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New Feature – Gradebook Autofill

October 8, 2015

This nifty new feature should help make grading go a bit quicker: now, you can now autofill empty grades. Whether the entire gradebook column is empty, or just a few students are missing grades, or you need to override all students’ grades, with a new value,Gradebook autofill smartly updates students’ grades with a value that you chose. Let’s take a quick look:

Gradebook autofill is available in the first row of any Gradebook column

Gradebook autofill is available in the first row of any Gradebook column

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New Gradebook Improvements for 2015

October 7, 2015

We have some new improvements to the QuickSchools Gradebook, which we’d like to announce. When you click on the Gradebook Template icon on the top right corner, you now have several new options:

New Gradebook Improvements (2015)

New Gradebook Improvements (2015)

Print Gradebook

You can now print your Gradebook without having to use the Print Screen feature.

Print Student Progress Reports

This feature will produce Gradebook Print-Outs for each student for the current selected subject. It should come in handy for your Parent Teacher conferences, since each student will be printed on it’s own page. Read more…

Bulk Print Report Cards

October 6, 2015

We have many new exciting improvements in QuickSchools which will be announced very soon. But just for starters, here’s a small improvement on how you can now bulk print your report cards. Instead of bulk downloading all your report cards for a particular marking period (which is still available), there’s now an option to “Print (In Order)”, which will produce a single PDF with all the selected report cards linked together in the order you specify on the screen:

Bulk Print Report Cards (In Order)

Bulk Print Report Cards (In Order)

Now that report card season is coming up. Please feel free to try that out, and let us know of any other improvements you’d like to see in future releases.


QuickSchools Service Restored

September 23, 2015

UPDATED 9:28 am PDT: QuickSchools service has been restored


QuickSchools is temporarily unavailable due to an outage at Amazon Web Services (AWS) – N. Virginia. Our engineers are working on it now.

Status from Amazon - Auto Scaling (N. Virginia)

Status from Amazon – Auto Scaling (N. Virginia)

Status from Amazon - DynamoDB (N. Virginia)

Status from Amazon – DynamoDB (N. Virginia)

We’ll send an update once service is restored. And we thank you for your patience.

New Feature – Mass Messaging by Subject List

September 15, 2015

Just like how you can mass message parents and students by grade and homeroom list, you can now mass message by subject lists. This upgrade is up and running for all schools. Let’s check it out!


Students lists for all subjects appear taught at school appear in mass messaging for all messaging users.

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New Feature – Custom Grading Categories

August 30, 2015

We’re excited to announce a nifty new feature – Custom Grading Categories in Gradebook! With this feature, teachers can make their own categories in their own subjects, in addition to the ones already setup in school. Let’s take a look at how it works.

First, administrators will need to enable this feature by going to Turn Features On/Off –> Gradebook / Report Cards “Configure” menu, and select “Teachers can create their own grading categories”. Now, teachers can begin to create their own categories from the Gradebook.


Grading categories are used in the Gradebook, so teachers are able to setup their own custom categories within the Gradebook.

Within a Gradebook, scroll down to the bottom of the page and select “Change Grading Scale”. This brings up the Gradebook configuration page.

Change Grading Scale

Use the “Edit your own categories” link to setup your courses’ grading categories.

Next, select the “Edit your own categories” link: Read more…

Caller ID for Voice Messaging

August 30, 2015

We have a new feature in Mass Parent Messaging (still in beta as of Aug 31, 2015), where you can now specify your own phone number for caller ID when sending out voice messaging. This process does require that you verify your phone number, but once verified, all calls that you make will have your specified phone number, and when parents call back, they will reach you directly. Here’s how you set it up:

Go to “Parent Messaging” > “Voice Message”, and click on the “Change” link if you’d like to change the caller ID from what has been currently set:

Set Caller ID for Voice Messaging

Set Caller ID for Voice Messaging

Then on the pop-up dialog box, specify the number you’d like to use: Read more…


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