SchoolTool 2.8.1

An open source project that provides a common information platform for school administration
SchoolTool is an open source and totally free web-based software that provides a very good solution for school administration and student information system that both teachers and students can use. It is developed by the Shuttleworth Foundation created by Mark Shuttleworth, the founder of Canonical and Ubuntu.

Features at a glance

Key features include the ability to import and export data to and from the XLS spreadsheet format, import people, courses, section enrollment and timetables from CSV files, strong security. test-driven development, one-click upgrades via the Ubuntu Software Center application, internationalization, virtual servers, LDAP Integration and Single sign-on (SSO) support.

Comprises of calendar, gradebook, attendance journal and more

It comprises of a calendar, which allows students or teachers to reserve rooms and other shared resources, a gradebook, allowing teachers to create student activities and assignments, as well as tools for calculating and reporting grades. In addition, it includes a calendar, customizable demographics, as well as CanDo, for skill and outcome based assessment.

Includes an intervention system

Moreover, SchoolTool includes an intervention system that helps teachers create and track student improvement plans collaboratively between parents and school staff, and an attendance journal that tracks online attendance and daily class participation scores.

It can be hosted on a local server of in the cloud

A skilled system administrator can deploy the SchoolTool software on a remote server in the cloud, or on a PC or server at the school site. It comes with its own web server for simple deployments and easy testing.

Ubuntu is the officially supported platform

SchoolTool is based primarily on Zope 3, with an HTML interface and a Web service interface in the REST architectural style. The officially supported platform is Ubuntu, for which the software was written and thoroughly tested. Both 64-bit and 32-bit architectures are supported at this time.

Reviewed by Marius Nestor on August 27th, 2014


last updated on:
August 27th, 2014, 7:31 GMT
price:
FREE!
developed by:
The Shuttleworth Foundation
license type:
GPL (GNU General Public License) 
category:
ROOT \ Education

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What's New in This Release:
  • Contains many bugfixes and a few small new features.
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SchoolTool is an open source software project written in the Python programming language and designed from the ground ...

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