10 Coldest Colleges in North America

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The blast of the bone-chilling polar air that has gripped most parts of the United States, right from Chicago to New England, has forced airports to call off flights, closed down schools and colleges and compelled people to not leave even a tiny part of their skin exposed which would otherwise be frostbitten immediately. When educational institutions in most parts of the country are shutting down, unable to cope with the bitter weather, for some, the weather seems to be a normal winter phenomenon.

Students from some colleges in the country, mainly situated in upper Midwest, are accustomed to the bitter winter temperatures as for them summers are really short and winters are cruel. According to reviews collected from students and also winter and summer precipitation amount, the website College Prowler has named the 10 coldest colleges in the country.

Check out which are they (The colleges are in no rank or order):

Minnesota State University, Moorhead, Minnesota

Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota

St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota

Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

unni of Minnesota
College of St. Benedict, Collegeville, Minnesota

Macalester College, St. Paul

Minnesota State University, Mankato


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University of Northwestern, St. Paul

University of Northwestern, St. Paul
University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire


Fees Import Plugin

Fedena Fees Import Plugin Helps you Set different Fee Collection Dates

Fees Import Plugin

With a good number of students, setting different fee collection dates can be a big task. Think about times when you have to set different fee collection dates for some students with special privileges. Fedena Fees Import Plugin helps you set different fee collection dates and also allot special fee collection dates. Check out how you can do it.

1. You will find “Schedule Fees Collection Date”  when you enter Fedena and go to ‘Finance’ in ‘Administration’. Once you are in ‘Finance’, click on ‘Fees’ and you will find “Schedule Fees Collection Date”.

2. Click on “Schedule Fees Collection Date”  and you will land on the page where you have to select ‘Create Fees collection’.

3. Next the form will appear where you have to select the fee category, batches, start and due date and more. From where you can select the batches and assign the different date according to your preference. Lastly click on ‘Create’.

4. Next, go to ‘Fees Import’ in ‘Fees’, there you have to select the batch for whom you have scheduled the fees.

5. After selecting batch the students and fees category will appear.

6. From there, by selecting individual students you can assign the fees category by check-marking in the box and clicking on assign.

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Placement Plugin Fedena

Placement Plugin by Fedena for a Hassle-free Placement Drive

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The placement plugin of Fedena is what you must have when you are conducting placement drives in your institution. Be it creating the event or inviting students or keeping a track of all those who get placed with different companies, this plugin is of great help. Go through the article and you know how this plugin can help you with a smooth placement drive in your institution.

When you Login as the Admin

1. Login to your account and go to ‘Placement’. Click on ‘Announce new placement’ in order to create a new placement announcement for your students. A screenshot of the ‘Placements’ page is given below:

2. Give in all necessary information and create the placement event. Once you are done with creating the placement event, you have to select the students to send the placement event notice.

Use the ‘Invite Students’ option to invite the respective students. Click on ‘Invite Students’ and you get a page where you need to find and select the students.

3. Once the invite is sent, the respective students will get a message.

 In Detail Learn – How to use placement module in Fedena?

When you Log in as a Student

1. If you are one of the students invited for the placement event, then you will get a message in ‘Reminders’ in your dashboard.

2. Also for detailed insights about the event go to ‘Placement’. Click on ‘Placement’. Click on the particular event and view the invitation. ‘View invitation’ will lead you to the page where you will get the option to apply for the invitation.

3. Once you apply, the admin will be notified. Your application will be pending till the admin approves it.

4. The admin has to select the respective placement event and click on ‘Registrations’. The admin can approve or reject the registration. Once a particular student attends the placement with any company, the admin can click on ‘Attended’  to mark the Attendance and a ‘Placement status’ will come up saying ‘Approve Placement’ and the admin has to approve it.

Start Discussions in your School with Fedena Discussion Module

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The Discussion module by Fedena is the right option for initiating a discussion within any group of employees and students. Just create a group and select the employees and students you want to include in your discussion, create the discussion topic and let the members be a part of it. Read the article and know how you can start a discussion using the Discussion module by Fedena.

