MIS Systems Thread, SIMS Apps in Technical; Our school has recently signed up to SIMS and in the proposal there is something called SIMS Apps with no ...
24th April 2014, 09:52 AM #1
Our school has recently signed up to SIMS and in the proposal there is something called SIMS Apps with no information on it (just Remote registration, and access to data on Mobile device), we were told on installation that it isn't ready yet - what exactly is it?
24th April 2014, 10:05 AM #2
If you have heard of Groupcall's Emerge app, it is basically that but from Capita. I'll relent from my amusement on how this affects the political landscape and just invite @PhilNeal to give a bit of an explanation as to what it is.
From what I remember from BETT, it is a dedicated app that gives basic functionality on the go, access to records take attendance, behaviour records. First iteration is for teachers, branching out to a parental app soon I believe (if not, it should).
24th April 2014, 10:06 AM #3
There is a thread that mentions it. Basically it's an app for teachers, but at the moment it comes as part of SLG.
Have you also signed up for their SIMS Learning Gateway sharepoint system?
I've not heard of it being available as a standalone tool.
24th April 2014, 10:07 AM #4
24th April 2014, 10:11 AM #5
Nope we haven't signed up for the SLG as far as I know (nothing in the proposal), I looked at the SIMS website and found this SIMS Teacher App | capita-sims.co.uk and noticed it needed SLG is this correct ?? Any idea of time scales too? The installer said about September time...
24th April 2014, 11:06 AM #6
That's when the SLG version will be mainstream. I can't imagine it will be independent by then, if ever...
24th April 2014, 11:18 AM #7
Going to be interesting when I tell SLT that they can't have SIMS on the iPads without spending a huge sum of money then.... We currently use E1 which is of course web based and is no problem...
24th April 2014, 11:49 AM #8
I don't mean this in any harsh way, but you have bigger issues with your current MIS provision come summer...
Originally Posted by caffrey
24th April 2014, 12:07 PM #9
I know, we've already had SIMS ordered and installed ready to go, to take over from E1, I wasn't privy in the choice of a new MIS so I'm unsure as to what was said about the use of iPads and SIMS.
24th April 2014, 03:36 PM #10
I'd start configuring and testing remote desktop , so at least there is a vague workaround using an iPad.
24th April 2014, 05:05 PM #11
RDP server or to individual machines?, that'll be a joy...
24th April 2014, 07:36 PM #12
Yep, as a few of the others point out above it only works with those using SLG.
Not sure when the release date is, but I believe its before September.
24th April 2014, 09:58 PM #13
From the horses mouth at the SIMS independent schools conference a few weeks ago:
SIMs teacher app will be release in beta during May (requires SLG).
General release is October (requires SLG). Bad move when school starts in sept. Tut tut sims!!
An SLG independent app 2015.
Last edited by ass17; 24th April 2014 at 09:59 PM.
24th April 2014, 10:09 PM #14
Well I'm glad I never signed the contract, makes me wonder what was said at the consultation meeting especially as our school is going very iPad centric...
24th April 2014, 10:32 PM #15
Sorry, why does it need S LG?
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