Introducing OTrack 2018Monday 16th October 2017
We’re really excited to be able to introduce OTrack 2018. We have included many improved features, all developed using modern technologies – allowing us to lay the foundations for future innovations.
At OTrack we are always looking at ways to improve both the service that we provide, and the experience which a school has when using our software. As a result of extensive research and continuous user feedback, OTrack users will get access to many improved features with this upgrade.
OTrack 2018 is a free upgrade (1), and we will be migrating all OTrack users throughout this academic year. All schools will be be using the improved features before September 2018.
OTrack 2018 upgraded features include:
- We have given OTrack a complete interface upgrade
- The sleek new design represents the latest technologies we have used to help you track pupils with ease
- User journeys are much improved
Syncs with your Management Information System (MIS)
- Pupil records are updated each night – using our new MIS integration service (1)
- No need to import CTFs
- Manage class lists straight from your MIS
- Instant data analysis – as soon as you log in to OTrack 2018, you will see key headline figures on the editable dashboard, including:
- Single subject ARE and Expected Progress analysis
- Combined subject ARE and Expected Progress analysis
- Easy to access bookmarks – taking you directly to the screens you need, with just one click
- For leaders who manage more than one school – easily switch between schools
Assessment data entry
- Show only the subjects you assess
- Order pupils in the way you want
- Bulk-fill by pupil, or subject
- Fewer reports, but better analysis – we’ve reduced the number of reports, but extended the power of the analysis tools
- Search for reports and bookmark your favourite list
- No more long list of report filters – select a report, select the year group and go!
- User roles – easily manage users in your school
- Send password resets by email
- Easily view numbers of pupils in key context groups, class groups and sets groups
How to upgrade
- We will be upgrading all OTrack users throughout this academic year. All schools will be be using the improved features before September 2018
- We will contact you to let you know when we expect to upgrade your account
- Please note: our MIS integration partner, Wonde, will contact you before we upgrade your OTrack account. We would like to complete the MIS connection test soon, so that we can start improving the service we can offer you throughout 2017/18 and beyond
(1) – The MIS connection is the result of a development between OTrack and Wonde, our MIS integration partner. There will be no cost for the set up of the MIS connection, as we are currently setting up all our schools to ensure the data connection is possible for each school (this is dependent on your MIS). Once the connection and integration with your school’s MIS system is confirmed, we will be in touch to discuss upgrading your OTrack software.
If the connection test is successful and you would like to use the MIS integration, we will be charging an annual fee of £75 (+vat).
If the connection test is unsuccessful and/or you don’t want to use the integration, then you just need to let us know. Schools that don’t use the MIS integration link can add and update pupil records directly in OTrack. If you’re a new customer or an existing customer, we will add all your pupils for you in the initial set up – you will then need to manage pupil records directly in OTrack from then on.
Read more about the MIS integration upgrade here.