Welcome to DMAC!
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Whether you are new to DMAC–or new to your school–we have put together some useful tips on this page to help you become a DMACulous user.
Before getting started…please know that we are only a phone call or email away!
Yes, there are a ton of self service help documents and videos on this site; but, STELLAR SERVICE is the cornerstone of our entire business and we have an Ahh-MAZING support team ready to help. The DMAC Help Desk is there for you at 1.866.988.6777 or email@example.com.
Using DMAC is EASY! You can DMAC on any device with an internet connection and a browser (we tend to favor Google Chrome when using it at the office).
DMAC supports and maintains 20 pieces of web-based software to help districts and charter schools (K-12 and ONLY in Texas!) with local assessments, data analysis, assessments, student documentation, progress monitoring, curriculum planning, appraisals and more.
Useful sites to bookmark:
- DMAC homepage > https://www.dmac-solutions.net
- DMAC videos and resources > https://www.dmac-solutions.net/resources/
- Student Login page for Online Testing > https://apps.dmac-solutions.net/student/
After bringing on many new schools, we have found that completing the following steps will set your up for success with DMAC.
STEP 1: DMAC Onboarding Webinar
As soon as you pick which DMAC applications you want to use for the current school year, contact us at 1.866.988.6777 or firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a webinar. This should be with your key team members who will help your school implement DMAC. We’ll set up a Zoom meeting to kick off the process.
STEP 2: Identify District Administrator(s)
These are individuals who serve as the gatekeepers for your school’s confidential data. The District Admin(s) have access to all content, settings and other accounts in DMAC.
Please remember that your school has complete control of who has access to information. DMAC contains confidential data protected by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). By signing in, all users need to agree to adhere to all requirements and restrictions as defined by FERPA.
STEP 3: Identify Other Campus & District Level Roles
District and campus level accounts should be set up based on which individuals need to upload data, generate reports, access teacher accounts, manage student plans, etc.
- HELPFUL VIDEO >> Managing User Accounts in DMAC
STEP 4: Upload Class Roster & State Data
After the district and campus user accounts are created, we need to upload a Class Roster data file. It This is required for any application that has teacher or student data.
Class Rosters are used to:
- Connect teachers, students and classes
- Create and maintain teacher accounts
- Restrict user access to confidential data (teachers will only see their students)
- Link students to their classes for reporting
- Identify students participating in special programs and services
Class Roster data files come from your student management system (ex: Skyward or Ascender). Many systems will have a specific extract with everything formatted just for DMAC.
- Technical Specs >> Click here
Aside from the Teachers and Students, we can upload state and national data files such as STAAR, TELPAS, Interim Assessments, MAP, Renaissance, ACT, SAT and more.
- Uploading Files >> Click here
STEP 5: Develop an Implementation Plan
DMAC offers UNLIMITED virtual training for FREE to all users. Take advantage of this opportunity and contact our staff to set up small training sessions throughout the year.
Most of the questions that reach our Help Desk are related to managing accounts and online testing. Below are a few links to help with communicating the basics.
- Tutorial Videos, Click-n-Go Cards and TEKS Placemats (scroll to the bottom!)
- Managing Users in Utilities
- Managing Teachers in Utilities
- T-TESS For Teachers
- Online Testing
- Teacher Dashboards and 1-Click Reports
- Password Reset Links
- DMAC and HB4545
Don’t forget…call us at 1.866.988.6777 if you have any questions!
More Tips to become DMACulous
Notifications & Listserv
DMAC is software built FOR educators BY educators. We are constantly making updates to the web-based applications based on your requests. To ensure you know about the latest and greatest, make sure to sign up for our listserv to receive updates and find out about upcoming training opportunities.
Click on the bell icon found on the landing page or on the top right corner of each application to see notifications about new features or tips for using the software.
Manage your account, create custom student groups, view what your school has purchased, or manage other accounts and upload data for your school (based on your user role in DMAC).
Teachers can click on a student’s name from the landing page to open an individual Student Portfolio. This is a free tool that all DMAC schools can take advantage of if they purchase applications with student data.
The more you use DMAC, the more powerful Student Portfolio becomes. Use it to to keep a digital cumulative folder for each child as they move from grade to grade or change campuses.
Each student will have a page where you can quickly access demographic information and schedules, view state, local and national data sources, open plans, assign individual testing supports or add documentation such as notes, files or forms.
Data Export is a free application offered to all schools. This is where you can create customized exports including local, state and national data (depending on what you have uploaded in DMAC).