Generate ICSE reports with ICSE grading feature by Fedena 3.3

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In our last post on ICSE grading system feature by Fedena 3.3, we have discussed about the configuration that you need to do before you start using the feature. Once you’re done with the configuration, the next step requires you to enter the marks of students. The feature also allows you to generate reports based on the marks of students. Read the article and find out more on generating ICSE reports.

How to generate ICSE Reports?

When you login to your Fedena account, you are required to go to ‘ICSE Reports’ in ‘Examination’.

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As you can see in the screenshot above, the Reports Center has four options:

Generate Reports: You can generate a report on the student scores entered. Next, you need to select the particular course for which you want to generate the report.

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View Student Report: To view the report of particular students, you can use this option. It gives you the score card of students.

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As you can see, this is a report card of a particular student. Likewise, you select other students from ‘Students in this batch’ as marked in the screenshot. A ‘Term’ is used in most ICSE institutions under which the examinations are conducted. Most schools have two terms- Term 1 and Term 2 exams.

Subject-wise Report: Similarly, you can also generate report of students based on subject.

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Consolidated Report: Get a consolidated report of all the subjects together for students.

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The consolidated report of students in the particular course and batch.

Note: Generating report is highly flexible and it offers you the option to generate reports on multiple combinations in subject-wise and consolidated report. This means, you are allowed to generate reports based on terms, on internal marks alone or external marks or a combination of both, etc.

ICSE grading system with Fedena

Introducing the all new ICSE grading system with Fedena 3.3

ICSE grading system with Fedena

The earlier version of Fedena offered different types of exam grading like the GPA, CWA and CCE. But the new version of the software, Fedena 3.3 has introduced a new core feature called the ICSE grading system which will allow institutions following the ICSE grading pattern with exams and courses. Before using this core feature, you need to know the feature well. Today, we will cover the configuration part that you need to do to use the ICSE grading system feature for your institution.

ICSE Grading- The configuration process

Before you start using the ICSE grading system for examinations in your institution, you need to do some configuration.

  • For this, you need to first go to ‘General Settings’ where you will select ICSE as the grading system.

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As you can see in the above screenshot, ‘ICSE’ has been selected as one of the grading systems.

  • Before proceeding to the next step you need to upgrade all the relevant existing courses to ICSE grading system.

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  • Then comes the part of adding relevant ICSE settings from the Settings part of examination.

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ICSE Settings’ will take you to its page where you need to do the configurations.

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  • ICSE Exam Categories: This section will let you create new ICSE exam categories. Clicking on the ‘New’ option will let you create new exam categories.

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Fill in the necessary information to create the new exam category.

  • ICSE Weightage: The next step is to create the ‘ICSE Weightage’.

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Provide with the EA or External Assessment weightage and IA or Internal Assessment Weightage along with option of co-curricular activities (if co-curricular activities are part of any of the weightage.)

  • Assign Weightage: The weightage created above has to be assigned to respective batch and for this, you need to select the respective batch and also the subject.

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  • Internal Assessment Groups: Create a new internal assessment group for internal assessment exam.

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Create the group by filling up the necessary information. Make sure you provide the indicator and the formula. Description of all formula is given in the right-hand side of the page, as shown above in the screenshot.

  • Assign IA Group: Once you are done creating IA group, the next step is to assign the IA group.

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Assign IA group and you are done with ICSE exam configuration.

In the next article, we will be talking about the ICSE Reports in detail.

Remarks Module with Fedena

The All New Remarks Module with Fedena 3.3 to Provide Remarks to Students

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Introducing a new module with Fedena 3.3, Remarks let you provide remarks for each of the student on the basis of performance in different subjects or some common remarks on individual student on any particular exam conducted. The module also allows administrators to provide custom remarks on the students. To know more on the Remarks module, go through the article below.

The Remarks module with Fedena

The Remarks module can be used in three major forms- as common remarks, subject-wise remarks and custom remarks.

How the three major forms of the module works

A subject teacher or a tutor of the particular batch has the privilege to provide remarks.Subject teachers can add/modify remarks for those subjects which they teach whereas the tutor can add/modify for all subjects in that batch. For this, you need to go to ‘Exam Management’ in ‘Examination’. Select the particular course and the respective exam as well as the subject to provide remarks for each of the student on the particular subject.

