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School Apps


School-branded and student-focused, our apps are more than just an agenda or repackaged website. They are a dynamic, always available, always up to date, more connected communication tool and information centre for the modern student.

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School Apps


School-branded and student-focused, our apps are more than just an agenda or repackaged website. They are a dynamic, always available, always up to date, more connected communication tool and information centre for the modern student.

  • SECURE: Personal information stays on the device to address FIPPA requirements.
  • FAST: Today screen access to full class schedule, notes and reminders, without needing to navigate through menus.
  • FOCUSED: Notifications and channel functionality that updates you and your calendar with only what you need.

Focused


Focused


Focused on Most Used Information

The core screen is the current day with a complete schedule including the day’s classes with times, school events, and one tap or gesture access to the notes for any of the day’s classes, detailed school event information, the school’s social media feed(s), and other common information and actions. Week and monthly overviews and summaries of upcoming events are also available.

Branded


Branded


School-Specific Branding and Customization

In addition to branding using the school crest, mascot or other logos and colours, each app is customized for a particular school's block rotation and calendar with full support for a wide variety of schedule types including rotating and tumbling calendars/class schedules. Between the school branding the ability for each student to customize their class colours, the apps provide a deeper sense of identity and engagement.

Connected


Connected


The apps are designed to allow integration of existing systems and data sources, such as social media, news feeds and blogs via RSS, and calendar information with Google Calendar and most online calendars that support iCal feeds. This allows the addition of the apps to existing workflows with a minimum of procedural changes and without requiring double entry of information.

Communication


Communication


Communication

The apps integrate three basic communication methods - push notifications, news bulletins, and the school’s social media feed. The social media feeds are integrated directly into the app and can be viewed at any time simply by open the sidebar menu. Push notifications are excellent for short, time-sensitive messages and pop up alerts on phones with the app installed. News bulletins are longer form messages that are viewed on demand.

Personalized


Personalized


Course and Interest-Specific Communication and Events

Students can subscribe to school-defined channels for their interests and courses: channel-specific push notifications will only show an alert for subscribers. Channels can also include calendar events which will appear inline in the displayed schedule, for subscribers only. Channels can be public or private, and private channels can be visible or hidden.

Productivity


Productivity


Productivity

The app includes class-specific textual notes, to-do lists and photo notes - a quick alternative to copying notes from boards. Students can also add their own events to their personal calendar, and reminders with alarms.

For Parents


For Parents


Parents can receive all the same notifications and calendar information as all of their students using the multi-profile feature.

Integration and Offline Use


Unlike many alternatives which simply embed web pages or links, the core functionality of our apps - calendaring, note taking, etc operates entirely without an internet connection, updating as needed when network access is available.

Integration and Offline Use


Unlike many alternatives which simply embed web pages or links, the core functionality of our apps - calendaring, note taking, etc operates entirely without an internet connection, updating as needed when network access is available.

Access and Privacy


Access and Privacy


The apps have been structured to operate without requiring student registration or logging into any web service for ease of use. Individually identifiable student data - class information, notes, reminders - is never transmitted to or stored on our servers. The apps do not track, transmit, or store the users location. We are a 100% Canadian owned and operated company based in British Columbia, with servers located in Toronto for our Canadian customers. 

Administration


Administration


Each school's app comes with a mobile-friendly web portal that allows school administration, teachers, and other authorized staff to performa a number of functions, including:

  • sending push notifications & news bulletins
  • calendar schedule and event management
  • user management & school profile editing
  • multi-level access controls

Find out more


To find out more about providing your school community with the most effective and student-focused school app available, contact your local Friesens representative or use our contact form.

Find out more


To find out more about providing your school community with the most effective and student-focused school app available, contact your local Friesens representative or use our contact form.