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To perform a full SIMs MIS export on Window Server 2008, please perform the following steps:

- Click the Start button

- Click All Programs > Accessories > System Tools

- Choose 'Task Scheduler'

- On the left hand side, click 'Task Scheduler Library'

- On the center frame, double-click 'VLEExport' (might have been renamed to 'Fronter')

- Click the Actions tab

- Double-click on the action displayed there

- Copy the whole line in 'Program/Script' field, including speech marks

- Paste it on Notepad. Add a space in the end of the line.

- Back to the 'Edit Action' screen, copy the whole arguments line.

- Paste it on Notepad. Add a space in the end of the line.

- Add "/F /V" in the end of the line on Notepad, excluding speech marks.

- Copy the whole line (including command and all arguments)

- Press the Windows key (between CTRL and ALT) and ‘R’ key at the same time to bring up the Run window and type: cmd

- Click OK.

- Right click on the black screen and choose ‘Paste’

- Press Enter.

 

To check if the export was successful, please perform the following steps in SIMS.NET:

- Open SIMS.NET

- From the top menu bar, click Routines > Data Out

- Choose VLE > Maintain history log

- Choose today's date in the 'Starting'

- On the left hand side, click the Search button

 

This should bring up the logs for the exports performed in the date range. Check for any red crosses on the left side of each of the lines.

If there aren't any it indicates that the export should have been completed successfully.

The UK archiving of MIS generated rooms has now been completed and ready for you to activate your MIS for the next academic year.

To re-activate your import which you will be able to do from 1st September. To reactivate your import, do the following:

-      Login to Fronter as an Administrator

-      Click on your name at the top right

-      Click on Admin

-      Click on Tools

-      Click on your schools name on the left

-      Click on "Fronter integration Setup"

-      Tick next to the inactive school MIS integration

-      Click on "Activate"

IMPORTANT: You should then run a full export from your MIS system and it will update Fronter automatically overnight.

The archiving of MIS generated rooms has now been started (unless you have requested otherwise) and will be completed by the 1st September, ready for you to activate your MIS for the next academic year. As part of our auto-archiving process, all rooms in Fronter will temporarily disappear. As soon the archiving process has been completed, the manual rooms will re-appear automatically.

For small authorities this will happen in a matter of minutes, but can take some time with larger authorities. Please do not manually un-archive any rooms during this period as they will be archived again automatically.

If you would like to check the status of your update, please feel free to contact the support desk who will be happy to provide you with an update.

We do apologise for any inconvenience it may cause.

Click here for the revised Start of Year guidance and scenarios for the Fronter for 2014/2015 academic year.

Please note that this is a UK specific process. Please contact your local partner to clarify if you will be included in the process. The process is the same as last year but with revised dates listed below:

· MIS data imports into Fronter will be automatically deactivated on 1st July 2014.

· The MIS integration setup option in the admin section of Fronter will be temporarily removed to prevent Re-activation and will be re-added on the 1st September 2014.

NOTE: This means that data will not update within Fronter during this period giving you time to prepare your MIS systems for the new academic year without it affecting your Fronter building. Schools wishing to deactivate imports earlier than 1st July 2014 can do this manually themselves or contact the Fronter Helpdesk to request this.

IMPORTANT: Schools wishing to have their MIS integration switched on earlier than the 1st September 2014 must contact the Fronter help desk to request this.

IMPORTANT: On 26th August 2014 Fronter will perform some automated functions as follows: (the first two will not happen for schools that have request early re-activation as this will have already been completed)

· Fronter will auto archive all MIS (imported) rooms. This will also include any automatically generated rooms that are open from previous academic years.

· Fronter will delete all MIS (imported) rooms that have never been activated from previous academic years

· An update will be run to ensure that all schools regardless of their MIS system will receive a new set of MIS rooms for the new academic year

Once your MIS is ready for the next academic year, you will be able to re-activate the import as from 1st September 2014.

To see a list of commonly asked questions in relation to the start of year process, please click here.

If you have any questions related to the SOY process please feel free to contact your local Fronter support.

Kind Regards

Fronter UK Support

01/07 - Please note the SOY MIS switch off was successful and from 01.07.14 no new data will be imported into Fronter from your MIS.

This means that data will not update within Fronter during this period giving you time to prepare your MIS systems for the new academic year without it affecting your Fronter building.

You will be able to re-activate the import as from 1st September

Schools wishing to have their MIS integration switched on earlier than the 1st September must contact the Fronter help desk to request this.

Thank you

Fronter UK Support

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Many thanks go to Graveney School for creating this room – a Pearson Champion School for Fronter. This is a ready-made teaching and learning tool for pupils containing useful world cup resources, links and ideas. Please be aware that this room contains links to YouTube videos which you can manually delete if not required. Suitable for Key Stages 2 to 5 although some editing may be required for different keystages.

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To see a video guide on how to import these rooms to a Fronter installation please click here.

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