Do let us know if you’d like us to produce a video tutorial about a particular area of the QuickSchools software.
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:
Here are some additional screen shots: Read more…
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:
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Even with this newest video tutorial, it’s likely that this too will become outdated eventually.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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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?
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…
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.
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.
Report Creator comes standard with the Athena Plan
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:
We thought we’d put together a short video tutorial about it as well: Read more…