Please note this feature is still growing. If you have any issues or feedback please get in touch.
If your School uses SOCS for their sporting fixtures and you have a level of membership that allows access to their XML functionality you can use this to import your SOCS data into Practice Pal. This creates restrictions for these fixtures and attaches them to the relevant learner.
We appreciate some fixtures might not have learners attached to them when they are first added to SOCS so we update the next 3 months' worth of fixtures every week on a Sunday and update the next 3 days' worth each night.
Pulling your SOCS fixtures into Practice Pal
Firstly you need to get the XML link from your SOCS admin, this will be similar to "https://www.schoolssports.com/school/xml/mso-sport.ashx?ID=XXX&key=XXXXXXXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXXXXXXXXX" where the Xs will be replaced by your School ID and Key.
Within Practice Pal go into School Admin and then Settings. At the bottom of the MIS tab, there is now the option for "SOCS sports fixture import"
Paste your XML link into the box:
Select whether you want to notify teachers - This option will check the new SOCS restrictions against lessons that are already booked in Practice Pal and email any music teachers where it finds a clash.
Click Save and Sync
A pop up will appear with a loading wheel which will then confirm how many restrictions are being created or updated. Click Done when you're happy with this.
That's it! Your SOCS fixtures will now appear within Practice Pal, attached to the relevant learners. If you want to view all of these you can do so by going into Calendar and then Restrictions, at the bottom is a new option to show or hide SOCS Fixtures: