Teachers' Portal

Teachers' Portal, or “Shikkhak Batayan,” is a teacher's Continuing Professional Development (CPD) platform. It's an alternative to the conventional mode of teacher training. Aspire to Innovate (a2i) designed and built this online platform with The Ministry of Education, Ministry of Primary and Mass Education.

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Client and Partners of Teachers' Portal

The Client and the Partners have selected Riseup Labs as a dependable developer to enhance and maintain the Teachers' Portal.

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Teachers' Portal is a platform for producing and disseminating digital material across all topic areas. That's why it quickly gained popularity. The number of members has already surpassed 5 million, and it is rising. It now has the biggest local collection of educational materials.

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Summary of Teachers' Portal

Teachers Portal is a web-based platform for primary and secondary education teachers' collaboration, co-creation, and problem-solving. Here, instructors participate in a cutting-edge peer-to-peer learning process by producing and exchanging multimedia-based content, elevating their ICT abilities and enabling them to incorporate technology into their classroom learning projects.

❏ Publisher Name:Aspire to Innovate (a2i)
❏ Developer Name:Riseup Labs
❏ Application Type:Web application
❏ Platform Type:Web
❏ Client Name::a2i
❏ Release DateJune 1, 2024
❏ Product Working Type
:In progress
❏ Device Type
:All types of browsers and android devices
❏ Product Type
:Teachers' Portfolio and Content Management System
❏ Category
:Web and Mobile Learning
❏ Initial Development Period 
:June 2022 - May 2024
❏ Service Type
:Web and Mobile app Development
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Aspire to Innovate (a2i)

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Aspire to Innovate (a2i) asked Riseup Labs to enhance and maintain the Teachers' Portal.

A2i, a whole-of-government initiative of the ICT Division backed by the Cabinet Division and UNDP, catalyzes ideas in the public sector that benefit citizens, making Government more accessible to them and more efficient. It encourages the Government to take the lead in incorporating novel, all-encompassing measures to improve society.

What is the Teachers Portal

What is the 'Teachers' Portal?'

Teachers Portal is a web-based platform for primary and secondary education teachers' collaboration, co-creation, and problem-solving. Here, instructors participate in a cutting-edge peer-to-peer learning process by producing and exchanging multimedia-based content, elevating their ICT abilities and enabling them to incorporate technology into their classroom learning projects.

Teachers produce and disseminate digital material across all topic areas in the Shikkhak Batayan platform. That's why it quickly gained popularity. The number of members has already surpassed 5 million, and it is rising. It now has the biggest local collection of educational materials.

The story behind Teachers Portal

The Story behind Teachers' Portal

Bangladesh has many educational institutions, including Primary, Secondary, College, Technical, Madrasa, and Universities. There are close to one million teachers serving two crore students. A solid foundation of these one million teachers is necessary to construct the next generation.

As a result of this awareness, the Government has taken an effort to put up multimedia classrooms in roughly 21,000 schools. 80,000 instructors have received multimedia classroom management training. The training process is still in progress.

However, it is also absurd for a teacher at a given institution to provide all the materials required to run a multimedia class. The Bengali open internet platform Shikkhak Batayan was developed for such a necessity.

The voyage began on May 16, 2013. Currently, this Portal includes more than 60,000 teachers as members. More than 46,000 pieces of multimedia content have a specific theme. The Teachers' Portal currently has cutting-edge digital content for general, technical, and madrasa education systems at the primary, secondary, and higher secondary levels.

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Target Audience

Target audience of Teachers Portal

High schools, colleges, Madrasa, vocational schools and college students and teachers in Bangladesh are the intended audiences for the Shikkhak Batayan. But the users are only teachers.

There are currently 60,000 instructors that are members. Aspire to Innovate (a2i) aims to deliver this platform to all one million instructors.

Teachers in this Teachers' Portal contribute to the Multimedia classroom by making content for their pupils.