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As you can see, individual marks are given to each of the student in the respective subject.
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Remarks can also be added for a particular subject from Exam Wise Reports and Student Transcript Page.
To check the report on remarks based on exams, you have to go ‘Exam Wise Reports’ in ‘Exam’ and select the batch and exam group.
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The screenshot above shows the subject wise marks of the particular student. For ‘Common remarks’ on the particular students, you have to click on ‘+Add remarks’ as marked in the screenshot, and add your respective remark for the student. ‘Common remarks’ are helpful when you want to provide with extra remarks for any students on the particular exam the student attended.

When you are looking forward to provide with custom remarks, you need to go to ‘Remarks’ in ‘Academics’. There is an option to ‘Add custom remark’ which when selected will ask you to select the particular course and batch.

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For custom remarks, you have to provide the name under whom the remarks are to be published, in the ‘Remark by’ box. Provide with a ‘Subject’ as well before filling up remarks for each of the student. ‘Custom remarks’ are those remarks which are general comments on any student on the overall performance.

PDF report on the remarks can also be extracted.

The new Color Theme plugin by Fedena 3.3

Color Theme plugin In Fedena

The new Fedena 3.3 comes along with a lot new features to provide the best of user experience. Today, in this article, we will feature a brand new plugin that has been introduced with the new version of Fedena, called the Color themes. Earlier version of the software allowed only six color themes, which has been extended to more options. This allows our users to choose a color theme of their choice from the color picker. Read the article for more details on the plugin.

Choosing Color Themes and font

When you login to your Fedena account, go to ‘General Settings’ in ‘Settings’.

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Here, as you can see in the screenshot above, you have the option to choose color from the available colors for theme. For more colors, select ‘More colors’.

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Choose any color of your choice.

For font, you need to go to ‘Select font’ option in the ‘General Settings’ page only.

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Introducing Fedena 3.3

Fedena new release

As a part of our effort to provide our customers with the best of experiences of Fedena, we have come up with a new updated version of Fedena 3.3. This new version promises you a quality management software for schools and colleges with richer user features. Follow the release note below to know more about the latest version.

Write to us for your valuable feedback and any further information at info@fedena.com.

Core Features

Force deletion of student in case of data dependencies
At present, student cannot be deleted if dependent student records are present. This feature enables the force deletion of student records including dependent records. Deletion is done via Scheduled Job. Dependent records include the following:

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  1. Finance fee or Finance transaction
  2. Batch students
  3. Student subjects
  4. Attendance
  5. Exam scores

Plugin

  1. Assignment
  2. Blog, Blog comment, Blog post
  3. Disciplinary complaints
  4. Group, Group post, Group post comment, Group files
  5. Gallery tags
  6. Room allocations, hostel fees
  7. Library
  8. Online exam attendance
  9. Placement registration
  10. Poll votes
  11. Task, Task comments, Assigned task, Task assignees
  12. Transport, transport fee

Privileged User:

Go to Student profile ­> Delete ­> Remove student records. The user will be redirected to the following view.

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Once the link ‘click here’ is clicked, the deletion process will be pushed to scheduled job and the user will be redirected to dashboard with a flash message as shown below.

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Fee Headwise Report
This feature aims mainly three kinds of fee headwise reports as given below.

Batchwise

It contains students from the selected batches and their associated fee collection details. Fee collection details includes particulars details, discount details, paid fee and balance fee.

Fee Collectionwise

Here the search goes for a fee collection from the selected batch and lists all the students associated with that fee collection and the collection details.

Studentwise

Search for the student and list all associated fee collections and its details.

Privileged User:

Navigate to Home > Finance > Fees

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The page below is shown with 3 types of Fee Headwise reports.

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Batchwise Report

Select a course and one or more batches and click on ‘Search’ to view the report for selected batch(es).

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Fee Collectionwise Report

Select a batch and a fee collection date to view the report.

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Option has been provided to export the report to a CSV file.

