How to setup Microsoft Outlook to subscribe to SOBS

Aug 6, 2021

Firstly, start by copying the subscription URL from SOBS. Click on your name (in the bottom left corner) Click on “Profile” from the menu At the bottom of the profile you will find the “calendar subscription URL”, copy this URL (the whole line) Open up your Outlook Calendar On the Home tab, in the Manage Calendars group, and click Add […]

How to setup Google Calendar to subscribe to SOBS

Firstly, start by copying the subscription URL from SOBS. Click on your name (in the bottom left corner) Click on “Profile” from the menu At the bottom of the profile you will find the “calendar subscription URL”, copy this URL (the whole line) Open up your Google Calendar page Ensure the main menu is visible […]

How to setup Apple Calendar to subscribe to SOBS

Firstly, start by copying the subscription URL from SOBS. Click on your name (in the bottom left corner) Click on “Profile” from the menu At the bottom of the profile you will find the “calendar subscription URL”, copy this URL (the whole line) Start your Apple Calendar application From the “File” menu select “New calendar […]

Giving your staff login access

Aug 2, 2021

SOBS utilises a shared list of staff for use across all of the applications your school subscribes to. So if you are able to login into one application, it is very likely you have access to the other applications as well. When a school uses more than one application a “Switch application” link will appear […]

Add another SOBS Administrator

You can have multiple SOBS Administrators. You can allocate Administrator status to different staff for different applications. Only a SOBS Administrator will have access to the staff list, and only the SOBS Administrator can allocate a second SOBS Administrator for your school. Click on your school name (bottom left) Click on “Staff / Guests” in […]

Delete a calendar year

The calendar year can only be deleted if there are no terms defined within this year. If you have accidentally created two years with the same description, simply edit the latter entry and change the description to the following year. Click on your school name (bottom left) Click on “Calendar” from the school menu Use […]

Using LISS to exchange data

May 28, 2021

LISS is a protocol allowing two different applications to exchange data using a standard format. LISS supports two different modes, “PUSH” and “PULL”. This results in the protocol having four different flavours: Pushing data to some other application Receiving data that has been pushed from some other application Pull data from some other application Pass […]

Adding your staff

Jul 23, 2019

There are multiple options for loading staff. The most common option is to import using a CSV file. Adding each staff record manually Importing a CSV list of staff details Staff records automatically created when staff login (LDAP and SAML) Staff self-register Importing a list from OneSchool Importing a list from Kamar Importing using LISS […]

Setting up your calendar

Mar 27, 2019

For many of our SOBS applications a school calendar is required so that we know when you will be at school, when you will be on holiday and possibly the timetable you are using. Below we will outline the setup for your school calendar. We will define the school year, the terms, the in-term holidays, […]

Single Sign On (SSO) with SAML 2 (Version 3)

Oct 7, 2018

Single Sign On (or SSO) is a fantastic option if you have the time and energy to implement it.  SSO allows your staff member to log in once and then access all your school based and web based applications without being prompted to login again. Configuration Firstly it is important to understand the configuration process […]