Release Note for Fedena 3.4

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What’s new in Fedena

Here is the list of new features included with this release of Fedena 3.4
Note: Click on the feature name to view a more detailed description.

Feature Description User Role Module
Day-wise Attendance Report The Day-wise Attendance Report displays the number of students present in your institution for a specific date, as well as the number of students absent in each batch for a specific date. Administrator, Privileged Employee Attendance
Reverting an archived or graduated student In addition to searching and viewing a former student’s information, you can also make a former student active by reverting the archived or graduated student. By reverting the student, all settings and archived records of the student are restored, except the following settings:

  • Placement
  • Online exam
  • Hostel
  • Transport
Administrator, Privileged Employee User Management
Vehicle Additional Details Add custom additional fields to record any type of vehicle information based on your institution’s requirements. Administrator, Privileged Employee Transport
Vehicle Route Additional Details Add custom additional fields to record any type of vehicle route information based on your institution’s requirements. Administrator, Privileged Employee Transport
User-wise Transport Fee Collection In addition to creating a transport fee collection for each batch, you can also assign an existing transport fee collection to a student, or you can create a new transport fee collection for each student or employee. Administrator, Privileged Employee Transport
Hostel Additional Details Add custom additional fields to record any type of hostel information based on your institution’s requirements. Administrator, Privileged Employee Hostel
Hostel Room Additional Details Add custom additional fields to record any type of hostel room information based on your institution’s requirements. Administrator, Privileged Employee Hostel
User-wise Hostel Fee Collection In addition to creating a hostel fee collection for each batch, you can also assign an existing hostel fee collection to a student, or you can create a new hostel fee collection for each student. Administrator, Privileged Employee Hostel
General Settings – Language Fedena is now also available in Dutch. Administrator, Privileged Employee, Student, and Parent All modules

What’s enhanced in Fedena

Here is the list of enhanced features included with this release of Fedena 3.4

Feature Description User Role Module
Data Palette Optimization The Data Palette plugin has been significantly optimized by reducing the load time of the user’s dashboard and by loading and displaying dashlet information quicker, thereby improving performance and the user experience. Also, to provide a more interactive user experience, dashlets will no longer only display information, but will also contain links, so when a user clicks the link, the appropriate information is displayed allowing the user to act immediately. Administrator, Privileged Employee, Student, and Parent Dashboard
Finance Control Privileges With the Finance module comprising of a large number of features and plugins, as well as interdependencies with other modules, in this release, we have included various finance privileges that can be assigned to employees depending on the role played in the institution. Administrator, Privileged Employee Finance
Custom Fee Payment Date Previously, you were allowed to create a fee payment transaction only for the current date. In this release, you will be able to select a past or future date and create a fee payment transaction. Administrator, Privileged Employee Finance
Managing Fee Refund You can now create a fee refund for a specific amount, edit and delete a refund rule, as well as revert a fee refund. Administrator, Privileged Employee Finance
Fee Defaulters Due Date Previously, all students were listed as a fee defaulter until the fees were paid. In this release, students are listed as a fee defaulter only if the fee collection Due Date has passed. Administrator, Privileged Employee Finance, Transport, Hostel
Online Exam – Viewing correct answers in answer sheets After a student completes an Objective or Hybrid online exam and views the exam results, the student will now be able to see the right answer for all the incorrectly answered and skipped objective type questions. Students Examination
Calculating CGPA If your institution follows the Grade Point Average (GPA) grading system, you can now choose to calculate CGPA for students using either one of the following methods:

  • By GPA Average
    Formula 1
  • By Credit Hours
    CGPA
Administrator, Privileged Employee Examination
ICSE Reports The following enhancements were made to ICSE reports:

  • The CSV output of the Subject-wise Report and the Consolidated Report will also include the filter criteria used to generate the report.
  • When viewing the report for a student, the grading levels set by the user is displayed as a reference at the bottom of the page.
  • Rounding off marks – Marks will be rounded off as explained in the example. Example: Marks between 85.50 and 85.99 will be rounded off to 86. Marks between 85.01 and 85.49 will be rounded off to 85.
Administrator, Privileged Employee Examination
Payroll Categories and Payslip Previously, payroll categories with zero entries were displayed in the employee’s payroll details and payslips. In this release, payroll categories with zero entries will not be displayed in the employee’s payroll details and payslips.Also, on an employee’s payroll page, the payroll categories have been categorized into Earnings and Deductions for better clarity when viewing or editing. Administrator, Privileged Employee Human Resource
Custom Reports – New Student Report When generating a custom student report, you can now include the Parent username field to be displayed in the report. Administrator, Privileged Employee Custom Reports
Managing timetables The following enhancements were made to the Timetable module:

