Guest Post Written by Core ECS
The education technology extravaganza that is BETT is just about upon us again. It’s definitely one our highlights of the year and a great chance to meet new people and catch up with old friends.
For those of you unfamiliar with Core ECS, we are specialists in integrated SharePoint solutions for education consisting of a team of very dedicated and talented individuals!
Bett is also a great time to showcase the new developments, products and solutions we have that can provide real positive educational outcomes. At bett 2014 we will be demonstrating our TALMOS solution which is now based on Microsoft SharePoint 2013. If your school is looking to improve homework monitoring, assessment tracking or parental engagement we would love the opportunity to show you our modular solution which can encompass –
• Intranets • VLEs • Collaborative learning workspaces • Shared Drives • Public websites
Utilising SharePoint 2013 our new HTML5 'responsive' interface designs means that your platform can be used on all device types including tablets and smart phones. We implement custom branding to match the school identity. Each design is unique and tailored to the school’s requirements. Responsive design dynamically scales to fit any tablet or smartphone.
Our SharePoint specialists can advise on design, workflows, custom development and provide training to administrators and end users.
We use Microsoft Single Sign-on technology to integrate SharePoint, Exchange, Moodle, MIS and many more systems under a single AD login. Below are a couple of our most popular SharePoint 2013 Web Parts but come along to stand B150 to see the whole range.
Timetable The timetable web part displays the user’s timetable within the SharePoint page. The timetable module allows teachers to easily set lesson work and homework through the periods within the timetable. Homework Tracker Homework tracker shows a more detailed view of homework set on the timetable and allows teachers to manage, mark and return submitted work within a easy to use environment. Parental logins can view child homework and timetable data live.
Assessment Tracker The Web Part displays SIMS Assessment Manager data in a configurable, simplified, view. Teachers can use the pupil selector drop down to find pupil assessment reports, or parents can see data relating to their child.
Exam Tracker The Exam Tracker Web Part displays SIMS-derived examinations timetables. The Web Part is secured for use by students and parents so that they can only see data that is applicable to them.
Attendance Tracker The Web Part displays SIMS attendance data in an accessible view. The Web Part can be used to display secure information to different user groups.
Event Tracker The Event Tracker Web Part extends the functionality of SharePoint / Outlook calendars allowing a single calendar to be used across the school. Events can be categorised by event type and permissions easily set to be viewable by defined user groups. Pop-ups from the Web Part provide a range of events views including day listings by category and by time. A month view and bulletin summary can also be used.
In addition to our SharePoint 2013 solutions we will also be showcasing the work we are doing with schools with Office 365, this includes configuration and customisation but more importantly extends to training for both users and content managers.
With our Core ECS solutions not just working on tablets now but being designed for tablets with their responsive interfaces, we are also supplying a very special tablet bundle especially for education. Using market leading hardware (including Windows 8), award winning educational software, a flexible finance package and supporting insurance and warranty arrangements we can help schools meet their goals of achieving 1:1 ratios quicker.
So if you are visiting BETT, it would be great if you could come along and visit our stand B150 It’s always been our approach to have a wide range of skills manning our BETT stand due to the broad range of inquiries and questions we always get asked, this year will be no different for Core with members from the implementation and support team, the pre-sales team and the content and design team all supporting our sales team.
Look forward to seeing you there
The Core ECS Team www.coreecs.co.uk