The End of Year guide helps prepare districts for the transition into the new school year. This feature is released in the month of May on the district dashboard under "Portal" > "End of Year guide". Clever recommends that districts take the steps outlined below to help facilitate a smooth transition into the summer months and into the new school year!
Confirming school year dates
To preserve spring data in connected applications, Clever offers to pause districts syncs over the summer. The first screen in the EOY guide will ask you to confirm dates for the end of your current school year and the first day of the upcoming school year, allowing us to provide recommended pause dates specific to your district. On this screen, you may also choose to opt out of pausing your sync.
On this page you will also see the option to opt out of Badge expiration. By default, Clever will automatically expire and void all badges from the previous school year on the day your sync goes off pause. Clever recommends the voiding and regeneration of badges as best security practice, however, if you do not wish to expire the Badges from the previous year, simply uncheck the box to make sure students can still use Badges from the 2018-19 school year.
Selecting apps for next year
Next, Clever provides the ability to create a list of applications the district would like to use next school year! Selecting applications on this screen does not impact users and their current application connections. We will resurface this list of applications before the start of next school year and guide you through the set up process.
Clever is also creating a resource pack which will be a category of links to different resources for college prep, G Suite or Office 365 products, and your district's student information system. These resources will be automatically added to the Portal for you. As always, you will be able to modify, remove, or add your own resources to these categories. If you would not like Clever to add these to your portals, please feel free to opt out.
SSO Project Plan
The last screen takes you through completing your Clever SSO Portal project plan in you dashboard here. Once you finish the SSO Portal project plan, you'll be all set for summer and ready to go for back to school!