How do I import student and teacher data in to ESGI?
Importing can only be done from a District Admin Account for the entire district. It cannot be done for only one school or only one grade level, etc. This is because the import files are the source of truth, and any teacher / student not in the files will be removed. Importing must be turned on by ESGI.
To import, we will get your IT department in touch with our Development Team. If your district uses Aeries or Clever, we can import by connecting to the software. If not, your IT department will generate text files for students, teachers, and roster (attachment outlines these files). They will then send it to our Development Team, who will review the files for formatting and do a trial upload in a test environment.
Once that is complete and ESGI has authorization from the district, the files will be uploaded. All teachers who have an account will have their accounts updated. All teachers who did not previously have an ESGI account will be sent an email with a link to register for their newly created account.
This can be done once at the beginning of the year, then the teachers manage their students for the rest of the year (move or remove students, add new students, change settings, etc). Or this can be done regularly, usually nightly with an automatic sftp transfer.
If you are interested in importing, please have your IT department contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.