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The Custom Sections feature allows district admins to create and manage sections manually within the Clever Dashboard. This feature can be used to create sections for summer school, intervention groups, after-school programs, and more!
Custom sections are created and managed from the Clever dashboard, and behave just like sections from the SIS. Once the custom sections are created, districts can share them with applications through the same sharing permissions interface.
How do I create custom sections?
Step 1: Add Section Info
To create custom sections, navigate to Support Tools > Custom Sections. Start by selecting “Create custom section”.
Begin by entering the name and school to be associated with the section. The following fields are required:
- Section Name
- Term Start Date
- Term End Date
Once all required fields are populated, you will be able to press "Next" to proceed. We recommend adding any information that may be helpful in identifying the section in Clever and connected applications.
Step 2: Add Teachers
Next select the primary teacher to associate with the section. You can also add up to 3 co-teachers for each custom section. Clever has provided filters to assist with locating staff members by school.
Please note, not all applications support co-teachers. We recommend checking with the application’s support team to confirm if co-teachers are a supported feature.
Step 3: Select Primary Teacher
Next, indicate the primary teacher for the section. If an application does not support co-teachers, this primary teacher will be the teacher that is connected to the custom section.
Step 4: Add Students
Next, select students to be enrolled in the section. Clever has provided filters to help locate students using school, grade level, etc.
Step 5: Preview
Review the custom section to confirm the section information, including teachers and students, are correct. When ready, select “Create.”
Step 6: Sync with Clever
To finish the creation process, push a sync with Clever. If your sync type is:
SFTP: Upload a fresh set of data to Clever
Clever-Managed Auto Sync: Press "Sync now" on the Sync Settings page.
SIS-Managed Auto Sync: The section will display after your SIS sends their next scheduled set of files.
If you are unsure if your sync is Clever or SIS managed, see this article for more info.
Once a sync has processed for Clever account, the newly created custom section will be viewable in the Data Browse.
How do I edit custom sections?
To edit a section, click on the pencil icon under ‘Actions’. This will take you back to the custom sections wizard where you can make adjustments as desired.
How do I delete custom sections?
How do I share custom sections?
Custom sections are shared with applications through the same interface as sections from the SIS.
Once a custom section is created, we recommend reviewing the district's sharing permissions to ensure the section is shared as desired. You may need to adjust your sharing permissions to ensure it is included. For more information on sharing rules, see this article.