Studentwise Report

Search for a student by first name or admission number.

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Click on the name to view the report.

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Remarks Module
 The following facilities are available in this module:

  • Facility to add/edit/show/delete remarks in Examwise Report for each subject
  • Facility to add/edit/show/delete common remarks for Examwise Report, Grouped Exam Report and Transcript Report
  • Facility to add/edit/show/delete custom remarks in custom remark addition page for privileged employee
  • Facility to add remarks for multiple students at a time by privileged employee
  • Facility to view custom remarks added for current batch in student profile page
  • Facility to view remarks history in student profile page

Facility to add/edit/show/delete remarks in Examwise Report for each subject:

3.3_9Facility to add/edit/show/delete common remarks for Examwise Report, Grouped Exam Report and Transcript Report:

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Facility to add remarks for multiple students at a time by privileged employee:

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Facility to view custom remarks added for current batch in student profile page:

Click on ‘Remarks’ under ‘More’ in student profile page.

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The following page will be shown, where all the remarks for the student will be listed for current batch.

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ICSE Grading System
The aim is to implement ICSE syllabus based courses and exams. The following are the implementation details:

  • Added new grading type ‘ICSE’ for ICSE course creation.
  • Added ICSE  exam  category   for   exam   group­. ICSE course   can   have   different  exam categories  in   a   year   (First   Term,   Second   Term,  etc.)   and   each   category  may  have   both   internal   and   external  assessments.   Each   exam   category   and   corresponding   weightage  for  both  internal  and  external  assessments can be set by the user.
  • Added Internal  Assessment   group   for   each   subject   that   belongs   to   ICSE   course.  User   can  create   internal   assessment   group   for   each   subject   and   each   internal   assessment   group  has  many  assessment  indicators.
  • Added weightages   for   each   subject.   Each   subject   in   a   course   can   have   different   mark weightages (for internal and external assessments) depending on the exam.
  • Added flexible   formulated   calculation   for   Internal   Assessment.   While   creating   the   internal   assessment  group, user can specify the calculation formula.
  • Added ICSE  exam  category  based  exams.   ­
  • Added different types of reports for ICSE based exams.

Privileged User:

Course creation

While creating a course, select grading system type as ‘ICSE’.

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ICSE Settings

The ICSE settings can be configured in the page shown below.

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ICSE Exam Category

Create exam categories which can be linked to Exam groups. The exam category includes name description. For example, if course has two terms then we can create two exam categories called ‘First term’ and ‘Second term’.

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ICSE Weightages

Each subject in a course can have different mark weightages (for internal and external assessments) depending on the exam. So we can create weightages, with internal assessment to external assessment ratio (It can be 20:80, 30:70 totaling to 100) and a name to identify it. Each weightage will belong to an exam category. These weightages can be assigned to subjects, such that single subject will have only single weightage belonging to an exam category. ie, if we have First Term and Second Term as exam categories, a subject can be assigned with a weightage belonging to first term and another belonging to second term.

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New weightage creation page looks as shown below.

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Weightages can be assigned to subjects as shown below.

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Internal Assessment Groups

Create IA group with indicators and formula, and then assign groups to subjects as desired. Normally, one subject will have two IA groups in a year (Ex. Mathematics First Term , Mathematics Second Term).

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New IA group creation page looks as shown below.

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IA group can be assigned to subject as shown below.

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Exam Creation

User can create exams for configured ICSE exam categories.

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Input External Assessment Marks

For each exam, user has the option to enter the marks for each student. These marks are considered as External Assessment marks.  

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Input Internal Assessment Marks  

For each exam, we have option to enter the internal assessment marks against each indicator for each student.

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Consolidated Reports

We can generate reports for each batch separately. The generated reports include subjects and corresponding internal and external marks separately, in addition to average score and grade for each student. We could generate reports for each configured term.

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Below is a sample consolidated report.

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Multiple Fee Payment and Particular-wise Fee Payment
This feature serves the following purposes:

  • Pay all the fees of a student in a single step.
  • Make payment for fee particulars, rather than fee collections

A student can have many fee collections. If the student wants to pay all of his fees, he has to pay for each fee collection separately. Since it is a tedious process, we require a page where one can pay for multiple fee collections in a single step. It will list all the fee collections and amount to pay for each fee collection.Partial payments can be carried out by editing the ‘Amount to pay’ field for each fee collection.

