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EDUADMIN WEB INTERFACE OVERVIEW
EduAdmin Silver facilitates more robust data processing and optimization across all networks including WANs and web portals. The Silver version is underpinned by secure industrial strength SQL and Post-Relational technology. The databases support Linux, Unix, OpenVMS and Windows server technology and newer versions of Novell which are Linux based (SUSE). The Web functionality has been reworked around the .NET platform.
Web Interface and Normal Desktop Supported
All EduAdmin Silver modules can be accessed via either a Web interface or normal desktop. The user may elect to run the Silver with or without the Web functionality enabled. Login and password controls function at all levels. The serving up of Web pages is nowhere near as robust and powerful as desktops. The desktop access is much richer in functionality. The .Net Framework is currently being served up on Windows servers but testing is being done on Linux under Mono.
Web Interface Facilitates:
Internet Functionality (Adding, Editing and Deleting where applicable)
∑Online Alumni tracking, including viewing and printing
∑Viewing and printing of Assessment transcripts
∑Processing of Assessment data
∑Viewing and printing of Attendance data
∑Logging of Boarder visitations and authentication
∑Publishing of ECA teams and results
∑Viewing and printing of AR statements and transactions
∑Viewing and maintenance of Institution contacts
∑Library OPAC search facility
∑Viewing and printing of Timetable data
∑Viewing and printing of Student Personal details, Addresses, Emails and Telephones
Internet Information Server (IIS) must be installed on the .Net server. EduAdmin can do this at the point of implementation of the Silver version
A static IP address with 24 hour connectivity is required. The full internet functionality cannot be implemented if the institution has a dynamic IP address
The .Net server must have access to the EduAdmin database (physical access and the correct network and / or sharing permissions)
The .Net server must be located behind a software or hardware firewall. A hardware firewall is preferable, located between the .Net server and any other servers. Firewalls can also be present on these other servers
The desktops using the standard EduAdmin executables and dynamic link libraries must have access to the .Net server
The institution is responsible for issuing logins and passwords to end-users who will be making use of this functionality. The internet functionality is driven by a separate EduAdmin security area and the institution will be responsible for setting up the required usernames and passwords
EduAdmin suggests that institutions place a link to the .Net server on the front page of the institutionís website
Institutions nominate which areas of the internet functionality they wish to make available on the website
Whilst the schoolís data may reside on any single server anywhere in the world EduAdminís software may only be installed on one server at the institution. EduAdmin is serious about ensuring the security of schoolís data as well as of the software. EduAdmin will not allow or encourage usage of the software that is likely to be unsupportable or fail.
THIRD PARTY DEVELOPERS
There is no need for third party web developers or products. Access to the EduAdmin database object is only through the EduAdmin desktop programs or web portals. Links can be provided to these EduAdmin web portals from a third party web page. The look and feel of the EduAdmin web portals can be controlled through the use of cascading style sheets. This is a simple exercise which can be undertaken by EduAdmin or a representative at the school.
UPGRADING FROM BRONZE TO SILVER
EduAdminís responsibility in the project is to convert the schoolís existing data to the format required for internet use to enable the schoolís Web Master to include areas of the database on the schoolís web page.
The Schoolís Responsibility
Appoint qualified persons to ensure the success of the project
An Internet Functionality Project Manager to coordinate all aspects of the implementation.
An IT administrator to ensure that the hardware, software and Internet connectivity requirements are in place, as well as configuring the firewall(s).
Maintenance of the .Net server will be the responsibility of the IT administrator.
An Internet Service Provider (ISP) contact to ensure that a static IP address is available, as well as to coordinate any other related issues.
Prepare and maintain their web pages for accessing the EduAdmin data. EduAdmin can assist the school to set this up but is not responsible for its maintenance
EduAdmin access for all users must be disabled during this process.
Working With EduAdmin
All communication with EduAdmin must be maintained via your local Training Manager or Support Desk. Communication with programmers is not possible. EduAdmin programmers are located in various parts of the world, from the United States, Finland, Denmark to the UK. Our programmers work on areas of their speciality and are contracted to for their work only and it does not fall within their scope of contract to communicate with EduAdmin users. EduAdmin employs Principal Program Engineers to co-ordinate the programming involved and they communicate with the contracted programmers. Your local Training Manager is in direct contact with EduAdmin Engineers and are best at translating your requirements to them.
It is essential that a full system backup has been successfully completed before commencing with the implementation of the internet functionality. Institutions are required to ensure that the .Net server has been prepared and that all of the internet access requirements have been met, as well as all of the hardware requirements, such as firewalls.