Online exam in mobile app

Online Exam in Mobile App – How to attend Online Exam as a Student?

Since the outbreak of the pandemic, due to poor internet connectivity and limited accessibility to laptop or desktop devices, has made it difficult for students to attempt online examinations remotely. 

While considering the current situation in mind, Fedena has decided to launch Online Exam Feature in Fedena Mobile App too. As we all know Mobile phones are a widely used gadget among people, therefore attending examinations from mobile devices is the most feasible option for students. 

Students can appear for online examinations from anywhere around the world at any given time. This feature is useful for all types of institutions such as K-12, Higher-eds, Group of Institutions, Vocational Institutes, and more.

Students can easily attend the online exam, test series, mock test and submit it by using any Andriod or iOS device.

Let’s See How Online Exam Work in Mobile App:

  1. First, teacher can create Exam on Fedena Web App
  2. Student receives instant notification when exam get scheduled or published 
  3. Next, on examination day, students can attend the examination via the mobile app
  4. Lastly, view the answer sheet and exam score via their mobile device 

Know how Online Exams Functions in Mobile App 

Online Exam is now available in Fedena Mobile App, which allows students to attend scheduled or live examinations from their mobile device. Students can attend the online exam, classroom test, and quiz directly from Fedena Mobile App without being physically present on the school premises. Also, view the exam results in the mobile app itself. 

To attempt an online exam from a mobile app, students can follow these steps – 

  • Log in as a student from the mobile app.
  • On the dashboard click the Online Exam, to view the scheduled examination
  • Next, start the examination by clicking on the “View Exam” button and the exam will commence in a separate window.
  • Here students can view the examination questions and marks allotted for each question
  • After answering all the questions, the student can end the exam.

Points to Note-

  • Students can access the exam only on the set exam date and time.
  • Once the exam begins students can neither pause nor stop the exam.
  • Once the exam result is published, students can view their result from a mobile app.

Are you ready to take your institute exam online? Connect with our Fedena experts today.

Features of Online Exam in Mobile App:

  1. Synchronize test on the desktop and mobile devices
  2. Attend MCQ & Subjective Examination- Students can easily attend the MCQ and subjective examination from mobile devices. 
  3. Instant Access to Result – Students and parents can access the exam result directly from mobile app
  4. Real-Time Notification – Students receive an instant notification on Fedena mobile app when exams get scheduled by the institution. 
  5. Avail for both iPhone and Andriod Device 
  6. Interactive Interface- Students can easily check the scheduled or live examination from their account in Fedena mobile app.
Fedena 3.9

Fedena 3.9 with 9 New Features & 10 Enhancements

We all know 2020 has been an unforgettable year for all of us and amongst all the difficulties we embraced new realities and shifted from traditional schooling to online schooling. To support our customers during these challenging times, we are continuously improving our software by adding new features, so that institutes can function efficiently while all their operations are remote.

Again we are here, to kick off 2021 with our latest release – Fedena 3.9. We are excited to share that Fedena 3.9 is now out and live for all our users. In this release, we are featuring 9 new features – Online Exam in Mobile App, Floating Elective Subject, Paybooks Integrations, Gate Management, Assignment Revamp, BBPS Integration, Quickbooks Integration, Notification Management, Gradebook Mark Entry. Besides this, there are 10 feature enhancements and 70+ bugs fixed.  

This time we are dedicating this release to “John Taylor Gatto”, who was an American author and school teacher. Gatto introduces how “Practical HomeSchooling Turns Kids Into Geniuses”  promotes homeschooling, and specifically unschooling and open source learning.

 After teaching for nearly 30 years he authored several books on modern education, Dumbing Us Down: the Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling, and The Underground History of American Education: A Schoolteacher’s Intimate Investigation Into the Problem of Modern Schooling, which is sometimes considered to be his magnum opus.

He was awarded New York City Teacher of the Year three consecutive years while also being recognized as New York State Teacher of the Year in 1991.

On October 25th, after a long battle with health issues, Gatto departed this world at 82 years old. He leaves his legacy behind that inspired thousands of people to challenge the premise on which our education system was built.

What is New in Fedena 3.9 release?

New Features:

1- Online Exam in Fedena Mobile App

Online Exam is now available in Fedena Mobile App, which allows students to attend scheduled or live examinations from their mobile device. Students can attend the online exam, classroom test, and quiz directly from Fedena Mobile App without being physically present on the school premises. Also, view the exam results in the mobile app itself. 

2- Assignment Management  

Assignments are one of the best ways to track the progress of both students and teachers. And that’s why we have upgraded our Assignment Management Module by adding various new features in both web and mobile app. 

  • Now creating a new assignment in both web and mobile app is more flexible than ever. We have added new modes for assignment submission, marks/grade entry, comment section, due date flexibility and more. 
  • Get a better view on assignments status Fedena has rolled out Graphical and Tabular Reports in both web and mobile app. 
  • Employees can track the assignment publish date and username details via assignment logs.
  • Students can submit answers for online assignments through the mobile app.
  • Also, students can view pending and submitted assignments, submission details, and marks obtained in each assignment.

To get a detailed understanding of Assignment Module – Check our Support Article 

3- Floating Elective Subject –

With this feature in Fedena, enable an elective group as a floating elective, and subjects from the floating elective group can be assigned individually to the time slots. Check how floating elective subject can be managed in Fedena.

4 Paybooks Integration –

Fedena introduces hassle-free integration with Paybooks integration. It simplifies the payroll and payslip generation process, also easily syncs all employee’s details such as employee type, designation, department, location, and more from Fedena to Paybooks in a single click. Once enabled, employees can access their payslips with the salary structure, and deductions made through Paybooks. Read the complete support article here – Paybooks Integration

5- Gate Management  –

Prevent unauthorized entry into your institute premises with Fedena’s all-new Gate Management Module. Gate management is a mobile app’s first feature to record the entry and exit of visitors, students, and staff members. Our module helps in enhancing the security of your institution and provides detailed graphical and tabular reports on visitors’ in/out timings.