Pay all fees for student:

Go to ‘Collect fees’ page in finance and click on the link ‘Fee submission for each student’.

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Search the student for whom the payment is to be done. Click on ‘Pay all fees’.

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Pay all fees link leads to the following page, where all the fee collections of the searched student will be displayed. Here, one can pay for all collections either partially or fully. It is possible to revert transactions from the payment history by the given delete link.

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Particularwise fee payment:

It will list all the fee particulars of a fee collection for the selected student. Payment can be done for the listed particulars. Once the student has paid all the particulars for a fee collection, then that fee collection status will become ‘Paid’.

Go to ‘Collect fees’ page in finance and click on the link ‘Particularwise fee payment’.

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Search for the desired student.

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Select the desired fee collection and make the payment. Fee payment receipt could also be printed.

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Hover the cursor upon ‘More details’ to view the transaction details like Receipt Number, Payment mode, Payment notes.

Addons

Sales in Inventory
The aim of this plugin is to make provision for selling store items to students and employees inside Fedena’s Inventory module.

Privileged User:

Navigate to ‘Inventory’ Homepage and click on ‘Store’.

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“Invoice Prefix” is a newly added field. While  creating  the  store  user  can  set  the  invoice  number  prefix   for  each  store.   If   no   invoice   prefix   is  set, then  default   will   be   “INV”.   The   invoice   number   suffix   will   be   starting   from   ‘001’   for   each   store and the suffix will be auto incremented by 1 from the last invoice suffix for each store.

Next   click   on   Item   category   to   create   item   categories.   The   user   will   be   redirected   to following  page,   where   user   can   create   item   category by providing   name   and   code.   Existing   item   categories   will  also   be   listed   in   the   same   page.   User   can   edit   or   delete   existing   categories.  Name   and   code  are mandatory fields.

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Now click on Store items link in inventory page to add items to store.

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While creating item, user has to provide the item category. If item is sellable enable ‘Sellable’ option. An extra field “Item category” will  appear, where the user has to specify the item category to which the store item belongs. It is mandatory to mention the item category if the item is sellable.

Once items are added, items can be sold to student or employees. To generate invoice, goto “Billing” in Inventory home page. The user will be redirected to following page.

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The  page  will  list  already  generated  invoices.   The   privileged   user   can   edit   or   delete   existing   invoices  only if the invoice amount is not paid. To generate new invoice, click ‘New’.

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Fill   the   required   details   like   store,   issued_to,   date,   invoice   number.   Items   can   be   added   to   the  invoice   using   add   new   item.   Any   number   of   additional   charges   and   discounts   can   be   added   to   the  invoice.   Total   will   be   calculated   automatically.   ‘Is   paid’   field   at   the   end   of   invoice   decides   if   the  invoice   can   be   edited   or   deleted   in   future. If   the   payment   is   done,   invoice   cannot   be   edited   or  deleted.   Click   ‘save’   button   to   save   the   invoice.   Invoice   can   be   printed  from  the  link  provided  in  the  success message.

To view the reports, click on ‘Reports’ in Inventory home page. The following page will be shown.

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To view the sales reports click on ‘Sales Reports’. The user will be redirected to the following page.

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In Sales Reports, we could generate ‘Daywise’ or ‘Itemwise’ reports.

Daywise Report

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Itemwise Report

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Invoice Report

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Interswitch Payment Gateway Enhancements
The following are the changes that have been done:

  • Payment confirmation e-mail is sent to the payee’s e-mail address
  • Transaction date changes depending on the configured time zone
  • Error occurred, if any is shown in the payment page
  • Transaction details are shown before and after making the payment
Color Themes
 Currently, Fedena supports changing the color theme. But, we have only six colors.  Hence, we found a need to include a  color  picker  for  choosing  the  color theme,   so   that   user  has  more options for color themes.   We also thought  to  include  a  list  of  fonts  for  choosing  the  font  style for labels, headers, paragraphs, etc.

