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SIMS ID Self Onboarding

Self Onboarding

Schools start using SIMS ID for a variety of reasons. Some jump straight in with SIMS ID managing their Active Directories and Office 365 provisioning. Others start with SIMS ID only providing access to for parents using Parent App. or students using SIMS Options.

Schools that start using SIMS ID for one purpose often want to use more of SIMS ID especially those elements where there is no additional charge such as Office 365 provisioning or automated data transfer to Microsoft SDS.

To assist schools in activating additional SIMS ID services a number of Self Onboarding options have been provided.

These tools walk a Site Administrator through setting up the necessary integrations so that Data will flow automatically from SIMS to SIMS ID and onwards to Office 365, Microsoft SDS and further services as approved by the school.

The benefits of auto-provisioning through SIMS ID.

Understanding what you want to achieve.

Understanding what level of integration you want to achieve is paramount to successful integration and will drive what you need to do.

To help you decide please refer to the table below or for a more detailed approach please review the process diagram for adding Office 365 based service to SIMS ID

Provisioning and updating Office 365

For sites wishing to use SIMS ID to provision Office 365, they should refer to Self-onboarding for Office 365

Microsoft School Data Sync

For sites wishing to use an automatic population of the Microsoft School Data Sync (SDS) Service, they should refer to SIMS ID and Microsoft SDS automated Data Exchange.

How to start a Self Onboarding

Self onboarding starts from the 'Tile Store'

Refer to:

Setting up Microsoft Services Step 1

OneNote Integration - Assessment write back

Read more about this service

Or if you want to use this functionality you can follow our information on Self-onboarding your Office 365 tenancy and enabling automatic population of Microsoft School Data Sync Or jump right in and follow our guide to enabling OneNote writeback

Pre-requisites for self onboarding

Before starting a self-onboarding you will need:

  • a SIMS ID site that has been configured with your desired username formats, ideally these should match the username format in your Office 365 tenancy.
    • if you do not have a site or have not had the username format set please contact your support unit.
  • An active Office 365 tenancy
    • This should be education verified by Microsoft
    • A domain name should be associated with the tenancy
    • A set of Global Admin credentials

The account with Global Admin writes will need to be assigned the following licenses in the tenancy:

  • School Data Sync License
  • Azure AD Basic Education
  • Microsoft Azure AD Rights

All of these are part of the A1 Faculty Licence. You can either add the specific licences or just grant the entirety of the A1 Faculty License.