This page provides useful information to help ensure a successful start to using the SIMS Teacher app service for your school.
The SIMS Teacher app is a secure business app and software must first be configured at your school before it can be used. Because the Teacher app will provide access to important SIMS data for school staff, there are a few security steps to complete to ensure only the devices and members of staff you want to have access can do so.
The Teacher app installation has been designed to be self-service and should be carried out by your school’s SIMS IT support, or by ESS SIMS if you have ordered a setup service.
Installation and setup by ESS SIMS
Where a school wishes to get started with the app with help from ESS SIMS directly, we can provide two options to choose from.
Ordering the SIMS Teacher app
Please see the following quick guides to ordering the SIMS Teacher app:
Step 1: Getting ready for the SIMS Teacher app
Before completing the installation and setup of the SIMS Teacher app, please refer to the Teacher app information provided below for the latest technical prerequisites, and things to check - this helps to ensure a successful start to using the SIMS Teacher app service for your school.
Preparing for the SIMS Teacher app
This document provides information on the key things you’ll need to check before you get started with the Teacher app setup and installation, including internet access when connecting to the Teacher app service from behind a firewall or proxy server, plus useful checks for your school’s SIMS system.
Step 2: Installing the Teacher app service for the school
To use the SIMS Teacher app software must be installed on the school's SIMS system before it can be used. The Teacher app installation has been designed to be self-service and should be carried out by your school’s SIMS IT support or by ESS SIMS.
Teacher app System Setup Guide
This guide provides the steps needed to install and configure the SIMS Teacher app service for a school.
Office 365 Active Directory Integration Guide
This guide provides information about how to integrate the SIMS Teacher app service with the school's Office 365 Active Directory, which will allow teachers to login to the Teacher app using their O365 access details.
Step 3: Getting started with the Teacher app in school
Once the SIMS Teacher app services have been successfully installed and setup, the school will be able to get started with the Teacher app.
The school administrator will have access to a web based SIMS Teacher app management console - this will allow devices to be authorised and teacher access to be controlled. For information on using the SIMS Teacher app in school please refer to the following information to help with getting started:
School Administrator Getting Started Guide
This guide provides supporting information for the school administrator who will administer the Teacher app within their school, including authorising devices and activating teacher accounts.
Teacher Getting Started Guide (iOS Version)
This getting started guide for teachers provides a more detailed guide for the Apple iOS version of the Teacher app.
Teacher Getting Started Guide (Windows Version)
This getting started guide for teachers provides a more detailed guide for the Windows version of the Teacher app.
Other useful information
Please see the ESS SIMS My Account portal for further useful information about the SIMS Teacher app, including links to useful documents, resources, quick guides and information to help you make the most of the app for your school, plus additional information for SIMS support teams.