Google Meet Integration with Fedena

Google Meet Integration with Fedena

Social Distancing doesn’t have to be learning distancing

Online learning and remote teaching isn’t a new thing; it has been around for a while. But with increasing widespread of pandemic, more and more institutions have adopted the technological platforms to ensure that administrators, educators, and students can remain connected, and without disruption, the learning of the students remains on-going. 

In these uncertain times, providing secure communication and continuous learning platforms for students and instructors has become a necessity for all types of institutions. Daily interaction with classmates and instructors, even virtually, play a significant role in student’s learning and also helps them to adjust to the virtual learning environment. 

Amid this lockdown, our commitment is to deliver a solution that helps schools and colleges to stay connected with each other in real-time and quality education gets seamlessly provided to student’s won’t any halt. 

Therefore Fedena is pleased to announce that we have partnered with the best industry provider and expanded the choices in video conferencing software. Now Fedena can integrate with Google Meet so that teaching-learning practices remain to continue uninterruptedly.     

Let’s see how to get started with Google Meet Integration with Fedena

Google Meet, the online meeting tool from Google is a simple and easy tool to schedule and attend meetings online. With the integration, now create meetings, online classes within the “Collaboration Module” in Fedena and let students join the meetings with ease. Meeting link will be available in the Google Calendar app as well as Google Meet app.So just click the link & you are ready to join the meeting. 

Conduct Online Classes Using Google Meet

Google Meet Integration with Fedena


There are few pre-requisite before you can integrate Google Meet to Fedena. They are as follows-

  • First enable, Google SSO should be for your Fedena instance.
  • Next, add Google Calendar API to your GSuite account.
  • To enable the GMEET plugin (please contact your accounts manager to purchase this plugin) in your accounts panel.
  • After purchasing the plugin get enable, you will get “Client Key” & “Client Secret” ids, which you add under “Google OAuth”.
  • Now you are ready to create online meetings using Google Meet in Fedena.

Note – Before you start creating meeting, create new server named GMEET in Fedena Instance. For more details on Google Meet Integration setup, check – Fedena Support

How Teachers can create an Online Classes?:

Steps to setup online class using Google Meet:

  • Go to Menu >> Collaboration >> Collaborate >> Google Meet Meeting
  • Give a preferred name for the meeting.
  • Select the server as the one you set up for GMEET.
  • Specify the meeting agenda, in the description.
  • Enable guest list if you want all the participants to see the invitees.
  • Specify the duration of the meeting.
  • Notify members when selected send an internal message to participants.
  • Now to add participants for the meeting.
    • To add employees – choose a department and add employees
    • To add students – Select a course and add students
  •  Finally, schedule the date and time for the meeting.

Some Other Video Conferencing Platform in Fedena

Conduct Online Classes Using Zoom

zoom integration in Fedena


Integrate Zoom application into Fedena

  • Go to Menu >> Collaboration >> Collaborate >> Servers >> New server
  • Select the server type as Zoom
  • Provide the name as Zoom or any name of your preference.
  • Update Zoom API Key, Zoom API Secret and Zoom Webhook Token

To get an API Key and API secret. Go to sign in and click Build App. Use the JWT app and copy the credentials to setup a server in Fedena.

  • Save changes.

Once the Zoom server gets set in Fedena, then you are ready to conduct online classes and meetings with parents and institute employees.   

How Teachers can create Multiple Online Classes for different course students?

Note: The Zoom plugin works with an active Zoom account. Features may vary depending on the Zoom plan you are in.

Conduct Online Classes Using Big Blue Button

BigBlueButton integration in Fedena


You need the Collaborate plugin and BBB(BigBlueButton) installed in your account and running in a server (Can contact your Fedena account manager, if you wish to use Fedena BigBlueButton Hosting Service.)

How an Admin can Create an Online Classes:
integration in school erp software

Top Seven Integrations In Any School ERP Software

Your school ERP software is highly capable

What are integrations in school ERP software?

School ERP software is any tool or platform used to manage a variety of processes and functions in an educational institution. While most school ERP software has inbuilt functionalities that address all the needs of various stakeholders in the educational institution, oftentimes users want their school ERP software to do more. This is where integrations come in. Integrations refer to the capability of your school ERP software to work with or collaborate with an external functionality and have it smoothly work like it would normally. For instance, an email integration allows you to basically connect your school ERP software to your email client so that you can easily integrate or shift between these two applications as needed.

