The project is in smooth sailing, it’s been a while I put up an update regarding the system progress so here it is. There is a already a lot of going on with in terms of code, the design has been re-engineered and will be back with the details on a later time. Currently I already logged an estimated 32 hours of work in the project, I know it should be due this month well the effort is different from the actual time line being rendered. Anyways, I am tracking the progress from a spreadsheet created in Google Sheets.
I am listing down the functionalities of the system and from there they obtain a number that will be the reference for all sub functionalities or updates regarding the main function. I am already updated the database, optimizing some tables and fields for faster performance. I already have a few bugs under my sleeve, luckily I already extinguished those bugs. Currently the system already saving information about the students and already have the listing of the existing students. Improvements on this module and changes is still underway, the focus is on the flow of the system first and setting all the necessary variables and information to create a class, assigning teachers and validation if ever there is a need to create a section. Also the capabilities to have an inquiry sheet, this is where the potential students can be saved well virtually they are not enrolled, yet, but they should be in the system already by the time they decided to enroll, the system is readily to activate them as students.
There are a lot of potential in the system, I am not saying it will be great, but it will be awesome.
Up to the next update guys!
So it started, the design phase is now on. I started already for the teacher panel and something with the administration panel. It is still a bit bare, I am still putting the contents that make sense. My design skills are still in the hibernation mode so, the detail is a bit off I am hoping to create the body out of it, the whole panel is still out of sync.
As it was defined previously, it will be as simple as a school project. But of course the synchronicity of the contents should be as tight as a drum. It should work as one and look as one. Like any other system the contents should be organized as the data could come from any direction and it is always subject for corrections.
The teacher’s access will have basic panels, the dashboard will have a filter according to the level he/she is handling. It will have so called ‘cards’, that will be grouped by level. The cards will have the number of students on that level and section if there are several. It will also contain the teacher’s schedule id and the status of the grades. The status should be released in every quarter. On that note, there should be no corrections done or it will be requested to admin that will have adjustments on the grades.
Watch out for my next post so I can write about the admin panel.
What to design first? Yes, you read it right, I will be starting to design the admin panel first so the workflow will be the backend first before the frontend, which includes the inquiry forms and login for the students. Why backend to frontend? The reason behind is that the backend will all have the information needed in the frontend. The static pages for the frontend will be less headache than the information or data flow we need in the backend.
We will going to have a login for the administrators (school principals, director) and for the department heads and teachers. If you would picture a school set up this will be a medium size private organization. Basically the teachers can input grades for that day then the initial average will be computed but still the whole grading sheet will be subject for revision so it will have an open status until the teacher will finalize it for that quarter. The administrators can arrange schedules and assign teachers for a grade level. They can also adjust percentages for the composition of the final grades and fees needed per grade level.
The Administrator panel should have the controls to adjust or approve any pending items needed for school management.
The set-up should be minimal but rich with process that will be needed for learning experience. Having this set-up this should cover the school management needs.
Let’s start designing then.