The lessons of the textbooks in the Shikkhak Batayan are helping them. The Portal offers cutting-edge digital content for general, technical, and madrasa education systems at the primary, intermediate, and upper-secondary levels.

Who Plays the Roles?

This Portal is wholly run by teachers of Bangladeshi educational institutions. They collaborate with each other. But still, it needs to be directed by someone to be well organized. So there are three types of authors in this Shikkhak Batayan.

Super Admin: Super admins can access the admin panel
Admin: Admin has the power to give a special rating (pedagogy training)+ all access similar to the member
Member: The members who are teachers can upload, download, comment, and do regular tasks.

Now Teachers Portal will be enhanced

Now It'll be Enhanced!

Enhancing the Teachers' Portal platform will ensure that teachers are prepared, their capacities are developed, and they have a service platform to help future citizens provide high-quality teaching and learning in the classroom through joint production.

Aspire to Innovate gave the task to Riseup Labs (RUL) to enhance and maintain many features of this Portal. In two years, all the features will be included, and teachers will be well-equipped with the essential information, abilities, and attitudes to support a healthy educational ecosystem and educate students for the future.

New Features of Teachers' Portal

New features of Teachers Portal

Riseup Labs is working on enhancing and maintaining the Teachers' Portal. It’s an Intelligent, Interactive Online Platform to Prepare Teachers for Facilitating a Sustainable Education Ecosystem. So let's find out which features Riseup Labs will add to this portal.

  • Reporting
  • Searching
  • Prediction
  • Dashboard
  • Integration
  • Data Reconcile
  • Teachers Profile
  • User Experience
  • Log Management
  • Badge Management
  • Single sign-on (SSO)
  • Automated Recognition
  • Notification Management
  • Proactive Service Delivery
  • Service Point or Service tool kit
  • High-Availability of Application
  • Teachers' Professional Facilities Corner
  • Ambassador Management & Evaluation
  • Develop Mobile Apps for Teachers' Porta
Teachers Portal mobile app

Teachers' Portal is now in Mobile Apps

The new system for the Teachers Portal is a Mobile app feature. This Web-based learning platform is now going to have mobile apps. The users can log in from their android or iOS mobile phones too.

The mobile apps will have the features the web has.

Maintenance and Support

Maintenance and support for Teachers Portal

The Teachers' Portal is a smart, engaging online platform that helps teachers prepare to support a sustainable educational ecosystem. Therefore, it requires adequate Maintenance as well as technological assistance. Riseup Labs will provide the necessary support for this Portal to function properly:

  • Riseup Labs will provide Teachers' Portal post-development support service under structured SLA and Change Management Architecture
  • Continuous health check of database, tuning database, tuning codes & queries, and mitigating the issues
  • Recording and managing reporting issues and user-level application-related technical problems received through the method prescribed by a2i, developing and deploying necessary solutions
  • Updating the training manual and adjusting the changes in the system
  • Fixing all bugs in the system, irrespective of their nature and complexities
  • Two Support Engineers of Riseup Labs are working from 9 AM to 9 PM daily, including Holidays, to address maintenance and support issues for two years from now
  • Enhance and/or re-arrange existing features of extended development of any supplementary feature within the existing technology framework complying with core SRS
  • Support and Maintenance will cover fixing all bugs and system errors identified by the system users
  • Support and improve Role-wise credential system incorporation for better user role management
  • Riseup Labs will implement an auto backup and database archiving system to meet the challenge of system recovery in case of any disaster or missing data
  • The firm's team works at a2i designated location for specialized requirements. One Support engineer is working on users' complaints, and another is writing the contents of the Teachers' Portal
  • A Project Manager has been assigned by RUL to work closely with the a2i designated official to ensure the proper delivery of any assignment during the support and maintenance phase.

Providing Cyber Security

Cyber security for Teachers Portal

Now, the Teachers' Portal will have Cyber Security. Riseup Labs will follow any industry-standard secure development methodology, such as a comprehensive Lightweight Application Security Process (CLASP) by OWASP.

