4 Key Elements of Education Portal Development Services

Posted by CRMJetty on November 19th, 2020

As a school administrator, managing school operations and students’ data manually might be overwhelming for you. You may find it cumbersome to communicate with staff and parents or provide parents with pressing information about their children. All this gets too complicated when the tasks are manual.

And that’s why many schools and institutes around the world prefer an education portal. Now, even parents make it a topmost priority that their child’s school should have a portal to stay updated. 

You might be well aware of the benefits of education portal development services. You are only confused about creating a portal for all the stakeholders (parents, staff, board members, students). Am I right?

Thus, here are the four key points to consider for education portal development services to help you out. 

Before that, let me tell you, Microsoft Dynamics 365 for education is the best choice. With the points below, I’ll explain to you why.

Let’s start!

  • Faster Access to Information

We know that everyone is busy—parents with their work, teachers with teaching, and students with studying. And no one wants to spend hours checking the information through Excel sheets or via a phone call. They need an education portal to provide them with access to all the information, including attendance, homework requirements, announcements, extracurricular activities, and more. All this as per their convenience, which means the portal should be accessible 24*7.

So before you choose education portal development services, do field research. Focus on parents, teachers, and administrators. Ask them about the challenges they’re facing. What kind of data do they require? It will help you understand the solution requirements and must-have features.

Do you want to know how Microsoft Dynamics 365 for education can help you? First, it provides separate student management and team management. Second, the data is systematically arranged for you to access it quickly. That means you’re free of the research part.

  • Compatible for Non-Technical Users

Not everyone is a tech person or digital-friendly. And thus, the portal must be non-tech-intensive, i.e., easy to use, share, and publish. It should have clear instructions and buttons for everyone to use it. The procedure to take any action or perform a CRUD operation should be as simple as adding data to the grid.

While developing a portal, choose the team that provides the best of education portal development services. They should integrate features like inline editing, dynamic widgets, calendar, event manager, etc. For testing, select a handful of teachers and parents with different digital knowledge levels. Ask them to try it and share their experience. 

Talking about Microsoft Dynamics 365 for education, it has a user-friendly interface. It allows integration with different Microsoft apps and is mobile friendly too. 

  • Everything Integrated

One of the key aspects of education portal development services is to sync the portal with existing systems. It should also have all the different modules, such as help desk, communication, reporting, and everything your staff, students, and parents need.

Make sure that your portal has all the features and modules in it. To get it correct, list all the modules you think you would require. Also, ask your developer about the other modules you can integrate.

The benefit of using Microsoft Dynamics 365 for education is that it consists of multiple modules. For example, administration management, facilities management, alumni management, staff management, etc. Next, it allows easy transfer of data from one system to another.

  • Customized Dashboard

Your education portal development services should provide a dashboard that fetches relevant information from the systems. Further, it should present it in a simplified way. Dashboards for staff should provide information about the administration and students. The parent dashboard should reflect their child’s information. Admin should be able to grant access to security permissions. On the whole, the dashboards should represent the complete flow of the data.

For customized dashboards, get on a discussion with end-users during the initial phase of development. Take their inputs about the information they would like to see on the dashboard and how it should be represented. Ask about their feedback during the design phase.

Though the feedback will guide you a lot, it may take up your time. So, the suggestion would be to go for Microsoft Dynamics 365 for education. You don’t need to worry about the dashboard and its design. The solution has it all sorted.

Key Takeaway

Developing an education portal is easy, with an experienced team of education portal development services. Also, Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Education can be the best option for your portal development.

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