Follett invests in students and teachers through QA automation Forte Group
Follett invests in students and teachers through QA automation

Follett invests in students and teachers through QA automation

Follett invests in students and teachers through QA automation

Traditional curriculum is being replaced by personalized learning methods that offer greater affordances for the varying needs of individual students. Digital education tools help teachers free up administrative time and increase student engagement with instruction and learning.
Follett is the world’s largest provider of educational books, materials, and entertainment and provides educational technology tools supporting more than 80,000 US schools daily. Follett’s technology makes it easier to evaluate student performance and create adaptive, personalized learning models that tailor support to students’ needs.
To fully utilize its tools’ potential, Follett wanted to create a streamlined quality assurance (QA), testing, and continuous integration (CI) pipeline to improve the quality of two education management products. Forte Group made it happen.

A cloud-based
risk management platform

Type of work:
Team Augmentation / Quality
Assurance and Testing

Industry:
Education

Website:
follettlearning.com

Technology and Platforms:
Java/HTML, AngularJS, WebDriver,
API, Selenium

Background

  • Follett Aspen Student Information System, is an all-in-one system for hosting and managing secured student data required outside quality control expertise.
  • Aspen eliminates the need for multiple databases and streamlines student data reporting and analysis.
  • Destiny Discover’s is a cloud-based library that allows students and educators to search, share, and collaborate with print and digital educational resources.
  • This library includes e-books, audio and interactive books that teachers and students can access and share anywhere through a web or mobile app.

Results achieved

  • Follett is an example of how society and public institutions can benefit from digital transformation.
  • With a state-of-the-art QA structure in place for Destiny Discover and Aspen, Follett focuses on the continuous delivery of improved tools to educators and students.
  • CT pipelines helped Follett ensure that predictable delivery occurs at the highest quality, faster.
  • Follett has maintained a rigid focus on delivering value to schools and educators.

Business challenges:

Follett invests in students and teachers through QA automation

Introduce industry-wide digital transformation to educators and students

Follett invests in students and teachers through QA automation

Modernize and improve the internal software products, Aspen and Destiny Discover Follett through a testing overhaul

Follett invests in students and teachers through QA automation

Evolve the organization’s degree of technical competency to streamline the processes of accessing and analyzing data

Follett invests in students and teachers through QA automation

Make Follett services and strategies data-driven and fit for the long haul

Feature-based challenges:

Follett invests in students and teachers through QA automation

Introduce industry-wide digital transformation
to educators and students

Follett invests in students and teachers through QA automation

Modernize and improve the internal software products, Aspen and Destiny Discover Follett through a testing overhaul

tv

Evolve the organization’s degree of technical competency to streamline the processes of accessing and analyzing data

Follett invests in students and teachers through QA automation

Make Follett services and strategies data-driven and fit for the long haul

Solution highlights

Follett invests in students and teachers through QA automation

Improved logging and reporting:

Test results were only visible in a development environment, limiting access to test reports and constrained test execution. The QA team built a custom test log and a custom reporting extension which provided anyone on the team with an HTML-based report detailing test results

Follett invests in students and teachers through QA automation

Scalable test execution:
With a redesigned, improved test automation framework, the team expanded the number of tests it executed to multiple browsers and UI environments. As a result, the number of tests grew from 100 to more than 1000. The reporting from these tests provided analysts with a snapshot of product status across all platforms in less than
an hour.

Follett invests in students and teachers through QA automation

Stabilized test setup:
The QA team stabilized the testing environment by migrating the test setup process to the database level. This improved data-load times, resulting in accelerated test performance and greater stability. Increased stability allowed for an increased testing load as both products scaled.

Follett invests in students and teachers through QA automation

Continuous integration implementation:
With improved stability and speed, the QA team could move to the continuous integration of testing. The results of each test could then influence the next stage of code deployment.

Follett invests in students and teachers through QA automation

Redesigned test automation framework:

Generic code was refactored to match the UI of both products, enabling automated tests to run faster and more smoothly.

Follett invests in students and teachers through QA automation

Mobile and web testing optimization:
With improved continuous testing (CT) pipeline established, the QA team could optimize tests for web, mobile, and hybrid testing environments, establishing a scalable testing structure across multiple platforms.

Follett case study benchmarks

soft

Custom test automation framework

micro

10x increase in test execution

Follett invests in students and teachers through QA automation

Evolution to a continuous testing pipeline

Introduce digital transformation to your educational platform

More customer success stories

Follett invests in students and teachers through QA automation
Follett invests in students and teachers through QA automation

How BMO Harris

Reduced BCP Review

Time by 40 Percent

Follett invests in students and teachers through QA automation
Follett invests in students and teachers through QA automation

Relativity accelerates value

delivery through quality and

testing modernization