Why do we need integrations in school ERP software?

School ERP software tends to be quite comprehensive in nature. It makes sense why – the very purpose of a school ERP software is to be a robust and reliable tool that handles every function and process an educational institution could need. Why then would we need integrations for our school ERP software?

To answer this question it is important to understand that educational institutions do not function in silos. They often have to interact with stakeholders that might not be within this field. They might be using software and hardware that was not necessarily built for educational institutions. Their capabilities are affected by these factors and the fact that dedicated educational technology is still a nascent trend. For a while now educational institutions have relied on using technology or tools or platforms for various functionalities that may have not been built for them, but have become the de facto tool, software, or platform to use in a given industry or by a given stakeholder.

Often times, these types of preferences are deeply ingrained and difficult to change, especially when it comes to external entities. This is where integrations come in to save the day. With integrations, educational institutions bridge the gap between their school ERP software and whatever tool, software, or platform that is already in use by stakeholders they have to work with.

Who benefits from integrations in school ERP software?

A common misconception about school ERP software is that it is only useful for administrative staff in educational institutions. This is because school ERP software is so adept at taking over processes or non-education functions that administrative staff is primarily responsible for in most educational institutions. But nothing could be further from the truth. In reality, school ERP software is for all stakeholders in the educational ecosystem. These stakeholders include teachers, students, parents, non-educational staff like an administrative staff and even the management or controlling board of a school.

The same applies to integrations in school ERP software, since through the use of the school ERP software these numerous stakeholders will inevitably be making use of the integrations also in the course of their professional interactions.

What type of integrations is possible in school ERP software?

It is obvious that multiple integrations are possible with your school ERP software. Everything from email to financial software can be integrated with school ERP software. It might be to increase the functionality of your school ERP software as much as possible by integrating everything possible. But the sheer range of possible integrations might be overwhelming for some school ERP software users. So where would be the right place to begin?

Below, we discuss in great detail, the top seven integrations we advise to start using your school ERP software to its full potential. Read on to find out what you should be looking at as for as integrations for your school ERP software go:

  • Biometric or RFID Integration

One of the biggest integrations possible with your school ERP software is biometric ID or RFID integration. But what is biometric or RFID? RFID stands for Radio Frequency Identification. Biometric IDs are any form of identification relying on biometric information – like an Aadhaar. Your school ERP software is capable of integrating with ID cards enabled with biometric info or RFID to automatically convey information every time the ID card is used. An example of the kind of information this integration would collect would be something as simple as entry and exit times for students using their ID to swipe in and out of classrooms and even school itself.

  • SMS Integration

Your school ERP software is capable of integrating with a bulk SMS provider of your choice, enabling management, teachers, and administrative staff to connect with parents and students easily and in one go. Parents and students can also set up SMS alert notifications that are reliable and delivered at scale thanks to this type of integration in the school ERP system. Finally, SMS notifications can be set up to be sent out in bulk automatically every time certain events occur in your school ERP software, eliminating the need for human intervention in case of routine alerts.

  • Email Integration

School ERP software can be integrated with your preferred email client in order to set up email notifications for a variety of stakeholders – such as parents and students. But this does not mean spam email from your school ERP software. In reality, the integration empowers the administrator to send emails to select stakeholders. They can also give permission to key employees to be able to the same through the school ERP software integration itself. Finally, automated emails can be set up for specified groups of recipients for specific events taking place in the school ERP software.

Recap: Web-based college ERP system – Why is an effective solution for higher education institutions?

  • Tally Integration

This is a good example of an integration made necessary by the existing status quo in an industry. While your school ERP software has its own financial and accounts management capabilities, externally Tally software is the one most used by accountants and other financial personnel. Schools would be hard pressed to find professionals who will be willing to work with their custom school ERP software when a perfectly functional alternative works just fine and is used widely across their industry. This is where Tally integration in your school ERP software comes in handy, making it possible to bridge the gap between two different software.

  • Barcode Integration

Why would a school need barcode integration? This might seem like a pointless integration but is actually extremely useful for library services your school offers. Integrating the barcode with the library module of your school ERP software ensures that barcoded library books and materials borrowed by students and teachers are tracked. Your school ERP software thus also ends up helping with inventory management for your library electronically.

