Online Meetings in Groups
In PlusPortals, the groups feature connects teachers and staff with students and parents for extracurricular or academic groups. “I remember when I was a Database Coordinator for a public school district,” says Sue Van Wyck, Business Analyst at Rediker Software with over 18 years of experience working in a public school district. “I was very excited when groups became dynamic based on a demographic field. This enabled me to make separate groups for School Counselors, Special Ed Case Managers, and even for the Athletic Director. Each group can have completely different access based on their needs.”
Group administrators can now add online meetings for the groups they are assigned to. They can either add a Microsoft Teams meeting or a custom link, allowing them to use any online meeting platform. “We introduced online meetings for the classroom teacher in 2020,” says Van Wyck. "This has since been a very popular feature for our schools, so we wanted to expand this functionality to groups.”
“As a school PlusPortals administrator, I was able to see overall email statistics and check for bounce backs and open rates,” says Van Wyck. “Occasionally, I was asked for statistics on a particular message because the administrators wanted to know if it was well-received. This new feature allows the portal administrator to access a specific email and see the response statistics by date.”
Administrators can also choose to track and confirm that parents or students have opened important documents, such as report cards, that have been added to a student’s E-Portfolio.
About Rediker Software
For more than 40 years, Rediker Software has been a leader in school administrative software for private, public, international, religious and independent schools. The company's products include AdminPlus, a cloud-based SIS solution, TeacherPlus Gradebook, ParentPlus and StudentPlus Web Portals, AdmissionsPlus, and Teacher Evaluator.