This feature plugin facilitates the following:

  • 50 color themes to choose from
  • 7 font styles to choose from
  • Default date-picker style throughout Fedena for all color themes

Privileged User:

Navigate to Home > Settings > General Settings

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The default font is ‘Arial’ and the default theme will be ‘Red’. When the ‘Select Theme’ dropdown is expanded, the view will be as shown below.

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Upon clicking ‘More colors’, the view will be as shown below. Select the desired color and click on “Choose color” button to apply the changes.

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Choose font style

In the same page, where we have the ‘Color Theme’ setting, we have the ‘Font’ setting as well. Please refer the below screenshot.

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As evident from the screenshot, there are 7 font styles to choose from viz. Arial (default), Comic Sans MS, Garamond, Georgia, Times New Roman, Trebuchet MS, Verdana. Preview of each font is shown. Choose the desired font and apply the changes by clicking on ‘Update’ button.

Default date-picker for all color themes

Currently, the theme for date-picker depends on the color theme applied. With the new implementation, we have the default date-picker theme across all color themes as shown below.

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Local Settings for Clients in SAAS implementation

In Fedena SAAS implementation, each client can set the Local Settings,  which will be the default settings   for the schools they create. In the “Add Local Settings” & “Edit Local Settings” pages, there is an option to set the color theme and font for schools that would be created.

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Language Updates

Added support for Gujarati and Turkish

Issues Fixed

E-mail

  • Scheduled job fails for E-mail Alerts
  • Remove “Send Email” option for parent

Reminder

  • Page load time is very high during reminder creation

Users

  • Style issue in employee profile page

Students

  • If no student is present in a batch then show flash message inside the elective subject assignment page
  • Selected date changes upon encountering an error in Student Admission page
  • Student Additional Details record does not get deleted when a student is deleted
  • Batch name is not shown in archived student profile page

Dashboard

  • ‘Administration’ tab is not shown for user with ‘Manage course/batch’ privilege

Online Exam

  • Online exam for which end date has elapsed could be published
  • Online Exam option should not be shown in parent login

Applicant Registration

  • Unclear flash message if the batch does not contain all the subjects as chosen in Applicant Registration page
  • Same student could be allotted a batch more than once with same admission number in Applicant Registration page
  • Change  the name ‘Download’ to ‘View attachment’ and open the attachment in a separate tab in View Applicants page

Attendance

  • Marking attendance prior to admission date is allowed
  • No SMS is sent and reason is blank in the email in case of rapid attendance
  • Duplicate batch name is shown in Attendance Register page

Custom Import

  • Unable to import exam score in Custom Import
  • Guardian custom import has no validation

Reports

  • In Examwise report, ‘PDF report’ button to be renamed as ‘Consolidated PDF report’
  • Teacher has no permission to view CSV report for Grouped Exam report

Events

  • During event creation for employees, “Select a Course” label is shown for department selection

Finance

  • Salary account details is not shown in Finance Compare Transaction page
  • Remove the title ‘Delete’ from the Master Fee Category listing table
  • In Finance Category page, sort order changes to ‘oldest-first’ after a category is created
  • ‘Payslip Date’ to be changed to ‘Payslip Period’ in Employee Payslip page, including PDF
  • Inactive payroll category is shown in View Payslip page
  • ‘Amount to pay’ is shown wrong for student fees
  • Discount is shown incorrectly while viewing fee collection
  • Discounts of former students is shown in the Discount list page
  • Total fees in the fee structure PDF is shown wrong
  • In ‘Finance reports’, transaction accounts from unassigned plugins are shown for new schools
  • Negative value is shown for ‘Amount to pay’ in the fee defaulters page after fees is paid
  • Reason is not shown in the PDF report of rejected payslip
  • Student category cannot be changed if unpaid fees exists for that student

Hostel

  • Error 500 is thrown after allocating student to hostel
  • Even though room rent is more than 9999.9999, unpaid hostel fees in student profile is shown as ‘9999.9999’ only

Transport

  • Even though bus fare is more than 9999.9999, unpaid transport fees in student profile is shown as ‘9999.9999’ only

