Class Portal - Teacher Web Pages
Teacher pages provide teachers an easy way of creating their own website to communicate with students and parents. These pages are teacher centric and captures class and teacher specific information that facilitate effective communication. Some common uses are About the Teacher, Teacher Contact, Supply List, Birthday List, Syllabus, Home Work Pages etc.
Ripples - Twitter Like Micro-Blogging
Ripples is a private Twitter-like micro-blogging service that facilitates communication and co-operation amongst teachers, students, parents and administration in a particular course period. Instead of endless emails and other forms of communication, teacher-student-parent-admin communication is real-time and context sensitive and are maintained as easily readable discussion threads.
Lesson Plan Library
Teachers can create personal Lesson Plan library that they can reuse over time. Lesson plans can be attached to calendar days so that students and parents can view it by the day and download it for their reference. These plans follow a base standard created by the school and can be customized by teachers as per their requirements.
Common Core Standards
The Common Core State Standards Initiative is a state-led effort that established a single set of clear educational standards for kindergarten through 12th grade in English language arts and mathematics that states voluntarily adopt. The standards are designed to ensure that students graduating from high school are prepared to enter credit bearing entry courses in two or four year college programs or enter the workforce.
These standards are now pre loaded into the system so that teachers can grade students using the standards in one click. This is in addition to the school specific standards that are defined either by a teacher or by the administration.
Discipline module lets educators document and track disciplinary incidents, maintain related records, notify parents of infractions, and produce reports and referral forms.
It comes with default fields and values that can be customized for each school. Custom fields can be added without a single line of coding. This module comes with impressive charts and graphs that help school administration in decision making.
Ideal for schools of all sizes and grade levels, the module is packed with features that help you efficiently handle discipline-related tasks. Built in standard reports enable fast and easy access to discipline events for teachers and staff.
EasyCom - Integrated communication system
School closing? Weather alert? Important announcements? Crisis situation? Quickly and easily notify teachers, staff, parents and even students using our EasyCom module. Send messages to all subscribers, single users, a specific school, parents and custom groups easily from our intuitive interface. Track messages using our built in audit trail. Subscriber message selection enables your users to choose which messages they want to receive and how.
Library module has been built from ground up and is part of openSIS Pro. It is not a third party software that was integrated. Therefore, it provides greater performance and uniform user experience. It supports Acquisition, Cataloging and Circulation. It can be used to track books, CD/DVD/Software and equipments. Students, teachers and staff can reserve books and equipments online and pick them up in person. Bar code support is available. There are several useful reports that would help the school administration with purchase decisions.
Billing module is designed for simple financial accounting for private and public schools. It's ideal for tracking lunch money, library fees, yearbook fees, laboratory fees etc. When a student has an outstanding balance, parents get notification in parent portal.
The module can be integrated with Paypal, Authorize.net or similar credit card processing networks for credit card acceptance.
The State Reporting module for openSIS continues to demonstrate our commitment to providing our clients with the best open source student information system in the market. The State Reporting module is a client specific module requiring a custom services engagement to customize the module to comply with your state's specific reporting requirements. Specifically, the State Reporting module allows schools to:
- Collect the required data to comply with state reporting requirements;
- Easily generate data exports using the built-in openSIS data extraction tool;
- Build data outputs for submission to state departments of education;
- Generate validation reports for school administrators to review prior to file submission;
In addition to enabling schools to comply with state reporting, the State Reporting modules includes a robust Extract, Transform and Load (ETL) application that can be used to extract openSIS data and automatically load it into other programs such as Special Education applications, library applications, accounting applications and more.
The State Reporting module is included free in the custom services engagement and an additional annual maintenance fee is required. Annual maintenance that ensures you receive all upgrades and modifications free of charge and that changes made in reporting requirements are incorporated yearly. As with all of our modules, you receive all of the source code in the event that you would like to modify it yourself. openSIS modules are not provided under the GPL license.