School IT Manager
When it comes to first time set-up, the most obvious choice is your school’s IT manager. This person will be able to install the connector software that enables Milk to import class lists and student data from SIMS or Bromcom.
MIS Data Manager
The next key person you will need on point is your SIMS Data Manager, your own in-house SIMS guru who administers SIMS access rights and ensures all assessment data is stored correctly and that child contact data is always up-to-date. This person should have strong MS Excel skills and will need to be able to follow our instruction manual on how to set-up ‘marksheets’ in SIMS for Milk to display subject progress data to staff and students.
The data manager is also often the best person to steer any mail merges your school might create to distribute logins to staff, students and parents.
Keep SIMS tidy!
If you have allowed lots of different people to meddle with your SIMS in the past, it could be riddled with inconsistencies, such as duplicate parent contact details. This can be a huge nuisance when it comes to assigning Milk logins to student and parents in SIMS. Remember, Milk merely imports whatever is stored on SIMS, so if a parent, in this case, Mr Ian Price, father of Paul Price, is entered several times on SIMS as either Mr I Price, Ian P and Ian Price, you’re going to have a hard time matching up your student logins with the right parent/guardian login when it comes to producing your mail merge. You will first have to remove the duplicate parent contacts from SIMS before asking Milk support to re-export a new list with student and parent logins.
If you are distributing passwords on paper (i.e., so users cannot copy and paste) – we would recommend using a monospace font such as Courier / Courier New. This makes characters less ambiguous. For example, the number zero will be displayed with a line going through it.
If you have any problems, our tech support team are always ready to help and are best connected at firstname.lastname@example.org