CLASP aims to provide systematic, repeatable, and measurable guidance to software development teams so they may incorporate security into the initial phases of both ongoing and new software development life cycles.

What are the Benefits?

Benefits of Teachers Portal

All the new features a2i wants to add to the Teachers' Portal will benefit the teachers. Team Riseup Labs works 24 hours daily to enhance and maintain the Teachers' Portal. After 2 years of support, the whole portal will look new, and the teachers will benefit most from it. So let's check out a few more benefits that the users will get:

  • Data Archiving
  • Change Management
  • System Setup & Hosting
  • Post-Hosting and Sizing Support
  • Version Control and Source Repository

Capacity and Knowledge Transfer

Capacity and knowledge transfer for Teachers Portal

Every software system has a time when the clients need service. Support engineers must correct the issues even after the project is finished. The following services are additionally provided by Riseup Labs to a2i.

  • The a2i Implementation team is receiving assistance from Riseup Labs as they pilot the new module and functionalities of the Portal
  • They are offering Operational Orientation to 20 end users chosen by a2i and ToT to a minimum of 5 users
  • During implementation, RUL offers technical advice to the client for operational management
  • During the mini-training session, this software provider will facilitate the client's on-demand access to system update information (quarterly and/or if significant modifications are implemented)
  • RUL will give client specialists genuine access to papers and source code
  • For end-users, RUL will create video tutorials.

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Why should You use it?

You might be wondering why I should use this online learning platform. How can I use this Portal to my advantage? You can indeed gain from this. Whether you are a pupil or a teacher, you can decide if you're still unsure after reading this.

 

If You are a Teacher

You can register as a member of this web-based learning system if you are a teacher. You can write content for your class, create videos, distribute them, start blogs, and publish news for your students. You can also get help from a colleague from another institute on a lesson on this platform.

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If You are a Student

The Teachers' Portal is a helpful web for students. On this service, thousands of teachers submit their class assignments. You can easily learn your chosen subject here.

Useful to students

Changes in Technology

A product's or project's technology specification explains what a product or project will do and how it will achieve these goals. In Shikkhak Batayan, a2i requires some technological changes. Here are the changes.

New Technologies

Technologies and tools that Riseup Labs going to use in new features and while working on the Teachers' Portal

  • Framework: Laravel or any open-source framework 
  • Programming: PHP, Python 
  • Database: MariaDB, Mongo 
  • Web Server: Nginx 
  • Cache Server: Redis, Varnish 
  • Media Streaming: Open Source 
  • Content Viewer: Open Source 
  • Search Server: Apache Solr 
  • Source Control: Git 
  • Project Management: JIRA 
  • Defect and Change Management: Mantis
New technologies for Teachers Portal

Current Technologies

The current system uses the following technologies and tools:

Framework: Laravel

  • Programming: PHP 
  • Database: MariaDB 
  • Web Server: Nginx 
  • Cache Server: Memcache 
  • Search Server: Apache Solr 
  • Source Control: Git 
  • Project Management: JIRA 
  • Defect and Change Management: Mantis 

Current technologies of Teachers Portal

Duration of the Project

Enhancement of the project

This project will take two years to complete. To finish the entire Teachers' Portal, Riseup Labs has a term timetable. The project is moving along according to the plan.

  • Within two years, Riseup Labs will finish enhancing the Teachers' Portal.
  • During the first nine months of this time, RUL will develop new features for Shikkhak Batayan. 
  • And throughout the assignment period, RUL will add to or enhance the maintenance and security management of the current system.

Workshop on Teachers' Capacity Development

Workshop on teachers capacity development

On June 29 and 30, 2022, a2i hosted a workshop To promote teacher capacity, teaching and learning activities. They arranged the training session with the Cabinet Division, ICT Division, Department of Primary Education, and Department of Secondary and Higher Education.

Thirty teachers from several institutes joined The "Workshop on Capacity Development of Pedagogy Experts in Teacher Window." During this workshop, teachers received training on AI-based features, identifying the requirements for teacher window apps, and UX design brainstorming.