  • Mobile App Integration

Integrating the mobile app with your school ERP software is almost a necessity. These two arms of the same tool must work seamlessly, and this is made possible thanks to easy integration within the same school ERP software.

  • Online Payment Integration

While some school ERP software has their own payment gateways, many schools already use their own custom payment gateways that they may not want to abandon. This is where custom online payment integration comes into play – a robust school ERP software will allow for such an integration that delivers smooth and easy payment.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Financial Technology Terminology

On November 8th, 2016, Prime Minister Modi announced the demonetization of the 500₹ and 1000₹ notes effective immediately and new 500₹ and 2000₹ notes to be circulated in the market over the next few months. While the verdict on the decision is still up for debate, this decision has given opportunity for many companies in the financial technology sector or like they would call it the FinTech industry to finally be able to spread their wings and grow; as people are starting to shift to using mobile payments, online transactions, and eMoney.

All of this might seem really alien to you if you were still dealing with cash on a daily basis, stuck to your debit/credit card for other expenditures and managing your investments manually. FinTech is easy to get wrapped up in. It has been an exciting field that’s taking power away from traditional, bloated banks and giving the industry a much-needed facelift. It’s helping the “underbanked” (as any FinTech evangelist will tell you over and over again), and many popular FinTech technologies are becoming integrated into everyday life, PayTM for example, has been one of the forerunners for a while now. But what’s with all the lingo and jargons? Despite the excitement, understanding exactly what’s happening in the field can be really difficult for the uninitiated. The list of terms includes banking terms, tech lingo, and pure FinTech jargon.

Here’s a lexicon to get you ready for the age of cashless transactions that’s descending upon us:


Financial Technology, an industry known for creating and mastering software and technology in the financial sector. They’re also popular for challenging traditional banking and other incumbent institutions.


Know Your Customer also revolves around authenticating users. Requirements of thorough identification checks and due diligence information seem to have grown more powerful in recent years to fight fraud by requiring users to prove their integrity. You might have noticed this recently while upgrading your PayTM account or while exchanging your old notes for new at the bank.

Payment Gateway:

A service provider that authorizes credit/debit card payments. They act as an intermediary between a payment portal, like a website, and your bank. (Fedena can be integrated with almost all the payment gateways in the market!)

Digital Native:

A person raised in the age of digital technology. This demographic is vital to the growth of FinTech as they are more likely to expect their banking services to be technologically advanced and always online.

Collaborative Consumption:

An economic model based on the sharing, swapping, and renting of services and goods. The “Sharing Economy” or “Collaborative Economy” can be seen in many platforms, for example, Airbnb or Kickstarter and is growing in FinTech solutions via solutions like peer-to-peer lending.


This represents the global standard for credit and debit cards. The title is taken from its original developers, Europay, MasterCard, and Visa. Many cards already feature the EMV chip designed to fight card fraud, theft, and secure every mode of payment.


The process of encoding messages. Encryption is probably the most essential to FinTech, the blockchain, cryptocurrency and anything else that needs to be secure. Data, like names, numbers, and account numbers is turned into a code using algorithms (mathematical formulas). A key is required to turn that code back into useful data, which is generally kept only with the banks or the FinTech company.


Single Sign-On authentication saves users from the barrage of IDs and passwords by allowing one set of login credentials to sign in for multiple applications. For example, in Fedena you can set up login through Gmail ids using the Google APIs helping students, teachers, and parents to login with just one click.


Application Programming Interface (API) represents the functionalities of a certain application. These are important because they enable other programmers to use components of existing software, allowing for faster and more reliable software development—a major component of the FinTech and any technology. Fedena too comes with APIs to help integrate Fedena with other applications.


People who don’t have access to proper banking or services offered by retail banks. They might have a banking account but rely largely on spending physical currency. The ability to serve the underbanked is considered one of the most important facets of FinTech.

Read More: Can technological reform in education improve our job prospects?


A digital currency using cryptography for regulation and security. It’s a decentralized system, meaning no central entity exists to oversee the processes. Instead, it uses a blockchain. There are several different kinds of cryptocurrency, including Bitcoin, Ripple, and Ethereum.

