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Account Management - Students and Staff

Managing user accounts for both staff and students can be a very time consuming burden to the IT staff, but it can also be a hindrance to those involved with instruction if students or staff can not access their network related applications and resources.   Practical Solutions IT provides cost effective solutions to address those needs.   There is no license cost, just setup and  support services.  Typical setup cost for Student Account Manager is 2 days for setup and 2 days per year for support and for Staff Account Manager is 3 days for setup and 3 days for support per year.

Student and Staff Account Manager (SAM)
(No License Cost)

K12 tool designed to be used to create student and staff accounts in their school's Active Directory base network. Features listed below:

  • Create / Modify / Disable student accounts
  • Manage Active Directory OU location
  • Modify group memberships
  • Modify email field for Office365 or Google Apps
  • Create / Move / Archive home folders
  • Modify other Active Directory fields
  • Generate reports available to staff for student logons and passwords
  • Automatically pull students information from SIS or file provided by IT staff
  • No software licenses required - service only fees

SAM Add-Ons

All schools are required to import data into many applications. Many of those applications support automated import processes. 

SAM can be used to automate that process by building the import and placing them in the location where the import process can use them.   

Below are the current applications using SAM to build their import files:

  • Destiny - Student and Teacher
  • Compass - Student
  • Haiku - Student
  • ePals - Student and Teacher
  • Meals Plus - Student
  • eChalk - Student 
  • Gaggle - Student 
  • LightSpeed - Student 
  • Renaissance - Student 
  • SNAP - Students
  • Classworks - Students
  • Discovery - Students 
  • TrueNorth - staff

SAM - Other Features

  • Student Reports for staff to quickly lookup student logon information
  • Password reset tools to allow media specialist and others to reset student and staff passwords
  • Customization based on Office365 or Google email needs
  • Other customization options