Teacher’s Dashboard

Providing services for educational institutions and coaching centres. Discover how a small business in the education industry used digital transformation to improve its services.

Industry:

Education Services

Location:

Norway

Business size:

Small Businesses

Problem and Solution Summary

Recognising the need for streamlined educational tools and collaborative teacher resources in Norway, the client sought to develop a multi-user learning platform. This platform would empower teachers to:
  • create and share unique learning content
  • simplify and digitise the educational process
  • facilitate knowledge exchange and collaboration
  • gather valuable data and analytics

Computools proposed the development of the Teacher's Dashboard. Our team and the client worked in tandem to refine the platform's functionality and user experience. The project emerged as a user-friendly and comprehensive platform, empowering teachers with the tools to create, share and manage engaging learning experiences. Valuable data and analytics provide insights into student performance and learning patterns, allowing for continuous improvement and optimisation of the platform.

About the Client

Teachers' Dashboard was founded in 2019 by a team of educators and entrepreneurs passionate about using technology to improve education. The company's mission is to provide teachers with the tools and resources they need to create engaging and effective learning experiences for their students.

Outcome

Through diligent execution and agile project management, the Computools team delivered a multi-user platform. The platform's robust functionality and technical stability, built on the chosen technology stack, contributed to its success.

Key features:
  • The platform facilitates efficient placement, sharing and access control for learning materials, empowering teachers with greater control over their curriculum.
  • A convenient task check system improves teacher efficiency and student engagement.
  • Robust data collection and analytics tools provide valuable insights into task performance and course execution, enabling informed decision-making.

Business challenge

weaknesses

  • Multifaceted user roles
  • Constrained schedule

strengths

  • Market-driven approach
  • High demand opportunity
  • Sustainable revenue model

Business challenge

Project Completion Details and Current Arrangements

After initial discussions and selection of proposed options, Computools and the client began joint development. The team iteratively built functionality using an Agile methodology, incorporating customer feedback and refining features. Open communication channels via Skype and Jira kept communication flowing, ensuring efficient project execution and timely completion. The Teacher’s Dashboard now benefits from ongoing support for platform maintenance and future enhancements, fostering a long-term partnership for success.

Business challenge

Why Computools?

Our experience in web development, digital learning solutions, and a portfolio of successful projects gave the client confidence. A key factor was our proven ability to deliver high-quality, user-friendly platforms within both budget and deadlines.

The client noted our expertise in the chosen technology stack, including PHP, Laravel and ReactJS. This technical alignment ensured smooth development and optimised performance, essential for a complex multitenant platform.

Our dedication to Agile methodologies and open communication resonated with the client's desire for an agile and collaborative partnership. This approach provided greater transparency and accountability throughout the project, fostering trust and mutual understanding.

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STORY IN DEPTH

Tasked with creating the Teacher's Dashboard, the client carefully searched for the right development partner. They wanted someone with the skills and values aligned with their mission, considering the significant impact the platform could have on educators and students in Norway.

After evaluating several candidates, the client chose Computools as the top choice. Computools' successful track record in education technology and experience working with respected institutions and government agencies inspired confidence. Their strong grasp of the chosen technology reassured the client the development process would be smooth and efficient.

However, the client didn't just focus on technical qualifications. They also valued transparency and collaboration. Computools' dedication to Agile methodologies, emphasising open communication and iterative development, perfectly matched the client's desire for a dynamic, feedback-driven partnership.

Project Description

This project aimed to develop a multifunctional platform that empowers teachers to streamline task management, enhance student engagement and collect valuable performance data. Guided by an adaptable specification, the platform's core features include a secure authorisation system, intuitive task creation tools, flexible assignment options, efficient checking mechanisms, robust data storage and comprehensive statistics dashboards. By streamlining these essential educational workflows, the platform seeks to optimise teaching and learning experiences, ultimately fostering greater academic success.

Digital Platform & Technology

Future application functions, necessary capabilities and tasks determine the stack of necessary technologies. To select the best technologies, programming languages ​​and frameworks, we study ready-made solutions to similar problems and existing technologies.

Communication Framework

An effective communication ecosystem on the project ensures productive work and interaction between all participants. Skype was chosen as the main communication tool for this project since it allows us to conduct video and audio conferences and quickly exchange news and questions about the project.
Skype
Jira

Team

Computools strives to create comfortable working conditions for the team, therefore the choice of each participant is approached carefully. The employee's skills, experience, level of expertise and personal qualities are all considered.

CTO

Vitaly Kononenko

Vitaliy Kononenko
Vitaly, the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Computools, is a dedicated and enthusiastic professional in the technology industry. With over six years of experience, he has held key roles such as Full-stack Developer and Head of Technology. Vitaly's passion for learning and staying up to date with cutting-edge technologies defines his approach to life. He is always striving to become a better developer, sharing knowledge and offering support to his peers.
Vitaliy Kononenko

Business Development Manager

Oleksandr Paliieshko

Oleksandr's expertise extends to market analysis, client relationship management and the ability to navigate complex financial landscapes. He's known for his strong negotiation skills and his capacity to build strong, lasting relationships with clients and partners.