Inventory

  • GRN PDF does not show ‘Grand Total’ value
  • Alignment issue in indent creation page
  • Items from deleted store are shown in search results

Mobile

  • Mobile View Fee Status does not show any information

Library

  • Alignment issue in book edit page

Online Payment

  • Unable to repay after a reversal

General

  • Parent can access all the pages that student can access
  • Should not allow to select elective subject from parent login

Apps

  • Unable to access apps in case of Hindi & RTL languages

Examination

  • Multiple exam score entries are shown for the same student and same exam

Previous Release notes:
Fedena 3.2
Fedena 3.1.1

Fedena 3.1
Fedena 3.0

The New Analysis and Reports Feature in the Form Builder Plugin

Reporting

We had discussed about how you can create and publish feedback forms using the Form Builder plugin in our last article. Today, we will see how the new Analysis and Reports feature works in the Form Builder plugin.

The main objective of this new feature of analyzing and extracting reports is the fact that at times, you might need to analyze the feedback to come to conclusion on the performance of any teacher. This is when you need the Analysis and reports which will help you do the required analysis and extract necessary reports.

How can you extract reports and do analysis of feedback forms?

For this, you need to go to ‘Manage forms’ in the ‘Forms’ section.

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Choose the particular form you want. Once selected, it will take you to the particular form submission page.

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You can get a preview of the particular form you want using the ‘Preview’ option. When you select ‘Consolidated report’, you go to the ‘Consolidated report’ page.

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You get a consolidated report on each of the target along with all the categories under which the target is rated in the feedback form. Moreover, a detailed report on the weightage can also be obtained as shown in the screenshot above.

For analysis, select ‘Analysis’ and go to the page to get a detailed analysis for each of the target.

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A detailed analysis as you can see from the screenshot above. Moreover, you can export the result of form submission in CSV format also!

Note:

There is something called ‘weightage’ which allows you to enter weight for the options available under each question in the feedback form. It will show the ‘weight’ or the amount of importance each option carry. Here, in the above screen, as you can see ‘weightage’ is mentioned as ‘wt’. You have to mention the weightage during the time of form creation.

 

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Weighted average = Σ(wt)i(n)i/Σ(n)i

Wt = Weightage

n = Number of submissions for the particular option

Σn = Total number of submissions for the questions

 

 

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Average of weighted average = (Σ((wt)q*100)/(max*(wt)q))/nq

(wt)q = Weighted average of questions

nq = Number of questions

Create and publish feedback forms using Form Builder plugin

Form-builder

 

With Fedena 3.2, you can now enjoy a very new and exciting plugin called the Form Builder. One of the biggest advantage of this new plugin is that it helps you create feedback sessions in your institution. Create and publish feedback forms in few simple steps which are mentioned as you go through the article. Read on to find how you can create and publish feedback forms easily.

Create feedback forms as an admin or a privileged employee

When you login to your Fedena account, go to ‘Forms’ in ‘Collaboration’. From there, you need to go to ‘Create form templates’ where you need to create the new form template. 

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Drag whatever fields you want in your form template from the left column to the right one as shown in the above screenshot with the arrow. ‘Save template’ if you want to use the same template again in future. Else, ‘Use’ button will help you to use the template for the particular feedback session you want. Don’t forget to give a name to the form at ‘Form name’.

You have to create the form, put in all necessary information and for which, you have to go to ‘Form templates’ and select the respective template.

 

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Fill in all necessary information to complete creating the feedback form. Once you are done with creating the form, you can go to the next step.

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Before publishing the form, you have to select whether its a feedback form and also the recipients from the particular department and batch. Also, you can select if the feedback is meant only for students or parents or both.

When a student login to take part in the feedback

The students who are assigned to take part in the feedback session, will get message. Once selected, it will help in viewing the message.

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Click on the link to go to the form and fill it up.

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Once the form is filled, click on the ‘Submit’ and it will go the admin.

Login as admin to see responses for the feedback session

The admin can see the responses by navigating through ‘Manage Forms’. Click on the particular form to go to the form submission page.

