We have started to do web sites for for certain clients (we outsource them ) recently a school client has asked us to include a module that would permit the parents private access to their childrens records using pin numbers.
Would we have to source out a programmer or can we find ready made software for this kind of solution.
Maybe a solution provider where we can link the website to there'er service.
Moodle might very well have a solution already in place, and probably deserves a second glance.
that being said, what it boils down to is having access to your client's database. if the student's info is placed in a database ( such as MySQL), then it can be accessed online via PHP coding. password protecting the page, and requiring a password/PIN to access specific rows/fields of the database ( a certain student's info for example) is of course possible.
some local database programs ( Filemaker Pro for instance) integrate well with MySQL.
If you can't find a ready made solution, a developer can work this out for you.