Virtual WASWUG FAQ's

When can I register for the virtual event?

Registration for our virtual conference will open on November 16 and be available through March 5, 2021.


What benefits can I expect with a virtual conference?

With a virtual event, you can expect all of the fun, excitement, education, and networking opportunities that you experience while on site – and even more! Look for additional information in the weeks to come, including setup/connection instructions, a complete list of breakout sessions, plus different activities to expand your WASWUG experience!


Will content be presented live or pre-recorded?

Both! We’ll have some sessions happening live during our March 8-10 timeframe where you can interact with presenters through our OnAIR virtual platform using Zoom and a discussion forum. In addition, our breakout sessions will be recorded and made available to you through the virtual platform until May 31, 2021.


When does the list of breakout sessions get posted so I can decide if I want to attend?

The Master Session Schedule, with session titles, descriptions, dates, and times, is available here. We are busy months ahead of time determining the curriculum and seeking presenters to provide you with a variety of Student, Finance, and HR/Payroll sessions – in both SMS 2.0 and Qmlativ – for the beginner to the advanced user.


In recent years, I have not always received handouts at the breakout sessions. Why is that?

If a presenter has created a handout, it will be available through our WASWUG virtual platform, as an attachment to the breakout session title and description. You also have access to the WSIPC Guides through SkyDoc within the software. If you are not a WSIPC member, but would like to receive a WSIPC Guide that is referenced or used during a breakout session, contact us at waswug@wsipc.org and provide your contact information. We will email you an electronic version of the Guide.


Are you going to offer any kind of district bundle for teams or by session pricing?

We are unable to offer bundled or session pricing at this time, because attendees must register individually in order to have their own unique login to access and participate in the sessions, and for us to track/grant Clock Hours per individual. We also hope that by lowering the cost to one flat rate per person, we will help district budgets.


If we will be able to access the sessions after the conference is over, does that mean if we can’t get away for all of the sessions as they are happening, we will have access to view a video at a later date?

Following the conference, we will be providing all of the sessions in a recorded format, including those that were offered live during the conference. As a registered attendee, your access to the recordings and materials will be available through May 31, 2021.


Would we be allowed to gather and watch as a distanced group or online together so we could have the ability to collaborate as a team?

Because the URL link for each session is unique only to you, you will not be able to share it with others to log in and watch a session online at the same time as you. The system doesn’t allow multiple users access via the same link at the same time. Each person is required to have their own URL.


I didn’t receive the Purple Package

If you didn’t receive the Purple Package full of goodies, it may be because of one of the following reasons:

  • You registered for WASWUG after February 16, 2021. Don’t worry, a package is on its way to the address you provided during registration.
  • You registered for WASWUG, but provided a mailing address different from where you are currently located (for example, you provided your school district address, but you are working remotely from home). Send an email to waswug@wsipc.org and we’ll let you know the address where your package was delivered.
  • You registered for WASWUG, but didn’t provide us with a mailing address. If you’ve changed your mind and do want to receive the Purple Package, email waswug@wsipc.org and provide us with your mailing address. We will send you an email when the package has been sent.


What is WASWUG?

WASWUG is a conference that provides the opportunity for school district users to learn more about the Skyward product suite and other topics important to managing and reporting data. You will be able to share insights and network with fellow Skyward users. There are typically 160+ breakout sessions offered at WASWUG Spring and another 100+ sessions at WASWUG Fall within the Student, HR/Payroll and Finance product lines, as well as beneficial Professional Development courses. The sessions are taught by knowledgeable WSIPC, ESD and Skyward staff, trained professionals, and District software power users.


Who is WSIPC?

WSIPC produces the WASWUG conferences. WSIPC is a non-profit cooperative empowering schools with a powerful lineup of technology solutions. They are the exclusive provider of Skyward K-12 products in Washington State. Learn more at wsipc.org.