There are two types of LYNX implementations:
- API Integrations for SIS types that are fully remote. This includes Workday as well as an upcoming Ethos integration. Completing this integration requires configuring aspects of your remote SIS tenant to connect with LYNX via its API.
- Database integrations for SIS types that are hosted locally. Setting up this integration involves creating specialized "history" tables to record transactional changes to academic data, then posting their contents to Series25 via a lightweight Java application installed at your institution. For the most common SIS types, CollegeNET provides a standard set of scripts and triggers to populate the history tables within your existing SIS database. For other SIS types, you may be required to create a separate database for these tables and are responsible for creating a custom method to populate them.
For more information and architecture diagrams, see How LYNX Processes Data.
To get started with LYNX, contact your account manager at firstname.lastname@example.org and schedule your initial consultation.
LYNX installation consists of several phases, outlined below. CollegeNET staff will directly assist you along every step of the process.
Follow links in the sidebar for more information about each step.
|Plan for implementation
Gather your team, read documentation, and consult with CollegeNET about the upcoming steps.
(Remote-hosted SIS types only.)
Configure your SIS environment using its native tools, then connect it to LYNX using API credentials.
(Locally hosted SIS types only.)
Make changes in your SIS to prepare it for integration with LYNX. Depending on your SIS vendor and database type, this takes several different forms:
Following this, install a lightweight Java application (LYNX-APP) on your SIS server to serve as a bridge to Series25.
Test the connection
|Verify that data from your SIS can be initialized into the hosted LYNX database on CollegeNET's servers.
|Set up your import/export settings, translation tables, and other configurations to ensure that LYNX is configured to meet your needs.
|Train your users
|CollegeNET offers personalized Academic Cycle training sessions to prepare users for operating LYNX on a regular basis.
|Start using LYNX!
You are now ready to: