Guides on how to setup School in Gibbon?

Hi all,

I installed Gibbon recently and I am currently trying to test it to see if it fits our institute's needs.

I looked for some information on how to setup our school's structure in Gibbon but I couldn't find any. This link :
https://docs.gibbonedu.org/
was not very helpful. Some terms are defined but others are not. And the definition and explanations were not very clear to me.

So I'm a bit lost about where to start in order to set up my school, e.g student lists, classes, courses, etc.

Please help! Any link to any guide or docs to read or watch will be appreciated.

Thank you

Comments

  • Hi Monica,

    Documentation has never been our strongest point, but it is something we are keen to keep developing. The closest we have started to an overview of system concepts and terminology is our Getting Started guide:

    https://docs.gibbonedu.org/administrators/getting-started/getting-started-with-gibbon/

    Did you see this when you looked at the docs?

    If this does not answer your questions, please ask them by reply post here and we will amend the docs to offer the answers.

    Thanks,

    Ross
  • Hi Ross,

    Yes I have seen it and tried to follow the terminology there. But I guess I will have to go back there and try to setup my school slowly and I will ask here if there's some issue that I cannot overcome. Thank you for your answer.

    Regards,
  • Hi Ross,

    Yes I have seen it and tried to follow the terminology there. But I guess I will have to go back and try to setup my institute slowly while asking here if there's some issue that I cannot overcome.

    My first question :

    - Students in Gibbon are first grouped by age. I'm testing Gibbon for use in an English department in a university (because we want to have our own student management system). Do you think it's ok if instead of year groups (which don't make sense for our kind of use) I use the year groups to divide students based on the major/career/field they're studying in at the university, e.g Business Administration students = 1st Year group, Legal studies = 2nd year groups, and so on.

    Thank you very much for your help.

    Regards,
  • Hi Monica, good question! For a universities I've helped in the past we've variously used Year Groups and Roll/Form Groups called "All" to hold all students, and then basically ignored those groupings going forward. You could do Year Group as all, and then Roll Group as the major. Generally we store subject selections (which could be used for both majors and minors) in Timetable Admin's course and class structure. I hope this helps. Ross.
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