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You can extract the responses as CSV file or go for ‘Analysis’ also. Thus, an easy and smart way to conduct a feedback session at your institution.

 

Re-arrange and randomize questions in Online Exams with Fedena 3.2

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Conducting various type of exams often require you to frame questions and rearrange them for each question paper. And this task is without any doubt, much hectic, rearranging the questions for all the students. But with the question re-arrangement and randomize option, you don’t have to spend your time doing the same yourself. Read the article and know how you can use the options for examinations.

How to do it

Arranging questions takes place in two types- rearranging it yourself and using the randomize option.

In case the questions are arranged manually

Login to your Fedena account and go to ‘Online Exam’.

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Select ‘View Online Exams’ and go to the respective page to select the particular online exam where you want to make the new updates with arrangement of questions.

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Select the particular online exam to do the modifications. Once you select the particular online exam, it will take you to the particular online exam detail page.

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The ‘Rearrange Questions’ option lets you rearrange the questions according to you.

Using the ‘Randomize’ option

When you don’t rearrange questions manually, use the ‘Randomize’ option.

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Just select the ‘Randomize’ option and the order of the questions will change every time a different student appears the exam. Thus, a perfect help for conducting different type of exams.

Classroom allocation

Classroom allocation made easy with Fedena 3.2

Classroom allocation

Earlier version of Fedena didn’t allow its users to allocate special rooms for different classes. Hence, developing classroom allocation feature was something on high priority and finally, the feature has been released in the newer version of Fedena 3.2. Classroom allocation allows you to create separate classroom for conducting classes.

The earlier version of Fedena allowed you to view the timetable which showcased what subject is to be taught, who is the assigned teacher and the time schedule for which the class is allocated. But, in the earlier version, the concept of allocating classroom and building for the particular class to be taken was missing. With Fedena 3.2, you can now know where the class is supposed to be taken. Allocate building and classroom too, for the particular class to be conducted. Read the article and find how you can create and allocate classroom.

How Does the Feature Work

Login to your Fedena account and go to ‘Timetable’ in ‘Academics’.

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Select ‘Class Room Allocation’ and go to the ‘Class Room Allocation’ home page.

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Select ‘Manage Buildings’ to add new building and new classrooms to allocate to respective classes.

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Create a new building and rooms by filling in the necessary information. You have to name the new room and also mention the capacity of each room in the building. Add any number of new room with the help of the option ‘Add field’. Once you are done with creating new building and rooms, you can go to ‘Allocate’ in the ‘Classroom Allocation’ home page.

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Select the allocation type- Weekly or Date specific. Also, select the particular timetable to which you want to allocate the classroom.

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The above screenshot shows how to allocate classroom in case the allocation type is weekly. Select any of the day as well as the building and the particular room and drag it to the subject, as shown by the arrow.

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This above screenshot shows you how to allocate classroom when the allocation type is date specific. The rest you have to do the same with selecting the building as well as the room and drag it to the respective subject, just like you have done in the scenario shown above.

Note: The main difference between the two types of classroom allocation is that, when the weekly format is chosen for a given period of time (suppose from 1st November to 30th November), the timetable range along with the assigned building and classroom for each of the day in the week will be same throughout (in this case, from 1st November to 30th November), unless it is overridden by the date specific classroom allocation. Date specific classroom allocation can override the weekly classroom allocation for the particular date.

Class Timing Interval

The New Change in Class Timing Interval with Fedena 3.2

Class Timing Interval
Earlier version of Fedena allowed the users to set class timings, only at 5 minutes interval. Hence, class durations were set at the multiple of 5, i.e, 5 minutes, 10 minutes, 20 minutes, etc. But with Fedena 3.2, the class timings can be set for any time limit and it may not  necessarily be a multiple of 5. Thus, being an user, you can now set the class timings for any time period- a class can be of 41 minutes, 52 minutes, 23 minutes, etc. Read on the article and find out how you can set class timings with the new changes.

How to do

Go to your Fedena account and go to ‘Timetable’ in ‘Academics’.

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Select ‘Set class timings’ to go to ‘Manage class timing sets’ page.

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Go to ‘Class timing sets’ and select the particular class timing from the list.