Team Lead

Denys Bohatyrov

Previously a Full-stack Developer, currently Head of Mobile Development, Denys enjoys computer games and woodworking, and he is learning to play the piano.

Project Manager

Alina Skorokhodova

Alina is a results-driven Project Manager with a proven ability to lead and coordinate multifaceted projects from inception to successful completion. With a background in project management, Alina excels in managing project scopes, timelines and resources to ensure that clients' goals are met.

UI Designer

Valeriy Panchenko

Valeriy Panchenko
Valeriy demonstrates excellent results in user experience, design and research. \He enjoys swimming, hiking and cooking.
Valeriy Panchenko

UX Designer

Maria Bogatirova

Maria is an accomplished UI/UX designer from Ukraine skilled in numerous design tools, such as Adobe Photoshop CC, Adobe Illustrator CC, Adobe After Effects CC, Sketch, InVision and Figma. She’s proficient in a broad range of design work, including website and application design, redesigns, motion graphics and print layouts.

COMPUTOOLS ENGINEERS

Quality Assurance Engineer

Mariia Hrekova

With over five years of experience, Mariia expertly monitors every phase of the software development process to secure product quality and standards. She enjoys dancing and travelling.

Story of a Team Decision

An experienced team of developers, designers, managers and analysts was built specifically to work on the project. The coordinated work of engineers and specialists allowed us to get the highest quality result – a ready-made application.

Backstage

Our team actively engaged in backstage activities, addressing tasks and ensuring the smooth coordination of project components.

Sprint Retrospective

We conducted sprint retrospectives to reflect on our progress, identify areas for improvement, and refine our strategies for enhanced efficiency in subsequent sprints.

Planning Session

Our team collaboratively outlined project goals, prioritised tasks, and established a roadmap to guide our efforts throughout each sprint.

Sprint Demo

We showcased our achievements and progress through sprint demos, allowing stakeholders to provide feedback and ensuring alignment with project objectives.

Communication Flow

Maintaining an effective communication flow, our team fostered open dialogue, facilitating seamless collaboration and quick issue resolution throughout the project's lifecycle.

Project Management Methodology

Since this project required quick implementation and thorough testing, it was decided to choose Scrum as the project methodology. It allows project participants to adjust their activities in response to situations that arise during the project management process. Scrum consists of three roles: the product owner, the Scrum Master and the team. The sprint process provides development that results in a scalable product even while the project is in full swing. This incremental delivery system shortens the time to market and may result in higher revenue, as each completed backlog represents a new product release. In addition, reviewing each sprint before moving to the next means that testing is conducted throughout the process, which allows teams to change the scope or direction of the project at any point.

Project timeline

4 months
11 months
3 weeks
Consulting & design phase
Engineering phase
Launch
01

CONSULTING

  • Researching the market
  • Planning strategy
  • Assessing needs
  • Interviewing stakeholders
  • Conducting business analysis
  • Studying feasibility through market research
02

Product DESIGN

  • Ideating
  • Wireframing
  • Designing user experience (UX)
  • Designing user interface(UI)
  • Prototyping
  • Designing iterations
03

Product Engineering

  • Developing software
  • Developing hardware
  • Building system architecture
  • Coding and programming
  • Assuring quality
  • Testing and debugging
04

Launch

  • Go-to-market strategy
  • Delivering marketing campaigns
  • Promoting public relations
  • Training users
  • Deploying
  • Supporting post-launch support

Design

Designers work closely with the development team to create a design that meets the technical requirements of the platform and is responsive to user needs.

USER PERSONA → SITE MAP → WIREFRAMES → USER INTERFACE
teachers dashboard user persona

USER PERSONA

Crafting detailed profiles representing the target audience's demographics, behaviours and needs

teachers dashboard site map

SITE MAP

Outlining a visual representation of website structure and navigation, enhancing user experience

teachers dashboard wireframes

WIREFRAMES

Creating skeletal outlines for web pages to define layout and functionality

teachers dashboard user interface

USER INTERFACE

Designing the visual elements and interactive features for a seamless user experience

PRODUCTION RELEASE

The product launch process was carefully planned and implemented according to the Agile methodology. A series of internal tests were conducted before the product was released into production to ensure that it met all requirements and was free of critical bugs. The product was then tested by a group of beta testers who provided valuable feedback that was used to improve the product before its final release.

ONGOING SUPPORT

We provide comprehensive ongoing support to ensure the Teacher's Dashboard operates at peak performance and evolves with user needs.

  • Regular maintenance updates: we proactively address any technical issues, ensuring the platform's stability and security.
  • Continuous improvement: regular feature updates and enhancements based on user feedback and changing educational trends.
  • Technical assistance: a dedicated support team is available to address any user enquiries or concerns promptly.
  • Performance monitoring: we monitor the platform's performance and user engagement, implementing optimisations as needed.

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