Table of Contents

Key Expectations

What are the “Must Haves” in order for our customers to consider District and School management to be vastly improved in Next Gen?

  • All settings/options should be in one place instead of spreading on multiple pages/areas. Related options/settings should be grouped together.  Probably using tabs / links to connect them
  • Only applicable options should be visible.  Ex: don’t show any Period Att options if a school is Elem Daily Att
  • Advanced settings such as Third Parties, Portal, Mobile App, Portal Account Management, Security for External Connections, OneRoster, Online Enrollment, LDAP should be in a separate area
  • Options/Settings search should help users find an option easier
  • Information/Impact of an option should be clearly stated on the page Option/Setting text should be stated in a positive way
  • Permissions to update options/settings should be assigned to a section of options, not all or nothing.

Changes & Differences from Existing Functionality  

  • School Options and District Options will be on 2 separate pages
  • Related options will be grouped together
  • Some of the Advanced/Technical options will be moved to a separate area
  • An Option Filter will be available to make it easier to search
  • Information/Impact of an option will be clearly stated on the page
  • Some option sections will require special permissions to update
  • School Contact can be linked to Staff
  • District/School can have multiple locations/addresses, but one will be the primary/default location/address 
  • Most options will have an effective year to handle longitudinal database

Wireframe Concepts  

District Settings on 1 page with tabs for related areas:

District Settings page with global filter on the word "email"

School Settings page with tabs for related areas

Plan Summary  

  • District and School Options will be easier to configure in Aeries NextGen.  
  • Having the options in one place along with the grouping of related options and the Option Filter will allow users to configure quickly a feature. 
  • Also, the requirement of special permissions to update these option sections would allow district to lock down some highly impacted options.