Using Moodle - Need SIMS Parental Access?
We're using Moodle and have been for several years. We also use SIMS heavily but the two are not connected in any way (for logons we use AD).
However, as I'm sure many of you are aware, Becta have the 2010 guidelines that mean we have to allow real-time parental access to SIMS data. The Moodle forum thread about proper SIMS integration has been going on for years and never really got anywhere, at least not with an official tool.
As such we're in a bit of an awkward situation, as I imagine many other schools are. Do we go for the SIMS Learning Gateway and move to Uniservity, do we go with Frog, or is there a better option? The Frog threads on here are very mixed, and I've seen the words 'run away screaming' come up too much when researching Uniservity. Many people still seem to see Moodle as the best VLE, but in some ways it's just not a mature/developed solution for what we need for the future.
What is everyone else planning to do and what do you see as the right solution? Do you feel Becta and/or SIMS have supported schools enough on this?
Many thanks in advance,