Here’s a quick demo of the new Discover Administration utility (you might want to expand it to full screen). The re-vamped ‘configuration utility’ (as it was originally called) is more user friendly and adopts a step-by-step wizard approach to creating Discover graphs. A further refinement, allowing the bulk creation of graphs, it is slated for the summer release.
From a technical point of view, wouldn’t you want the transfer to occur out of hours therefore not impacting in the overall SIMS performance?
Yes, you’re right – and the default time for the transfer is at about 1.00am every morning. However, when you’re developing new graphs you do need to test them frequently, so that’s why you need to run the transfer during the day. Although Capita warns about potential slowdowns, in practice I’ve never known any impact on other users of SIMS.
Does anyone have any help sheets, tips or blogs of how to get our assessment data into Discover? As we are having problems understanding how it works, thank you.
Capita’s own help sheets and videos can help. Here’s the link: http://simspublications.com/157982/exams-and-assessment.html
You local SIMS support unit, Capita or *cough* an independent SIMS consultant can also help!
Thanks David I will have a look.