Being the admin, when you want to start a discussion among a group, do that by logging to your Fedena account and select ‘More’. You will find ‘Discussion’ in ‘More’ and selecting it will take you to ‘Discussions- All discussions’ page. See the screenshot below:

When you want to start a new discussion, you need to create a new group with the ‘Create Group’ option.

Name the group and select the department as well as the course and the respective department teachers and students of the courses will become the participating members for the discussion. Once you save the new group, you will get a page where you need to write about the discussion topic.

Once you post the topic, it’s the job of the members to respond.

Login as a group member

If you are a part of the group for the respective discussion, you will be notified through an internal message about your selection. Login to your account and go to ‘More’ where you will find ‘Discussion’.

Click on the topic and you go to the page where you need to add your comment on the topic.

Post your comments and submit. Group members can add as many comments they want. Thus, the process of discussion is completed.

10 iPad Apps that will make your Child Smart

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Start Blogging your Way with the Blog Plugin by Fedena

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Blogging is a great way to share ideas and communicate with others.Promoting blogging in a school, among teachers and students is indeed a great idea. Use Fedena’s Blog plugin to promote blogging among your students and employees. Read this article and know how this amazing plugin works.

If you are an employee or a student, just login to your Fedena account using your login credentials. Once you login, go to ‘Blog’ through ‘More’ in dashboard. Click on ‘Blog’ and you land on ‘Blog Home’ page.

The very first thing you need to do is to click on ‘Settings’ and set your username under which you are going to publish your blog.

When you plan to write a new blog, click on ‘My Blog’ in ‘Blog Home’ and click ‘New Post’.

Edit, Delete or Unpublish any of the blog posts you have already created. The option ‘Activities’ in ‘Blog Home’ will let you know what all comments you have received for the particular blogpost.

Anyone marking your blogpost as favorite can be seen with the number of stars you receive and it can be seen by each of the blog post in ‘Blog Home’.

The ‘Search’ option in ‘Blog Home’ is the one which you can use to search anyone else’s blog and read it. Search the particular name in ‘Search Blogs’ and find the blog writer whose blog you want to read.

It should be noted that the admin is not given the privilege to blog. She/he has to confer the privilege to another person who will act as the blog administrator.

Inventory Plugin

Fedena Inventory Plugin to manage vital purchases of school

Inventory Plugin

There are always some purchases that take place in every school and are a very important part of conducting classes every day. Suppose, without books, how will you run a library in your school? Similarly, without laboratory equipment, will it be ever possible to carry on with science practical classes? So, buying these essential items is important and what is more necessary is to keep a track of these purchases. The Inventory plugin by Fedena is the perfect option that will help you carry on the task effortlessly. Read about the plugin in details in the article.

Go to ‘Inventory’ through ‘Administration’ in the dashboard. Click on it and you will reach the ‘Inventory’ page.

The Inventory plugin features in detail:

1. Store Category: Create new store categories to store inventory items. Click on ‘Store Category’ and you go to the page where you need to fill in details for ‘Store Category’. Edit or Delete any of the categories you have created.

2. Store Type: Create types of the store you want, like, you can create a type named ‘General use’ or ‘Sports use’. ‘Edit’ or ‘Delete’ any of the ‘Store Type’ you have created.

3. Store: Create and manage different stores and also select the ‘Store Type’ and ‘Store Category’ for each of the store you create.

4. Store Items: Search the store and save the item in the particular store.

5. Supplier Type: The type of supplier for inventory items has to be stored in a particular manner. For example, you can have a supplier type like ‘Lab Equipments’.

6. Supplier: Store details of the supplier of the items by clicking on ‘New’ that will take you to the page where you need to put in all details about the supplier.

7. Indents: When you click on ‘Indents’, it will take you to the page where you need to create new indent which is nothing but a process to create a list of new items that you need to buy. Click on ‘New’ in ‘Indents’ and you get the page to put information.

