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You can create a “What if” scenario in your sandbox (“Staging” environment) where you play around with section data without impacting your production environment.
How To Do It
The necessary steps are outlined below, but please reach out to Coursedog Support if you have any questions or need any help along the way.
You'll want to reset your SIS QA database to make sure it is a clone of production.
Ask Coursedog to make sure that your staging environment is also a copy/clone of production.
Depending on your needs, ask Coursedog to turn off the integration on staging so that you have an isolated sandbox to build the what-if scenario. Or if you want to test output as well, you can keep it on, but contact Coursedog for help with merge settings if you choose that path.
Ensure you have imported data (term, courses, sections) into your staging environment so you can start creating your “What if” scenario. Contact Coursedog if you need help with merging new/fresh data into your staging environment.
If you decide you want to push your changes/scenario from staging to production, then you can alert Coursedog to clone any configuration changes you made.
Creating Multiple Scenarios
If you want to create multiple scenarios within a given term, you can create a couple “What if” scenario terms. To do this, fill out the fields below and make sure to set a unique term code. Setting a unique term code will allow you to have multiple terms that can have the same dates. You should then be able to start scheduling within the term.