  • This feature is divided into 3 parts : Visitor Management, User Entry Management and Gate Pass Management
  • Privileged employee can access the reports in graph and tabular format and view it on both web and mobile app 
  • Configure form settings, general settings like notification, and prefix for the pass number in the web app.
  • The entry/actions in visitor management, user entry management, and gate pass management will be marked and handled in the mobile app.

6- Notification Management – 

Notifications control in the web and mobile app are settings given to provide better control on the notifications sent from Fedena. The web settings allow privileged users to control what notifications are sent out. And in, the mobile app user can disable and enable the push notifications as well as set a do not disturb time. Read complete support article – Notification Management

7- Gradebook Marks Entry via Mobile App –

Employees can now enter marks/grades from the mobile app for a specific exam, term, skill, and activity. Easily check the mark submission status for the exam, also after entering the marks the employees can instantly view the result. 

8- Quickbooks Integration –

Efficiently manage all your accounting operations with Quickbooks Integration. View the auto-syncing record status in Quickbooks sync available in the Fedena ERP.

9- BBPS Integration-

Make fees payment easy by integrating BBPS (Bharat Bill Payment System) with Fedena. After registering your institute with BBPS, students or parents can search the institute, view pending fees, and make a payment with a click.

Enhancements in Fedena 3.9 Release 

  • Send instant notification in locked mode after submitting the marked attendance
  • “Receipt templates” is renamed as “Finance templates”
  • Inactivate button in payroll category to change the status of payroll from active to inactive  
  • Voucher number setting for expenses
  • Setting to disable available item quantity and price in Inventory
  • Enable assignment accessing privilege for non-teaching members 

We’re continuously adding new features to Fedena, fixing issues we learn about, and making changes based on your feedback. Kindly share what would you like us to improve next and for a better Fedena experience try our free demo. Also, check the complete release note here – https://fedena.com/blog/2021/07/ariel-fedena-3-9-release-note.html

Benefits of Fedena Learn

Benefits of Online Learning Platform for Schools [Fedena Learn]

Fedena Learn is an online learning platform for schools and colleges, built by Foradian Technologies and launched in June 2021. Fedena Learn combines the features of ERP software and LMS software in a single integrated solution. Most educational institutions use separate software for their administration and e-learning purposes.

With the introduction of Fedena Learn, the institutions can now allow teachers to deliver media-rich customized courses, promote an interactive learning environment beyond classroom boundaries, and provide better operations controls for admin from a single platform.

Benefits of Online Learning Platform for Schools [Fedena Learn]

1. Benefits to Teachers

  • Setup and manage course content – Teachers can create media-rich courses and embed e-learning resources for the learners to access from their devices.
  • Stream recorded lectures – Teachers can upload the recorded lectures which can be downloaded by the students on their devices.
  • Improve student engagement and collaboration – The discussion feature available in the Fedena Learn promotes collaboration between learners. Students can ask questions specific to each topic and can be answered by other students or teachers.

2. Benefits to Students

  • Watch recorded lectures  – Students can download the content along with the recorded videos and watch it offline.
  • Ask doubts – Students can ask questions and get answers using the discussion feature available in Fedena Learn.
  • Take notes – Students can save personal notes regarding each topic.
  • Track learning progress – The learners can keep track of their progress in the e-learning platform of Fedena Learn.

3. Benefits to Parents

  • Mobile learning – Parents can access the learning plans and learning contents to help the students learn from home and keep track of the academic activities and performance of the students.

4. Benefits to Administrators

  • One software to set up and manage e-learning and administration – Administrators have to set up and manage only one solution to manage the online learning and ERP requirements of the institution. Administrators and management have to manage only one software vendor to provide the ERP and LMS software services.

Along with these benefits from the online learning platform of Fedena Learn, the ERP modules provide many other benefits. Read top 25 advantages of school ERP software

How Fedena Learn Works?

Fedena Learn works through the integration of the online learning tool with the school ERP. To use the Fedena Learn e-learning features, teachers can access the Learn app, from the top menu

Fedena Learn view in app

Clicking on Learn App, it will be redirected to the course creation platform, where you can create courses and share them with students.

Fedena Learn view

Once you reach here, you can create course content. Check this article to learn how to create and manage courses and content.

Here check the complete video to understand the complete Fedena Learn Process:

Fedena Learn

[NEW] Fedena Learn is now live

Fedena Learn – An Integrated Solution to manage E-Learning & Administration of Schools and Colleges

Digitize traditional classroom experience and simplify daily school operations

The concept of traditional education has entirely changed within the last couple of years. Nowadays institutes have started embracing the e-education system to efficiently deliver online learning material to students and productively manage daily operations remotely. But selecting the right ERP platform which not only simplifies online learning but also allows institutes to automate daily operations hassle-free, is not an easy task.

Therefore Fedena has rolled out a new feature called Fedena Learn. Fedena Learn is one of the key features of Fedena, and it enables Fedena powered institutes to manage online learning & daily administrative tasks from a single integrated platform. 

Fedena Learn is an interactive online learning module for schools and colleges, which enables teachers to deliver media-rich customized courses, offers a robust learning experience to students, and promotes interactive learning environments beyond classroom boundaries. 

Key features available in the online learning modules of Fedena Learn:

  • Create Engaging Courses

Instructors can create end-to-end customized & engaging courses by adding teaching materials using their favorite mediums such as videos, audio, images, text, presentations, and documents.

  • Educate through Videos

Teachers can add video into the courses and other visual content to enhance the learning experience of students. Students get notified about the updates and can watch the video lectures at their own convenience.