Online Wallet:

An online wallet is what is replacing bank accounts at a rapid pace. Companies like Google, Paypal, and others are already in this sector, helping you pay most of your bills through online wallets and storing your money for you at minimal to no cost.

There are far more terms and jargons in the FinTech industry which we haven’t delved into but this should help you get started and familiar with the landscape. For all of our customers as well as schools and institutions trying to figure out a way to incorporate online payments, Fedena can easily be integrated with all the online payment portals in the market, making us one of the top educational ERPs in the market.

barcode integration with Fedena

All you need to know about barcode integration with Fedena

barcode integration with Fedena

Lately, the Fedena Support team has been receiving quite a lot of questions about barcode integration with Fedena and how it can be used to manage a library. In this article, we’ll try to address all the questions briefly.

What are Barcodes?

A barcode is a way to encode information about an item in a visual pattern that an optical scanning machine can read. There are two types of barcodes – linear and 2D. A linear barcode is made up of black and white bars of various widths that create specific patterns. A linear barcode is the more commonly used on books.

Linear barcode

A 2D barcode is more complex and can hold more information about an item. A QR code (Quick Response Code) is a common example.

2D barcode

What are barcode readers?

A barcode reader is a device that reads barcodes and outputs the details of the item on a computer. A perfect example of a barcode reader is the one you see at your favorite retail store that reads and logs the price of an item.

Is Fedena integrated with barcode technology?

Yes, Fedena is integrated with barcode technology to help you efficiently manage your library.

a. Does that mean Fedena can generate barcodes?

No, Fedena cannot generate barcodes for you. Fedena only enables barcodes read by a barcode reader to be filled in the system automatically.

b. Is there any setup that I need to perform in Fedena?

No, there is absolutely no setup you need to do. All you will need is Fedena with the Library plugin and a barcode reader.

c. What type of barcode code readers can be used with Fedena?

Regular barcode readers with USB or Bluetooth support can be used with Fedena. However, make sure that the device can read linear barcodes.

How does a barcode reader work with Fedena?

With Fedena, a barcode reader can be used when:

  • Adding a new book
  • Checking availability of a book
  • Issuing a book
  • Returning a book

Here’s how it works. Let’s say you want to add a new book to your Fedena system. Here’s what you got to do.

  1. Go to the Manage Books page (Module access icon > Academics > Library > Manage Books) in Fedena.
  2. In the top right, click the Add books button to open the Add book page.
  3. Select By barcode as the book addition mode.
  4. Position the cursor in the Barcode field.
  5. Scan the barcode on the book using the barcode reader. The book’s barcode number is automatically filled in the Barcode field. Make sure the barcode reader is plugged into your computer.
  6. Continue entering other required information and save.Here’s a GIF file showing you how it’s done.

    The barcode reader used the above illustration is a plug (USB) and play reader manufactured by TVS Electronics, Model: BS-C 101 STAR

What are the benefits of using a barcode reader in my library?

A few key benefits of using a barcode reader in your library are:

  • Reduced staff workload
  • Increased accuracy
  • Faster check-in and check-out
  • Time saving
  • Easy stock verification
  • Reduced operational costs
  • Improved operational efficiency

Do you sell barcode readers along with Fedena?

No, we currently sell Fedena only.

How do I make my Librarian happy?

Get her a barcode reader!

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Barcode Integration: A unique new feature in Library Management System

barcode integration

Fedena 3.1.1 is now equipped with Barcode Integration which can help you deal with library management in your institution. Any new book addition or a book issued or returned by students can be entered. Be it a renewal or the search for a book to know its status can be easily done by scanning the barcodes of the books. Managing your institution’s library is much easier now with the new feature of barcode integration. Read the article and know what all scenarios will let you use the feature.

Scenario 1: When a new book is added

1. When a new book is added, go to ‘Manage Books’ in the Library section and then select ‘Add books’.

2. Select ‘Add Books’ to go to the page where you will add information about new books.

3. There are two ‘Book addition mode’- ‘General’ and ‘By barcode’. Thus, you can add a new book in your library using the barcode of the book.

Scenario 2: When a book is returned/renewed/issued

The barcode integration can also be used in case a book is issued from the library or is returned or renewed. You can keep a track of all the entries with the help of the barcode in the book.

1. In the case of returning a book, go to ’Return Book’ in ‘Library Management’ page. Store the returned book using the barcode.

