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.

Blackbaud Connected Apps: Data Sync For Popsicle

This week in the Education management blog, we’re taking a look at another application available in the Blackbaud Marketplace. Let’s talk about Popsicle!
Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve discussed various applications that you can find in the Blackbaud Marketplace. First, we took a look at the REACH Boarding data sync application, then we discussed how SchoolPass and VisitU can further enhance your Blackbaud experience. Today, we’re continuing on and discussing the next application available for use, Popsicle!

For the Education Management products, Popsicle helps you streamline your after-school classes, camps, and extended care with online registration, payment management, roster builders, and much more.

Make sure to 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. For more details on the SKY API, how to create an app, connect an app, and everything else app related, visit our documentation.

Thanks for reading and we'll see you next week for our August release recap!
Posted by Derek Nichols on Aug 27, 2020 9:00 AM America/New_York

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