How to Set Up Bark for Schools on Microsoft 365

Pro tip: Create a Microsoft 365 super admin for Bark (e.g. barkadmin@school.org) to make future handoffs easier. Once set up, you can then invite other users as Reviewers
  1. Click here to sign up for Bark for Schools on Microsoft 365.

  2. Sign in with an administrator account.

  3. Accept the permissions needed for Bark by clicking the Accept button at the bottom.

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  4. Proceed through the onboarding prompts. 

  5. After onboarding is complete, you may see a message about Bark syncing. After the sync completes, you will be forwarded to the Bark for Schools dashboard.

Going forward, you will navigate to bark.us/schools to log into your dashboard. 

 

How do I know it's working?

It may take up to 24 hours for the first-time sync with O365 to complete.

Then on your Bark dashboard, you will see "Bark is monitoring X students across Y organizational units." We should expect that number of students to be directly related to the number of Outlook / OneDrive accounts you have enabled for monitoring in your Bark Settings.

If that number seems low, ensure you've selected the applicable student groups & sub-directories in your Bark Settings. Remember, you will want to select Groups or Active Directories containing student Outlook / OneDrive accounts -- not just groups containing devices.

Need additional help?

Check out our Implementation Guide for additional setup information and tips on optimizing your account.