Experimental TimeTable Assistant 'Web' Application Switch to 'Regular' MS Access version of the Timetable Assistant app.
This experimental 'Web' version of the Timetable Assistant Application is fully-functional but still in development. Feedback is welcome.
Currently exploring the possibility/feasibility/effectiveness of this Web version - to complement (or possibly replace)
the MS Access version of the app - at some time in the future.
A Web version would have some advantages to the 'Regular' MS Access version of the app, most notably the elimination of the need for having MS Access installed.
A Web version would also have some potential obstacles relative to the 'Regular' MS Access version of the app (data security/privacy, web server 'up-time' etc.). Ignoring the potential obstacles, the development of the 'Web' version has continued.
Ideally, the purpose of this 'Web' version of the app at this point would be to get a sense of how users like the app, determine if it provides reports that are as good as reports within the current MS Access version of the app and how well it functions with a variety of users online.
Note - you will be able to use all functions of the app except you will not be able to UpLoad your Master Schedule data - this is
to maintain the privacy of your data.
Click to actually use the TimeTable Assistant 'Web' Application (Guest Accounts are shown on the Sign In Screen, or send an email to request a unique UserID, if you haven't already been sent one.)
Following is some development and functionality information.
Development and Functionality Information - TimeTable Assistant Web Application - Information
Video - Timetable Assistant 'Web' Version - General Overview Video
Following are a few screen shots of the Timetable Assistant Web Application.
The functionality of the Timetable Assistant 'Web' Application is very similar to the 'Regular' MS Access version of the TimeTable Assistant Application.
Both applications require the user to generate a MasterSchedule.csv file from the Master Schedule by Course Section Report.
The 'Regular' version of the app then asks the user to 'Import' the MasterSchedule.csv file into the app.
The Timetable Assistant 'Web' Application asks the user to 'Upload' the MasterSchedule.csv file to the server, then 'Import' the MasterSchedule.csv file into the app.
Note - you will be able to use all functions of the app except you will not be able to UpLoad your Master Schedule data
- this is to maintain the privacy of your data.
After Uploading/Importing the MasterSchedule.csv file, the functionality is virtually the same for both versions of the application.
To launch the 'Regular' version of the app, the user typically browses to the appopriate computer folder and double-clicks on Timetable_v180012_SDHS.mde (or similar). This would launch MS Access and open the application.
The app, in its current form, requires that the MasterSchedule.csv file must be uploaded to my ISP's server. The application requires a UserID and Password so that access to the website is controlled. Unlike the 'Regular' MS Access version of the app, this experimental 'Web' version of the application raises the issue of data privacy and security. Although the MasterSchedule.csv file does not contain any student names, it does contain Teacher Names and other information that should remain private. Each user's data is private and separate from
any other user, controlled by the UserID and Password. Nesterenko Software does not wish to take responsibility for any privacy breach.
For this reason you will be able to use all functions of the app except you will not be able to UpLoad your Master Schedule data
- this is to maintain the privacy of your data. In future, it may be possible to load the application on each School Board's server.
If you would like to use the Timetable Assistant 'Web' Application, send an email to PeteSelf@NesterenkoSoftware.com
and you will be sent a UserID and Password.
You would then be able to use the application and envision how it might work for you at some point in the future if privacy/security issues
may ever be resolved.
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Timetable Assistant 'Web' Application - Brief Video - Quick overview of the app:
Click on video to pause and view reports etc. This is an initial video, without audio.
A more detailed video will appear here soon, with audio.