Top Benefits of Developing a Student Information System

Posted By : Anirudh Bhardwaj | October 26, 2021

Developing a Student Information System

The education sector faced numerous challenges over recent years in view of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, the education system in most countries witnessed a colossal shift with the entire focus turning towards online learning. Adapting to spontaneous changes in the education system was never easy for students until it quickly became the new normal. That said, the lingering effects of unfinished education have posed an even greater threat to the economical development of many countries.

Since a majority of schools, universities, and educational institutions continue to press on with online learning, there needs to be a robust digital infrastructure for comprehensive eLearning management. In addition to LMS software, many prestigious institutions are also facing an inevitable need for developing student information systems. 

In this blog post, you will discover the key benefits of developing a student information system (SIS) for eLearning management. Nevertheless, let us first get familiar with the basic concept of SIS and its importance for online education. 


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What Is a Student Information System (SIS)?

A student information system, also known as a campus information system (CIS) is typically a web-based solution that facilitates online student data management. It is primarily used by schools, colleges/universities, and other educational institutions to maintain their students’ information and academic records. The SIS application makes it increasingly simple to collect and populate information related to students’ academic performance, making it accessible to teachers, parents, and students themselves. It includes attendance data, worksheets, tests, assignments, exam results, and more. 

As a result, it significantly improves the process of performance evaluation without any bias. In the following section, we shall explore the main benefits of developing a student information system for online learning management. 


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Benefits of Student Information Systems 

A student information system (SIS) helps schools, colleges, and universities with the following tasks and processes:


Student Admissions Management

One of the most important goals of any educational institution is to drive as many student admissions as possible. Schools and colleges spend a fortune on marketing activities every year to fill their seats and get more student admissions. Developing a student information system facilitates a standardized admissions process by taking care of student inquiries, enrollments, and similar tasks. Besides, it enables the admission cell to extract relevant information about enrolled candidates at the right time. An SIS application streamlines repetitive tasks, starting from student enrollment to counseling, and allocation of various academic streams and specializations. 


Effective Teacher-Parent Communications

In addition to maintaining student information and academic records, developing a student information system facilitates effective parent-faculty communications. Since teachers have all relevant information about a student at their disposal, they can have productive conversations with parents. Accordingly, they can discuss a student’s strengths, weaknesses, and scope of improvement with respect to various subjects. 


Improved Performance Evaluation

Developing and implementing student information systems can significantly improve online grading as it becomes easy to evaluate students’ academic performance. Besides, it eliminates the potential scope of contradiction as the process is not biased in any manner. The SIS application keeps track of various tests, assignments, homework, and aids in effective online assessment. At the same time, it maintains a digital record of answer sheets that are assessed by various teachers and faculty members. 


Examination Management

Developing a student information system aids in conducting online exams while ensuring fair evaluation and assessment of students. It renders an organized examination process with a focus on efficiently planning and executing the tasks at hand. In a nutshell, it streamlines the entire examination process while eliminating complexities related to conducting exams, accepting and processing answer sheets for further evaluation.  


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Closing Thoughts

The aforementioned points clearly highlight the importance of a student information system in eLearning management. All things considered, the core function of an SIS application is to store and organize data related to students’ academic performance and qualification records. It streamlines student information management and processing, thus providing an effective way to sail through the complexities of tests/assignments, examinations, and performance evaluation. Besides, it significantly improves the admission process, improves parent-teacher communications, and keeps teachers, parents, and students apprise of all campus-related activities. 


How We Help You With eLearning Management At Oodles ERP?

We, at Oodles, provide complete LMS software development services and eLearning solutions to address the diverse needs of our customers. Our LMS development services enable schools, colleges, and educational institutions to strengthen their eLearning solutions and deliver smart learning experiences across devices. Our development team has a proven track record in building tech-driven campus/student information systems with custom features. We use open-source software technologies to build custom eLearning solutions tailored to the needs of our customers. For more information, contact our eLearning software experts at [email protected].

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Anirudh Bhardwaj

He is a technology enthusiast with 3+ years of experience in producing insightful content on projects related to next-gen technologies like AI, Blockchain, ERP, OTT, Cloud, Big Data, AR/VR, IoT, and more.

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