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GETTING STARTED: First Steps in the Scheduling Process

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Begin Scheduling via Rollover
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There are three things you need to do before using Academic Scheduling for the first time:

  1. Add your school’s logo.

  2. Perform a rollover (details below). 

  3. Familiarize yourself with integration best practices.

Begin Scheduling via Rollover

Step 1: Perform a standard rollover in your SIS. Once your rollover is complete, you can turn on the term in Coursedog.


Step 2: 

  • PATH: Admin > Merge Settings

  • Select/click each entity listed under “Type-Specific Settings” and add the desired term to the “only run integrations for selected terms” field. This is required for term-specific entities like courses, relationships, and sections.

Step 3: 

  • Click “SAVE” on the top right corner of the screen. 

  • This will update the nightly merge configuration.

  • Assuming there is currently no data in Coursedog, you will also need to execute a manual merge for each entity (detailed below in Steps 4-7).

Step 4: 

  • PATH: Admin > Execute Merge

  • Ensure you run merges in the appropriate order (Sections >> Courses >> Relationships). 

  • Select the entity (e.g. Courses) from the “Select Type” dropdown menu and Term (e.g. Fall 2023) from the “Select Term” dropdown.


Step 5: 

  • Scroll to “Integration steps to execute” at the bottom of the page; if this is a new term and Coursedog contains no information for that term, ensure your settings are as shown below.

  • Setting “Should Coursedog allow empty datasets” to “YES” is essential to ensuring Coursedog will pull new data from the SIS.

Step 6: Click “EXECUTE”. 


Step 7: Repeat steps 4-6 for every entity.


Additional Notes

Coursedog's built-in Rollover functionality should only be used by non-integrated schools. Learn more here.

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