Support for Denbigh Administration

denbigh-logoOver the summer we also added support for Denbigh Administration to our product set. This means that it is compatible with Salamander Active Directory and Salamander SharePoint.

From their website: “An intuitive interface makes navigation through a vast range of student information a painless exercise. Instantly display a student’s classes, timetables, medical details, discipline and attendance history, correspondence and contact history, sporting and extra-curricular involvement and any other related information.”

We can now integrate Denbigh Aministration with Active Directory, Exchange, SharePoint, Office 365 and Google Apps, ensuring that your users, groups and timetables are always up to date. This means that as pupil & staff move in and out of your school, their accounts can be automatically created, security groups and distribution lists created and updated, and timetables synchronized to Exchange or Google Calendar together with a multitude of other actions.

For more details please email info@salamandersoft.co.uk.

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Support for Civica Resource Education Management System (REMS) Integration

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I am pleased to announce that we’ve just added support for Civica Resource Education Management System (REMS) to our products.

Civica’s Resource Education Management System (REMS) is specially designed to meet the ever changing landscape of the sixth form, further education and adult education sectors in the 21st century. This was formerly Corero Resource Education Management System before Corero was bought by Civica

We can now integrate REMS with Active Directory, Exchange, SharePoint, Office 365 and Google Apps, ensuring that your users, groups and timetables are always up to date. For more details please email info@salamandersoft.co.uk.

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Support for Pupil Asset MIS Integration

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I am pleased to announce that we’ve just added support for Pupil Asset MIS to our products.

Pupil Asset MIS is built upon the popular Pupil Asset Tracker system, and includes the Tracker and Parents products.

We can now integrate Pupil Asset MIS with Active Directory, Exchange, SharePoint, Office 365 and Google Apps, ensuring that your users, groups and timetables are always up to date. For more details please email info@salamandersoft.co.uk.

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Sims and other MIS Timetables into Google Calendar

Using the timetable data from your MIS, whether it is Sims, Progresso, Facility CMIS, iSAMS or any other MIS, Salamander Active Directory can update staff members’ and pupils’ Google Apps for Education calendars with their timetable. These calendars are updated each time Salamander runs, allowing the calendars to remain up to date with any changes to an individual’s timetable.

The events can be put into the main calendar or in a named calendar as below.

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This example is for a staff member so the subject is configured to be the name of the teaching group as a staff member will likely teach multiple classes for the same subject. For pupils it would usually be configured as the subject name as they typically only have one teaching group for each subject.

Salamander Active Directory can also synchronize other types of timetables from Sims and other MIS including:

· Cover timetables

· Sims Diary

· Room timetables

· Class timetables

· Sims Homework

· Behaviour timetable

· Exam timetable

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Sims and other MIS Timetables into Exchange and Office 365 Calendars

Using the timetable data from your MIS, whether it is Sims, Progresso, Facility CMIS, iSAMS or any other MIS, Salamander Active Directory can update staff and pupils’ Exchange calendars with their timetable. These calendars are updated each time Salamander runs, allowing the calendars to remain up to date with any changes to an individual’s timetable. This works with any version of Exchange both on premise in the school, or Exchange Online including Office 365.

This example is for a staff member so the subject is configured to be the name of the teaching group as a staff member will likely teach multiple classes for the same subject. For pupils it would usually be configured as the subject name as they typically only have one teaching group for each subject.

 

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An example of an event.

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Appointment Categorisation

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Events can be categorised to suit your needs. Here we have events which are categorised by Subject, but this could equally be the Year of the group or the Room.


 

Cover Timetables

The cover timetables can also be synchronised, allowing users to easily see what cover has been assigned to them day to day.

Other Timetables

 

Salamander Active Directory can also synchronize other types of timetables from Sims and other MIS including:

· Sims Diary

· Room timetables

· Class timetables

· Sims Homework

· Behaviour timetable

· Exam timetable

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Salamander Active Directory can now bulk provision OneDrives

We have now added the ability to bulk provision OneDrives to Salamander Active Directory.

 

Office 365 doesn’t automatically provision a user’s OneDrive when they are created, instead they are created on the fly when a user first tries to access it. Salamander Active Directory can now provision them in advance so they are ready and waiting for your users.

Not only does this mean your users can use OneDrive immediately without waiting for the site to be created, it is also particularly useful for applications where require OneDrive to already exist before use such as the iPad app. If migrating from another type of repository, it will also allow you to migrate content into OneDrives without waiting for users to access them.

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