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    Capita get into bed with Uniservity

    UniServity - Capita partnership delivers great news to schools

    Alan Wood, CEO, UniServity commented: “This partnership unites two leading education partners who are both passionate and committed to supporting teaching and learning, and more importantly the way people learn. The new partnership will see the development of the most integrated solution for managing pupil data, supporting learning, and sharing information with parents and other key stakeholders

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    UniServity, the leading BECTA Learning Platform provider, and Capita SIMS, the market leader in Management Information Systems to the Education and Children’s Services Sector, have announced a landmark partnership which will accelerate the realisation of the Government’s vision of a fully integrated Management Information System (MIS) and Learning Platform for the benefit of schools, learners, parents and carers.

    Local Authorities (LAs) and schools will benefit from the simplified management and reduced workload of integrating ‘real-time’ Capita SIMS.net pupil data directly into the dynamic teaching and learning environment of the UniServity cLc (connected Learning communities) Learning Platform.

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    UniServity, the leading BECTA Learning Platform provider
    since when???

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    Uniservity is a very poor VLE for Secondary Schools, it is better suited for primary schools. Moodle is currently head shoulders and a large ladder ahead of uniservity.

    As for the "Local Authorities (LAs) and schools will benefit from the simplified management and reduced workload of integrating ‘real-time’ Capita SIMS.net pupil data directly into the dynamic teaching and learning environment of the UniServity cLc (connected Learning communities) Learning Platform." This will be available when i find the end of a piece of string, uniservity use this as a major selling point and it isn't available until the earliest September but no guarantee!

    We have been able to get hold of the SIMS.net IMS integration documentation and hopefully look to implement a moodle module to allow write back to sims in the months ahead, once ready we will release to the community. If this happen uniservity will be hard pressed to get people to move from moodle to uniservity.

    sorry rant over.

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    Just to clarify the integration we were told about by uniservity was that we would be able to write back data into assessment manager in about septemberish at the earliest but Moodle and SMIS a capita bod has confirmed that this is not currently possible as the feature hasn't been created in IMS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by penfold_99 View Post
    Uniservity is a very poor VLE for Secondary Schools, it is better suited for primary schools. Moodle is currently head shoulders and a large ladder ahead of uniservity.
    Being in East Sussex, have you signed up for the LEA Uniservity system then?

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    Does uniservity run on all platforms or just the ones you pay through the nose for?

    SIMS.net should be supporting Open Source as well as commercial products.

    Why do education sector businesses seem to think that schools have never ending wads of cash?

    With all of the licensing and software (with additional add ons) that schools now have to buy into because LEAs don't want to use anything else its beginning to get to the point where your budget is used just for licensees alone.

    Or is it just me?


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    Quote Originally Posted by TechMonkey View Post
    Being in East Sussex, have you signed up for the LEA Uniservity system then?
    Yes we are in the first phase of the roll out (our head signed us up), but we are finding that uniservity is falling short of what we need it to do in the future.

    Has your school signed up?

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    Capita get into bed with Uniservity...

    oerrrrrrr....which one is wearing the strapon.....!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HodgeHi View Post

    SIMS.net should be supporting Open Source as well as commercial products.


    they SHOULD be



    but they won't

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    You're presuming they have a choice?

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    Quote Originally Posted by penfold_99 View Post
    Yes we are in the first phase of the roll out (our head signed us up), but we are finding that uniservity is falling short of what we need it to do in the future.

    Has your school signed up?
    Yep Think we are going for the second stream. Let you lot find the bugs but have enough time to get ready for Sept (read yell at county to get a better system).

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    There's no financial incentive for Capita to support open source; open source counters their money-making priorities. Unless forced to by law, they probably never will do.

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    So there is absolutely nothing to stop Open Source fans from using IMS to link to Moodle. We don't charge extra for the IMS links and they are fully documented.

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    There's still something to stop OS 'fans' (or teachers for that matter) from using OpenOffice and SIMS - capita hard coding the xml so that only MSoffice can open it !

    Do Capita publish 3rd party interface documentation (TPID) to allow write back directly to the database? Currently the IMS documentation doesn't cover writing back to the database - yet Uniservity claim this functionality (or is it vapourware>?

    Pars allows writing directly back to the database for attendance, are Captia willing to publish this to OSS developers?.

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    Does uniservity run on all platforms or just the ones you pay through the nose for?
    The VLE is hosted by them, if that is what you're talking about. Each school then gets a URL to their VLE installation.

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