IMPORTANT: Before reviewing the information in this document, you should review Amplify’s requirements for enrollment and have an understanding of the information Amplify will need from you so we can best meet your enrollment needs.
It’s also important to note that Amplify’s mCLASS suite of products uses a different set of enrollment tools. Please visit our mCLASS Enrollment Overview page for an overview of the enrollment process for mCLASS; if you’re working with mCLASS enrollment, please visit the mCLASS Enrollment Help for detailed instructions and information.
Enrollment and Data Sharing Overview
This guide explains how to get started with enrolling your staff and students for Amplify’s various products. Prior to connecting with our team, you’ll be asked to fill out a technical survey so that we have the background information needed to help recommend the best enrollment solution for your district or school for the year. That survey will cover the following topics:
Technical prerequisites for connecting with and using Amplify products;
Which products your district has used in the past, as well as any products you’re planning on adding this year;
Your preferred enrollment and authentication methods;
Your district’s or school’s back-to-school (BTS) timeline.
After you submit the tech survey, our team will review that information and the existing data we have in the system for your district (if any) to identify any additional information we need from you. Then we’ll connect with you on a Digital Setup call to discuss any remaining questions that we have and answer any outstanding questions of yours!
By the end of the setup call, you should know:
How you’ll be sharing enrollment data with Amplify in order for your staff and students to access your products;
How your staff and students will log in after everything is set up in Amplify;
Next steps for setup, including an approximate timeline for your Digital Setup.
Discuss Your Enrollment with Amplify
Your Amplify Project Manager will schedule a call with you and a member of our Enrollment and Licensing (E&L) team to discuss the enrollment option that best meets your unique needs. On that call, you’ll discuss:
How many staff and students will be accessing the curriculum?
For those staff and students, how many schools and class sections will be uploaded to Amplify?
Are there any Administrators at your school and/or district who would want to view usage data via our Admin Reports tool?
How do you want your staff and students to log in to Amplify? (We may already have this information from the survey, but if your preferred authentication method won’t work with your enrollment method, we will discuss alternatives here.)
How do you want to send your enrollment data to Amplify? (We may already have this information from the survey, but if your preferred enrollment method won’t work with your other pieces of digital setup, we will discuss alternatives here.)
If you have any questions, you can contact us through the chat feature (Click the orange chat symbol in the right-hand corner of your screen), via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by telephone at 1-800-823-1969.
Supported Enrollment (Data Sharing) Methods
Our current enrollment and data sharing methods are outlined in the list that follows. Each item includes a link to an article where you can learn more. You can also reach out to your E&L contact for more details. Our options include three third-party enrollment options and Amplify's new enrollment portal.
Automated third-party enrollment options:
ClassLink Integration - What is ClassLink? ClassLink is a tool that provides secure, automated transfer of roster information from districts to application providers. For ClassLink enrollment, you’ll discuss the different configuration options and complete your setup with ClassLink’s support team.
Clever Integration - What is Clever? Clever is a tool that provides secure, automated transfer of roster information from districts to application providers. With Clever enrollment, you have the option of uploading CSV files to Clever or using Clever’s API with either Clever-managed Auto Sync or SIS-Managed Auto Sync.
Global Grid for Learning (GG4L) - GG4L is a tool that provides secure, automated transfer of roster information from districts to application providers. For GG4L enrollment, you’ll discuss the different configuration options and complete your setup with GG4L’s Onboarding team. If you use GG4L, you’ll need to configure a separate authentication option.
Amplify Enrollment Portal - New for BTS 2021. Amplify’s new enrollment portal is designed to intake OneRoster CSV files via manual upload or SFTP.
Supported Authentication (Login) Methods
Our current authentication methods are shown in the list that follows. Linked items go to articles where you can learn more. You can also reach out to your E&L contact for more details. Our options include:
District SSO - If you’re interested in setting up district SSO please let your E&L contact know and they will walk you through the configuration process with our Engineering team.
LMS Authentication Methods
Amplify’s LTI v1.1 Integration allows a district to log in to their Amplify programs directly from their LMS account. Amplify-supported LMS include:
The next steps vary depending on how you’ve decided to share your enrollment data with Amplify:
If you are using ClassLink, Clever, or GG4L, you will sync your complete enrollment data and verify the accuracy of your rosters in those systems. Once you are sure the roster data is accurate and covers the participating classes, teachers, and students, you can then share that data with the Amplify Application in that system. We recommend reaching out to your Amplify E&L contact to confirm they are able to see the data after sharing it in order to expedite your setup.
If you are sharing via Amplify's Enrollment Portal, you should make sure the roster information in the CSV file(s) covers the participating classes, teachers, and students, and includes all the necessary data in the column fields. You can then upload the CSV file(s) via Amplify's Enrollment Portal.
When you have finalized and submitted your enrollment data to the E&L team, they will review the data and make sure everything is ready for upload. After the E&L team validates the data, it will typically take 10-14 business days to upload the rosters and complete the licensing process. When all of your roster information is in the Amplify system and ready to use, you’ll receive a pre-launch email. The email explains how staff and students will log in, and includes a checklist for teachers to review to verify they have complete access and are able to find all the information they need.
The following chart outlines a sample implementation timeline. You and your E&L contact will work together to put together an implementation plan that works best for you.
Shared Teacher Logins are read-only credentials that teachers can use to view the curriculum and start planning for the new year before their personal accounts are set up in Amplify.