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Alma announces student information system upgrades

Alma Student Information System (SIS) recently unveiled updates to its SIS platform, offering new features that make it easier to integrate schools and use third-party apps by districts. Parent and student versions of its portals are also now available in Spanish. Updates were released in time for the new school year.

“Alma’s upgrades further enhance the integration and overall experience of SIS for schools and districts, and also support our mission to increase educational equity, inclusion and family engagement.” Alma founder and CEO Andrew Herman said in a statement. Release. “If schools and districts have learned anything in 2020, it’s that the technological demands on educators and parents are greater than ever. We’re creating tools like the App Center to make it easier for teachers to use the apps they love while using their student information system. And we’re improving access to student information for Spanish-speaking families, making Alma a complete SIS solution for schools.

Upgrades to Alma include:

  • Navigator, which helps school districts move to Alma. The in-app SIS implementation guide reduces migration and configuration time by providing step-by-step integration instructions, project management tools, and progress updates. Schools can set up project plans to assign tasks (like setting up GPA scales or class schedules) to team members around the school, and authorized users can track the status of all. assigned tasks.
  • The application center, which allows municipalities to integrate third-party applications into the SIS. Administrators can select the application of their choice from Alma’s vendor library and select the appropriate files and data to share. They can also add apps to the vendor library and use the Integrations dashboard to view their daily usage setup and metrics.
  • Multilingual portals for parents and students provide access and engagement for non-English speaking families. Spanish versions of the portals are already available, and other language options will be available soon. Students and families can access the system in English or Spanish for tasks such as enrolling their children and viewing grades from a mobile device.

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