About the Client
Box Clever Education worked with the Lloydminster Public School Division to design a new district site and new websites for all of the schools in their division. Built on Box Clever's WebGuide for Schools CMS, the district website is easy for administrators to update and intuitive to use. The site integrates seamlessly with the division’s Active Directory system and is responsive, so users can access the fully-functioning site from any device.
About the Project
The site was built with students and parents in mind, designed to allow users to find information quickly and easily. The home page includes upcoming events, current news stories, and features a custom module that pulls live Tweets from school Twitter accounts and displays them on the home page further driving engagement with their community.
This site has many innovative modules integrated into WebGuide for Schools, including:
- A built in HR system that allows the division to quickly post jobs, sort through applicants, and retire postings once they are filled. Employees and applicants are able to create an account, and update their information as it changes.
- StaffConnect, a secure intranet that houses all of the division resources, policies and procedures, documents, news, and events.
- The Bus Status module, which allows the division to update the status of school buses in real time. The changes are reflected on the website, as well as pushed to the iPhone app that is free for students and parents to download.
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When it comes to school website design, straight forward navigation is key. Parents, teachers, and students need to communicate with each other, which can be difficult to do. At Box Clever, we created a custom Content Management System, WebGuide for Schools (WGS) that creates consistency throughout the whole district. Each school is on the same CMS, each website has the same features and tools, and they are all branded as part of Lloydminster Public School Division. This consistent layout and feel ensures that all visitors are quickly and easily able to get the information that they need.
Admin time is significantly reduced thanks to our simple to use system and effective set up and training. A half-day training session for staff is typically all the time that many schools need to create their fully-populated, ready to launch websites! The system is so easy to understand that the designated staff members trained by our team at Box Clever are then able to return to their schools and provide training to the rest of their school. WebGuide for Schools also allows for staff to have access to multiple school sites, along with access at the district level.
Each school has the choice of 30+ website templates and the option of customizing those templates by implementing a custom colour or design. If a school is looking for a fresh, new look it’s as easy as logging into WebGuide and selecting a new template - all content is automatically switched over to the new template without any additional work. A refresh has never been so easy!
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