  • Mobile Learning

Using Fedena mobile app users can access online learning features, such as:

  1. Students can download content within the app
  2. Watch recorded lectures in offline mode 
  3. Track the course progress
  4. Students can ask any question regarding course and share it with instructors and classmates 
  5. Add MCQ and descriptive quizzes in course and assess how the student is progressing through the course.
  • End-to-end school operation management

From online admission to fees management to employee payroll management all can be done within Learn Module. Apart from the online learning feature, Fedena Learn offers 50+ modules that automate the institute day to day operations and let admin manage all operations remotely.

Learn how to setup Learn Module in Fedena Web App :

Key Benefits of Learn Module in Fedena:

  1. Single click bulk data sync 
  2. Automate students enrollment for courses
  3. Secured, centralized, and one-click access to Learn Module
  4. Enhance collaboration between student and instructor
  5. Promote self-paced learning
  6. Streamline daily academic and administrative operations

If you want to automate institute daily operations and manage online learning from a single platform, consider Learn Module of Fedena. To know more about Learn Module? Visit us at – Fedena Learn or connect with our experts

Mobile App for School Management

Mobile App for School Management – Top Benefits

The Six Top Benefits of A Mobile App for School Management That Will Change The Way You Run Your School.

Technology has transformed every sphere and facet of our lives in many ways and the importance of technology in schools cannot be disregarded. However, in this day and age mobile applications have emerged as a game-changing technology that is revolutionizing the way schools are run.

Today, smartphones and tablets with internet connections dominate our daily lives. These devices ensure that students, teachers, and parents are constantly connected with just one tap. It makes it easier for teachers to impart lesson plans and for students to gain that knowledge. School Management Mobile Apps have also changed the educational institutions’ function daily. It has allowed several manual tasks to be automated, and many complex and critical processes to be carried out with ease and greater efficiency.

In this article, we explore the top six benefits of a Mobile App for School Management, that will define the way you run your school:

1. Online Fees Management

Fee management is one of the most important tasks that is done by a school admin team regularly. For any school, several fees need to be collected such as academic fees, hostel fees, transport fees, etc. Schools also need to set up fee structures for each student based on the grade of the students, category of the student, tabulating scholarships, or any other discounts. Schools have to send fee reminders to parents, as well as generate fee receipts for all payments.

A few years earlier, these fees used to be calculated manually for the school. However, the use of a mobile app has helped to automate the entire process. Thus, making it easier for the administration team, eliminating errors and streamlining the entire process. 

In addition, the mobile app also syncs with the schools preferred payment gateway, allowing parents to view and pay fees online from any location. 

With the help of a mobile app for school management, the fee management for the entire school gets streamlined, thus saving the time and effort of the staff members.

2. Students Attendance Management 

Marking the daily attendance of the students for every class is one of the key tasks for every school teacher. This is a mundane and time-consuming process.

Using a mobile app for school management simplifies the entire process by automating it. The app allows for biometric & RFID device integration so that attendance data gets collected automatically. The faculty can track and mark students’ attendance from the app and then use the data to create comprehensive annual attendance and late coming reports. 

Another benefit of attendance management in the school management app is that employees can request leave directly from their mobile and the admin team can accept or reject this leave application with a simple tap. 

Using a mobile app for school attendance management eliminates the mundane paperwork, data redundancy, and reduces the chances of incorrect data entry. It also keeps the parents updated about the whereabouts of their wards via SMS, push notification & automated emails. 

3. Online Courses Accessibility

A mobile app for school helps the students to access courses online that are saved on the cloud storage. Students irrespective of their location can easily log in with their secure ids and access these courses. To simplify online learning for institutions, soon Fedena has launched an online learning management platform for schools i.e Fedena Learn.

With Fedena Learn institute can create customized courses and deliver these courses to students so that their learning continuous outside classroom boundaries as well. Using Fedena Mobile App, students can download the content, stream recorded lectures, and watch the video-based courses offline mode as well.

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4. Homework And Assignment Management

Another benefit of a mobile app for school management is that simplifies homework and assignment for the teachers. Using the mobile app, teachers can assign assignments to the entire class or a particular group by attaching digital content like documents, videos, images, and puff references along with the task. The app allows teachers to track the deadlines, monitor the progress of the shared assignment, and then share the results and feedback with the students instantly.

The homework and assignment management module in the school management app not only helps the teachers save time but also helps manage the entire process in a paperless and sustainable manner. 

5. Real-Time Communication And Events Update

The school management app simplifies communication between the student, the teacher, and the parents. The inbuilt messaging platform in the school management app helps teachers with instant messaging platforms and allows them to connect with parents and students in real time. Students can also use this platform to connect with the teachers to ask questions or clear any doubts. 

6. Bus Tracking With GPS Device Integration

With the help of bus tracking and GPS integration, it becomes easy and hassle-free for the parents and the school to track the transport system of the school. The mobile app helps the school to manage & optimize the entire transportation operations. The administration team can manage the transport routes, keep track of students, assign a vehicle to students and employees and provide GPS tracking of schools buses so that the parents are stress-free.

In conclusion, 

With the application of mobile app technology, the way schools function has changed for the better. The school management mobile app enables the school administration team to carry out their job duties in a well-organized manner and overcome all the problems and challenges. It empowers them to run to school in an efficient, hassle-free, and streamlined manner. 

School ERP FAQs

15 Frequently Asked Questions About School ERP

A school ERP is a software application that digitizes the day-to-day operations of a school. The software application provides user logins to teachers, students, parents, administrators, principals, and managers of the school. These users can access the school ERP from their computer or mobile device through the internet. A good school ERP can add a lot of value to the school by generating different reports that can save the time of teachers and administrators and can help the leadership to take better and faster decisions.

