Export Skyward data into Apple School Manager
Skyward has built-in export templates that format school information into the format and files required by Apple School Manager. If you use Skyward as your Student Information System (SIS), you can export Skyward data into Apple School Manager.
Import the export templates
The export templates need to be imported to your instance of Skyward. You only do this once.
Click the Administration tab at the top of the main Skyward webpage, then click Exports-EX below Skybuild-SB.
Click Exports File Builder-EF, then click Import Interface on the right side of the webpage.
Click AppleSchoolManager to select it in the main menu, click Select, then click Back.
The AppleSchoolManager export file should now be available to you in your Exports File Builder page.
Configure your data exports
Open the Export File Builder page, expand the entry for AppleSchoolManager and customise some of the data exports that will be sent to Apple School Manager.
Select Edit File for any of the six export files to let you narrow the range of data sent to Apple School Manager, including limiting which school to export, class number ranges and other information.
Make sure you make the same setting changes to each of the six export files so the data is consistent in each file.
Important: Do not export records that are missing information critical for account creation in Apple School Manager (for example, if a user’s email address is used to compose their Managed Apple ID). If the account is in Skyward but does not have an email address, you must filter out that user record for export. This can be done by adding logic based on the email field in Skyward to any of the export files. See your Skyward administrator for assistance.
Set up an SFTP import to Apple School Manager
You can configure your Skyward exports to automatically upload into Apple School Manager using the SFTP settings for your Apple School Manager setup (get your SFTP credentials for Apple School Manager in SIS/SFTP Assistant). Save those credentials in a secure note after you retrieve them from Apple School Manager.
Select AppleSchoolManager in your Export File Builder window, then click Edit.
Confirm that the SFTP protocol is selected, then enter the SFTP hostname assigned by Apple School Manager.
Verify that port 22 is being used, enter your Apple School Manager SFTP username and password, then click Save.
Execute an export task to Apple School Manager
Verify that you can export the necessary files so they can be uploaded by your SFTP app to Apple School Manager at any time.
Select AppleSchoolManager in the main menu, then click Export.
Click the printer icon in the top right-hand corner to view the progress.
You can open the log from the print queue to check on the export results.