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='''Student Accommodations Manager Version 2 (SAM V2)'''=
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[[Image:SAM.png|80px|SAM Logo]]&nbsp;&nbsp;<font size="+1">'''***  NO LONGER AVAILABLE*** THIS IS A REFERENCE PAGE ONLY'''</font>
  
The Student Accommodations Manager Version 2 (SAM V2) is an easy-to-use database software that helps postsecondary Disability Service Providers manage student data, accommodaitons, exams, forms, letters, reports, and more.
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This version of The Student Accommodations Manager (SAM V2) is no longer sold nor supported. Please contact doug.neal@amac.gatech.edu to learn more about The Student Accommodation Manager.
  
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==Features==
  
[https://www.uga.edu/amac/samv2 Log in to the SAM V2 Demo]
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* Totally web-based
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* Accessible
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* Custom, printable reporting
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* Access control via logins and permissions
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* Hardware maintenance and availability are the responsibility of the institution
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* Software installation and configuration are the responsibility of the institution
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* Database backup and availability are the responsibility of the institution
  
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[[Image:Alert.gif|Alert Icon]] For institutions considering SAM V2, it is important to remember:
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* The institution must have a web server with [http://www.php.net PHP] and [http://www.mysql.com MySQL] installed. 
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*The Disability Service Provider needs to identify a campus [[Portal:IT_Unit|Information Technology]] (IT) Professional who will perform the installation of SAM V2 and manage permissions and implementation. 
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*The [[Portal:IT_Unit|IT]] Professional should review the [[SAM V2:Installation|installation specifics]] as well as the architecture and features prior to purchasing SAM V2.
  
SAM V2 allows disability service providers to manage and report on:
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==Terminology==
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SAM V2 is a relational database application.  An understanding of the following terms and concepts is essential to understanding the [[SAM_V1|SAM V1]] design:
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* [[Wikipedia:Application_software|What is an application?]]
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* [[Wikipedia:Database|What is a database?]]
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* [[Wikipedia:Record_%28database%29|What is a record?]]
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* [[Wikipedia:Field_%28computer_science%29|What is a field?]]
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* [[Wikipedia:View_%28database%29|What is a report or view?]]
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==Tables==
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SAM V2 organizes data into different [[SAM V2:Tables |tables]] that allow you to instantly access, sort, and find information for an individual student or related data sets.
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At the core is the [[SAM V2:Students|Student]] table, however, SAM V2 allows users to manage data for and report on:
  
 
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* [[SAM V2:Referrals|Referrals]]
 
* [[SAM V2:Referrals|Referrals]]
 
* [[SAM V2:Case Notes|Case Notes]]
 
* [[SAM V2:Case Notes|Case Notes]]
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* [[SAM V2:Tasks|Tasks]]
 
* [[SAM V2:Tasks|Tasks]]
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* [[SAM V2:Tests|Tests]]
 
* [[SAM V2:Tests|Tests]]
 
* [[SAM V2:Orders|Alternate Media Orders]]
 
* [[SAM V2:Orders|Alternate Media Orders]]
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* [[SAM V2:Components|Components]]
 
* [[SAM V2:Class Schedules|Class Schedules]]
 
* [[SAM V2:Class Schedules|Class Schedules]]
 
* [[SAM V2:Documentation|Documentation]]
 
* [[SAM V2:Documentation|Documentation]]
 
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==='''Getting Started'''===
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In addition, SAM V2 allows for easy application setup and customization by adding or editing records in the following tables:
  
*The Disability Service Provider needs to identify a campus Information Technology (IT) Professional who will oversee the installation of SAM V2 and manage persmissions and implementation
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* [[SAM V2:Accommodation Masters|Accommodation Masters]]
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* [[SAM V2:Multiple Choice Fields|Multiple Choice Fields]]
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* [[SAM V2:Reports|Reports]]
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* [[SAM V2:Users|Users]]
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* [[SAM V2:Permissions|Permissions]]
  
*Installation of SAM V2 is performed by the institution
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==Access==
** SAM V2 requires the institution to have a web server with PHP and MySQL
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** The IT Professional can access [[SAM V2:Installation|SAM V2 installation specifics]] and [[SAM V2:Architecture and Features|SAM V2 architecture here]]
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*SAM V2 is a relational database application, and as such, an understanding of the [[SAM V2:Terminology | database terms and concepts]] is essential
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==='''Instant Access to the Information You Need'''===
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Access to SAM V2 requires a login and password.  Each user is provided with their own login and password.  It is up to the institution to manage [[SAM V2:Users|user]] accounts.
  
* SAM V2 is comprised of a number of different [[SAM V2:Tables |tables]] that allow you to organize, sort, and find student information from individual files to large data sets
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==Security==
* When asked, you will have disability information, student accommodations, case note history, and contact information right at hand
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==='''Report and Communicate All Your Information'''===
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* Internet transmission can be either unencrypted or employ 128-bit Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption.  As the web server is owned and managed by the institution, it depends on the institution to determine the configuration.
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* The physical security of the web and database server(s) is the responsibility of the institution.
  
* Transform data by choosing from a host of pre-defined report templates
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==Permissions==
* Create your own reports using MySQL
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* SAM V2 offers a sophisticated '''Find''' feature that allows you to filter data by multiple fields
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==='''Built-in Network Sharing and Permissions'''===
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SAM V2 users can access the same data simultaneously. However, using permissions, you can determine what data users can see and what functions users can perform.
  