Below we have highlighted the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) in School ERP, read and understand how school ERP help in improving your institute productivity:

1. Can a school ERP system automate the entire school processes and operations?

A school ERP automates the most important systems and processes like attendance management, timetable generation, fee collection, parent-teacher communication, etc. 

It is also possible to automate “almost all” the school processes and operations using a school ERP. And this requires a lot of customization and implementation efforts. A dedicated team of developers and project managers can help you automate the entire school processes and operations.

2. How institute can manage online learning using School ERP?

Nowadays School ERP system offers an inbuilt online learning feature so that institutes can deliver online learning and customized courses to students even outside the classroom boundaries. Fedena has recently launched “Learn Moduleusing which the institute can create various types of courses and share them with students so that students can continue their learning without any disruption.

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3. How error-free the data, reports, and information that an ERP provides?

The data, reports, and information that an ERP provides are designed and developed to be error-free. During and after the development of the school ERP software, the software goes through multiple quality assurance tests to ensure that the reports and data outputs are error-free. Also, the computer software follows the GIGO(garbage in, garbage out) concept. In computer science, garbage in, garbage out is the concept that flawed, or nonsense input data produces nonsense output or “garbage”.

4. Does it require any manual intervention? If so, why should schools go for it?

A software always requires manual intervention to ensure its proper functioning. The software requires the data to be entered into it manually. Maybe with the advancements presently happening in AI, the ERPs of future schools can operate without any manual intervention.

5. What can the school’s top management expect from a school ERP?

The top management of a school can expect the school ERP to generate various reports to help in compliance and decision-making. The top management can also expect the school ERP to improve the communication between teachers and parents. There are also many other expectations of top management that can be achieved with a school ERP like instant notifications to students and parents, fee due to alerts and fee collection, transportation management, grade-book generation, etc.

6. What is the role of a school ERP in improving the academic performance of students and the pedagogical skills of teachers? 

Improving the pedagogical skills of teachers and improving the academic performance of students do not come directly under the scope of a school ERP software. But a school ERP can help to achieve these goals through the various data it collects which can be analyzed to understand the academic performance and pedagogical skills of a school.

7. Will the teachers or school staff need to visit the school to access any information or feed data into the ERP system? 

The teachers and school staff can access information from the school ERP and feed data from their homes. There is no need to visit the school premises to do the same. The teachers require only a computer with a good internet connection. 

8. Can a school ERP system help in making decisions at various levels?

Yes. A school ERP can help the leaders and teachers in making decisions at various levels. The various reports generated in school ERP starting with the grade book reports of students to the finance reports help the leaders in making the right decisions. The multischool dashboard of school ERP provider various reports to the school owners and board of directors to take decisions from a bird’s eye view.

9. Will the use of an ERP system be a burden for the teachers and the other staff?

The use of an ERP system will not be a burden for the teachers and the other staff if implemented properly and enough resources are kept on the payroll to manage the ERP software. There should be dedicated resources working on the ERP software management to make sure it is running properly. These resources can stay updated about the new features and functionalities in the school ERP software and implement the same in their schools.

10. How much does a school ERP cost? 

A school ERP can cost zero dollars to a million dollars depending on the software provider. There is free and open-source school ERP software available in the market and there are multinational software companies providing ERP software for schools. A good School ERP like Fedena’s price starts in the range of $1299 per year per institution.

11. Is it fair that the school ERP providers charge according to the number of students in the schools?

Not all school ERP software providers charge the schools according to the number of students. If there are features that are used by all the students in real-time like an online examination or online classroom, these features demand a lot of server resources and can increase the hosting and maintenance costs. In such a case the school ERP providers will have to charge the school based on the number of students.

12. How can institutes conduct online classes using school ERP?

Most of the school ERP software contains an online classroom module or will be integrated to another online class software like Google Meet. This functionality can be used by schools to conduct online classes using school ERP.

13. Is it safe to upload the users’ data onto a school ERP system, especially when hosted on the cloud?

Yes, it is equally safe to upload the users’ data onto a school ERP system even while it is hosted on the cloud instead of hosting in a computer in your school. A determined hacker can access the data even if you are hosting the school ERP on your school premises. A cloud hosting can ensure better security as there are data from many schools hosted in the same server.

14. What are the different factors that one should consider when opting for a school ERP?


While opting for a school ERP, the school leadership must consider the following factors.
1. Does the school require a school ERP or a learning management system(LMS) or both?
2. Does the school have resources to take leadership of the implementation and management of school ERP?
3. Have you calculated the total cost of ownership(TCO) of the school ERP and prepared a budget?
4. Have you enquired about the ERPs used in nearby schools in your network?
To know more read “How to choose the best School Administrative Software for your institute?

15. What is Fedena School ERP and how it is different from other ERPs?

Fedena ERP Software provides user-friendly dashboards with login access for teachers, non-teaching staff, students, parents, and management personnel of your institution. There are various modules available in Fedena school ERP which streamline all the processes of your institution. From the admission of new students to generating transfer certificates when students complete their studies, all can be managed within Fedena. Fedena is in development since 2009 and has helped hundreds of schools to automate their system and process. To know more read 101 reasons to select Fedena School ERP for your school.

advantages of school ERP software

Top 25 Advantages of School ERP Software

2020 was the year that schools across the world were forced to adapt to online schooling. 

This year, after months of reluctance, new challenges, and lots of online learning, 2021 has seen schools successfully adopted online schooling and technological interventions.  This was mostly due to the use of School ERP software.

A school ERP software is a comprehensive school management solution. This software helps to automate all school processes, such as attendance management, new admission, school transport, timetable creation and lots more from one place. While school ERP software was growing in popularity these past few years,  the industry gained a significant boost in the past year

If you have been mulling over the decision to adopt a school ERP software for your institute – here are the A to Z of Benefits of using a School ERP Software.

