Project Intranet

  • ** First some definitions. 

    Understanding internets, intranets & extranets

    So what’s the difference? While the internet ( connects many people to many websites, an intranet is a website that connects the people inside our district. As for the extranet definition, it is a site that connects people inside the district with external parties, like partners, clients and vendors, to encourage collaboration and make it easier to share information. A simple way of remembering the difference of an intranet vs extranet, is that an intranet is for our employees, and an extranet is for stakeholders.

    What gets done on an intranet?

    • Content (e.g. policy documents)
    • Communication (e.g. corporate news)
    • Activity (e.g. expense form)
    • Collaboration (e.g. project wiki)
    • Culture (e.g. noon-hour jogging club)

    The modern intranet is now much more than a place to store static corporate content, it can be a key tool for district success. The five-purpose model can help frame our overall vision, define our intranet strategy and continue a plan to engage our audience. 

    ** Why now

    The Superintendent wishes to post content on the BCS website that is visible only to staff.

    Abiding by five essential purposes of an intranet:

    • Deliver content
    • Be a key communication tool
    • Enable collaboration
    • Support the culture
    • Create efficiencies through supporting business activities

    ** What is the current state of the Districts Websites (internet) .. The district's World Wide Web presence (website), hosted by Blackboard, is owned by the Strategy and Communications Department who is solely responsible for it's content. 

    (NOT Secured  .. Open to All)


  (intranet) .. The Employee's Page  ...

    (NOT Secured ..  Open to All)


   (intranet) .. (Identity Management).  ,  and . 

    Note: The Identity Management Initative began more the 3 years ago, and it continues.  Utilizing the IDM Portal with it's login requirement, as a replacement for the Employees Page gets us to Staff only News, Content and other Colaboration agendas.

    (SECURED .. staff only  via IDM)

    *** This panel should replace our Employee's Page .. all content on the Employee's Page is also HERE.  All privileged content can be moved to a secure area within the Schoolwires infrastructure  ***


    ** When

    The Human Resources Department continues to clean up the personell data housed in our HR Management System (McAleer).   The goal is to fully define roles for  all job classes.  This will enable the automatic provisioning of access to enterprise applications and resouces.  Over time, enterprise applications made available to staff will be based on their roll in the organization.  See Role-Based Provisioning 

    1.  The Identity management Portal is live and active NOW.  The portal is available from the  idmIcon  icon, on the current Employee's Page.

    2.  The newly developed Employee's page can be seen HERE or HERE