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    Exam Times/Dates - list

    Does anybody have any ideas how to get exam information in a machine-readable format?

    We'd like to send text messages to parents using Keep Kids Safe.

    For each Exam, I need a list of he candidates and their admission numbers. Ideally with the exam date and time as well, but I can live without that.

    Using Exams Organiser's a no-go because I can't get their adnos out, and the CSV/TXT format exports appear exactly as printed, ie with blank space all over the shop wih regard to form over function.

    I have tried pulling the data out using a report in SIMS, but I only appear to get exams that students have already sat, and not exams that they are sitting.

    Has anyone ever done anything like this before?

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    From my last discussions this is something that Keep Kids Safe are looking at adding, but I am not sure of their timescales.

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    Yes, that's kind of where we are with them. Until our NM threatened to dump them and go to Schoolcomms. KKS assured us that it works fine and promptly sent me a report definition. Which looked fine until I tried to get the actual data I need, when I discoved it doesn't work.

    Problem is, by then I'd made a promise to SMT...

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    Apologies to those that think this post if 'Off Topic' but it needs to be said!

    The automatic Exam Alerts from SIMS InTouch is brilliant! You only have to set it up once for each Exam Session. It picks up all exams and all pupils in those exams!
    It is also very simple to email the Exam Timetable!
    And InTouch is relatively cheap once you have bought the licence! You can very quickly recoup the licence fee if you then use all the functionality!
    Last edited by Sivadam; 27th April 2012 at 08:25 AM.

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    We've pulled the plug on the idea. There were just too many opportunities for human error in the procedure for getting the exam details linked to the pupils, creating groups and sending the messages. An automated system would be brilliant...

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    Schoolcomms has an automated procedure which works well from our tests - not sure if its had a full release yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sylv3r View Post
    Schoolcomms has an automated procedure which works well from our tests - not sure if its had a full release yet.
    Yes it does if you install the new version.
    Schoolcomms and InTouch - both excellent systems!

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