They received training on the Shikkhak Batayan dashboard's features. They learned about demand evaluation, management techniques, and base management from a Riseup Labs Product Manager.

 

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Conclusion of Teachers Portal

Conclusion

The Teachers' Portal will be a finished web and mobile app learning platform in two years. The users will have access to a variety of intriguing features and systems.

Much fresh content, including lessons from textbooks, videos, and blogs, will be rich in Shikkhak Batayan. Users are required to create original, high-quality content by default.

A badge such as "Best Teacher of the Week," "Champion of Content Competition," "Muktopaath Expert," "Edu Innovator," "Master Trainer of ICT4E," "Advanced ICT4E trained," "MIE expert," or "MMC champion" will be awarded to users.

Thanks to the new module, teachers will be able to access various digital services for teachers from a single location. Users will be able to authenticate through this mechanism. In profile modules, teachers can add and verify their professional backgrounds, achievements, publications, etc.

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Technology Used
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FAQs on the Teachers' Portal

These frequently asked questions will help remove confusion about the Teachers' Portal project. You will find answers to the most common questions about the platform here. Don't forget to contact us if you have any questions about our quality assurance services if you are still unclear.

 

What is the Teachers' Portal?

The Teachers Portal is a Teachers' Portfolio and Content Management system.

The other name of the Teachers' Portal is Shikkhak Batayan.

The publisher of the Teachers' Portal is a2i.

Teachers Portal will have the facility to integrate with other national frameworks. The relevant systems that will enable integration with it are:

  • Bangladesh Examination Development Unit (BEDU)
  • Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education (DSHE)
  • Directorate of Primary Education (OPE)
  • Directorate of Technical Education (DTE)
  • Bangladesh Madrasah Education Board (BMEB)
  • Bangladesh Technical Education Board (BTEB)

There Will be a system to integrate with a2i educational products in the Teachers' Portal, such as:

No. the web learning platform Teachers' Portal is in the process of being enhanced.

The enhancement and maintenance of the Teachers' Portal will be completed on May 2024.

The teachers' Portal is in the process of being enhanced. A2i has required many changes to the content of this web learning platform. These are the contents of the Portal that are going to be changed:

  • Security
  • Reporting
  • Searching
  • Dashboard
  • Integration
  • Data Archiving
  • Data Reconcile
  • Teachers Profile
  • User Experience
  • Log Management
  • Badge Management
  • Single sign-on (SSO)
  • Project Management
  • Change Management
  • Forecasting/ Prediction
  • Automated Recognition
  • System Setup & Hosting
  • Notification Management
  • Maintenance and Support
  • Proactive Service Delivery
  • Service Point/ Service tool kit
  • High-Availability of Application
  • Post-Hosting and Sizing Suppor
  • Version control and source repository
  • Ambassador Management & Evaluation
  • Teachers' Professional Facilities Corner
  • Develop Mobile Apps for Teachers' Portal
  • Intelligent Content management and delivery system

The technical specification for a project or product describes what it will do and how it will accomplish these goals. Sometimes it needs to change if the current technology is not enough. Shikkhak Batayan will also have some technological changes. The changes are
• Framework
• Programming
• Database
• Web Server
• Cache Server

The following vulnerabilities of the Teachers' Portal will be checked and ensured security from the beginning:

  • SQL Injection
  • Code Injection
  • Session Fixation
  • Output Escaping
  • Session hi-jacking
  • Secure File Access
  • Input Validation/Filtering
  • Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)
  • Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF)

School teachers are the target audience of the Teachers' Portal.

MariaDB and Mongo are going to be used for the Teachers Portal.

PHP and Python are the programming language that is going to be used in Shikkhak Batayan.

Laravel or any open-source framework will be used for the Teachers Portal.

Open-source applications can use this Web Learning Platform.

Redis and Varnish.

Apache Solr will be the Search server in the Teachers Portal.