Connect Classroom to your Student Information System (SIS)

This article is for administrators. Teachers, go here.

To use the SIS integration features, all teachers must have one of the following:

  • A Google Workspace for Education Plus license
  • A G Suite Enterprise for Education license
  • A Teaching and Learning Upgrade license

Starting July 9, 2024, you must have one of these licenses in order to use the grade export feature.

If your student information system (SIS) is currently integrated with Classroom through One Roster API, you can connect Classroom to your SIS. After you set up the connection, teachers can link their classes and use SIS integration features for importing student rosters and exporting grades to SIS. Learn more about SIS integration features.

Customer support is only available for customers using a Software as a Service (SaaS) solution that your SIS provider fully hosts and manages. We encourage you to let Google share information with your SIS in the Admin Console configuration screen, by checking the box "Enable support with the SIS: Allow Google to share your domain name with <SIS>” to diagnose and troubleshoot system errors.

 

Important: SIS integration is available with numerous partners. Other SIS partnerships are in development. Learn about SIS integration partnership status.

Learn more about SaaS supportability.

To connect, you need this information from your SIS partner:

  • Host URL
  • Access key
  • Secret code

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Connect Classroom to your SIS

Follow instructions for your SIS.

Connect Classroom to Infinite Campus

Eligibility

You can connect Classroom to Infinite Campus if you:

  • Use Infinite Campus with a Campus Learning License.
  • Use a SaaS solution that Infinite Campus fully hosts and manages.

Google is unable to provide support if you’re a district that runs:

  • Infinite Campus software through on-premises deployment.
  • Cloud deployments not managed directly by Infinite Campus, such as virtual machines in AWS/GCP.

Administrators with questions about initial setup in the Infinite Campus portal can contact:

Step 1: Get your OAuth credentials

  1. Sign in to your Infinite Campus system administrator page.
  2. Search for and select Digital Learning Applications.
  3. Click Add application.
  4. Under Browse Applications, click Google Classroom.
  5. Optional: If Browse Applications don’t appear, check your Campus Learning license:
    • Search and select Campus Learning Licensing and then In the upper-right corner, check your license status.
    • If you don’t have a license, you can request a one-time, 45-day provisional license.
    • If you have the license but still can’t generate credentials, contact Campus Support.
  6. Click Generate New OneRoster Connection.

  7. Select OneRoster 1.2.

  8. Document these OAuth credentials to use in the next step:

    • Consumer key (OAuth key)
    • Consumer secret (OAuth secret)
    • OneRoster Base URL (Host URL)

Step 2: Connect Classroom

  1. Go to classroom.google.com/admin.
  2. Next to “Select your SIS,” click the Down arrow  .
  3. Select your SIS.
  4. Click Connect to Google.

    Connect to Google

  5. Under “SIS Setup,” click Connect.
  6. Enter the OAuth credentials you recorded in step 1, above:
    • Host URL
    • Access key
    • Secret code

  7. To allow Google to share your domain name with your SIS provider, ensure the box next to “Enable support with the SIS” is checked.
    • When this feature is turned on, your domain name is shared with your SIS provider to help diagnose and troubleshoot system errors.
  8. Click Authorize.
    • If you get an error, refresh the page.

If you have trouble with your Infinite Campus setup, contact:

Connect Classroom to Skyward SMS 2.0

Eligibility

You can connect Classroom to Skyward SMS 2.0 if you:

  • Are a school district that uses Skyward 2.0 with the LMS API license.
  • Use a SaaS solution that Skyward fully hosts and manages.

On-premises customers can use SIS integration, but can’t use Google support.

For questions about initial setup in the Skyward portal, contact your Customer Support Team at Skyward.

Step 1: Set up Google as a OneRoster Partner Vendor and get your OAuth credentials

  1. On the Skyward Product Setup page, under “System,” click Product Setup (PS) and then Contact Access (CA).
  2. Under “Security” (SE) and “Subgroup Users” (US), select Secured User (SU) and then click Add.
  3. Under “Add Secured User,” select the name type tracked for vendors and then Enter a name for Google. For example, enter the organization name as Google.

Tip: Note the name for use in a later step.

  1. To continue, click Add Entered Name to Secured Users.
  2. Under “Security Information,” click Account Information. The login “GOOGLE” is the API Key.
  3. Click Save.
  4. In the Secured Users List, find the name you entered in step 3 above:
    • Check that the name is listed as an Active Secured User (Y).
    • In the lower-right corner, click API.
  5. In the API Access window, click Generate a New Secret. Note the key and Secret. This information, along with the API URL, is used to connect to Classroom.
  6. After the new Secret is generated, return to your Skyward Product Setup page. Go to “Product Setup”(PS) and then ”Contact Access” (CA) and then ”District Setup” (DS) and then ”Configuration” (CF) and then select API Configuration (AP).
  7. Document the Application URL and Authentication URL. This information is unique to your district. If the Application URL field is blank, contact Skyward Support.