* Users can [[SAM V2:Login and Passwords |login]] to SAM V2 and access the same student file simultaneously
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Functions include adding, editing, viewing or deleting data. For example, a user can be setup so that they can view records in a table but not add records to the table.
* SAM V2 offers levels of access [[SAM V2:Permissions | permission]] so you can determine what your users can do and see
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==='''Implementation'''===
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Table level permissions can be configured for users.  For example, a user can be setup to access student records but not disability records.  SAM V2 does not support field level permissions.  If a user can view student records, the user can view all fields on the student record.
  
* The institution is responsible for configuring SAM V2.
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==Reporting==
** Configuration is performed by adding or modifying records in the database located under the administration menu
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* To help with implementation, AMAC has developed a [[Media:SAM_V2_Implementation_Guide.doc|SAM V2 Implementation Guide]]. This document helps the disability service provider identify:
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** The users who will have access
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** The user permissions
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** The multiple-choice field values
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** The list of available accommodations
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With SAM V2, you can quickly and easily find and view your data the way you want. Reporting is simple, with:
  
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* A host of pre-defined reports to help you get started quickly.
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* A built-in report writer that allows you to create, print, or export tabular and summary reports.
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* A powerful Find feature that allows you to filter data by multiple fields.
  
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A good knowledge of [http://www.w3schools.com/SQL/sql_intro.asp SQL] is required to create custom reports using the SAM V2 [[SAM V2:Reports|report]] interface.
  
==Licensing==
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==Implementation==
  
*[[Media:SAMV2_Services_Agreement.doc|SAM V2 Services Agreement]]
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The institution is responsible for installing and configuring the SAM V2 software. Most setup customizations are easily performed by adding or modifying records in the database located under the administration menu.
  
==Pricing, Services, and Technical Support==
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To help with implementation, it is important to consider:
  
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* The users who will have access
|Initial Application Fee and Training
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* The user permissions
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* The multiple-choice field values
One Payment of $950, AMAC Members $750 (Reduced)
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* The list of available accommodations
*Source code for the SAM V2 application and database.
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*Access to the SAM V2 online application documentation.
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Use the [[Media:SAM_V2_Implementation_Guide.doc|SAM V2 Implementation Guide]] to organize necessary information and assist developers with building the application.
*One phone training and one follow-up phone training within 14 days of the purchase. Training may be conducted via web conferencing based on the user(s) needs.
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==Customization==
|Hosting/User Fees
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None
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*PHP and SAM V2 PHP source code are installed on web server owned and managed by institution.
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*MySQL and SAM V2 MySQL database are installed on server owned and managed by institution.
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*PHP and MySQL are open source.
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|Support Fee
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$500/year
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*Estimated ten hours of support per month.
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*Covers application questions and assistance with report creation.
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|Customization Fee
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$125/hour
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*Covers application customization, import of legacy data, and integration with external systems (i.e. Banner).
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|On-Site Customer Training
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$1,200/day plus travel costs
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[[Category:Disability Service Provider]]
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* [[SAM V2:customization|Customization Developer Guide]]
[[Category:Software]]
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Latest revision as of 10:49, 19 May 2015

SAM Logo  *** NO LONGER AVAILABLE*** THIS IS A REFERENCE PAGE ONLY

This version of The Student Accommodations Manager (SAM V2) is no longer sold nor supported. Please contact doug.neal@amac.gatech.edu to learn more about The Student Accommodation Manager.

Features

  • Totally web-based
  • Accessible
  • Custom, printable reporting
  • Access control via logins and permissions
  • Hardware maintenance and availability are the responsibility of the institution
  • Software installation and configuration are the responsibility of the institution
  • Database backup and availability are the responsibility of the institution

Alert Icon For institutions considering SAM V2, it is important to remember:

  • The institution must have a web server with PHP and MySQL installed.
  • The Disability Service Provider needs to identify a campus Information Technology (IT) Professional who will perform the installation of SAM V2 and manage permissions and implementation.
  • The IT Professional should review the installation specifics as well as the architecture and features prior to purchasing SAM V2.

Terminology

SAM V2 is a relational database application. An understanding of the following terms and concepts is essential to understanding the SAM V1 design:

Tables

SAM V2 organizes data into different tables that allow you to instantly access, sort, and find information for an individual student or related data sets.

At the core is the Student table, however, SAM V2 allows users to manage data for and report on:

In addition, SAM V2 allows for easy application setup and customization by adding or editing records in the following tables:

Access

Access to SAM V2 requires a login and password. Each user is provided with their own login and password. It is up to the institution to manage user accounts.

Security

  • Internet transmission can be either unencrypted or employ 128-bit Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption. As the web server is owned and managed by the institution, it depends on the institution to determine the configuration.
  • The physical security of the web and database server(s) is the responsibility of the institution.

Permissions

SAM V2 users can access the same data simultaneously. However, using permissions, you can determine what data users can see and what functions users can perform.

Functions include adding, editing, viewing or deleting data. For example, a user can be setup so that they can view records in a table but not add records to the table.

Table level permissions can be configured for users. For example, a user can be setup to access student records but not disability records. SAM V2 does not support field level permissions. If a user can view student records, the user can view all fields on the student record.

Reporting

With SAM V2, you can quickly and easily find and view your data the way you want. Reporting is simple, with:

  • A host of pre-defined reports to help you get started quickly.
  • A built-in report writer that allows you to create, print, or export tabular and summary reports.
  • A powerful Find feature that allows you to filter data by multiple fields.

A good knowledge of SQL is required to create custom reports using the SAM V2 report interface.

Implementation

The institution is responsible for installing and configuring the SAM V2 software. Most setup customizations are easily performed by adding or modifying records in the database located under the administration menu.

To help with implementation, it is important to consider:

  • The users who will have access
  • The user permissions
  • The multiple-choice field values
  • The list of available accommodations

Use the SAM V2 Implementation Guide to organize necessary information and assist developers with building the application.

Customization