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MTB and ePortfolio Workshops

Submitted by Debby Davis on Wed, 2014-02-19 18:53

Recently held workshops at openStudent generated rich and innovative discussions around the delivery of education both now and into the future.  Progressive thinkers from multiple districts shared their ideas with the development team regarding flexible time tabling strategies, as well as assessment tools, ePortfolios, teacher portals, student portals and a wide variety of functionality that will support students and educators as we move towards 21st Century Learning.

Sprint 54

Submitted by Debby Davis on Wed, 2014-02-19 18:39

Sprint 54 was recently completed.  The Incidents component allows a "Delete After" indicator for individual incidents at an individual student level.  Notifications regarding an Incident can be sent to multiple staff.  Preferred Gender fields have been added to the Student Registration screen.  Multiple Bell Schedules allow for Find a Student in a variety of school days.

Upcoming Workshops Feb 17 & 18, 2014

Submitted by Debby Davis on Fri, 2014-01-24 08:42

The openStudent development team is hosting a two-day workshop on Feb 17 and Feb 18 to gather the business requirements for Master Timetable Builder as well as requirements for Teacher Gradebook and ePortfolio.  If you would like to add your voice to these discussions, please email Debby at ddavis@sd63.bc.ca.

Sprint 52 completed

Submitted by Debby Davis on Tue, 2014-01-21 11:11

Sprint 52 was completed on Friday with the development of a rapid attendance-taking screen for teachers, enhanced filters for student searches, and the beginning development of Mark Entry.

Presentation to BCTF January 9, 2014

Submitted by Debby Davis on Tue, 2014-01-21 10:22

On Jan 9, the BCTF invited the openStudent team to present the business case and give a demonstration of openStudent to senior staff.  The presentation was well received and will be followed up with a webinar for teachers on January 23 as well as three other engagements in the coming months.

Sprint 51 completed

Submitted by Debby Davis on Tue, 2014-01-07 18:18

Sprint 51 was completed on Friday - added functionality included: Mass Delete Programs, "Forgot Your Password" feature, Maximum Class Seats, Mark Scale, Reporting Periods, Multiple Bell Schedules.

Presentations Around the Province - Dec 2013

Submitted by Debby Davis on Sat, 2013-12-07 11:31

The openStudent team is currently travelling to numerous districts in the province to give demonstrations on the openStudent application.  Email ddavis@sd63.bc.ca for more details.

Integration with Educational Apps

Submitted by Debby Davis on Mon, 2013-12-02 12:00

openStudent is actively developing integration with educational apps including gradebooks, ePortfolios and IEP Tracking systems.

JasperSoft Reports

Submitted by Debby Davis on Mon, 2013-12-02 11:45

JasperSoft, the best-in-breed suite of reports which will allow a full range of reporting as well as ad-hoc reporting, has been embedded in openStudent.

Meeting of the OESS

Submitted by Debby Davis on Sat, 2013-11-30 20:10

The first meeting of the Open Education Systems Society (OESS) will be held on December 12, 2013.  If your district is interested in either joining the OESS or learning more about it, please contact Secretary-Treasurer, Monica Schulte, at mschulte@sd63.bc.ca

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