Tip: Your OneRoster API URL is equal to the Application URL unique to your district and the OneRoster Endpoint (always /ims/oneroster/v1p1/). For example:

Example Application URL: https://esdemo1.skyward.com
Official OneRoster Endpoint: /ims/oneroster/v1p1/
Example OneRoster API URL:

https://esdemo1.skyward.com/api/ims/oneroster/v1p1/

  1. Under “OneRoster API Line Item Configuration,” set “Default Category” to Assignments, or select another option.
    Tip: The Default Category populates in the Skyward gradebook for assignments exported from Classroom. If there is no Default Category in the list, contact Skyward Support.
  2. Document the following OAuth credentials for Classroom to use in the next step:
    • Key (Access key)
    • Secret (Secret code)
    • OneRoster API URL (Host URL)
  3. Click Save.

Step 2: Connect Classroom

  1. Go to classroom.google.com/admin.
  2. Next to “Select your SIS,” click the Down arrow  .
  3. Select your SIS.
  4. Click Connect to Google.

    Connect to Google

  5. Under “SIS Setup,” click Connect.
  6. Enter the OAuth credentials you recorded in step 1, above:
    • Host URL
    • Access key
    • Secret code

  7. To allow Google to share your domain name with your SIS provider, ensure the box next to “Enable support with the SIS” is checked.
    • When this feature is turned on, your domain name is shared with your SIS provider to help diagnose and troubleshoot system errors.
  8. Click Authorize.
    • If you get an error, refresh the page.
Connect Classroom to Skyward Qmlativ

Eligibility

You can connect Classroom to Skyward Qmlativ if:

  • You’re a school district that uses Skyward Qmlativ with the OneRoster® API license.
  • You use a SaaS solution that Skyward fully hosts and manages.
  • You’re a school district that provides your own hosting of Skyward Qmlativ.

Customers using on-premise or self-hosted solutions can use SIS integration, but can’t seek assistance from Google support.

For questions about the initial setup in the Skyward portal, contact your Customer Support Team at Skyward.

Step 1: Set up Google with Integration Access & obtain your OAuth credentials

  1. Configure the One Roster Vendor:
    1. From the Skyward Qmlativ menu, select Administrative Access and then API.
    2. Click Vendor.
    3. In the list, find “Google.”
      • If “Google” isn’t on the list:
        1. Click Add One Roster Vendor.
        2. In the “Add One Roster Vendor” workflow, enter Google.
    4. Click Save.
  2. Set up One Roster Configuration:
    1. From the Skyward Qmlativ menu, select Administrative Access and then API.
    2. Click One Roster Configuration.
    3. Find the row with the code “GGLCL” and the vendor “Google.”
      • If you can’t find “GGLCL”:
        1. Click Add One Roster Configuration.
        2. Under “Add One Roster Configuration,” set “One Roster Vendor” to Google.
        3. In the “Code” field, enter GGLCL.
        4. In the “Description” field, enter Google Classroom.
        5. In the “District” selector, select your district.
        6. Check the box beside "Allow Grade Pass Back."
          • If you have a Default Category configured for Grade Pass Back, you may select it from the “Default Category” selector.
    4. Click Save.
  3. Set up Integration Access and Generate your Secret:
    1. From the Skyward Qmlativ menu, select Administrative Access and then API and then Integration.
    2. Find the row with the vendor name “Google Dev Team” and the product name “Google Classroom.”
    3. To find the Integration, click Open and then Integration Accesses.
    4. Click Add Integration Access.
    5. Fill in the information on the “Add Integration Access” workflow:
      1. In the “Name” field, enter a name for the Integration Access, like “Google Classroom.”
      2. In the “Key” field, enter GOOGLE.
      3. In the “Authentication Type” field, select OA2 – OAuth 2.0.
      4. Check the box beside "Is Active."
      5. Set “Effective Date” to the date when you want the access to begin.
        • If you want the effective date to begin immediately, leave the value at the default.
      6. Set “Expiration Date” to the date when you want the access to expire. This date is set to one year from the effective date by default, but may be removed if you want.
        • The minimal recommendation of Skyward is that a new Integration Access is created each school year for security purposes. To allow this transition, you may create multiple Integration Access records whose effective and expiration dates overlap. These will have different keys or Secrets.
      7. Under “Configuration,” find the “OneRoster Configuration” selector.
      8. Select the code GGLCL and the vendor Google.
      9. Click Save.
      10. In “Review Results”, make sure that the “Successful Record” count reads “1.”
      11. Click Generate Secret.
      12. To copy the Integration Access Key and Secret information to your clipboard, click Copy.
        • Keep your information where you can access it because you can’t get these details later. However, when you create a new Secret with the “Generate Secret” workflow, it replaces the previous Secret with the new one you set.
      13. Click Run Process and then Close.
  4. Generate your Secret:
    1. From the Skyward Qmlativ menu, select Administrative Access and then API.
    2. Click Integration.
    3. Find the row with the vendor name "Google Dev Team" and the product name "Google Classroom."
    4. To find the Integration, click Open and then Integration Accesses.
    5. Select the Integration Access for which you want to generate a Secret.
    6. Click the Menu arrow button and then Generate Secret.
    7. To copy the Integration Access Key and Secret information to your clipboard, in the “Generate Secret” workflow, click Copy.
      • Since you can’t access this info at a later point, keep them accessible. However, when you create a new Secret with the “Generate Secret” workflow, it replaces the previous Secret.
    8. Click Run Process and then Close.

