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Student Center is Windows software designed for student management. Unlike Infinite Campus, Web Grader, or SkyWard, Student Center is software with built-in Windows functionality, and integrates directly with Active Directory. The user-interface mirrors that of Active Directory and Group Policy, and this deep integration offers new levels of management over staff and students. The user-interface mirrors that of Active Directory and Group Policy, and this deep integration offers new levels of management over staff and students.
Due to its integration with the Windows operating system, no seperate logon is required, thus increasing the security of this product. Users don't need to login because they are automatically connected to the server as they user they have logged into Windows as. Your information in Student Center can only be accessed through your domain account. We do not allow signing into other accounts with this software because we encourage all users to have their own account on a domain, and also because this software utilizes SSO (Single Sign-On). Depending on your role in your school district, what you see when you open the software may differ:
* The groups above are listed hierarchically, meaning that members of one group may also switch modes to groups beneath them. For an example, a member of the "Administrator" group can access the Teacher, Substitute, and Student modes as well, but a member of the "Students" group cannot access any other modes. Users can toggle between all the modes they have access to. The program automatically assumes the highest mode the user has access to.
Student Center connects directly with Active Directory, so a domain is required for this software to function.
Because students can only use the "Student" mode, and there is no need to toggle between modes or to input large amounts of information into the system, students will see a lightweight user-friendly GUI layered on top of the software. All other users will see an interface that closely models that of Active Directory and Group Policy. Here is a breakdown of "Teacher" Mode:
In Substitute Mode, a light-weight GUI is used initially. The user will be presented with a list of recently visited classes, as well as a search box so the substitute can either search for the class in question or enter its unique ID. Once a class has been selected, either through search or through history, it will then present the user with the standard interface of folders/keys, closely matching "Teacher" Mode, but with a few differences. For one, the substitute can only use Class View, as they only can manage one class a time, and the top-level will be set as the class rather than Class View since they are no other classes to manage. Many of the category options, such as 'Grades' will also be unavailable to the user.
To assign users into one of these four groups, use Active Directory to ensure that all of the users in these individual groups share a common group that excludes members of the other group. If a group called "DistrictStudents" is an orginizational unit that houses all students for example, the administrator can define "Student View" users by linking the Orginizational Unit to the group. If not all users in a group will share a common orginizational unit, the administrator can also add more than one item to the list, including individual users. As a rule of thumb, the "Students" group should include all students, the "Substitutes" group should include all substitutes, the "Teachers" group should include all full-time staff, and the "Administrators" group should only include domain administrators. Only domain administrators can change priviledges for this software.
As you can see, this is a very powerful piece of software that will revolutionize how technology is used to manage the classroom. Its release will be geared specifically toward Windows 10. Because of its integration with the system, it will not be available as a Universal Windows app. It will be a standalone package available as an extension for domains. The price of this software will be based on the number of domains, rather than the number users, so purchasing this software for two domains of 9 users each would cost more than the price of one domain for 800 users. This software, when released, will cost between $4,000 and $10,000 per domain for an unlimited amount of users. For a more limited amount of users, a price range of $800 to $2,000 will cover orginizations with up to 500 users.