Rostering Methods

We understand that no two districts are the same, and we have created several ways to build class rosters in the Quaver system. Read on to see which one is right for you and your users.

Method 1: IMS Global OneRoster v1.0

This method for importing rostering data into Quaver requires that you submit a set of seven .csv (Comma Separated Value) files that comply with the IMS Global OneRoster v1.0 format. The OneRoster file set describes the relationships between schools, users, courses, academic sessions, classes, and enrollments. While the information requested by the OneRoster format exceeds Quaver’s needs, Quaver supports the OneRoster specification due to its widespread acceptance as a data interchange format. This method is a rostering integration that aims to sync the information a teacher would see in their district Student Information System (SIS) or Learning Management System (LMS) with what they see in the Quaver program. OneRoster files will be delivered regularly via sFTP in order to ensure that all of the district’s rostering information remains up-to-date in Quaver’s system.

OneRoster integration with Quaver requires that we also integrate with a Single Sign On (SSO) system used by your district.

View details on the OneRoster format.

Method 2: Student Self-Enrollment

This rostering method requires teachers to manually create their Quaver classes and have students enroll in those classes by entering a Class Code. While this method requires effort from the students and teachers, it requires no work from the IT department and can be an effective method to get music classes up and running in Quaver quickly. Because it is not updated on any kind of continuous basis, this method is not a full rostering integration. It requires that teachers manually maintain their rosters by creating classes, deactivating old students, and enrolling new students.

Note:  If your district is using a SAML/ADFS, LTI, or Clever Single Sign On method, student self-enrollment will provide all of the benefits of rostering – GradeBook functionality, Assignment functionality, and Student Interactives access. If your district is not using one of the above SSO protocols, self-enrollment may not allow for effective GradeBook functionality, as students may not appear by name in the teachers’ GradeBook.

View details on Student Self-Enrollment.

Method 3: Quaver Student Data Import

This rostering method requires that teachers and IT teams work together to prepare a student import file. The IT department can export music student information into a spreadsheet. Teachers can then create their Quaver classes and enter the corresponding Class Codes in that spreadsheet in order to enroll all of their students. Because it is not updated on any kind of continuous basis, this method is not a full rostering integration. It requires that teachers manually maintain their rosters by creating classes, deactivating old students, and enrolling new students.