In Vidigami, in order to ensure that every user is unique and consistent across school years, they system relies on an identifier known as a User Host ID. In general, Vidigami references two types of IDs that each User must have, in order to identify people and create meaningful links. These IDs include:
- Host (External) IDs. Host IDs are how we define identifiers created and assigned to members of your school community by other external systems that you may be using as your database. Most Student Information Systems (SIS), Content Management Systems (CMS), and other similar applications that house student/parent/staff information will also assign these unique IDs for users.
To maintain consistency and easy maintenance for future, if you are using an external SIS, CMS or LMS system to manage all your users, it is highly recommended that you use the same External Host ID for every user when you onboard them to Vidigami.
If you do not have a system that provides unique IDs, your next option is to use the email address, as this is also meant to be unique for each user. However, note that in the event of 2 or more users sharing a single email address, Vidigami will only be able to process one user.
You may also notice a Vidigami ID assigned to every user in Vidigami under their Host ID. Do not confuse this with the Host ID. The Vidigami ID is what Team Vidigami uses to internally distinguish different people and groups within the system.