I have moved several times as an adult. Each move has started out much the same: I am charged with a burst of energy to reorganize and evaluate all my worldly possessions. I purge and develop a unique color-coded system to organize boxes. I tell myself, “This move will be different! It won’t be stressful!” But life happens, and inevitably as the big day arrives I find myself throwing random items into boxes (those juice glasses don’t need to be wrapped in newspaper, we can just put them in this bin of baby clothes!) and then dumping said boxes into a spare room of my new abode to be dealt with later.

Maybe you have not physically moved recently, but have you embarked on a digital migration or move? Often when moving to a new database or school year, you start off with great organization intentions (just like me). But as reality sets in and timelines rapidly progress, you fall into a similar practice of dumping everything into the database to be organized and evaluated later.

The good news is that Blackbaud’s education management portfolio has several new data imports that can help you feel less overwhelmed when sorting through and organizing your school’s data. Use this robust tool to add large quantities of new, clean data to your system, or to quickly and efficiently update and tidy up data that you are already storing.
Want to learn more about the data import process as well as tips and tricks for working with large data files? Register today for the new Blackbaud University course, K–12 Core: Importing Data.

Good news for Blackbaud Learn® training subscribers! If your school has a Learn More subscription, this class is included. Not a subscriber? Find out how a Learn subscription can help develop efficiency and build skills for every user of your system.

Connected Apps: Data Sync For Visitu

Following up on the previous post, come learn about the next application available in the Blackbaud marketplace, Visitu!
We have even more application news for you all this week. We've previously covered data syncing for SchoolPass and REACH Boarding, though today we're going to highlight the third app available in the Blackbaud Marketplace, Visitu.

For Education Management, Visitu gives you the tools you need to keep your campus open and safe with touch-free visitor check in, wellness and student health pre-screening, capacity management, contact tracing and digital agreements in one simple platform.

Visit the Blackbaud Marketplace to learn more about this app, to connect the app to your school, or to contact the app developers.

Like all apps in the Blackbaud Marketplace, it uses SKY API. Visit our documentation for details about SKY API, including how to create an app, connect an app, and more.
Posted by Derek Nichols on Aug 6, 2020 9:00 AM America/New_York

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