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Online Form: Printing of Custom Forms

June 19, 2018

Typically, if you need to print submitted forms in the Online Form app, we recommend setting up your form packets using PDF files. This is because with PDF files, you have full control on how the document should look like. As a result, if you were using our Custom Fields function to create forms, you’d be stuck with using “Print Screen” to print completed forms. However, with the new Sprint D8 release, Quickschools now has a new print function for online forms with custom fields. You will see the ‘Print’ button by simply opening the submitted forms in View Submissions page.

By clicking Print, the browser print window will appear. Read more…

Access Gradebook for Inactive Teachers

June 14, 2018

If you’re an admin user for the Gradebook, you may have noticed a small change with our recent Sprint D8 Release. The dropdowns available on the QuickSchools Gradebook have been swapped. So instead of selecting a teacher followed by an academic term, you now need to select an academic term first, and then a teacher:

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The change will allow administrators to access gradebooks for teachers who are no longer active, since the list of teachers is now dynamic based on the selected academic year. I minor change with a big impact. Thanks to the schools for suggesting this improvement to us.

If you have any other improvements you’d like to see in QuickSchools, please chat with us. We’re always looking for ways to improve.

SBG: Grading Setup by Subject

June 13, 2018

Per our recent Sprint D8 Release, our Standards-Based Gradebook (SBG) now supports Grading Setup by Subject. Previously, an administrator would need to set up the QuickSchools SBG for the entire school under “Grading Setup” > “Standards-Based Setup”:

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But with this new release, you can click on “Gears” icon on the top right corner of the Standards-Based Gradebook, and override the “Score Calculation” and the “Overall Grade” for each subject: Read more…

QuickSchools Summer Series 2018

June 12, 2018

In previous years, we posted what we called the “Summer Series” where we highlight things you can do in QuickSchools over the summer. This includes things like setting up your account for the new school year. We’ll be updating these articles in the coming weeks, to give all our customers a fresh take at these summer activities. Here is a starting list of suggested tasks for the summer:

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As mentioned above, we’ll be updating these articles. Please check our blog regularly, or Like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter, to get latest updates and announcements on QuickSchools.

New Release: Sprint D8

June 11, 2018

Just wanted to make a quick QuickSchools announcement about our most recent Sprint release. Sprint D8 which was deployed earlier today includes the following:

Details to some of these features will be posted to our blog later this week. Please feel free to chat in with questions, comments or suggestions.

UPDATE: June 12, 2018

We have a late edition to the Sprint D8 Release. Just released as a patch, if you have access to “enter grades for all the teachers” in the Gradebook, upon selecting an academic term, you can select inactive teachers as well. More on this in a future article.

Hibernation Mode

June 8, 2018

Thinking about deactivating your account due to a long summer break? Hibernation Mode is a better option for schools that have a long summer break or need a temporary hold placed on their account.

How does Hibernation Mode work?

  • Admin must send a request to turn on Hibernation to support@quickschools.com
  • QuickSchools keeps up with account maintenance, security, feature enhancements etc.
  • During hibernation nobody will be able to log in (not even administrators!). If someone attempts to access your site they will see the following message:

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Read more…

Scheduled Emails (Beta)

June 1, 2018

Last week we talked about our ability to send email via Report Creator. This on-demand feature is very helpful in allowing users to send emails to parents, students and even teachers, based on specific data in a report.

Taking this to another level – we are introducing a related feature called Scheduled Emails. It allows permitted users to create a report and send it at a later time. Still using Report Creator, you build your own report – then set the date and time that the report will be sent out to the specified recipients. The report can be sent once or repeatedly, depending on the schedule you set. For example, you can create an allergy report and send it as an attachment to your school nurse at a specific date.

Another example is to run a daily attendance report that contains those absent for the day, then send an email to the students’ parents – notifying them that their child is absent for the day. Read more…