Power Apps for Education

Quick Solutions To Everyday Problems

 

All colleges and organisations face tasks that require data entry or data capture that are manual and repetitive, which can lead to innacuracies and potentially delays in obtaining results. Do you often set about a task and think “there must be an easier way to do this”…

It’s time to think outside the box and beyond the traditional set of prepackaged MS Dynamics 365 applications. We will work with you to turn your business knowledge into something brilliant, building custom Microsoft Dataverse driven applications tailored to your data and processes.

The process is simple:

  • Model your business data
  • Define your business processes
  • We’ll build the App

So what is a Power App?

Power Apps provide a visual interface where you can collect data using forms or data entry screens, from simple data collection forms to complex business process automation.

Why use an App?

Power Apps connect to your M365 environment. So all your App data and wider organisational data will sit within your own tenancy or Dataverse, which means it’s accessible to you using any of your MS applications or platforms. Power Apps can connect to your databases, spreadsheets, and online services, allowing you to access and manipulate data from multiple places in one app.

Why else should you use a Power App for a task?

  • Speed – allows you to view and manipulate your data quickly and efficiently
  • Protects your data with Microsoft security features
  • Avoids paperwork and spreadsheets!
  • Avoids duplication and error that can come with manual input data
  • Collaborative – multiple users can interact with the data
  • Mobile-Friendly

Build it yourself…… or let us do it for you!

  • While Power Apps are low-code, meaning they can technically be built by anybody, we realise that staff working within Education are hugely time pressured. And low-code doesn’t mean no-code! We think you can create a more functional app if you have some coding expertise, and our team have that!
  • Fast turnaround – generally app development is in days or weeks not months!
  • Our experts dedicated to your project – We have the time and resources to build your app where perhaps you may not.
  • Industry expertise – we know education and have a good understanding of the types of data you’ll be working with and how you’ll want to use it.

Apps we can build

Here are some examples of the type of Power Apps we can build for your college or organisation. This is by no means an exhaustive list but just some examples!

Student Enrolment and Registration

A custom enrolment app for students to submit their information and course preferences. Automate the approval process for admissions and send notifications to students upon acceptance.

Attendance Tracking

Develop an app for instructors to record student attendance in real-time. Use Power Apps to generate reports and track attendance trends over time.

Academic Advising

Create an app to match students with academic advisors and schedule advising appointments. Include features for advisors to view student profiles and academic histories.

Grading and Assessment

A grading app for instructors to enter and calculate grades. Automatically calculate final grades based on predefined criteria and weightings.

Student Feedback Surveys

A survey app to collect feedback from students about their courses and instructors. Analyse survey responses to make improvements in teaching and course offerings.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

An app for students to apply for financial aid or scholarships. Streamline the approval process and notify applicants of funding decisions.

Faculty Evaluation

An app to collect faculty evaluations from students at the end of each semester. Automate the compilation of evaluation results for faculty assessment.

Apprenticeships and Job Placements

An app to connect students with apprenticeships, placements and job opportunities. Allow employers to post job openings, and students to submit applications.

Health and Safety Reporting

An app for reporting safety concerns, incidents, or maintenance issues on campus. Streamline the reporting process and track issue resolution.

Student Support Services

An app for students to request tutoring, counselling, or other support services. Automatically assign requests to appropriate staff members for follow-up.

Expense Tracking for Student Organisations

An app for student organisations to track expenses and submit reimbursement requests. Automate the approval process and financial tracking.

Alumni Engagement

An app to connect with alumni, promote events, and collect donations. Provide a platform for alumni to stay connected with your college.

PowerApps

If you have an idea and you’d like to discuss app options with us we’d love to hear from you. Get in touch for an initial chat.

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