Smart School – General Overview

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Smart School – General Overview

Before start using Smart School consider a general scenario of typical school of class 1 to 12th, each classes have sections like Section A, Section B. There will various subjects for different classes like some subjects are theory and some are practical. Exams are created using these subjects and classes. Students enter in classes by new admission or promoted by their previous class after successful passing of previous class. During course of student we will charge fees to students and collecting them at monthly or one time basis. We like to record attendance of our students. Our school may be providing transport facility to student. Our school have library for students have to maintain books inventory. Our school have hostels and providing hostel facility to our students. Obviously our school has teachers to teach and manage students. We like to communicate our teachers, students and parents. We like to record all the expenses done in our school like miscellaneous bills, salary payments etc. After everything we like to analyze various reports based on our school.

If you are using Smart School for a training centre then may be you like to admit students in two classes, since version 5 we have introduce multi class feature where you can admit a single student in two classes simultaneously.

Apart from above we also like to provide access to our Smart School to other users like Teachers, Accountants, Librarians, Students and their Parent. For these Smart School have 8 inbuilt user’s roles- SuperAdminAdminTeacherAccountantLibrarian, ReceptionistStudent and Parent. Virtually you can create unlimited number of user roles for staff members.

Admin Panel

Login to Admin Panel through URL – http://yourdomain/site/login


After successful login you will reach to Admin Dashboard. Below you can find navigational overview of user screen.


Admin Panel consist 27 modules listed below –

  1. Front Office – for all reception/front office related activities like enquiries, calls, visitors, postal receive/dispatch
  2. Student Information – for all the information related to student like student search, profile, student admission, student history
  3. Fees Collection – for all the details related to student fees collection, fees master creation, fees dues, fees reports
  4. Income – for all the income other than fees collection can be manage here like add income, search income, income head
  5. Expenses – for all the expenses related to school can be manage here like add expenses, search expenses, expense head
  6. Attendance – for managing student attendance and attendance report
  7. Examinations – for managing all the exams conducted by school like create exam, schedule exam, exam marks entry, marks grade
  8. Online Examinations – for managing online exams conducted by school
  9. Lesson Plan – for managing subject status and lesson plan
  10. Academics – for managing all the parameters / master data required to run school like classes, sections, subjects, assign teachers, class timetable, promote student to upper class
  11. Human Resource – for all the information related to staff members can be manage here like staff search, profile, attendance, payroll, leaves
  12. Communicate – it works like a notice board basically a messaging system for communication to students, parents and teachers
  13. Download Center – for managing downloadable documents like assignments, study material, syllabus and other documents need to distribute students and teachers
  14. Zoom Live Classes – for students zoom live classes and for staff live meetings. Its addon extension and should be purchased separately
  15. Homework – teachers can give homework here and further evaluate them
  16. Library – all the books in your library can be manage here
  17. Inventory – manage all the assets of your school with stocks and store under inventory module
  18. Transport – for managing transportation service like routes and their fares
  19. Hostel – for managing hostels, hostel rooms and their fares
  20. Certificate – design and generate student certificate and ID Card here
  21. Front CMS – manage front public site of Smart School here by creating pages, menus, events, gallery, news
  22. Alumni – for managing all pass out students or alumni records and events
  23. Reports – all the various reports related to different modules can be found here
  24. System Settings – configure Smart School here for different settings like school, sessions, admin password, SMS, Paypal, backup / restore, languages
  25. Calendar & ToDo List – track and manage all daily/monthly activities and create your task in todo list
  26. Chat – chat for two way messaging staff and students
  27. One Click Updater – to install new in system
To understand how Smart School works first we need to configure and setup it for our school. In this whole documentation we will consider our sample school which is smart school sudan.

Steps to setup your school –

  1. In the Admin panel go to System Settings > General Setting in upper right side click on Edit button to update your school data.img
  2. Update your School NameSchool Code (School Code is your school affiliation / accreditation no), AddressPhoneEmail (for remaining settings please check System Settings section) now click on Save button to update record.
  3. For updating your school print logo (used in fees receipt and payslip print) go to System Settings > General Setting in lower left side click on Edit Print Logo button (it is recommended for logo to use .png image with transparent or white background and around 200px x 200px in size). Now drag and drop or select your logo file. By clicking on Edit Admin Logo and Edit Admin Small Logo you can set logo for admin panel. Edit App Logo to set logo for mobile app.
  4. For automated SMS messaging add any one of available SMS Gateway with the required details from System Settings > SMS Setting.
  5. To enabling online payment in Parent Panel and Student Panel update your payment gateway account details for this, go to System Settings > Payment Methods select your appropriate payment gateway and add you payment gateway account details then click on save button and enable it from right side box.
  6. At this point we have completed basic setup of our school. Now we will add our academics in Smart School like Classes, Sections, Subjects, Teachers.
  7. For adding classes go to Academics > Classes, before adding classes first add Sections from Academics > Sections. Select Sections comes under a Class when you adding a Class. Classes can be add from left side Add Class form and added classes can be see right side Class List. Add all classes running in your school here.img
  8. For adding sections go to Academics > Sections, Sections can be add from left side Add Section form and added section can be see right side Section List. Add all section name used in your school here e.g. Class 1 has 3 sections A, B, C and Class 2 has only A, B sections then we will add 3 sections A, B, C here. After adding sections, select section comes in a Class when you adding Classes.
  9. For adding Teachers go to Human Resource > Staff Directory, Teachers can be add from top right corner Add Staff button. At this page you can add any staff by selecting its role. If we are creating teacher then we should select Teacher as role and designation as role.
  10. For adding subjects go to Academics > Subjects, Subjects can be add from left side Add Subject form and added subjects can be see right side Subject List. Add all subjects including theory and practical in your school here. Subjects can be assign through Subject Groups to their classes in next step.
  11. For assigning subjects to their classes go to Academics > Subject Group enter Subject Group then select Class and Section then select all subjects you want to include in this class and section as group now click on Save.img
  12. Great! you have completed your Smart School setup. Now further we will understand working of all the modules 1 by 1 in detail.

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