In order for your Lightspeed and Clever integration to be optimized, you’ll need to send Lightspeed your users’ directory services usernames. This may be the same as your AD usernames, your emails, or something completely different. You’ll be able to choose or create the format needed by your district with this tool. If you don’t know your DSU you should contact your IT department within your district for the format. You can find the link to create and send your DSU field on the “Settings” page of Lightspeed’s profile.
There are two different ways that you can locate user credentials:
- Select them from the dropdown
- Use a custom configuration
Select from dropdown
The easiest and most reliable way to provide your directory services username is by indicating where they are within your existing SIS sync. For example, if student directory services usernames are their email addresses and those fields are already syncing to Clever regularly, you would select those fields in the dropdowns within the directory services username tool linked on the “Settings” page for Lightspeed.
If student directory services usernames are syncing to Clever already, but aren’t neatly contained in a single field, we’re still able to get you set up! You can use a custom configuration to provide those credentials. Instead of selecting a single field, you’ll select “Custom” in the appropriate dropdown list and paste in one of the formulas below:
Example student: Scott Kelly
Once you’ve entered the appropriate formula, make sure that the credentials for the sample student match the directory services username you have on file.
Have questions or need help creating a custom formula? Contact us.