Tip: Your OneRoster® API URL is equal to the Application URL unique to your district with “API” at the end, plus the OneRoster® Endpoint (always/ims/oneroster/v1p1). For example:

Example Application URL: https://demo.skyward.com/demo
Example API URL: https://demo.skyward.com/demoAPI
Official OneRoster® Endpoint: /ims/oneroster/v1p1/
Example OneRoster® API URL:

https://demo.skyward.com/demoapi/ims/oneroster/v1p1/

Step 2: Connect Classroom

  1. Go to classroom.google.com/admin.
  2. Next to “Select your SIS,” click the Down arrow  .
  3. Select your SIS.
  4. Click Connect to Google.

    Connect to Google

  5. Under “SIS Setup,” click Connect.
  6. Enter the OAuth credentials you recorded in step 1, above:
    • Host URL
    • Access key
    • Secret code

  7. To allow Google to share your domain name with your SIS provider, ensure the box next to “Enable support with the SIS” is checked.
    • When this feature is turned on, your domain name is shared with your SIS provider to help diagnose and troubleshoot system errors.
  8. Click Authorize.
    • If you get an error, refresh the page.
Connect Classroom to Aspen

Eligibility

Your school district can connect Classroom to Aspen if you:

  • Use Follett Aspen version 6.2 or above
  • Use a SaaS solution that is fully hosted and managed by Follett Aspen

Administrators with questions about initial setup for Aspen can:

  • Contact your school district’s authorized SIS administrator
  • Contact Aspen Technical Support. See Pando for more information.

Step 1: Get your OAuth credentials

  1. Sign in to Pando as an Aspen Administrator.
  2. In the left-hand navigation, under "Integration," click Google Classroom.
  3. Follow the configuration instructions provided in the help articles in Pando.
  4. Note your client identifier and client secret key.

Step 2: Connect Classroom

  1. Go to classroom.google.com/admin.
  2. Next to “Select your SIS,” click the Down arrow  .
  3. Select your SIS.
  4. Click Connect to Google.

    Connect to Google

  5. Under “SIS Setup,” click Connect.
  6. Enter the OAuth credentials you recorded in step 1, above:
    • Host URL
    • Access key
    • Secret code

  7. To allow Google to share your domain name with your SIS provider, ensure the box next to “Enable support with the SIS” is checked.
    • When this feature is turned on, your domain name is shared with your SIS provider to help diagnose and troubleshoot system errors.
  8. Click Authorize.
    • If you get an error, refresh the page.
Connect Classroom to PowerSchool SIS

Eligibility

  • You can connect Classroom to PowerSchool SIS if you have a PowerSchool Universal Rostering Connector with read or write functionality enabled.
  • For the best user experience, we recommend using PowerSchool SIS version 24.5.1.0. or above.
  • Google is unable to provide support if you’re a district that runs Cloud deployments not managed directly by PowerSchool, such as virtual machines in AWS or GCP.
  • For the best support experience, we recommend you use a SaaS solution that PowerSchool fully hosts and manages.
  • Administrators with questions about initial setup in the PowerSchool SIS portal can contact the PowerSchool SIS support team.

Step 1: Get your OAuth credentials

For PowerSchool SIS to provide Universal Rostering write access, the self-registration process must first be completed. These videos and instructions are available to guide your Technical Administrator through the process with PowerSchool Community.

