iCMS provides school systems with a robust cloud-based Content Management Solution for managing district, school and educator websites. iCMS provides a tiered user access approach which allows over-site while at the same time providing atonomy for schools and educators. With iCMS each user is allowed to manage the content to which they have rights from any web-based device. iCMS also allows district administrators to push information out to all school sites instantly.
iCMS is simply powerful while at the same time being powerfully simple for the end-user. If you can use Microsoft Word© then you can use iCMS. Unify your school system image, lower cost and deliver more with iCMS.
Some key features of iCMS include:
Easy To Use Interface
The user interface has been designed to be very intuitive. The GUI provides sleek, powerful and simple access to the many features that iSD offers. From the district, school and educator interface, we continue to build on our charter to be simply powerful... yet powerfully simple.
This sleek new design provides access to a host of powerful management modules at your fingertips. All this has been revamped while maintaining our "3 clicks and you're done" approach. Seeing is believing!
iCMS provides a Video Library feature which supports both Flash (flv) and MP4 (h.264) video formats. The video module allows schools and the district website to upload and manage videos. In keeping with the continuity that iSchool District is built on, videos can be pushed from the district website to all schools or from one school (via the district admin module) to all schools.... instantly!
Establish video categories at the district and maintain a common flow across your growing district-wide library.
iCMS provides an "instant push" feature that allows districts to instantly push headline banners out instantly to all schools. This technology overrides the schools independent news banners until the district emergency banner(s) have been disabled. Banners now also support URL links so that end-users may click on the banner image for more information!
This tool is an invaluable resource for announcing things like:
- School closings
- Inclement weather warnings
- Disaster notifications
- District wide emergency notifications
While we hope that you will never have a need to use this module, it will give you and your stakeholders peace of mind knowing that it is there if you ever need it.
On-line School Store
iCMS bridges the electronic divide by providing each school with an on-line store. This module provides schools with many options in regards to receiving payments for school paraphernalia as well as providing means for electronic payment for subscriptions, school lunch, after school programs and advance ticket sales to special events.
Seamlessly integrated with Paypal, you have the assurance that all your school transactions are secure. Utilize the flexability of PayPal to route funds to different bank accounts as well as provide third-party verification for your accounting and audit needs. Now your school store is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!
The Lesson Plan Module delivers big for teachers, principals and students. This module includes features like: linking lesson plans to state standards, sharing lesson plans within the district, attaching files to lesson plans, automatically populating homework on teacher sites and printing daily/weekly lesson plans.
Allow your parents to not only look up homework assignments, but see what standards are being taught. This new tool provides the teacher, student, parents and district with a tool that grows in value daily. Combined with the ease and usability of iSchool District and the system becomes simply powerful... and powerfully simple!
headline news banners
iCMS includes a headlines news approach to information propagation. We live in a headline news oriented society. As an audience we want a news overview quickly so that we can then select what interest us the most. Give your constituents a quick overview of what's happening in your school or district in as few as 30 seconds. News banners can be directly linked to an article, newsletter or external site making detailed information just one-click away.
iCMS provides your school system with the tools you need to effectively communicate to your stakeholders while at the same time reducing expenses. Learn more about how iCMS benefits school systems, schools and educators.