Business Intelligence in schools – Dashboards in SharePoint 2013

Rod Colledge, is a Microsoft Most Valued Professional (MVP) for SQL Server, and an expert on the technology side of the use of Business Intelligence in education in Australia. For a living, he helps Microsoft customers with their own business intelligence projects, through his business at StrataDB. But in his role as a Microsoft MVP one of the things that he’s been able to do is record a series of short videos of examples of using business intelligence in education, to show some of the simple things that are useful for school leaders and teachers.

Today’s video is a demonstration of using SharePoint 2013 dashboards, for an education BI project - in this case creating a NAPLAN summary dashboard for a school. Once the report is created, it becomes a dynamic, clickable report that users can use to break down their own views of the data.

The demo is using a dummy dataset in dashboard designer, using SharePoint 2013 and PerformancePoint

If you’d like to know more about Rod and his projects, you can find out more on the StrataDB website or email Rod directly

Comments (2)

  1. George says:

    Very interesting!

    We've also noticed that there are still Education Services features in 2013 (RTM) for creating classes, quizzes and so on. Can you tell us if these features have been announced by Microsoft and whether they're officially supported?

  2. Ray Fleming says:

    Hi George,

    My understanding is that those services, which are in the descriptions for 2013, weren't actually implemented, and so are unsupported. The team who were creating them isn't in existence any more, so I'm relying on info from ex-team members, but that's my understanding.


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