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FETC 2018 Preview: Finalsite Is Your Final Destination For Everything Online In Your School and District

TeacherGaming-Banner-fetc FETC 2018 Preview: Finalsite Is Your Final Destination For Everything Online In Your School and DistrictSchools Across 76 Countries Trust Finalsite To Help Tell Their Story Online and Help Bring Teaching Into The Digital Age.

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Do you remember back about 20 years ago, when you could turn to your school newspaper or yearbook staff to hack together a website for your school using FrontPage. While that seemed like a novel idea at the time, those days are well behind us.

Your school’s first impression to parents, prospective students, prospective faculty members, the community and your colleagues is your web and social presence and that typically starts with a search engine.

Since 1998 Connecticut based Finalsite has been helping schools across the globe, tell their story online. They may have even used Front Page twenty years ago, but technology and design iterated fast, and no other company catering exclusively to K-12 education has been able to keep up, besides Finalsite. Today, Finalsite is the one place you can trust for content management, learning management, admissions management, analytics and integration. Their platform is designed to help all schools, big and small, handle just about everything that occurs online.


Finalsite’s content management system, Composer, is designed specifically for education. It provides a suite of tools to handle everything from designing your site, acquiring new users (search engine optimization), manage your site’s performance (Google Analytics) and even posting media.  Composer’s tools are designed for the busy website manager, so they keep everything simple without sacrificing design or security. They’ve made it so that once you get going you can drag, drop, edit and compose your way.


Finalsite Learn is a learning management system (LMS) that takes the company’s design and ease of use philosophy and applies it to all aspects of learning. Learn starts with an easy way to create, grade, and give feedback on assignments. With integrations like Crocadoc students can complete their assignment and deliver it back to the teacher within the Learn system. Grades can be automatically populated and teachers can give feedback right away. This means that Learn can handle writing assignments as easy as regular answer assignments. Testing and assessments can be aligned with regional and state standards.

Finalsite Learn takes communication and collaboration to new heights. They’ve built the system so that anyone for any group and any reason can quickly collaborate and communicate. This includes everyone from board members to sports teams and of course parents. Finalsite has left no stone unturned and their years of experience in K-12 education has helped them create features that teachers and students love. For instance a global assignments calendar allows teachers to see the workloads their students have across classes, so they don’t bog students down on the night before a big test. Finalsite is an LMS created specifically to drive student success.


Finalsite Apply is a paperless admissions platform that starts interacting with prospective students and parents from the minute they hit your school’s website. Like other Finalsite products, Apply has been created in a reactive environment that means it’s simple for prospective students to apply for admission using whatever device they want. They’ve built in communication tools that allow schools to receive instant messages from applicants so they can quickly answer any questions they may have. Task lists make it easy for the admissions department to delegate prospective student needs. They even incorporate an online system to help schedule tours and interviews online.

Finalsite Apply allows the admissions to department to create real time reports and review analytics. You’ll be able to track prospective students throughout the entire process and quickly analyze where you need to improve your admissions work flow and processes.

Sine everything in Apply is managed in an online, prospective students can be easily notified of their decision the minute the decision is made. With that decision, documents and forms can be automatically sent to the student and their parents.

Fnalsite Dashboard is a smart, customizable analytics platform that can give you the data you need, when you need it. Dashboard can provide the data your school needs for everything from your school’s marketing efforts to your admissions platform.  You can also quickly see the traffic across your entire Finalsite platform and quickly address any changes that need to be made.

Finalsite makes it easy to maximize user experience for everyone involved including teachers, administrators, students and parents. They integrate with many popular systems including; Rediker Software, SeniorSystems, Veracross, Blackbaud, Pearson, WCBS, FACTS/renweb and more. They’ve also made it easy to manage usernames and passwords utilizing single sign on for 30+ different partners.

See how Finalsite can revolutionize they way you school, at FETC 2018 in Orlando, January 23-26th, booth #1454 and online at Finalsite.com 

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