At White Mountain Technologies - WMT, we believe that education is a mission, and that education makes the world a better place. We also believe that there are values that are constants.
And we are one of many, for, around us, we see many schools proudly perpetuating this mission and these values. With the technology at our hands, and through our work domain, we operate to support those schools in their endeavor. To this end, we developed Skoolee - a school management, student information, and learning management system (SMS, SIS, LMS).
Some are handled solely by a specific type of users, such as the system administrator, and some are workflows between various types of users, such as teachers and students.
Skoolee covers the following main functions:
Fill in an application, whether online or on-site. From your school's website, give access to potential families and students to fill in an admissions form; start with an enquiry form and move on to upload required documents.
As a registrar, monitor and assess the applications based on your preset criteria. Create a checklist to follow up on each application's progress. Finally, accept or reject applicants.
Manage student registration in classes, sections, and courses. Register your students in courses and special courses, whether core or elective. Open online course registration for your students via the student portal.
View calendar of assignments, homework, tasks, events, and other items. Upload supporting documents for each assignment and link this assignment to a specific lesson plan. Provide online solutions and manage student uploads.
As a teacher, create online yearly, monthly, and weekly lesson plans for your courses. As a coordinator, review the plans uploaded by the teachers and apply any modifications accordingly. Update your course plans to match the teaching progress.
Whether you follow a specific national, International Baccalaureate, American, French, Canadian, British, or any other type of curriculum, define your school's degree program and multiple curricula.
Monitor student and staff conduct on a daily basis using your own evaluation system. Create certificates based on merits and demerits, and issue detailed and summary reports.
Create assessment/evaluation templates for staff, classes, subjects, events, and other areas or work at your school. Add your own questions and answer keys. Get detailed results and reports with statistical analysis.
Create your school's community that includes parents, students, and staff. Communicate with all users through votes, school news, photo galleries and albums, events, and daily quotes.
Build an online question bank categorized by subject and difficulty level. Set up exams, ask students to take them, and have the system correct them and generate results automatically.
Input and maintain student grades using the flexible grade book structure. Create and customize your own daily work based on percentages and maximum grades. Automatically calculate the final student averages.
Automatically produce report cards and transcripts at the end of each defined term and academic year. Batch-print the report cards with one click.
Input your criteria, parameters, and constraints, including teacher availability, time preferences, and subject priorities. Run the Scheduler to automatically generate schedules and time-tables, showing days and periods for the class sections, as well as for same or different time groupings of courses. Automatically allocate courses to rooms using the Room Allocation algorithm. Once the schedules and time-tables are generated, you can proceed to manually alter the results using the Scheduler assistant tool. Generate a master schedule report along with teacher availability reports
Define your school tuition and services structure. Categorize and valuate the associated fees, and apply by student or by class. Set your discounts based on your preferences. Generate invoices, receipts, and customized family payment plans. Automatically integrate bank payments into the system and conduct personal family payments. Generate follow-up, detailed, statistical, and summary financial reports.
Set your staff's salaries. Define salary elements and set whether these elements are taxable or not. Categorize your payroll and establish rules for every category. Implement your country's payroll rules. Automatically generate pay-slips and reports.
Maintain medical records for students and teachers. Manage daily medical checkups and generate accident reports. Create a medical profile for every student and staff and update it on a yearly basis.
Manage buses and transportation routes. Create bus roster and manage student registration. Assign the bus driver and assistant driver and define the transportation fees for each zone.
Define the schools buildings, rooms, laboratories, fields, and other resources.
Generate reports on financials, grades, conduct, performance, and many other school actions.
Flexibility, ease of use, and smoothness are traits that make Skoolee an enjoyable product. To this end, user experience is further supported by Skoolee's Dashboards, Charts, and Short Cuts utilities.
Principals, directors, coordinators, heads of departments, teachers, students, parents, guardians, and system administrators. Each one of these stakeholders has his or her designated work space, screens, and functions. In this sense, access to Skoolee is privileged, for only designated users can access specifically designated areas in Skoolee, and their work is safely protected.
As a Skoolee system administrator, you are the champion and overseer of your school management system. You streamline the efforts of your management, principals, staff, and teachers. You facilitate seamless and smooth communication among management, teachers, students, parents, and alumni.
Skoolee provides you with the following main functionality highlights:
Principals, Directors, Coordinators, and Heads of Departments; As a leader, you are familiar with the challenges of transforming your school into the institution it has become. With Skoolee, you will have real-time information at your fingertips that allows you to effectively supervise student learning, staff needs, and physical resources at your school.
Skoolee provides you with the following main functionality highlights:
Imagine reaching your goals as an educator because you have the tools you need at your fingertips. With the right management tools, you could spend more time and energy designing curriculum, setting student expectations, guiding them to the next plateau, and inspiring students to become lifelong learners. Skoolee is a web-based school management system for teachers like you.
The below are main Teacher functionality highlights:
Parents and Guardians; Today, more than ever, you have resources to help guide your children and, thus, the opportunity to instill in them the belief that they can accomplish any task they want. Skoolee is designed with a suite of web-based tools for parents and guardians like you to make sure you have up-to-date information on your children’s progress and to interact with their teachers, principals, and other members of the school community.
The below are main Parent and Guardian functionality highlights:
How do you keep track of a heap of homework, exams, and projects, not to mention your extracurricular activities? Skoolee is a suite of web-based tools designed to help students like you to balance the demands of your school life. You can also network with friends, know when the coolest events are happening, and help publish the school’s newsletter.
The below are main Student functionality highlights:
Skoolee is a web-based system, meaning that it is hosted and can be accessed online over the Internet. This allows the users to reach Skoolee from anywhere and at any time; they only need an Internet connection.
Another way to host Skoolee is locally on a server that belongs to the school, with no connection to the Internet. This allows users to work from the school’s premises and over its local area network.
Internet hosting comes with a bundle of security measures, of course. When hosting Skoolee, we implement a set of software and hardware security measures to ensure the safety and integrity of the school’s data and actions.
Skoolee is built with a multi-tiered architecture. This defines and separates the data, business, logic, and presentation layers. Such architecture allows us to smoothly maintain, upgrade, and deploy Skoolee, keeping it technologically up-to-date, and provides the user with a robust, high-end software product.
Also, we implement Single Sign-on. In essence, it allows the user to log in once, and access a host of school applications, Skoolee being one of them. This comes in handy for the school that runs several software systems and wants to maintain a single user validation reference.
Implementing and managing Skoolee is a well-defined and laid-out process. We work hand in hand with the school to set up and execute a clear plan. We start by understanding the resources that the school can put forward, as well as its time expectation. Then, we proceed to execute this plan through a sequence of phases, from requirements and fit/gap analysis to infrastructure assessment, data conversion, development, customization, deployment, quality control, training, and hand-over.
We are keen on making sure that each phase runs as smoothly as possible, that it terminates as planned, and that the final project is a clear success. A happy customer is our goal.
Project implementation and management at WMT is guided by the ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library) framework.