Cloud Design Box have over 10 years’ experience with SharePoint in education. We work with schools, colleges and academy groups to provide engaging learning portals in Office 365 (SharePoint Online) and SharePoint 2016.
Our solutions and advice enhance teaching and learning in schools using Microsoft technology on-premises and in the cloud. We have a passion for creating learning portals that benefit all stakeholders within the institution, from teachers and admin to governors.
View the sections below to see how we can transform your out-of-the-box SharePoint experience.
Cloud Design Box provide designs for all versions of SharePoint including the Office 365 SharePoint online. We specialise in customising the look and feel of SharePoint to reflect your school, academy or trust branding.
All the designs are fully responsive to work on mobile devices and tablets. We provide full designs for classic SharePoint and customised branded web parts and pages for the new SharePoint Online experience. Let Cloud Design Box guide you through the design process from Photoshop wireframes and mock-ups to the final implemented look and feel.
Using our trusted partners, we can integrate with the school's MIS system (such as SIMS, CMIS, iSAMS, etc.) to deliver subject and class sites templates which are fully bespoke to meet the needs of your classroom. This includes fully provisioned class lists in Microsoft OneNote Class Notebook and groups for use with Microsoft Teams for Education.
We specialise in creating great looking SharePoint sites. Cloud Design Box class sites clearly display announcements, assignments and links using colourful distinct responsive styles to work on mobile, tablet and desktop devices. Each design is custom and bespoke for each school.
Microsoft Teams for Education is now free for all schools. It allows teachers to set assignments electronically and collect pupil submissions. Teachers can mark and return the work back to the student.
Cloud Design Box can provision class data automatically so that teachers don't have to manually create class memberships. We also provide onsite teacher training and support so that all teachers can set and mark work using Office 365.
Cloud Design Box can provision personal mentor sites for each student. Teachers can set targets for all students or at an individual level. Students can only access their own site while teachers can view any student area.
Customise the achievement levels by adding your own images. Replace the star system with a theme based level such as Star Wars characters or prize levels.
Teachers can add or deduct points by adding positive or negative items to the achievement log. Mentor discussion allows teachers to guide students to the next level.
Cloud Design Box can analyse SharePoint structures using PowerShell and Visio to visualise the architecture. This makes it easy to see where structures can be improved to enhance navigation, permissioning and logical storage. Working with the school, Cloud Design Box plan the new structure with the use of easy to follow diagrams and implement the new structure using custom scripts and templates.
Cloud Design Box work with trusted partners to introduce site automation such as subject site and class site automation using data from the MIS database.
Learning or administrative processes can be automated in SharePoint using workflows. We work with customers to determine the processes involved and design efficient workflows. Cloud Design Box create workflows using many technologies including site columns, content types, workflows and custom form display templates.
Workflows can involve many different processes including leave/holiday requests, reprographics job tracking, anti-bullying forms, employee onboarding, internal helpdesks, employee KPI/appraisal tracking, purchase order request forms and much more! We don't speak technical jargon and our clear Visio flow diagrams make the process easy to understand.
With over 8 years’ experience of SharePoint’s migration path and hundreds of upgrades, Cloud Design Box engineers offer a transparent and cost effective upgrade/migration service. Project plans are provided to clearly outline each step of the process to keep downtime minimal and make the migration as smooth as possible.
Make the most out of SharePoint by training up technical staff and end-users. Cloud Design Box offer hands-on onsite training tailored to all stake holders.
Our training options include technical (administrating SharePoint server), end-user, workflows and SharePoint Designer sessions. Each of these sessions can be formed from a list of topics or customised for the specific needs of the school.
From fixing issues on the server to quick online help sessions, Cloud Design Box offers service level agreements for both SharePoint on-premises and SharePoint Online (Office 365).
Contact Cloud Design Box for more information on SLAs for SharePoint on-premises and Office 365.