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Class Timings’ will take you to the ‘Manage class timings’ page.

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Click on ‘Add’ button as shown in the screenshot above.

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You can set the class duration of any time limit. It need not have to be in the multiple of 5. The class duration can be of any time duration, be it 15 minutes, 18 minutes, 42 minutes, etc.

Import Question Feature

Fedena 3.2 Brings you the Import Question Feature in Online Exam

Import Question Feature

In the last article, we have talked about the new updates and features in the Online Exam plugin with the newer version of Fedena 3.2. Today we take up a new feature in the Online Exam plugin which is called the Import Question. Read on the article to find out more about the Import Question feature.

Import Question Feature in Examination module

The basic point of the Import Question feature is that it allows you to import questions from any last exam of a particular batch. And it can be done both in terms of exams which are ‘General’ in nature as well as of those based on any particular subject.

1. To check out how the feature works for exams and questions which are ‘General’, login to your account and go to ‘Online Exam’ in ‘Examination’. Go to ‘View Online Exams’.

2. Go to ‘View Online Exams’ and select the batch for which you want to make the changes in the question paper and import questions.

3. Select the particular exam you want to modify.

4. The ‘Import Questions’ when selected will help you with importing questions from the previous exam.

5. Select the question you want to import from the panel on the left and as it shows up in the right, click on ‘Import’. But you have to fill in the marks for the question as well before you ‘Import’ the question. And you are done with importing questions for exams which are ‘General’ in nature.

6. In the case of exams which are subject based, questions will be subject specific only. To import questions for this kind of exams, you have to first select the particular exam for which you want to do the import question option.

As the screenshot shows, you have to select the ‘Course’, ‘subject code’ and then select the question you want to import. As mentioned earlier, you have to fill in ‘Marks’ allotted to the question before importing the question.

Any good or important question from the previous exam you want to be part of a current exam, you can now do it easily with Import question feature.

Please Note: If you are using Fedena demo account,  in “view online exams” first you have to create a “new” examination and then follow the same process, as mentioned above to import the question.

Online Exam Plugin

New Updates in Online Exam Plugin with Fedena

Online Exam Plugin
The new version of Fedena has a lot to offer to its customers for better user experience. And some major changes and updates have been done to facilitate such experience, Today, in this article, we will focus on the changes and updates that have taken place in the Online exam plugin. Read on to find out the new updates.

Update 1: In the earlier version of Fedena, the online exam plugin allowed only exams which were general in nature and were mostly batch specific exam. That means, exams were only related to a particular batch and were not subject specific.

With the newer version of Fedena, exams can be created based on subjects as well. Hence, it becomes easy to create separate exams based on subjects.

In Online exam, when you select “New Exam”, under exam type you can choose “subject-specific” exam also select the particular batch to which you will be asked to select the subject as well as the students who are supposed to appear for the exam.

Note: When you select an elective subject, the students who have a particular elective subject will be able to appear for the exam.

Update 2: There has been a new update in the ‘Exam Format’. An earlier version of Fedena didn’t allow you to go for descriptive type questions. Only objective questions for an exam was allowed. But Fedena allows you to conduct exam with descriptive type question/answer pattern.

When you select the ‘Exam Format’ as ‘Hybrid’, it allows you to assign evaluator who will be checking the answers for the questions. Next, you will land up on “Create Question” page, where you can select the question format. As shown in the picture below.

Employees who are assigned as evaluators can see the link to the page for evaluation under ‘Academics’ when they login to their account.

This is how an evaluator marks an answer sheet of a student.

Update 3: When you select ‘Objective’ as ‘Exam Format’, the earlier version of Fedena offered a constant number of options for answers. Fedena now allows you a variable number of options as answers. That means you can have a different number of options as answers for different questions.

Add as many options you want as answers. Plus, you can remove any option if you want to.

Update 4: Students, in the earlier version of Fedena, were not allowed to see their marks of exams they have attended. Only admin could see the marks. But with Fedena 3.2, students can not only see their marks but check their answer sheet as well.

To get a complete hands-on experience try Fedena free demo trial today and also explore teh other useful features of Fedena.