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Teacher Portal Quick Guide

April 1, 2015

Since publishing our recent QuickGuide on the Parent Portal for QuickSchools, we thought we’d do the same for non-administrative teachers as well. This video is intended to help teachers get started:

As always, if you need help, we highly encourage chatting in with our technical support team. We also have online help files and built-in video tutorials for those who prefer learning on their own.

For those who prefer something a little more formal, we do offer one-hour training sessions for teachers and for administrators. You can read about it here:

http://blog.quickschools.com/2014/12/17/customizations-value-added-services/

Do let us know if you’d like us to produce a video tutorial about a particular area of the QuickSchools software.

QuickSchools is Mobile-Friendly

March 31, 2015

If you didn’t know already QuickSchools is mobile-friendly. Even though we don’t have a dedicated app for iOS or Android, you can access QuickSchools through these devices using a simple browser. And the experience will be similar to that of an app. All this is thanks to HTML5.

Check out some screen shots from the Parent Portal:

QuickSchools Login Page on Mobile Device

QuickSchools Login Page on Mobile Device

Here are some additional screen shots: Read more…

Parent Portal Quick Guide

March 28, 2015

If you’re rolling out QuickSchools to parents for the first time, we highly recommend putting up a short introductory page on your website for your parents to get started. The web page would answer frequently asked questions like:

  • Where do I log in?
  • What do I do if I forget my password?
  • How do I get help?
  • Who am I chatting with?

We’ve actually put together a sample web page located here, which schools are welcome to modify and use on their website:

http://blog.quickschools.com/2013/08/03/introducing-parents-to-quickschools/

The Video Tutorial on this page is a little dated, especially since we’re continually updating our software on a regular basis. And so, we’ve put together this new video tutorial to help parents get started with their QuickSchools Parent Portal access. Feel free to share this video with parents for training purposes:

Even with this newest video tutorial, it’s likely that this too will become outdated eventually. So it’s important to remember the basic tips for navigating through the portal. And if you have any further questions or comments, please feel free to chat in.

We look forward to seeing you online!

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“Pay-As-You-Go” Development

March 27, 2015

We mentioned in a recent post that schools can use our Open APIs and support for App Development to build your own apps. And if you do not have your own engineering / development resources, you can actually commission our QuickSchools team to develop apps for you, at a flat hourly rate. In many cases, if the scope of the proposed improvement is well-defined, we can even estimate the total cost of the custom development up front, as a fixed cost. But often times this is not possible, especially if it’s not completely clear what is required, or if the project itself it susceptible to scope creep. With a “Pay-As-You-Go” development model, the customer has full control on the scope and direction of new custom development. So how does this hourly “Pay-As-You-Go” development work?

"App Request" App for Custom Development

“App Request” App for Custom Development

There’s a new App in our App Store to facilitate our new “Pay-As-You-Go” Development model. Just install the free “App Request” app in the QuickSchools App Store, and turn it on for individuals in your school that will have the authority to manage and approve development work: Read more…

Private Messaging for Student Portal

March 24, 2015

You can now turn on the Private Messaging feature for students on the QuickSchools Student Portal. Just go to the “Settings” > “Turn Features On/Off”, and configure the Student Portal module:

Turn on Private Messaging for Students

Turn on Private Messaging for Students

Once enabled, the Teacher directory can be accessed by students on the Student Portal. And teachers can initiate messages with students as well from the Private Messaging box.

March 2015 Improvements

March 13, 2015

Happy March Break from us at QuickSchools! We have some exciting new features to share with you guys. Please feel free to check them out in your account:

Search Family Billing by Student and Grade Level

If you have Family Billing turned on, you can now search by student and by grade level. No need to remember the name of the primary payer.

New Fee Tracking Alerts

We have new alerts related to the Fee Tracking module. Teachers and Parents can be alerted when a charge is being made, when a payment is received, or when a statement is generated.

QuickSchools Fee Tracking Alerts

QuickSchools Fee Tracking Alerts

Report Creator comes standard with the Athena Plan

Finally, we’ve decided to include the Report Creator as a standard feature on the Athena Plan. Schools on our Apollo Plan and Gaia Plan can of course add the Report Creator app from the App Store.

Scheduling – A Video Tutorial

March 11, 2015

The QuickSchools Interactive Scheduler is not the typical scheduler you see in the market today. We take a visual approach to scheduling, where you simply drag-and-drop courses into cells. We make it easy to set up simple block schedules, which produce personalized schedules for each student and teacher based on the subjects that they are linked to:

QuickSchools Scheduler

QuickSchools Scheduler

We thought we’d put together a short video tutorial about it as well: Read more…

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