teams group gets updated immediately when you add / remove a student.