2. For issuing a book, go to ‘Issue books’ in ‘Library Management’ and use the barcode to do the need.

3. For renewal, go to ‘Book renewal’ in ‘Library Management’ page and use the barcode of the book for book renewal.

Scenario 3: When a book is searched for

The barcode integration can also be used to search for books in your library. Use the barcode of books to look for the current status of a particular book, whether it’s available or reserved by someone for a later issue. For this, go to ‘Search book’ in ‘Library management’ and use the barcode of the book to know the status.

The Big Blue Button Plugin by Fedena for Video Conferencing in School


Being the top head of your school, you might at times have to conduct a video conference with your employees, in case you are out of the station. Fedena brings to you the Big Blue Button plugin with the help of which you can easily conduct video conferences from anywhere away from your school. But in order to use this plugin, the first thing you need to do is to install the Big Blue Button to your server. Only then you can use the plugin effortlessly. Read this article and you will get to know how you can use the plugin for your meeting with employees.

Log in as the admin

1. If you are the admin, login to your account and go to ‘Collaborate’ in ‘Collaboration’ found in the main menu. Once you click on ‘Collaborate’, you land on the page where you need to add your server details and also create a new meeting.

2. Click on ‘Servers’ as highlighted in the screenshot and add your server in it by clicking on ‘New server. Fill in all details that you have for your server and ‘Save Changes’.

3. The next task you need to do is to create a new meeting with the help of the ‘New’ option in the ‘Online Meetings’ page.

4. Click on ‘New’ and you land on the page where you can create a new meeting and share with all those with whom you want a meeting.

5. Once you are done, click on ‘Save’. After it is saved, your task is done as an admin. Being the admin, you can edit or delete any new meeting created. Plus, you can also ‘Join’ and ‘End’ any meeting you are participating in.

Login as an employee

If you are the employee who is scheduled for the meeting, then login to your account and go to ‘Collaborate’ in ‘Collaboration’ in the main menu.

Click on ‘Join’ to join the scheduled meeting.

For more, read:

Fedena Integration with Tally

Fedena Integration with Tally: How it Works

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To maintain the financial system, most educational institutions use Tally. On the other hand, Fedena allows you to maintain all kinds of financial transactions like payment of salary, fees transactions and a whole lot of others. But when you want to transfer all transactions from Fedena to Tally, you cannot do that manually. Instead, you can use the Tally plugin with Fedena which is nothing but a bridge between the two. Once it is synchronized, all financial transactions will be copied from Fedena to Tally. To know more about the Tally plugin, read on this article.

How Tally integration with Fedena simplifies the financial transactions?

Login to your Fedena account and go to ‘Tally Export’ in ‘Finance’ that can be found in the main menu. Once you click on ‘Tally Export’, you reach the ‘Tally Export’ page, a screenshot of which is given below.

‘Tally Export’ offers you four options. Let’s see how the options will help in using the plugin:

1. Settings:

Click on ‘Settings’ and you get the options to manage settings for the tally export. ‘Settings’ allows you five options to manage it. For configurations, you need to select ‘General Settings’ to include tally URL and live sync start date.

a. The ‘Organisations’ option lets you manage your organizations for which, you first need to ‘Add’ your organization’s name to it.

b. ‘Voucher Types’ lets you create and edit all types of vouchers.

c. Similarly, the options ‘Accounts’ and ‘Ledgers’ allows you to manage your Tally accounts and the ledgers for Tally respectively. You can create, view and edit ledgers for Tally with the ‘Ledgers’ option.

2. Manual Sync:

When you want to synchronize with Tally manually, you need to choose the ‘Manual Sync’ option. Click on ‘Manual Sync’ and select the start and end date for the manual synchronization.

Click on ‘Schedule’ and you see that manual synchronization has been scheduled successfully.

3. Bulk Export:

The ‘Bulk Export’ offers you two options for the export.

You can schedule a bulk export for Tally, using the ‘Schedule Export’ for which you need to select the start and end date and also the ledgers which can be some selected ones or all of them.

For downloading any pre-scheduled export, go to ‘Downloads’ and you can download the export in XML format.

4. Failed Syncs:

All failed synchronizations can be obtained from the ‘Failed Syncs’ option. Just select the date for which you want to know the failed syncs.