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New Release: Sprint E3

March 15, 2019

We released Sprint E3 earlier this week, which primarily contains small improvements and bug fixes. Here’s a list of the latest improvements in QuickSchools:

  • Improvements to Admissions (See Below)
    • Updated Dropdown for Inquiries
    • New Link for Applications
  • Advanced Discipline (Coming Soon)
  • Odysseyware (Beta) Framework Improvements
    • Map, Export and Refresh Student Data
    • Map, Export and Refresh Teacher Data
    • Map Sections to Courses
  • Mobile App Framework (Coming Soon)
  • Miscellaneous Bug Fixes
    • Sort Subjects on Student record by Code
    • Enrollment Date enabled by default
    • Fixed Label for Subjects linked to Resigned Teachers
    • Updated dropdown for Attendance Settings
    • Lesson Plans PDF Printout no longer shows duplicates.
    • Rollback SBG Scroll Bar for Assessments
    • Error Message for Duplicate Student Numbers
    • Discipline “Response” is now in Report Creator
    • Support for Student Number in Attendance Importer
    • Improve Parent portal access for students with siblings
    • Fix hidden “Paid” section in Online Forms

Admissions Improvements

With the current school year coming to a close, schools are beginning to ramp up admissions for the new school year. With that, QuickSchools will be making improvements to the Admissions module ahead the summer term. If you have suggestions for improvement, please do let us know. For this release, we have the following 2 improvements:

Firstly, the dropdowns in the Inquiries module now uses the new dropdown UI, including dropdowns for Custom Fields:

Updated Dropdowns in Admissions Inquiry

Updated Dropdowns in Admissions Inquiry

Secondly, after converting an inquiry to an application, you can now send a link to parents to fill in the application form online. Just use the “Send Invitation” button:

Send Invitation to Admissions Application

Send Invitation to Admissions Application

Fill in the email address to send out the invitation:

Send link to Application to a specific Email

Send link to Application to a specific Email

Once invitation is sent, the status is set to “Enabled”: Read more…

Importing Attendance (Beta)

February 26, 2019

Our new Attendance Importer allows you to import attendance records into your QuickSchools account. Whether migrating from another system or if you just want to centralize your historical attendance records, this tool allows you to upload attendance data for multiple students at once.

The attendance importer lets you import attendance from an excel file:

Still in beta, we’d be glad to make it available for you if you need it. Just send us an email at support@quickschools.com.

For more information, please check out our support article: Importing Attendance.

If you’d like us to import attendance data for you, we’d be happy to assist. Feel free to send us an email so we can review your request.

School Dashboard (Beta)

February 20, 2019

We’re working on a new Dashboard feature, currently in Private Beta. Check out these screenshots:

Dashboard Home (Beta)

Dashboard Home (Beta)

Sample Attendance Dashboard (Beta)

Sample Attendance Dashboard (Beta)

Sample Demographics Dashboard (Beta)

Sample Demographics Dashboard (Beta)

Our intent is to display meaningful summary data for QuickSchools users to quickly understand the status of their operations. Read more…

Custom Domain App

February 19, 2019

If you’d like your QuickSchools URL to show your domain instead, be sure to check out our Custom Domain App on our App Store:

Custom Domain App

Custom Domain App

With the Custom Domain App, you can use a URL that you own as the web address for your QuickSchools account. If you choose this route, we will need an SSL certificate so that users can connect to your web address securely. Here’s how it works:

After installing the Custom Domain app, go to “Settings” > “School Profile” and scroll down to the section labelled “Custom Domain”: Read more…

New Release: Sprint E2

February 18, 2019

Our second sprint of the new year has been released. Here’s a list of the latest improvements in QuickSchools:

  • Dashboard Framework
    • School Dashboard v1 (Beta) – Article coming soon
  • Advanced Discipline (New App) – Article coming soon
  • OdysseyWare Framework (Beta)
  • Custom Domain App Improvements
  • Community Service App Improvements (see below)
    • Generated PDF now supports your school logo
    • Default CodeSet for new installations
  • Odysseyware (Beta) Framework Improvements
  • Student Number for Admissions Applications (see below)
  • Date Format when printing Attendance PDF (see below)
  • Miscellaneous Bug Fixes
    • Library App
    • Lunch Ordering Totals
    • Clear Test Data

Community Service App Improvements

Late last year, we introduced our new Community Service app in our App Store. We have 2 new improvements with today’s release:

When printing the Community Service records for a student, the PDF now displays the school’s information, along with the school logo:

Community Service PDF with School Info

Community Service PDF with School Info

When adding/editing a community service record, if you select “Activity”, “Award” or “Internship” as the type, the Code dropdown now has some selectable values: Read more…

Entering Historical Grades

February 12, 2019

Entering historical grades may be necessary if you’re transitioning to Quickschools. We have import tools to make this easier for you. Our import tools allow you to import data from an excel file.

PRE-REQUISITES

The following data should already be in the system before you enter historical grades:


Here we discuss the final 2 steps to enter historical grades:

  • Import subject enrollments
  • Import grades


1.
IMPORT SUBJECT ENROLLMENT

See Import Subject Enrollment for detailed instructions.

Turning on this feature enables it for admin users. Should you need a non-admin user to have an access, please send us an email at support@quickschools.com.

2. IMPORT GRADES

There are two ways to import grades to the system:

  • Import per gradebook
  • Import for multiple gradebooks (beta)

Import Per Gradebook

You can populate a gradebook with multiple columns at once using our Import tool. The columns represent entries like assignment, quizzes, exams, etc. Once enabled, this feature is available for all teachers. See Gradebook Import for instructions.

Import for Multiple Gradebooks (beta)

This tool allows you to import grades for multiple subjects at once. Please email us at support@quickschools.com if you need access to this importer.


For schools who just need to show final grades for Transcripts, they may do so by importing solely the student final grades. The final grade automatically appears in the student
Report Cards, as well as Transcripts.

Please note that this procedure is only applicable for subject grade marks. This does not apply on subjects that use subject criteria to grade students.

We’d love to hear from you, please chat with us if you have questions!

Custom Usernames

February 7, 2019

When inviting users to access QuickSchools, by default, an email address is required. We have a new Custom Username feature that is in Private Beta. This feature allows you to add usernames for Students & Parents instead of email address.

With this feature turned on you will see a “Username” button when you open a record:

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Clicking “Username” will allow you add/edit a username and password:

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A couple things to note about this feature:

  • Students and Parents will not need email addresses on file
  • Can be used for Teachers but they will still need to have an email address on file
  • School is responsible for handing out usernames/passwords
  • School responsible for resetting forgotten passwords

Please contact QuickSchools support if you’d like to try out this new feature.