How to configure the Basic General Settings?

How to configure the Basic General Settings?

General settings is available in the Setting modules. We can make the basic configuration of the institution from the General settings as shown in the figure below. The number of fields on the General settings page may vary depending on the number of plugins made available to your institution.


The first three column form the complete address of the institute.

Institution type

Specify the institution type when setting up your institution. The institution type can be set to:

  • K-12 – Refers to educational institutions that cover kindergarten all the way to year/class/grade 12 (primary and secondary education).  

If the option K-12 is selected, the term ‘Class’ will be used throughout  interface to indicate ‘a year of education’. ‘A year of education’ can be, Year7 ,Grade 7, Class 7, Standard 7, or Form 7, depending on your country's educational system.

  • Higher Education – Refers to educational institutions such as universities and colleges that offer education beyond secondary education. For example, a two or three-year degree of a chosen subject. 

If the option Higher Education is selected, the term ‘Course’ will be used throughout interface to indicate ‘the study of a particular topic in an institution. Examples of courses are Zoology, Business Administration, and so on.

If the institution type is not specified, by default the term ‘Course’ will be used throughout interface .

Student Attendance Type
This can be daily basis or subject wise as provided in dropdown

Start day of the week

Set any weekday as the first day of the week based on your institution’s academic calendar. The change is reflected in the Calendar module, in the Timetable module when settings weekdays for a batch, as well as when creating a timetable.

Date format

Set the date format to determine how dates will be displayed throughout App. The available date formats are:

  • DMY – Date/Month/Year 
  • MDY – Month/Date/Year 
  • YMD – Year/Month/Date


Dates are displayed in either predefined long formats or short formats.

Date FormatLong Date FormatShort Date Format
DMY10 March 198610/03/1986, 10-03-1986
MDYMarch 10, 198603/10/1986, 03-10-1986
YMD1986 March 101986/03/10, 1986-03-10

Note: Time is also consistently displayed in 12 hour format (HH:MM AM/PM) throughout App. For example, 11:30 AM. 

Date separator

Set the date separator to determine how dates will be displayed throughout App. The available date separators are:

  • (forward slash) 
  • (hyphen)

Financial start and end date
Here we set financial year start date and end date from the dropdown calendar.

Starting receipt number

Enter the starting receipt number from which the receipt number will be incremented automatically. The receipt number is printed on all financial transaction receipts.


The admin can set the default language of the application here.

Time Zone

The time zone of the area can be set here


The admin can set the default country here

Currency type
This enable user to enter the type of currency on which transactions happens in that institute.

Upload logo
The logo of the institute can be uploaded by this option. The size of the logo must be 500KB max, 150x110px.

Moodle URL
This is the field where you have to enter the URL for the moodle installation. 

Include Grading Systems

You can select which all grading formats are needed for the report generation for the examinations conducted

Select theme

The admin can set the theme colour. 

Select font

Select the font to be applied to the your interface. Six fonts are currently available.

Enable auto increment

Auto increment of student admission number and employee number can be done by checking this box.

Enable password change at first time login

User can change the password the first time they login, if this option is enabled.

Enable roll number for students

Select the checkbox if you are going to assign roll numbers to studentsIf you select this checkbox but do not assign student roll numbers, roll number columns throughout App will be remain blank. So if you decide not to assign student roll numbers, we recommend not to select the checkbox.

Enable Azure SSO

Microsoft Azure Active Directory (AD) Single Sign-On (SSOwill allow App users to log in to App using their Microsoft account credentials, without using a App username and password.

Enable Google SSO

Enabling Google single sign-on (SSO) will allow Fedena users to log in to App using their Google account credentials, without using a App username and password.

Enable auto-logout
Enabling the auto-logout feature forces the selected group of users to automatically log out from the App.
We can set particular time duration after which they will log out, and can also select set of users which include Employee, Parent and students. 

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