1. Attendance Management

Manual tabulation of attendance is a time-consuming process. On the other hand, a school ERP software offers an online attendance management feature with an integration biometric device to automate the attendance, punctuality of the students, teachers, and the staff. This digital system ensures that all the classroom time of the teachers is diverted towards the education of the students. 

2. Blogs By Teachers

The use of school ERP software allows teachers to create online blogs where they can post information & resources for students for classroom tasks. This blog is a platform for the discuss classroom learnings, see the comments by the teachers, and create a healthy online learning environment. 

3. Communication With Parents

Mitigate communication gap among teacher, staff, parents and students by enabling internal messaging feature in School ERP system. This system can be integrated with external communication tools like email and texting for the parents. This ensures that the parents receive timely updates about their children – from academic information, updates on events to even disciplinary actions if needed.

4. Data Management

Manages the entire data of a student life-cycle starting from the pre-admission to graduation and even alumni data within the school ERP platform. This acts as a repository where institutes can store all data such as attendance, grades, health records, scholarship data, financial data, and hundreds of other information associated with the student in a digital format.

5. Exam Management System

Using School ERP, schools can conduct online tests, assignments, and exams even outside the classroom boundaries. The students can attend scheduled examinations from any location, on any device and the results can be tabulated and sent to the students almost immediately. 

6. Fees Management

Fees management module in school ERP, helps in digitizing the entire fees management process. the biggest advantage of this feature is, parents don’t have to stand in long queues to submit their child’s fees, they can pay fees online and receive timely reminders of due and upcoming fees.

7. Grade book and Report card Creation

From creating customized report cards to generating paperless report cards which can be accessed anytime from anywhere, there are many advantages of grade book management with a school ERP software. 

8. Hostel Management

The hostel management module takes care of several hostel administrative tasks such as managing hostel applications, registration forms, allotment of rooms, fees management, mess payment management, and communication with students and parents. 

9. ID Card Generation

Design professional ID card using School ERP software, the administrative team can design an ID card for students, staff members, and visitors with minimal time and effort. These ID cards can be easily customized to the needs of the school

10. Join From Any Location

A school ERP software allows the students and teachers to participate in the virtual classroom from any location. All they need is a smart device with an internet connection

11. Knowledge of Data In The Real-Time

With a school ERP software, the administrative team and the parents have access to data in real-time. This can include real-time tracking of a school bus, getting attendance updates, and assignment results. For teachers too, the knowledge of real-time data helps them make strategic decisions about their upcoming lesson plan. 

12. Library Management

Simplify and automate the library management tasks with the school ERP platform. The software helps the staff organize their inventory, track the books in the library cycle, identify defaulters, tabulate fines, and generate insightful reports to improve the efficiency of the librarian.

13. Multi-School Management

Manage a group of institutions’ daily operations from a single platform. With multi-school ERP feature, institute can easily handle sheer volume of academic and administrative running processes swiftly and seamlessly without glitches.

14. New Enquiry Management

Applicants admission enquiry management feature is a new module in the Fedena school ERP system. This feature allows admin to monitor the status of applicants’ admission enquiry from a single view. Filter enquiry New, Qualified, Processed & Rejected enquiries based on various parameters like date, course, academic year. Also, track which source is generating a maximum number of admission enquiries.

15. Paperless Admission

School admission is a paper-intensive task with applications to be filled, forms to be submitted, receipts to be generated. A school ERP software takes this entire process online so that the new admissions can be done in a hassle-free manner with minimal use of paper.

16. Quicker Turnaround For Mundane Jobs

While running a school, numerous tasks need to be done regularly. This can include attendance, receipt generation, reminders to parents, tabulating marks for report card etc. With a school ERP software – these tasks can be easily automated to reduce the burden of the teams.

17. Reminders

With the help of the school ERP software, the admin can set reminders to be sent through email or SMS about the various type of upcoming activities or evenings in the school. This can also include reminders for fee payments, parent-teacher meetings, and lots more. 

18. Student Assignment Management

Assess student’s academic growth by providing daily online assignment. Once the assignment get uploaded on school ERP platform, student’s can access assignment from their account and submit the assignment in digital format.

19. Timetable Creation

Many schools use the school ERP software to help them schedule and manage their timetables flawlessly. The software helps in the efficient organization of all operational activities in the school. 

20. User Privileges

A school ERP system offers user privileges so that the administrators have the power to create multiple users who can easily take care of the different modules of the software. This can be done without compromising on data privacy and security of the students or the school.

21. Vast Improvement in Academic Performance

Stores and analyses student data related to grades, assessments, homework, attendance, etc within School ERP. These analyzed data can be accessed by the teachers through graphs and reports. It helps the teacher to understand the learning curve of the classroom, identify students who need assistance, and well as any other learning gaps. This intelligence can be used by the teachers to create learning plans that will help improve the academic performance of the students. 

22. Workload Reduction

Another advantage of a school ERP system as it helps the school administration staff reduce their workload. This is done through the automation of manual tasks such as attendance, grade and report card management, timetables, exam schedules, fees records, hostels, and library details.

 23. eXport Of Data

Easily export data of students, employees, subjects, attendance, etc. in XML or CSV formats for various functional and strategic purposes in an ERP platform. This exported data helps in backing up and securing the data of the school. 

24. Your Institute, Your Customization

Customize school ERP app according to your institution’s needs. Additionally, schools also have the option of customizing their admission forms, report cards, ID cards, and other vital online documents. 

25. Zoom Integration and Other Video conferencing

Video conferencing platforms such as Zoom, BBB, Goole Meet, and more can be easily integrated with school ERP software so that the institute can conduct online classes and web meetings with ease.

