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CampusKnot SAM Spectra Integration

CampusKnot's SAM Spectra integration allows you to:

  • Automatically create student and faculty profiles on CampusKnot from SAM roster data.
  • Automatically create and populate Course Groups from SAM course and roster data.
  • Automatically update CampusKnot from SAM course and roster data at a specified time interval (Daily, Weekly, Bi-weekly, etc.).

Important Notes:

  • 1.This integration is always institution-wide and cannot be utilized by individual instructors. This integration can be set up by institutional administrators (IT administrators or equivalent parties) who have full access permissions and admin rights to Central Access SAM Spectra data for your institution.
  • 2.With an ongoing SAM Spectra integration, direct changes to any information inside CampusKnot will always be overridden by SAM data upon the retrieval of new data by CampusKnot at the specified and agreed intervals.
  • 3.Central Access allows for a one-way data transfer (From SAM Spectra —> CampusKnot only).
  • 4.Central Access only allows CampusKnot to utilize faculty rosters, student rosters, and course data from within SAM Spectra.

Setting up SAM Spectra Integration

Pre-requisites:

  • 1.You must have access permissions and editing capabilities for Central Access - SAM Spectra data for your institution to be able to update Student, Faculty, or Course information (Some permissions may allow only one or none of the above).

Setup Instructions For IT or equivalent Administrators

  • 1.Request & authorize a SAM data transfer with Central Access for your institution.
  • 2.Request the following SAM Spectra data in .csv format to be sent from Central Access to CampusKnot via FTPS server transfer. All data points below are required for CampusKnot to complete the integration.
  • sam
  • 3.Follow Central Access instructions to set up an FTPS server node to transfer your institution's SAM data from above via .csv.
  • 4.Once confirmed and connected to the FTPS server node, provide CampusKnot the direct server address to retrieve the data here: support@campusknot.com.
  • 5.CampusKnot will connect to the FTPS server using the server address provided, and your SAM integration will go live.

Disconnecting SAM Spectra FTPS Server Integration

Pre-requisites: You must have access permissions and admin rights to Central Access SAM Spectra data for your institution to be able to disconnect the integration.

  • 1.Contact Central Access to request a halt to data uploads to the FTPS server.
  • 2.Contact CampusKnot to request a halt to data retrievals from the FTPS server.

Updating Student, Teacher, or Course Information

Note: SAM Spectra data will always override direct CampusKnot updates

Pre-requisites:

  • 1.You must have access permissions and editing capabilities for Central Access - SAM Spectra data for your institution to be able to update Student, Faculty, or Course information (Some permissions may allow only one or none of the above).
  • 2.An ongoing, live FTPS Server Integration between SAM Spectra and CampusKnot.
  • 3.Course(s) and student and faculty rosters imported from SAM Spectra inside CampusKnot.
  • 1.Navigate to your SAM Spectra portal.
  • 2.Sign in to SAM Spectra.
  • 3.Make changes to your desired data or information.
  • 4.Upon the completion of the next CampusKnot-SAM data retrieval intervals, changes will be reflected within CampusKnot.