Keep Google Classroom classes and rosters synchronized with your Student Information System (SIS)

Clear away the teacher setup barriers and launch your school or district into a new level of Google Classroom adoption.

Synchronize Classroom classes and rosters

Little SIS offers a powerful, flexible, systems-integrated deployment and management model for Google Classroom.  

  • The Classroom Explorer gives global insights into Classroom adoption and allows for bulk administrative actions on classes.
  • Sync jobs auto-create classes in Google Classroom and update class rosters from student information exports, making it easier for schools to adopt and maintain Google Classroom at scale.

Progressive automation and scale-up

Little SIS can be run manually at first, then powered up to provide full automation as you get your feet on the ground.  Designed to be adopted at ANY time in the school year and for a limited subset of teachers, classes, or schools, Little SIS allows you to launch a small pilot and then go big when you are good and ready.

Little SIS can detect and link to existing, teacher-created classes

Getting started mid-semester?  SIS program not finalized until after the start of school?  Your eager-beaver teachers built a bunch of their Classroom classes over the summer? Little SIS has this covered.  An auto-detection algorithm will help you spot and resolve any unlinked classes that may have been created independently by teachers, linking them to the correct SIS sections and synchronizing their rosters.  Magic!

How Little SIS works

  1. Little SIS App is installed on local server (typically a VM) on secure district network by an administrator.
  2. Automated CSV enrollment exports are scheduled for automated delivery to network folder via direct database query or SIS auto-send functionality.
  3. A Little SIS job is created, which includes user-configured data mappings that are used to transform SIS data into Google Classroom classes and rosters.
  4. New Classroom classes and roster updates are staged for manual review.
  5. Staged changes are approved by the administrator and executed by Little SIS via the Google Classroom API.
  6. Once you’re comfortable things are running correctly, steps 3 and 4 can be set to be run as fully automated process!

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New insights and bulk powers

The Little SIS Google Classroom Explorer provides visibility across all classes on your domain, summarizing details like course state, current rosters, and number of assignments given, parent notification settings, and making bulk actions — such as bulk-archiving — available to administrators.

Flexibility

With the ability join multiple source files and create custom field expressions, Little SIS is flexible enough to handle a wide variety of CSV data sources and schemas.

Pilot-friendly

A robust rule-builder allows you to restrict your initial pilot, phase your rollout, and organize your syncs into subset of teachers, classes, or schools.

Progressively automated

Ease yourself in with a process that requires manual inspection and staging before changes are applied, then ramp up to full, touchless automation.

Seamlessly handles pre-existing classes

Little SIS detects pre-existing, teacher-created courses that match SIS data, prompting the administrator to review the likelihood of a match, and link them for automated roster updates.

Fine-grained control

As part of change-management, admins can manually control the creation of new classes or roster changes at a granular level via a highly-flexible stage and commit workflow, and create exceptions for specific classes or students.

Make teachers happy

Automating the class setup and student rostering process in Classroom helps teachers get started and stay the path, even as their SIS enrollments change.

Get off to the races

Hit the ground with all engines running when you scale Classroom through workshops and district-wide initiatives.

Swim in a common direction

Students fare better when their teachers share similar workflow and communication methods across their classes.  Let Classroom be the great unifier!

Annual license

starting at
$700/domain
  • Learn how pricing varies with district size
  • 2-hours per year of direct video-call support
  • Includes ongoing maintenance and updates to Little SIS
  • Ticketed help desk support and break fix support
  • License fee does not cover SIS-related export file automation (this is typically performed by district staff / SIS support).
  • Additional supports or consulting beyond services covered under annual subscription can be made available as-needed via paid support hours, which can be purchased from Amplified IT in blocks.
  • Because Little SIS adoption requires a collaboration between instructional tech integrator, a systems administrator, and a data specialist we ask that you take the time to bring these key stakeholders to an interest call.
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Get help

Learn more about how to install and set up Little SIS for Classroom.

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