In conclusion, 

Today, technology has transformed the way schools function making them more efficient. It has changed the role of teachers and students within the classroom – equipping them with digital tools for a better teaching and learning experience. While we have listed the A to Z features of school ERP software, the benefits can be endless for your school.

Engaging Online Learning for Students

How to create an engaging online learning experience for students?

Virtual classes, online classrooms, and digital learning are the new normal for millions of students across the world as schools shift their learning platforms to the online space. 

While the online space offers the students numerous benefits such as new tools of learning, the flexibility to learn, and new collaborative learning experiences, the transition can be challenging for both the teachers and the students. 

On one hand, the teachers need to make extra effort and find new ways to engage students effectively. On the other hand, students need to put in extra effort to stay engaged, especially because of the distractions and interruptions at home.

Delivering enagging online learning experince is vital to the success of the student because when students are actively engaged in the learning process, they learn better, understand the content more deeply, and are able to retain the material for a longer time.

But that is easier said than done. 

Teachers and trainers find that it is not easy to engage students in an online classroom using the same engagement techniques used in a traditional classroom. In an online learning experience, the teachers have to deal with newer and often more challenging issues from screen fatigue and internet disruptions to simply bored and isolated students. 

In this article, we will look at a few tips to help you create an engaging online learning experience for your students:

1. Communicate Classroom Expectations

Often, instructors teach in the online setting the way they taught in a face-to-face setting. This means that they use similar instructional strategies. However, for most students, the online classroom is a new experience. It is therefore important for the teachers to set up classroom expectations from the beginning. This can include guidelines on online behaviour, camera and mic etiquette, asking questions.

TIPS: At the beginning of the semester or even each month the teacher can introduce the class schedule and syllabus, assignment schedule and update the students about the online tools that will be used.  This is a great way to get the students excited and engaged from the very beginning as it helps eliminate the uncertainty.

2. Encourage The Use Of Various Digital Tools For Learning 

In a traditional face-to-face classroom, the students depend on the teacher as the sole custodian of information. But this changes in an online classroom experience. So, rather than just sharing the learning material, in an online classroom, the teachers should encourage the students to explore and use various tool for better learning and engagement. Online education provides students with multiple avenues for learning. The use of these various tools ensures delivery diversity. It keeps the learner excited and engaged the students to work with learning tools that appeal to their learning styles. 

TIPS: Digital tools that can be used in the classroom include Youtube Tutorials, Videos, Podcasts, Games, Slides, Online Galleries, Surveys – the list can be endless.  

3. Use Digital Story Telling As A Teaching Technique

For time immemorial, stories have fascinated us, intrigued us and engaged us. Using storytelling in the classroom does not mean that the teacher has to use literal stories. Research has proven that a digital story can engage students’ visual and auditory senses in a way that the written word alone cannot. In an online classroom, digital storytelling is a process of creating a story on a given subject by adding several multimedia elements such as visual, audio and music to a scenario text in general.

TIPS: The teachers can also being storytelling into the classroom using video illustrations, case studies and audio stories to keep the students interested and engaged.

4. Create A Community In The Classroom

One of the main reasons for disengaged students in the classroom is the feeling of isolation. Creating a feeling that the students belong to a community of learners helps improving classroom retention and learning. This can be done by promoting active communication between students and instructors as well as fostering informal student interaction through social media, study groups, online chats, email. These informal student networks enable online students to form close ties with fellow students. 

TIPS: Some other forms of communication to help foster student-teacher and peer interaction include – chat rooms or instant messaging, broadcast text messaging, social media groups etc. 

5. Opportunities To Collaborate

Online teaching has also helped the teachers understand that student collaboration is the hallmark of a great teaching and learning environments with high student engagement. Studies have shown that online collaborative learning helps improve student engagement and academic performance. 

TIPS: These collaborative opportunities could include group projects, group essays, group presentation where students do their research and then bring them back together in small discussion groups or video calls to share their individual learning. This also helps to develop a greater understanding of the concept.

Another great technique is to encourage students to work together in pairs to analyze a topic and then share their understanding with the rest of the class. This method works for students who may feel lost in a large group discussion. Other collaborative tools for an engaged classroom include Google slide, surveys, breakout room discussions among others. 

6. Use Of Digital Motivators 

The use of motivators like digital certificates, badges and points is a great way to keep the students engaged. It helps to motivate learners during the course. They also serve as a reminder to the students that their small classroom inputs or timely assignment submissions are being observed and appreciated. These digital motivators give the students a sense of purpose that fuels their classroom participation and engagement

TIPS: For instance, the teacher can create badges for the most questions asked, the most participation in class discussion etc.

In conclusion, 

The transition from a face-to-face classroom to an online video conference is challenging for the students and especially the teachers who must make extra effort to engage students. This calls for the use of new teaching tools and techniques that will appeal to the students using screens to learn in isolation. While this is challenging, with the right teaching tools, it can also help the students stay motivated and learn better faster and retain the information for longer. 

Online Schooling Over Traditional Schooling

Surprising Benefits Of Online Schooling Over Traditional Schooling

Is managing a School becoming a headache? But not with the right Online School ERP Software. Learn the advantages Online Schooling Over Traditional Schooling.

Across the world, the typical education and schooling model follows a traditional physical format. 

In this format, lessons and classes are conducted in a lecture mode, with the teacher or the trainer at the helm of the class.  Students are required to attend these physical classes on a daily basis where the learning happens in a one-to-many format along with homework, tests, and assignments. Typically, in traditional schooling, classes are often large in size which can be an obstacle to the students in their learning or getting their queries clarified.

However, in recent times online schooling is gaining preference across the world. 

With the current Covid-19 pandemic serving as a catalyst, education institutions have been forced to either go online or temporarily shut down. 

