eduTrac SIS 5.0.5 Security Release

The eduTrac SIS 5.0.5 security release is now available for download. If you are currently running the 5.x series, it is vitally important that you upgrade your installations as soon as possible. This security release plugs a hole in the v1 api allowing for public access as well as public access to one of the screens via the dashboard. The issue with the v1 api also caused problems with data not being shown or populated on majority of the screens in the dashboard when viewed. This update also contains a new plugin installer which allows admins to upload / upgrade plugins via…

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eduTrac SIS 5.0.2 Maintenance Release

A new maintenance release is now available for download. It includes a few bug fixes as well as a Spanish and Portuguese language file. The translations may not be 100% correct and it is definitely not a finished translation. If you would like to help with the translation, please refer to the Translating eduTrac article located on the knowledgebase.

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eduTrac SIS 5.0 Release

Today is an exciting day, and I am happy to announce that eduTrac SIS 5.0 is here. This release is dedicated to the music composer Scott Joplink. eduTrac SIS 5.0 is a complete rewrite using our very own Liten Framework. eduTrac is now more modular than it was before which allows for better development as well as the ability to offer modules that can be plugged in easily. We took eduTrac CE and eduTrac ERP and combined the two to make a common core that is usuable for any size institution to use. If you are needing more functionality than the…

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eduTrac CE 4.5

eduTrac version 4.5 of the community edition has just been released. As previously mentioned, eduTrac CE and eduTrac ERP are going to merge into a common core application which will allow for more flexibility in development and a better restful api. This upgrade is more of a bridge in preparation for the 5.0 release which will be pushed out tomorrow afternoon. Please be a aware that this upgrade will cause issues with creating new courses and with course registration. So, it is best that you wait until the 5.0 release before upgrading to 4.5. Nevertheless, It is required that you…

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The Future of eduTrac SIS

Over the past two years since the release of eduTrac SIS, customers as well as community users have given constructive criticism on the system as well as suggestions for new features. There are a plethora of new features and enhancements that are on the roadmap for eduTrac SIS, however, they are currently on hold for several reasons which will be given in more detail below. The main reason why eduTrac SIS was built was to give the education community a top notch student information system that was easily accessible, secure, intuitive as well as affordable. Even though that was the…

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Single Value Versus Multi Value Data

As with most users of a system, they are unaware of how the data is organized or interconnected. It’s been stated time and time again, that the philosophy behind eduTrac is historical data. Therefore, single value and multi value data play an important role. Single value data is data that is one of a kind or only one can exist. Let’s take “first name” for example. A person can only have one first name. Now, the person could change his or her first name, but he or she can still only have one first name. In contrast to single value data, multi value…

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The Quandary of Lookup Screens

Every now and again, we will get the question, “why is eduTrac built in a way that doesn’t allow the loading of all the data?” This question doesn’t pertain to students because they don’t have access to any lookup screens, but it pertains more to admins, faculty and staff. The conversation usually goes like this: Person 1: Well, the system doesn’t preload all the data because no one needs it all at once, and it brings unnecessary overhead to the database. Person 2: Yes, but it defeats the purpose of a system like this. How can someone find the information they…

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