At present context, education institutions are becoming competitive in terms of students’ services as they strive to cope with increasing number of students with limited resources. Information is one of the key assets the education institutions have to effectively manage to enable delivery of quality services to the students, parents and the other stakeholders.
We have many years of experience in working with education institutions particularly Higher education institutions to enable them cope with challenges of Information management and harness the power of Information technology in the learning processes. We have developed and implemented a number of solutions to cater to these Information Technology needs.
Baraza University Information Management (UMIS) System
Baraza UMIS is an open-source University Management Information System easily configurable to meet the unique operations of any institution of higher learning. Baraza UMIS helps you manage the academic processes by automating operations involved in running a University, encompassing the entire students lifecycle. This includes admission, registration, course management, grading, graduation and alumni.
Koha is an open source Integrated Library System (ILS), used worldwide by public, school and special libraries. We offer implementation and customization services for Koha deployment
Koha has most of the features that would be expected in an ILS,
- Simple, clear interface for librarians and members (patrons)
- Various Web 2.0 facilities like tagging and RSS feeds
- Union catalog facility
- Customizable search
- Circulation and borrower management
- Full acquisitions system including budgets and pricing information (including supplier and currency conversion)
- Simple acquisitions system for the smaller library
- Ability to cope with any number of branches, patrons, patron categories, item categories, items, currencies and other data
- Serials system for magazines or newspapers
- Reading lists for members
Moodle (abbreviation for Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment) is a open-source e-learning software platform, also known as a Course Management System, Learning Management System, or Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).
Moodle has several features considered typical of an e-learning platform; Moodle can be used in many types of environments such as in education, training and development, and business settings. Some typical features of Moodle are
- Assignment submission
- Discussion forum
- Files download
- Moodle instant messages
- Online calendar
- Online news and announcement (College and course level)
- Online quiz
Bedework is an open-source enterprise calendar system that supports public, personal, and group calendaring. It is designed to conform to current calendaring standards with a goal of attaining strong interoperability between other calendaring systems and clients. Bedework is built with an emphasis on higher education
The Bedework system is divided into two main spaces: the public events space, and the personal and group calendaring space, which are kept separate by design. Public events are displayed using “calendar suites” allowing multiple organizations to maintain their own public views of events with whatever degree of visibility is appropriate. A calendar suite provides a customized view of events, custom theming, and control over how events are tagged by event administrators.
Bedework in Action