For years, online schooling was seen as a low priority experiment for most institutions. Online learning was mostly restricted to correspondence courses. However today, almost all institutions across countries are providing their students with online schooling. They have seen an array of benefits for their students – most of which have been unexpected and rather surprising. 

Here are a few unexpected benefits of online schooling over traditional schooling:

  • Increased Collaboration Between Students

While most believe that learning online would lead to a sense of isolation and amplify any feeling on loneliness for students. But in fact, is not true. Online learning has prompted an increase in collaborations and peer-to-peer learning among students. 

Most online school ERP systems allow students to work with team members through email, chats, group discussions, and other easy-to-use methods. This allows for students to reach out to each other at all times. Student-to-student communication is not limited by school hours. This boosts the students’ ability to collaborate, connect and learn from each other. 

  • Improved Learning Outcomes For Students

In a traditional classroom, the students are confined to the table and chair. The learning pace was decided by the instructor in accordance with the majority of the students. 

On the other hand, online classes allow students to study anywhere. They can complete the coursework at home, in a coffee shop, or at a library close to them. Additionally, besides selecting an environment that best suits them, online learners can also move at their pace, slowing down for more difficult concepts or speeding up when they feel like. They also have access to an array of reference materials ranging from videos, podcasts, online forums – all of which work together to improve the learning outcome for the students.  

To simplify the online learning experience and courses accessibility outside classroom boundaries Fedena has recently launched Fedena Learn an online learning platform for schools and colleges, which allow institute in delivering the interactive online courses to students and digitize the entire institute operations from admissions to e-learning from a single platform. Watch the below-mentioned video to learn more.

  • Better Classroom Management For The Teachers

When learning in a physical classroom, student management and maintaining discipline is a key task for the teachers. This is because many students tend to be disruptive and disturb their peers. 

However, an online environment is deemed to be a more productive environment as the students are not contained in a single room. Thus, they remain unaffected by the other students. 

Furthermore, the teachers have access to a wide variety of tools, quizzes, polls, games, videos, and other teaching tools. This goes a long way in helping to manage student behavior and keeping them engaged in an online setting. 

  • Improved Technical Skills For the Students

When learning in a traditional environment, the students get limited access to a computer or a smart device. 

However, when learning online, students use a variety of devices from laptops to smartphones. They can hone their technical skills by learning new software suites. Online schooling gives students the opportunity to perform in-depth research online. They learn the essential digital literacy skills to communicate effectively and safely in various formats such as discussion boards. These skills are essential for the 21st-century workplace. 

  • Diversity In Students And Teaching Staff

In a physical school, the students and the teaching staff often limited due to geography. 

On the other hand, when a school offers online courses, they expand their reach to students and teachers from across the world. Thus, they not only attract students from a larger base, but they can offer those students access to some of the best teachers located in any part of the world. This goes a long way in enhancing the reputation and appeal of the school.

  • Enhanced Networking Opportunities For The Students

During the sessions of a traditional classroom, most students are only able to network with their peers in the same class or a higher/lower section.

Comparatively, online schooling provides students with the chance to network with fellow students across nations. This collaboration can lead to other opportunities in terms of new projects, new learning and even new job opportunities. 

Also, these collaborations opportunities not only make the students culturally sensitive to fit into other environments but it also makes them more confident individuals. 

  • Easier Documentation For The Schools

In a traditional system, most schools save their records and documents in physical files. 

However, one of the biggest benefits of an online schooling system is that schools can go paperless. This essentially means that all the school-related documents, training manuals, alumni records and other details will be safely stored in an online database. Online storage means that the documents are secure, with user-specific access when needed. 

In conclusion,

Today the online school has evolved from mere distance correspondence courses to highly intensive courses with content-rich curriculum. In order to be able to offer their students the best of virtual learning, schools need to invest in a comprehensive college and school management software. This multipurpose online school management system allows the school to automate tasks for easy functioning. By integrating video conferencing platforms into the software, school management systems now make online schooling easy for any school to incorporate.

online result management system

Advantages And Disadvantages Of An Online Result Management System

Academic results or more specifically an academic report card communicates and tracks a student’s academic growth during the specific period. 

For decades, the results that were communicated to the parents were always a quantitative assessment and not a qualitative assessment of the learning and the knowledge that the students would have assimilated during the learning period. 

But today, following a result-based pattern of learning is not always beneficial to the students. 

Besides creating a stressful situation for the learners, the pressure also gives rise to a negative learning attitude among the students. It can lead to practices such as rote learning, copying during examinations – both of which are counter-intuitive to a healthy learning experience for the student. 

In extreme situations, unfavorable results have also led to students indulging in self-harm and suicide.

Therefore the need of the hour of the schools and educational institutes to move from a result-based approach into a more comprehensive system that offers the students feedback on the student’s personal learning journey. It should be able to guide them towards ways to improve their learning – without the pressure of classroom performance.

This has given rise to a demand for an online result management system that not only ensures that students receive accurate and error free results – but they also receive feedback on all classroom activities includes assessments, daily homework, and extracurricular activities

Today, a result management system needs to incorporate detailed accounts of each student’s progress across various parameters. This can include the student’s social behavior, discipline, work habits, learning skills, extracurricular skills, and lots more.

By enabling a 360 degree complete and continuous assessment of the student throughout the academic year, it will help the students to understand their strengths and weaknesses. It widens their perspective towards the learning process, help them to take responsibility for their education, and motivate them to score better in future exams through real-time course correction. 

Below we bring you a more in-depth look into the advantages and disadvantages of an online student result management system: 

ADVANTAGES

  • Faster Results

This is the most obvious advantage of an online student result management system. Generally, the traditional paper-based result management system takes time as the teachers need to collate the results, manually calculate, input it into the system and wait until the reports are them printed. 

This system can take up weeks – during which times the students have forgotten the context and the content of the exam questions. 