  • Setting up a class timing set for a batch – When you add a new batch in Fedena, a ‘Default’ class timing set is automatically assigned to the batch. The ‘Default’ class timing set must be edited to add class timing records. So the next time you add a new batch, the ‘Default’ class timing set is automatically assigned.
  • Editing a class timing set – If a class timing set is assigned to a batch that is assigned a timetable, you can then only edit the existing class timing records and not delete or add class timing records.
  • You can now use the Manage timetable button to assign or unassign a batch to or from an existing timetable.
  • Editing a timetable date range –When you extend a timetable date range and click the Update button, the timetable will split in to two timetables. Both timetables will continue to have all existing settings.
  • Editing a timetable’s subject entries – Previously when a user clicked the Edit Entries button, all attendance entries, swapped timetable entries, and class allocations were deleted for the complete timetable period. Now when you click the Edit entries button, you can select the batch and edit the subject entries. Any change made to a subject entry for which attendance has already been marked, all attendance entries, swapped timetable entries, and class allocations will be deleted for that particular subject entry, for the complete timetable period.
  • Editing Weekdays – If you change the weekdays for a current timetable, the change is reflected in the attendance register only from the date the changes were made.
  • Fedena Mobile version – Now swapped employees can also mark student attendance using Fedena’s mobile app.
Administrator, Privileged Employee Timetable
Managing applications When adding a secure application in Fedena, you can choose to open the application within Fedena’s frame or in a new tab. Insecure (HTTP) applications will open in a new tab by default. Administrator, Privileged Employee, Student, and Parent App Frame
Custom Imports – Data import error message If a custom data import failed, a clear error message is displayed on the Log Details page that will help the user act accordingly. Administrator, Privileged Employee Custom Imports
SMS Alert Format The automatic SMS alert format has been updated to comply with the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) guidelines. Administrator, Privileged Employee, Student, Parent SMS

 

Issues Fixed

Here is the list of issues fixed in this release of Fedena 3.4

Settings

  • Can’t assign previous batch subjects

Reminder

  • When a reply is sent without the subject, the message is not received

Data Palette

  • Book details are not shown in the dashlets under Book Return Due after the book is issued and renewed
  • Denied leave applications are shown in palette

Attendance Register

  • Tutor has no permission to mark daily-wise attendance and view the reports if he is not associated to any subject
  • Internal server error (500) in Attendance Register page for swapped subject

Human Resource

  • Employee Payslip PDF headers are not i18n compatible
  • Deleted subject is listed in Employee – Subject association page
  • Employee doesn’t receive e-mail if his leave is denied post approval by manager
  • Unable to select past date as reset date while creating employee leave category
  • Unable to recreate the payroll category with the deleted category name

Reports

  • Former student details report shows the date of archiving instead of the date of leaving
  • Archived student’s marks are not shown in the Subject-wise Report
  • Normal employee is able to view ICSE reports

Examination

  • It is possible to delete FA Criteria even though it contains Descriptive Indicators
  • Creating exam for “No Exam” subject is possible
  • It is possible to delete the exam after marks are entered in case of normal grading system
  • Can’t edit remarks in student-wise report
  • Remark entered in a new line doesn’t show up accordingly
  • Student’s CCE report in PDF shows subject for which exam wasn’t created

Finance

  • For a particular category, total percentage exceeds 100% in case of Automatic Transactions
  • View of Automatic Transactions page isn’t meaningful to the user
  • Incorrect data is shown in Fee Collection-wise Report
  • Permission issue in Finance Reports page for other Finance Categories

Timetable

  • Not possible to delete the timetable entries if the subject isn’t associated to any teacher
  • All the batches are not removed from a class timing set in the first attempt
  • If the batch end date has elapsed, then no need to list that batch under the current and future timetable view
  • Timetable of a batch and its PDF report don’t match
  • Sorting of class timings in the increasing order of time while viewing/editing/creating a class timing set
  • After changing the weekdays attendance count of past dates also changes
  • Marked attendance entries are not removed after editing timetable

Student

  • SMS is not sent to immediate contact after configuring sibling for a student
  • Parent gets incorrect SMS once added as emergency contact for his ward
  • Unable to add immediate contact if duplicate guardians exist

Online exam

  • Previous batch exam is shown for student post batch transfer
  • Student is unable to view online exam report after closing the window

Custom report

  • Unable to create custom report once an error is encountered
  • Error message is not shown if user forgets to enter name in custom report page

Applicant registration

  • Inactive subject is shown in applicant registration form

Data export

  • Exports with larger data fail without a proper status message

Library

  • Finance transactions are not listed in library report page

Custom import

  • Bulk editing employee privilege without any values removes existing privileges also
  • Bulk Edit for Employee Admission (with optional additional detail fields) throws pseudo error, which confuses the user
  • Female students are shown in male hostel due to CSV upload with ‘F’ for ‘female’

Mobile

  • Subject swapped employee has no permission to mark the attendance in mobile view
  • Attendance marking option is shown in mobile view even though timetable entry isn’t available

Placement:

  • After archiving a placement admin can approve or reject registration
  • Can’t archive past placement

Online payment

  • Facility to set the preferred currency for PayPal payments
  • Interswitch payment gateway redirects to test URL

Transport

  • Not possible to pay the reverted fees in transport
  • Fees due isn’t updated in calendar post complete payment of transport fee

Security

  • Cross-site Request Forgery prevention in Oauth login
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