8. Purchase Order: After you have made the Indents, you have to create the purchase Order too, to make sure that the items are ordered for purchase to the suppliers. For this, click on ‘New’ in Purchase Order and fill in the necessary information.

9. GRN: Once all your inventory items are bought, you can store all necessary information related to the item purchased with the help of this option. Click on ‘New’ in ‘GRN’ and you get the page where you can store all the details. You can even get the pdf for the GRN generated.

It’s always a smart idea to keep information or details of items purchased for school usage.

5 Ways to Use Internet Productively


Did you ever think about the amount of time you spend surfing the internet and is it likely that most of the time is spent on surfing things that are mostly non-productive. You can make the most of it by reading random articles that are good source of information or do something that is more refreshing. Read this article as we bring to you some interesting websites to look to while surfing the internet and make some productive usage of time. Continue reading “5 Ways to Use Internet Productively”

Fedena Transport Plugin for Quick & Easy Transport Management

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Managing transportation details for so many students and employees is time-consuming for the head of any school or the assigned officer. Keeping a track of vehicles, transportation route and fees is difficult to maintain properly. The Transport plugin by Fedena makes this job easy with various options to manage every important thing related to transportation. Check out what all options you can avail with the plugin to make management of transport an effortless task.
Reach ‘Transport’ plugin in the dashboard and after you click on it, you will reach the ‘Transport-Home’ page.
The ‘Transport’ plugin in details
Set Routes: You need to fix routes for transportation in order to let your students avail the transportation. To set routes, click on ‘Set Routes’ and you go to ‘Route Details’ page where you can add any new route or edit and delete any existing route.


Keeping a track of all the vehicles used in school transportation is very important. Add details about any vehicle using the ‘Add Vehicle’ button.

Transport: Search for any student or employee and get their transport details. Assign them transport, vehicle, transportation route as well as fare.



Transport fee: Transport fee details are available with this option.


You can create and see all the fee collection options with the help of ‘Manage Fee Collections’. When any transport user pays his/her transportation fee, use the ‘Pay Fees’ option to search for the particular user and pay the fees. Any transport fee defaulters in your school? You get the details for any particular fee collection month using ‘Defaulters’ option.

To know more about Fedena student information system and it’s features, try the free demo today!

Free Webinar on Fedena School Management Software on December 16, 2013

There is a free webinar on the core modules of Fedena School Management Software on December 16, 2013 Monday at 9:00 AM GMT. The webinar will explain how the core modules of Fedena work and how you can use them best in your institute. It is open to all and will be followed by a question answer session.

The Webinar will cover the following core modules:

  • Courses and Batches
  • Human Resources
  • Student Attendance
  • Timetable
  • Examination
  • Multiple Dashboards
  • Student Admission
  • News Management
  • User Management
  • School/Event Calendar
  • Finance
  • Student Information
  • Teacher/Student/Parent Login
  • Messaging System

How to join the webinar:

1. Go to: https://global.gotomeeting.com/meeting/join/201416781
2. Meeting ID: 201-416-781
3. You will be connected to audio using your computer’s microphone and speakers (VoIP). A headset is recommended.

Please note that you will be a passive listener (your audio will be muted) during the webcast. You can ask questions once the training is finished. You would need Windows based OS (XP, Vista, 7 or 8) to attend this training.

Admission to the webinar will be on a first come, first serve basis, 25 spots available. We request you to be on time.

As a prerequisite, please go through our support portal, http://support.fedena.com/solution/categories/16434

See you there!

5 Inspiring Videos on 21st century Education


Education in the 21st century is no longer restricted within the walls of a classroom or the premises of a school. It has become bigger and better with newer technologies being introduced that have facilitated in an education that caters to an individual’s overall growth and not just academic skills, as the words of famous international adviser on education, Sir Ken Robinson says, “Now more than ever, it is vital to encourage all areas of young people’s intellectual and personal capabilities and to recognize that doing this is not at odds with their academic development.” Continue reading “5 Inspiring Videos on 21st century Education”