Get so much more out of SSO than just subject selections. Use SSO for school voting, extra-curricular bookings, teacher class preferences, surveys and any other time you need to securely collect data at your school.
Tailor your own extracts to meet your needs; whether it’s selection data for your timetabling software or a spreadsheet focusing on the areas of interest. Whatever data you’re extracting, you know that it has already been put through your selection criteria requirements!
No need for queuing outside your office door. If there’s limited positions available, choose whether to block out courses once they’ve reached the limit, or let SSO manage the waitlist for you. SSO keeps the waitlists in order, so if a space opens up, SSO will allocate it to the first in line.
Access from Anywhere
Being cloud-based has its perks. SSO can be accessed on any device as long as you have access to the internet. Each selection process can have its own access dates, set up easily with just a few clicks!
If students need some guidance, or maybe want to review their choices, a student can book an appointment with the appropriate person at your school to get the best help available.
SSO is like one big form, built just for each student. The page is configured to only show them their chosen pathway. Students are guided through selections with clear indicators to show what they need to do to meet selection requirements, what they’re eligible to choose, and what your team recommends for them.
Save time by letting SSO do all the validity checks for each selection in real-time, checking the prerequisites, recommendations, capacity limits, min/max requirements, permitted combinations and any other requirements you need to set up.
You can track how one student is progressing, see what percentage of a cohort have completed all requirements, or even see if the same course is more popular on Line 3 or Line 5!
Use advanced reporting to see how students are tracking in their selections process and other trends
Look and Feel
Make your SSO look and feel like it’s a part of your school. You can display your school’s very own logo and picture on the login page. Whether it’s the words, the images, links to more details, or specialist pathways, SSO is your blank canvas with a solid frame.
Include Files and Images
Planning on printing all 6 million pages or your selection handbook for each student again? Forget it! Add a link to the document into SSO so everyone can access it online. Simple!
Control what can or can’t be done by students on individual selections, whole instructions or entire sections!
It Takes a Village
SSO has access for co-ordinators, decision makers, course counsellors and home teachers too! Your team can access the right areas of SSO to help students or respond to requests, without them having to wait in line.
Allow parents to wield the PIN of Authorisation, providing them with the power to confirm that the students’ choices are for the greater good (or at least for the students’ future!)
Manage Override Requests
Want to give students the option to request an override for selections they aren’t eligible for? Choose whether you want students to make a request, and SSO can get the request to the right decision maker in your team.
Mutiple Events at Once
Have multiple years running subject selections at a time? Or want to run your Extra Curricular Selections while Student Pathways are on? No problem! Run as many events as you need! And hey, you can even run the same process several times throughout the year.
If you’re having a few hassles collecting payments, make it available as part of the selection process. Your school chooses whether a fixed amount or a percentage of the total selections is the minimum required. Accept payments, even after the selection process is closed!
Don’t be trapped in an unhealthy relationship with your student management system or timetabling software. Whether you’re putting data in or taking data out, SSO lets you choose where the data is coming from, and going to.
SSO is specially engineered to help schools manage their subject selections.
Utilise the unparalleled functionality to set customised, multi-levelled rules, insert prerequisites, apply capacities, collect payments, have every selection validated in real-time and much more.
For your subject selections alone, SSO can save you 400 hours a year.
Help your students to identify and chase their dreams.
Student Pathways (SET Plan) can be built in SSO to guide students through their options and the resources available to them.
Use their current classes and results to help them determine their next moves.
You learn a lot about your staff when you ask “What do you want now?” (tone is always important).
Collect all of your teacher preferences for the upcoming year so you can support them best.
Find out your teams preferences, aspirations and hidden talents by giving them the chance to tell you exactly where they want to be.
Step up your school election game! SSO gives you the power to collect votes, create candidate profiles, include campaign details, require preferences and export your results instantly. There’s a new way to for student leaders, sport captains and class reps to be put chosen! SSO is perfect for helping you demonstrate the democratic process to your students without having to count hundreds of scraps of paper or raised hands!
Manage all of your extra curricular options by term, semester or year, all in the one place! SSO gives you the ability to control capacities, check for necessary qualifications and stop repeat selections if you so choose, giving you total control.
Find what is and isn’t working for your school community!
Ask your parents, students, staff or anyone else to give you in-depth info.
When you strip away all of the amazing features of SSO, it’s really a data collection tool, perfect for extracting the key information that could be making or breaking your school.
This makes SSO perfect for Community Surveys and Feedback Forms.
SSO Is Making A Difference In Schools Across Australia
“The newest College onboard with our School Information Systems used SSO for the first time with Junior subject selections. They are delighted to be transitioning to paperless process, which removes the work intensity of collecting forms and translating choices into Excel spreadsheets. Being able to transfer student subject selection data directly from SSO to the Timetabling software is seen as a great enhancement to their processes. They are looking forward to extending their usage of the product next year.”
Alison Foster, School Information Systems Manager, Catholic Education Services - Diocese of Cairns
“Bringing SSO into Ocean Reef was a tremendous relief. It saved us time, reduced stress of staff and helped make the entire subject selection process smooth and efficient. I can’t speak highly enough of SSO.”
Belinda Hall, Deputy Principal, Ocean Reef Senior High School