Setting Up the Digital Learning Bridge K-12 Mapping Tool
As part of our efforts to bridge the digital equity gap in Wisconsin, DPI has partnered with EducationSuperHighway to offer school districts in Wisconsin maps that help visualize student connectivity data. Public school districts can use this mapping tool to identify unconnected households and help find internet service provider options. Your district can take advantage of this data visualization by submitting both student address and digital equity data through WISEdata.
To get started and allow district users to access the Digital Bridge K-12 map for your district through WISEhome, follow the steps below. Note that accessing the Digital Bridge K-12 through WISEhome requires users to sign in with a Google account instead of a WAMS account, so make sure you complete the steps to enable Google single sign-on as part of this setup process if you haven't already enabled that feature.
Please note that this mapping tool is available only to public school districts at this time.
Setting Up Access to the Digital Bridge K-12 Mapping Tool
- Submit Address and Digital Equity Data to WISEdata
- Configure Google Single Sign-on
- Add a Vendor Subscription in Ed-Fi Credential
- Give Users Access to the Digital Bridge K-12 Mapping Tool in WISEhome
- Getting Assistance
Submit Digital Equity Data
The Digital Bridge K-12 mapping tool uses digital equity data submitted to WISEdata to visualize connectivity throughout school districts. To get started using the tool, you first need to make sure that you're submitting the necessary digital equity data, including student address data. To use the mapping tool, you need to submit all of the following student data elements to WISEdata:
- Student Address
- Device Access
- Digital Device
- Internet Access in Residence
- Internet Access Type in Residence
- Internet Performance
If you do not already collect the above digital equity data from households in your district, you can get started using the Internet Access at Home Survey or create your own custom questionnaire based on the guidance on that page.
Verify that Address and Digital Equity Data Is Being Sent
To check whether you're sending the necessary address and digital equity data:
- Log into WISEhome, then open WISEdata Portal.
- In WISEdata Portal, go to Student Search and open a student’s record.
- On the Student Detail Screen, open the Demographics - School Level tab.
- Under Student Addresses, make sure that data appears in the fields labeled Address Type, Street, Apartment/Suite, City, State, and Postal/Zip Code.
- Under Student Indicators, verify that data appears in the fields labeled DeviceAccess, DigitalDevice, InternetAccessInResidence, InternetAccessTypeInResidence, and InternetPerformance.
- Optionally, open several other students’ records and verify that data appears in those records as well.
If address and digital equity data doesn’t appear:
- First, verify that you’re collecting address and digital equity data for students and that you have entered this data into your student information system (SIS).
- If you have entered the data into your SIS and it doesn’t appear in WISEdata Portal, contact your SIS vendor for assistance.
In order to access the Digital Bridge K-12 mapping tool, users need to sign in using a Google account instead of with a WAMS account.
You might have already configured Google single sign-on for your organization so that users can use the Sign in with Google button to sign into WISEhome. If you haven't completed that setup, refer to the Google Single Sign-on guide for complete instructions.
Once you are submitting the necessary data and have configured Google single sign-on, the next step is to add a vendor subscription so that DPI is authorized to share this digital equity data with EducationSuperHighway. To do so:
1. Log into WISEhome and go to the Ed-Fi Credential application.
2. Under All Schools, click the Add button to add a new vendor subscription.
3. In the New Subscription window, fill out the following fields, then click Save Changes:
- Vendor Name: Select EducationSuperHighway.
- Resource Access: Select Read only reference data.
Once your subscription to EducationSuperHighway is active, the last step is for your DSA to give users access to open the Digital Bridge K-12 Mapping Tool through WISEhome. To do so:
- Log into WISEhome, then open the WISEsecure application.
- Select Manage Security at the top of the screen.
- On the Manage Security page, search for DigitalBridgeK12, then select DigitalBridgeK12 from the search results.
- On the User Role Assignments screen, assign users the following roles as appropriate:
- mapUser: Users with this role can view maps for their district and use filter options within the map tool.
- mapAdmin: Users with this role can view and filter maps like the mapUser role and also have access to add additional features and data properties to maps.
- Note that it can take 24 to 48 hours for users to gain access to the mapping tool after being assigned a user role.
If you need assistance with any of the above setup, please create a help desk ticket and a member of our customer services team will help you.
If you have completed the setup above in Ed-Fi Credential and WISEsecure, but users cannot access the mapping tool after 48 hours, contact the Digital Bridge K-12 support team.