SchoolBench media management tracking improvements
The SchoolBench community asks, and we continue to deliver. As part of the SchoolBench community, each school receives regular updates to features that are available as part of their subscription to this smart and safe media management solution. Much work has been done to ensure SchoolBench media management tracking capabilities are even more extensive.
We are pleased to announce version 11 of SchoolBench is available.
SchoolBench media management tracking improvements and a hot tip
Have you ever been asked to find every photo a student has appeared in over their entire school history? Sounds like a time-consuming job without SchoolBench.
With the latest enhancement, you can easily capture and find photos of a student’s entire educational journey in seconds.
We have tweaked the tracking capabilities to enable images of a student to be captured across their years of involvement at the school. This hinges on the practice of making sure that the profile image, including newly introduced Reference Points, are tagged with the year they were taken in, for example, 2019.
When photographers take class photos, they don’t necessarily set the camera to the appropriate date and time. We have also found some student information systems stripping out the time and date stamp when the photo was taken.
TIP: Remember to check the date when importing photos into SchoolBench and correct it as needed.
HOW: Select all the current profile images, set the year in the Year Field which is located under the School Tab, in the Form View.
NEED HELP? Check your documentation first, send an email to Support, or bank it for your follow up calls.
Improvements to searching in the Virtual View
Finding what you need is one of the key benefits of using SchoolBench, so we have expanded the way you can laser in when searching your digital assets.
- You can select multiple facets at once to filter your results:
- You can also exclude facets when filtering results:
SchoolBench Media Management Tracking – Reference Points
Sometimes, you want to indicate that a student is in an image, but if the student’s image is blurry, you don’t want to make this a reference point as this would affect facial recognition accuracy results in the future.
We have now broken out reference points to their own status so you can clearly see what SchoolBench is using as reference points and manage them accordingly.
This means that if a reference point is blurry, you may want to remove it, but still state who the student is for future searches. Of course, you can still create reference points when verifying faces in photos:
The Bounding Box menus
You can now verify that students are in an image, without marking them as reference points, by right-clicking in the bounding box and verifying them.
If the face of the student is “a good one” (different stance from the profile image, in focus, etc), you may want to use it to train SchoolBench, by right-clicking on the bounding box, and selecting
Verify and Create Reference Point:
The third option in the menu allows you to bulk verify students – see below.
Bulk Verify Faces
You can now verify faces in bulk for profiles, which is useful to resolve the “is this…?” bounding boxes.
To all our Customers, if you would like to view the full range of updates recently released, visit What’s New in the 11.0.0 Release in your online documentation when you upgrade.
We are crossing the great divide, flying over the Indian Ocean, across the Java Sea and pitching our exhibitor stand at this year’s EduTech Asia held on 5 and 6 November in Singapore.
SchoolBench is excited to announce the solution has national and international reach and application.
The versatility of SchoolBench enables a school to increase their productivity, security and governance, while vastly improving communication with their community.
At conferences, school staff approach us to learn more about how we can solve their pain points and show them what the solution can do for their school.
We are looking forward to demonstrating SchoolBench’s versatility to an international audience regardless of geographical boundaries.
We will be showcasing case studies completed for Pulteney Grammar School’s use of SchoolBench for their rich history and abundant archival collection and Seymour College’s approach to satisfying parental privacy concerns given the exponential growth in photos and videos.
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What hurdles are you facing with your photo libraries? Can you find what you need in a timely manner?
How has SchoolBench made your life easier?
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