SIMS Learning Gateway & Web Parts - the facts?
we're in a bit of a crisis situation here at the minute. In September, we merge with another school (2.5 mile down the road...) and will be running a single SIMS database.
The link between the two sites is not going to be good enough for full blown SIMS access at the second site (it's currently 10mbit but is being upgraded to 100mbit in the coming days).
We have already ordered a TS server to handle staff having full access to SIMS, but we ordered this on the basis that only admin staff would need full access, believing teachers could enter registration marks, assessment data, and behaviour through Web Parts.
I have tried to find definitive information on the Web Parts, but nothing seems to be able to give me a black and white answer (frustratingly), so I'm hoping that those of you who use it can advise me on the following:
- Which modules can you grant write access to?
- Which modules have read only access?
- Is the attendance module capable of entering session attendance marks, or just AM/PM (as the documentation seems to suggest)?
- Are there any pitfalls I should know about to using Web Parts?
It's quite urgent I get this information, the head understandably wants to know what kind of expenditure we're looking at, as if it turns out Web Parts doesn't do what we need it to, we're going to have to order an additional TS server to cope with the load.
Any useful advice will be thanked :)