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Emailing Users from the Web App

MIS2000 admins have access to some extra features in the web app than regular users have. One that's useful but a bit hidden is the ability to send emails to users. You get to it by clicking the "Users" menu and the "Email Users" link:

States Currently Using the Web COE

The web COE has been around for a few years now and it has been refined and adapted during that time. It's one of those things that everyone thinks is a great idea and wants it initially, but it doesn't always turn out to be a great fit for every state. It really depends on where COEs are collected in your state and whether those locations have decent internet access. The tablet COE is designed for those states that don't have good enough internet access for web COEs to be practical. But I thought it might be good to take a look at what some states have done with the web COE.

More enhancements to Uploading Documents

The ability to add supporting documents to MIS2000 has been around for a long time, initially taking the form of capturing documents from an attached scanner. But as the web app has become more and more popular for certains kinds of data entry and as scanners have become less and less common, the ability to upload PDFs became more of a thing. I covered our initial efforts to support PDF uploads (and other kinds of files as well) in this blog post. A few months later we introduced better management for deleting uploaded documents and I covered that here. But all of that support was separate from the older style of being able to keep scanned documents against students and COEs.

Web Search Speed Improvements

MIS2000 has all sorts of built-in measurements that it keeps track of, things like which features are being used and which are not, how long uploads take, etc. One of the things I look at every month is how long web searches take. I've never been completely happy with our web searches. In some states they're almost instantaneous, but in others, a search can take several seconds, depending on circumstances. Last winter I put quite a bit of effort into optimizing the web searches and was able to get a considerable speed up across the board for all states and all student searches. I didn't work on COE searches at that time.

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