When accessing the MiSiS, there are some system requirements that you should meet. It’s important to note that MiSiS requires a high operating system and/ or web browsers to make sure you are getting the highest quality experience when working with MiSiS.
One of the recommended browsers that you can use to get access to MiSiS is Firefox. Mozilla Firefox, or Firefox is a free and open source cross-platform web browser developed by the Mozilla Foundation and hundreds of volunteers.
Operating Systems Required on Firefox for Access to MiSiS
Well, the operating systems which are required on Firefox when you want to access the LAUSD MiSiS are:
- Firefox: Windows 7 and above; Mac OS X 10.6 and above
- Firefox (for older Macs): Mac OS X 10.5.8
So, make sure to download Firefox on your PC with a minimum of Windows 7 operating system.
How about other browsers? Here’s a list of other browsers and operating systems required:
- Internet Explorer requires Windows 7 and above; Mac OS X 10.6 and above to access the MiSiS at LAUSD.
- Google Chrome requires Windows XP SP2 and above; Mac OS X 10.6 and above to access the MiSiS at LAUSD.
- Safari requires Windows XP SP2, Vista or Windows 7 to access the MiSiS at LAUSD.
What Is MiSiS?
My Integrated Student Information System (MiSiS) is a modernized all-in-one student information solution which provides the teachers, administrators, counselors and others with access to student information all in one place. MiSiS is also the first fully –integrated student information system in LAUSD.
There are two reasons why the District built a new student information system. First, the former student data systems were not yet fully developed and didn’t provide everything the District needed. Second, the District is obligated to meet the requirements set forth by the Modified Consent Decree.
Additionally, MiSiS is also the largest and most complex student data system in the United States which has the flexibility to adapt quickly to evolving needs and requirements, providing new ways for parents to stay informed of their child’ progress.
What Will You Get From MiSiS?
As we have mentioned above, as an fully-integrated student information system in LAUSD, there are a bunch of benefits that MiSiS offers, here are they:
- To present how a student is progressing toward graduation at any point in time.
- To follow every student’s educational lifespan—from pre-kindergarten to graduation.
- Allow the user to find out the student information for as long as that student has been in the District.
- Provide the information around the educational life of a student, grades, assignments, health, test scores, program eligibility, bringing together attendance and more.
Here’s a list of primary components of MiSiS:
|Grades||Cafeteria – Meal Eligibility||
|Academic Intervention||Transportation||Mobile Access
|Graduation Standards||Special Education|
|English Learner Processes|
|Gifted and Talented|
Here’s How to Apply for Access to MiSiS!
The one Access Request System allows the school employees to request for new or additional user role access to the MiSiS application. Well, this electronic method is easier and faster for both users who are applying for user roles as well as administrators authorizing requests. However, this application will be available via the LAUSD network and from home over the Internet.
The advantages when using the OneAccess include no more paper forms, faster processing time and automatic emails sent to users after approval. It’s important to note that you should have an active District Single Sign-On (SSO) account to use the system. In this case, oneAccess can also be used to ask for a new or reactive District Single Sign-On (SSO) account.
Additionally, the paper requests should still be submitted under the following circumstances: if you’re employed by a Local District/ central office and review the opening a Remedy Ticket for MiSiS Access Job aid for assistance with submitting the paper request.
The resources which are available to help with requesting user access to MiSiS include:
- oneAccess User Guide – MiSiS Application Role Requests
- Request and Manage School-Based MiSiS User Roles via OneAccess.
Moreover, the school based personnel can apply to access the MiSiS using MiSiS Access Request Form – School that can be obtained here. Local District and Central office based personnel can apply to access MiSiS using the MiSiS Access Request Form – Local District/Central Office that can be obtained here.
When you try to access MiSiS, you may need the Guide to MiSiS User Roles which will assist you decide which user role(s) to apply for and as an administrator, which user roles to approve.
If you need more information on applying for user roles, you can visit http://misis.lausd.net/ and then click on the ‘Apply for Access to MiSiS’ option.
Here’s the Guide to MiSiS User Roles!
- User Role can indicate the name of the access role which should be assigned to staff on job duties.
- Description will summarize the type of student and employee information which can be viewed and edited.
- Security Level shows the amount and sensitivity of the information which is viewable or editable.
- Module refers to the components in MiSiS including Grades, Attendance and Student Support.
- Types of Users represents the different staff members which may be assigned to the user role. If proper, a single staff member may be associated with a bunch of user roles based on the job duties.
- Number of Users will provide a recommendation for the number of employees to establish the user role. For example, the ‘Teacher’ role should be assigned to all certificated teachers. In this case, the school office roles must be assigned more sparingly, probably according to the number of the students enrolled.