eduTrac is a student information system () for higher education that houses student enrollment, automatic creation of student schedules and faculty schedules, the recording of communication with students, statistical reports, the handling of grades, and a huge host of other features. There are quite a few ’s already out there that can accomplish the same tasks. So then, the question boils down to, what makes eduTrac different?
Well, eduTrac is different for four reasons:
- One, majority of the big name / ’s out there are closed source and are under a strict commercial license. Not so with eduTrac. It is open source, so that the community can get involve and make it even better.
- Two, most of these proprietary systems need to be customized to fit an institution’s way of doing things. Which means that if core code is modified, upgrading can be a pain and even a nightmare. eduTrac will have an extension system which will allow programmers to write code that can hook into eduTrac’s functions without having to modify or hack core functionality. Now, there may be some small customizations needed here and there, but it’s the hope that these customizations will eventually go into the next version, making it easier to upgrade to new versions without fear of breakage.
- Three, with eduTrac, institutions can install it on their servers and use their own database, or they have the option of using eduTrac’s secure database data warehouse that is hosted in the cloud for scalability.
- And four, eduTrac comes with an SQL Terminal. It is a secure interface to the data stored in the database that will allow users (with proper permissions) to create ad-hoc reports on the fly. This is unique because they won’t be using some sort of query builder but instead, the user will retrieve exactly what he or she needs because of the relational data, and the user will become proficient with SQL syntax (training is available).
And this is the eduTrac difference!
Check out the demo: http://pt.7mediaws.org/