Automated Roster Sync / eBook Licensing
Who is this for?
School or District personnel responsible for administrating the creation of CPM user accounts and provisioning of eBook licenses.
CPM supports automated rostering and licensing of eBooks via the OneRoster API. Using CPM's wizard interface, automated roster sync can be set up in as little as 15 minutes.
Step 1: Check that your SIS supports OneRoster
OneRoster 1.1 API is the industry standard for secure sharing of enrollment information with authorized educational service providers. Aeries, Infinite Campus, PowerSchool Unified, Skyward, and Synergy are examples of SIS systems that support using the API integration method. CPM also supports PowerSchool's native API.
Some districts SIS systems may not support OneRoster 1.1 API. Many have adopted ClassLink, which adds OneRoster support to virtually every SIS system.
Step 2: Get OneRosterSync credentials and set sharing settings
Each SIS system has a different process for enabling access, but in the end they all will provide a OneRoster Base URL, Consumer Key, and Consumer Secret. On some systems you may also need to individually select which data sections you wish to share. CPM will need access to the organizations, academic schedules, courses, teachers and students. Typically this needs to be completed by the district tech admin.
Step 3: Use CPM's wizard interface to configure automated roster and license sync
The configuration wizard can be completed by non-technical staff provided you you have the credentials from step 2. You must be an eBook administrators with escalated privileges, which you can request by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Integration wizard is located at: https://rosterfeed.cpm.org
Video walk through
Watch the quick 3 minute Walkthrough Video
Step by step instructions
To get started you will need three key data points:
- The full URL of your OneRoster API server. This includes:
a. The https protocol.
b. The domain name.
c. Attributes in the route specifying which version of API standard.
- The client ID, also know as the public key.
- The client secret.
If you do not have this information, please request it from your district administrator.
Once ready click save.
A green notification indicates your credentials have been validated and you are ready to click on the next button.
Step 4: Checklist review with CPM (if needed)
CPM integration support specialist are available for a 30 minute checklist review meeting prior to turning on rostering. During this meeting the integration specialist will walk through with you the configuration settings and answer any questions you may have. To schedule a meeting email email@example.com.
The most common final checklist item is to ensure that the existing data is "clean". Automated roster syncing requires that the format of the incoming records matches the format of the existing accounts, otherwise duplicates or conflicts can occur. CPM can perform the most typically cleanup in bulk for you during this meeting.