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 8, 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 Zoom with live Q&A. In addition, our breakout sessions will be recorded and made available to you through our WASWUG virtual platform until May 31, 2021. Presenters will have the option to schedule live Q&A to supplement their presentations. Stay tuned for more details!

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

A complete list of breakout sessions is typically not available until six to eight weeks prior to the conference, but we do try and provide you with a sampling and/or initial list of sessions prior to that. 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?

We plan on providing all of the sessions in a pre-recorded format, plus we will record the live sessions and then post them so they’re available following the conference. As a registered attendee, you will have access to all pre-recorded and live sessions (plus all of the slides and handouts) beginning March 8th through May 31st. We will also be announcing dates/times for live Q&A sessions with presenters so that you’ll be able to participate at the scheduled time or access the recording later to see/hear what was shared.

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.

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.