TeachBoost Sync allows you to import completed observations from TeachBoost into Advance so you never have to type that information twice. This all takes place while you're inside of Advance and only takes a few clicks.
- Step 1: Install the TeachBoost Sync button
- Step 2: Watch our walkthrough video
- Step 3: Try syncing your form to Advance!
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Things to note:
You must have the TeachBoost Sync bookmark button installed on your bookmarks bar in order to sync.
- Syncing with Advance is not automated. This is to avoid accidentally creating MOTP ratings in Advance when a form isn't yet ready.
Observations must be synced one-by-one. It is not possible to bulk upload your observations to Advance, so we recommend that you sync as you go through the academic year rather than storing them all up for the end of a semester.
Note: TeachBoost Sync only goes in one direction—from TeachBoost into Advance. TeachBoost cannot pull data from Advance yet. This means that if you make any edits in Advance after you've synced, TeachBoost will not reflect these edits.
Installing the TeachBoost Sync bookmark button
To sync observation forms completed on TeachBoost, you must have the TeachBoost Sync button installed on your bookmarks bar. Watch a help video installing TeachBoost Sync in these browsers:
Once the button is installed in your browser we're ready to get started syncing observations.
Note: You will need to install it on any computer you want to sync from—e.g. if you have both a laptop and a desktop computer, and want to sync from both devices, you'll need to install the bookmarklet on your browser in both. Similarly, if you change browsers or get a new computer, you'll need to re-install.
Syncing an observation from TeachBoost to Advance
Make sure that the TeachBoost sync button is installed on the bookmarks bar.
Open up Advance and start a new MOTP observation for the teacher whose observation you want to sync over.
The most important step! Click the TeachBoost Sync button while you are on the Advance site; do not go back to TeachBoost! A black box will appear on the Advance page on the top left hand corner.
Click Sync Observation Forms to open a light gray window. Locate the observation form you want and click the small Sync button alongside it. This will close the gray window and populate the Advance form with your information on TeachBoost (all observation information, ratings, feedback, evaluator notes, etc). The only piece of information you need to add is the date.
Verify that the information imported correctly and click the Confirm button at the bottom.