  1. Before you can sync the data, you need to install the Google Universal Rostering plugin in PowerSchool SIS. You can download the plugin using the link below and accessing system within PowerSchool SIS:
    1. Download the Google Universal Connector.
    2. Sign in to the PowerSchool SIS application.
    3. Under “System Management,” select Server and then Plugin Configuration.
  2. Install the Google Universal Connector plugin:
    • Under “Plugin Management Configuration,” click Install.
    • Tip: If the Google Universal Connector is already installed, select the existing plugin and then Update.
  3. Select the Google Universal Connector plugin file to install:
    • While on the “Plugin Install” page, select the file you downloaded with the link in the previous step and select Install.
  4. In “Plugin Management Configuration” within PowerSchool SIS, to enable the Google Universal Connector plugin, select the check box.
  5. Generate credentials for use in Google Classroom:
    1. With the plugin installed, to access the Summary page, select the plugin. The Summary page contains the “ClientID” and “ClientSecret.”
    2. Document these OAuth credentials to use in the next step:
      • Consumer key (OAuth key): Enter the “ClientID” from the step above.
      • Consumer secret (OAuth secret): Enter the “ClientSecret” from the step above.
      • OneRoster Base URL (Host URL): Enter “https://sis.powerschool.com/api/ims/oneroster/v1p1.”

Step 2: Connect Classroom

  1. Go to classroom.google.com/admin.
  2. Next to “Select your SIS,” click the Down arrow  .
  3. Select your SIS.
  4. Click Connect to Google.

    Connect to Google

  5. Under “SIS Setup,” click Connect.
  6. Enter the OAuth credentials you recorded in step 1, above:
    • Host URL
    • Access key
    • Secret code

  7. To allow Google to share your domain name with your SIS provider, ensure the box next to “Enable support with the SIS” is checked.
    • When this feature is turned on, your domain name is shared with your SIS provider to help diagnose and troubleshoot system errors.
  8. Click Authorize.
    • If you get an error, refresh the page.

If you have trouble with your PowerSchool SIS setup, contact the PowerSchool SIS support team.

Complete other tasks

Enable Data Exchange

* For established SIS connections only

Revisit the SIS Configuration page to review and confirm data import and export features.

  1. Go to classroom.google.com/admin.
  2. A dialog will prompt you to acknowledge the new features.
  3. Click Save & Acknowledge.
Turn on support with your SIS partner

When you enable support, Google may share your domain name with your SIS to help diagnose and troubleshoot system errors.

  1. Go to classroom.google.com/admin.
  2. Check the box next to “Enable Support.”
    • Your choice is automatically saved and can be updated at any time.
Disconnect Classroom from your SIS
If you disconnect Classroom from your SIS, teachers can't use integration features. Previously exported data is saved, but won’t be updated. If you reconnect to your SIS later, future grade exports might be duplicated in your SIS.
  1. Go to classroom.google.com/admin
  2. Under "SIS Setup", click Remove and then Disconnect.
Check SIS partnership status
SIS Status
Infinite Campus Available to Infinite Campus users with a Campus Learning License. If you don't have a Campus Learning License, please contact your SIS support to learn more.
Skyward SMS 2.0 Available for school districts that use Skyward SMS 2.0 with the LMS API license. If you don't have an LMS API license, please contact your SIS support to learn more.
Skyward Qmlativ Available for school districts that use Skyward Qmlativ with the OneRoster® API license. If you don’t have a OneRoster® API license, to learn more, contact your SIS support.
Follett Aspen Available for school districts that use Aspen version 6.2 or above.
Aeries Contact your SIS to learn more about the integration.

Your SIS may not be listed. We continue to partner with select OneRoster compliant SIS’s. To express interest in participation in a future pilot, complete the SIS integration interest form.

If your SIS isn’t OneRoster compliant, use the Classroom API for integration features instead. Learn about the Classroom API.

Important: If you submit the form, this does not guarantee participation or integration.

Check SaaS eligibility

The features of SIS integration are available for the listed SIS providers. Only customers who use a SaaS solution that’s fully hosted and managed by their SIS provider can use Google Support. For other deployment configurations, such as self-hosted, our service is best-effort based on the documentation we provide in our Help Center. 

You can check if your SIS is supported. Find out if your SIS deployment is managed by the SIS provider and located in the SIS-provider’s own cloud environment. 

If you’re unsure:

  • Teachers: Reach out to your administrator.
  • Administrators: Reach out to your SIS support.

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