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  1. Option to not create groups or teams

    I'm interested in creating AUs, one for each school to have delegated password admins, aka Teacher Password Reset. The district is not interested in the groups or teams. I don't want to create thousands of unused groups. Rather than falling back to using CSV files, I'd like the option to skip the creation of groups. I see the option to skip Teams and create only groups, but I want to create neither groups nor Teams. Thanks.

    1 vote

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  2. Possibility to set the passwords by API in the first attempt to log in SDS

    Hi

    For the time being it isn't possible to set our paswword in the first attempt to log in SDS.
    We return password according to the documentation API OneRoster but we can't get it in SDS.
    The password which is returned from our API is ignored by SDS - it sets as Teacher.123 or Student.123

    In our opinion it isn't safe and it would be better if provider could manage them

    1 vote

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  3. Global reader permission to SDS

    Please grant the Global reader role permission to School Data Sync or have a separate role for this in SDS.

    3 votes

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    1 vote

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  5. Native SDS app in Microsoft Teams.

    It will be great if SDS haved own native app in Microsoft Teams (pinned to left panel looked like e.g. Chat or Tasks/Lists). That app will have options to changes parents emails (for weekly assigments digests).

    Needed options (from teachers side):


    1. Abillity to choose students teams from list of all teams which this teachers have.

    2. After choose on main page will be display table with four columns: number, student acount icon and his name, parents email's and edit option.
      Below (or abowe) big button "save". :)

    Needed options (from students side):


    1. A page with student icon and name and below…
    3 votes

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  6. Sync Profile Setup option to place teachers, students and groups in different address lists

    The groups created by the SDS OneRoster API integration are showing in the global address list. It would be very useful if, as part of the Sync Profile Setup, it were possible to choose which address book should be populated for teachers, students and groups (sets).

    5 votes

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  7. meeting schedual from csv in sds

    we need an option to upload meeting schedule from csv in sds or Microsoft teams ps script.this is to upload tradition schedule meetings.so the teachers and students will be guided to meeting through calender in teams

    3 votes

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  8. Sign in using student id as an option to sign in

    This is an accesibility issue. In these cuarentine I have learned that the login experience is a pain point for people that never have use a email account or have low literacy skills either reading and writing and digital skills, especialy when the learner is in the inicial steps of reading and writing and the parents have never finish first grade. Like your flipgrid service these is a must. We can not bring support when the vast mayority of the people connect on the internet with a cellphone.
    I am aware that the Azure active directory works with the email…

    1 vote

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  9. Support for teachers working at multiple schools

    ithin our MAT we have a number of schools each with their own MIS/SIS. For teachers that teach across more than one school, they'll therefore have more than one MIS/SIS staff record and hence more than one MIS/SIS ID. To prevent that staff member from having more than one AD User object (we have a single domain in a single forest for all schools) I set the SamAccountName within the MIS/SIS record for that staff member, and our custom PowerShell provisioning script tests for the presence of that username and if it exists knows not to create another AD user.

    14 votes

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  10. Limit administrator rights needed by Synchronization account. Global admin should not be needed

    Given that there are more RBAC roles in Azure AD than ever before. I aswell as many more with me would like to see a "School Data Sync Admin" instead of granting permanent GA to an account that is usually outsourced to a 3rd party.

    17 votes

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  11. Provision SDS team content from a template

    SDS is great for making edu teams for teacher/student groups. But a certain teacher wil usually have several groups having more or less the same program. Now a teacher wil have to manually fill a team with content (files, onenotes and such).
    It would be great if a teacher could make a master team and copy the contents of the master team to the actual work teams. The teacher can devellop the content (in the master) and reuse it in new trimesters/schoolyears.

    31 votes

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  12. Know what has been sync by SDS versus manually added

    Know that SDS won't touch what has been done manually in exemple an added student's membership to a specific teams-classroom, Would be nice to know what has been done and maintain by sync versus what has been done manually.

    12 votes

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  13. Allow SDS to filter on Domain Name

    We would like to have SDS have an option where we can filter "Teachers" that are not normally part of our Education environment. We have teachers that are from DPI that do not have Office 365 accounts so we get errors when we sync. If we could filter to only sync our domain accounts then those errors would go away. You can imagine that this could be a pain with hundred so these accounts that can be spread across 200 schools.

    2 votes

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  14. Teams should be optional

    We would like to use SDS to deploy some Featured Apps displayed on: https://sds.microsoft.com

    Teams are provisioned as soon as I submit our data. This requires additional end-user training about Microsoft Teams. This prevents us from deploying managed apps for education.

    SDS is also able to provide Intune with the necessary information to manage BYOD (iOS) devices, but we can't use this in our district as not everyone is ready for Microsoft Teams.

    Managing Apps and Devices (from IT-perspective) depends on the end-user Microsoft Teams adoption.

    "Provision Microsoft Teams" should be an optional checkbox in a sync profile.

    1 vote

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  15. it should support Arabic language

    When it support Arabic language it will be able to display section name in Arabic and course name in Arabic and any other information in Arabic

    0 votes

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  16. Dedicate an admin rights group for SDS

    Why SDS would need GA rights is beynond me, albeit my knowledge about SDS is limited. It seems like this could be accomplished via an pre-defined group like Exchange Service Administrator instead.

    16 votes

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  17. Profile Option to Hide from Address Lists

    It would be cool if when the profile is set up, we had an option to hide the section groups from address lists. Currently I have to do this manually after the fact, it's not difficult to do, just a bit of a pain and seems like it would be an easy fix.

    7 votes

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  18. Handle Removal and role changes of users

    Currently there is no way for the SDS to update a team based on the incomming data. I mean for example from these scenarios.


    1. Teacher sets himself as student for some reason.
      Sync will not lift back up the user to a teacher when it runs.
      This should happen since the data is comming in telling o365 that xxxx user should be a teacher and not a student in yyyyy team.


    2. If a teacher adds a student or other teacher to the team the wrong way. By the wrong way i mean using the interface of Teams to add a…

    2 votes

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  19. Upload from a single .xls file instead of six .csv’s

    My oh my, setting up six separate csv files with all this critical information cross linked with IDs like a database has to be one of the weakest and most error-prone setups ive come across in 30 years of IT.. I guess the product just isn’t finished and this was a quick hack to get going?

    At least support upload from a multi-tabbed xls file and provide a template with macros to generate the IDs.

    7 votes

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  20. Upload from a single .xls file instead of six .csv’s

    My oh my, setting up six separate csv files with all this critical information cross linked with IDs like a database has to be one of the weakest and most error-prone setups ive come across in 30 years of IT.. I guess the product just isn’t finished and this was a quick hack to get going?

    At least support upload from a multi-tabbed xls file and provide a template with macros to generate the IDs.

    4 votes

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