Formative works with Clever for both educator and student login (SSO) and rostering classes at the individual teacher level. Here is what you need to know:
- Districts and schools cannot automatically provision all teacher and student accounts in Formative through Clever. For alternative options for automatic provisioning, see this article about setting up a roster sync with your Student Information System or ClassLink.
- However, teacher accounts can be manually created (see this article for more details), and then teachers can individually import their class rosters from Clever using our "Clever Roster Sync" button. This creates accounts for students and enables students to use Clever for single sign-on (SSO) to Formative. Formative does not need to be added to your school/district Clever dashboard.
- Teachers can also use Clever for SSO to Formative.
Read on for more details!
Schools that wish to use Clever for SSO
When teachers sign up for an account (or activate an account created for them), they can choose "Sign in with Clever" on the Formative Login page to use Clever for SSO:
SSO (including with badges) is available for students after classes have been rostered with Clever (see below). Teachers can install Formative as an app on their Library page:
Students that have been rostered in a different way (for example, through a OneRoster connection with an SIS) can also use the "Sign in with Clever" option on the Formative Login page as long as they have an email address associated with their Clever account.
If teachers will not be using the Clever Roster Sync to import classes, then Formative can also be added to the district or school's Clever dashboard:
However, if you wish to integrate Formative with your school or district's Learning Management System, then it may be best not to add Formative separately to your dashboard. This is because LMS grade pass back requires students to open formatives within the LMS - not on the Formative website itself.
Schools that wish to use Clever for individual class rostering
In order to use Clever for individual class rostering, Formative must NOT be added to your district or school's Clever dashboard in any mode ("SSO," "Rostering," or "SSO, Rostering"). If Formative is installed in this way, this will prohibit individual class rostering due to restrictions from Clever.
As long as Formative is not installed in the district or school's Clever dashboard, teachers can individually use the "Clever Roster Sync" button on their Classes tab to roster their classes. This automatically creates Formative accounts for those students.
Please note that if you wish to integrate Formative with a Learning Management System (e.g. Canvas, Blackbaud, Schoology), then teachers should not import their classes using the Clever Roster Sync button. Student accounts created this way do not have an email address associated with them, which is necessary for Learning Management System (LMS) integration to function properly. Please contact your Success Manager for other rostering options if you plan to integrate Formative with your LMS.