Once Blackbaud has installed Vidigami for your school, please follow the steps below to continue the setup on your end.
Please note that in order to perform the required tasks in your school’s portal, you would need to have the Platform Manager role. If you are not this individual or are unsure of who to refer to, please contact your school’s IT coordinator or director.
Reminder: Blackbaud charges a fixed annual fee to set up this integration. To learn more about how it will be invoiced, please contact your Vidigami CSS or the Blackbaud administrator for your school.
Once we have successfully synced both databases, you can then choose to create a Vidigami link (post) on your school’s Resource Board. This will essentially provide your community with another channel to easily access Vidigami. Upon clicking this link, the user will be prompted to set up a one-time password, which the system will them remember moving forward. This is known as SSO (Single Sign On) in the Blackbaud system.
Q: If there is Blackbaud SSO in place, does that mean users will not have to create a separate Vidigami account?
A: No. The SSO that Blackbaud offers is simply a link that remembers user’s password when they log in for the first time on the web app. This means school members would have to create a Vidigami password and put it in at least once after clicking on the Vidigami Resource Post in your portal. After this, the system will always remember their account. Blackbaud does not support SSO on the Vidigami mobile app, therefore users will have to have to separately login to Vidigami on their mobile devices.
Q: We are a returning school, and we’ve customized groups in our school to have a more class-based, as opposed to grade-based structure. Will we be able to sync and keep our class-based group structure?
A: Unfortunately, syncing with your SIS system will map over your groups in a “Class of 2019” based format. This means that each time you sync, you will need to adjust your group memberships. We recommend reaching out to your CSS to discuss the best way to proceed prior to syncing.
Q: Is the Blackbaud SIS/SSO Integration fee charged on an annual or one-time basis?
A: The fee for this integration is an annual $300 fee charged to us by Blackbaud for each school.
Q: I’m not sure how to enable this integration. Who can I connect with at my school to help me with this?
A: We suggest starting with your IT team or seeking out the member(s) of your school who are responsible for maintaining your school’s Student Information System (SIS). Once you have found the right person, feel free to connect them to your Vidigami CSS to discuss the process.