However, with an online system, the test results are calculated automatically and then results are ready to view or email within minutes.

  • Error Free Results

For many teachers, the examination period also is a time of stress and anxiety. This is because of the tiresome process of manually collecting the results, marking them, converting the marks into grades, and keeping them safe until the day the parents (or students) get to see them. 

One of the biggest downsides of the traditional form of result management, it that this entire system is prone to human errors and miscalculations. While handling the manual exam papers, there is also a high chance of losing them, or damaging them due to unforeseen environmental situations. 

However, the online result management system eliminates all these problems. The automatic calculation and storage of the exam results reduces the burden on the educators and saves the results from any human errors or damages. 

  • It Motivates Students And Gives Them An Accurate Indication Of Their Academic Performance. 

The immediate results not only help to reduce the stress of the students waiting for their results. When they do receive their marks and scores, the faster results also help the students to realize their errors, work on relearning their concepts, and seek improvement before their next text.

The online system is able to generate an analytical report of the student’s performance. This report can give the teachers and the parents an accurate understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of the child, their academic interests, and the topics on which they might need additional tutoring. 

  • Bias-Free Checking Of Marks

The lack of human intervention in the online result management system ensures that the student results are free from personal biases and prejudices. Most often, these biases can creep in unknowingly, but they affect the marks and the morale of the student. 

On the other hand, the online result management system is free from any such biases towards any student. 

DISADVANTAGES

  • Minor Technical Glitches In The System

Just like any other technical system, there may be occasional glitches in the online result management system. These may vary from small server problems to a larger lack of internet connection. However, these are challenges that can be easily managed to ensure that the online result management system is not affected by these challenges.

  • Open Text Questions Cannot Be Graded

One of the biggest disadvantages of the online security management system is that the open text questions which need to be answered in long sentences or paragraphs cannot be automatically graded. They need to be manually read by the teacher and graded accordingly. In these situations, an online result management system can be rather ineffective. 

The traditional method of result management has always been considered to be tedious, especially when carried out for a large number of students or for larger schools with a single teacher attending too many classes. It can be a time-consuming and error-prone process. 

However, with advances in technology, schools these days can shift their complete result management system online. The system designed is to ease out the result generation process. It offers many advantages and disadvantages to the school. But the advantages are far more overwhelming compared to a traditional result management system. 

Thus, making it the best way for schools, colleges, and educational institutes to manage their result management system in a way that offers benefits and advantages to all the stakeholders.

Online & Remote Learning

Infographic – Key Difference between Online & Remote Learning

Online and Remote learning can confuse people as most of them consider both to be the same. There are considerable differences between online and remote learning.

Online Learning happens at the preferred pace of learners. The course content will be available at any time for students to learn from any location. So the contents will be formatted to match this requirement. Learning management systems(LMS) will be set in place to provide online learning content in an easy to access method.

Remote Learning are conducted like regular classroom learning. The only difference is that classes happen remotely. The teachings happen face 2 face but remotely. So all the required contents will not be available in the format of learning management systems for remote learning. Also in online learning courses are structured to fit the flow of a learning management system. All course content will be created and stored in the learning management system well before the start of the academic year. But in remote learning teachers will change the course structure and content taught according to the feedback received after each remote class. Course structure can change monthly or even weekly to fit the unique requirements of each batch.

When it comes to learning from home, at your own pace – online learning is the right method to follow. Online learning is very flexible and learners can follow their own preferred learning pace and timings. Remote learning is less flexible as there will be teachers actively involved in daily classes and one can expect a lot of face-to-face interactions even if virtually. Here learners will have to follow the instructions of teachers every day.

There will always be differences in online learning vs. remote learning. Whether it’s online learning or remote learning, at the end of the day, teachers want their students to be productive and engaged in learning in order to produce their best work.

DID YOU KNOW? Fedena has recently launched online learning platform for schools and colleges i.e Fedena Learn, using which institute can deliver online learning and manage school’s daily operations from a single platform. Know more about : Fedena Learn

Check this Infographic to know more differences between Online Learning & Remote Learning:

Online & Remote Learning
education in 2021

Infographic – Tech trends that will transform Education in 2021

There are real benefits to education from integrating advanced technology tools in the process of education. Here are some latest technology advancements from AI to Big Data to Robotics which are going to transform the educational system and process in 2021. These are

  1. Gamification – The integration of gamification concepts like simulations, incentive-based learning, badges, likes etc. is going to be a critical part of most of the learning process in education.
  2. Internet of Things(IoT) – IoT will provide better connected classrooms and more collaboration between classrooms and educational institutions. We are going to see more hardware tools on school campuses.
  3. Artificial Intelligence – Artificial Intelligence technology is already being used in automating examinations and grading. Very soon it will be undertaking all administrative activities currently performed by teachers.
  4. Virtual Labs – Augmented reality(AR) and virtual reality(VR) can bring real-life experience to virtual labs. This is going to give laboratories like access to more learners across the world.
  5. Learning Analytics – Learning analytics is the measurement, collection, analysis and reporting of data about learners and their contexts. The reports generated can guide teachers and leaders for taking right decisions.
  6. Blockchain – Any database record can be stored as blockchain. With the case of education and student records, the possibilities are endless starting from attendance to gradebook and fees management.
  7. Big Data – Similar to blockchain big data can be applied to any of the many student records data. Ultimately its goal is to measure and predict the academic performance of students which is linked to many other factors.
  8. Robotics – Integrating robotics to the classroom and curriculum improves the skills of the learners by participating in the design, creation, assembly and operation of robots.
  9. 3D Printing – Just like robotics, 3D printing is also an activity that creates excitement for students and improves their overall skills especially problem solving skills. It can open new possibilities in learning and application of skills.
Education in 2021

Among these 9 technology trends some are going to impact education and transform the way it was done in 2020.