We understand how busy a Teacher’s day can get, and how this may lead to them forgetting to take attendance in QuickSchools. To resolve this, we now introduce a new feature — the Attendance Dashboard.
This feature is in BETA: If you would want this enabled for your school, please contact our Support Team.
This new feature would display the periods of a given day where attendance is Not Yet Taken. It is applicable for Homeroom, Period, or Subject-Based Attendance, and allow the Global Attendance Takers to either (1) Take attendance on behalf of the teacher; or (2) Send an Email notifying the teacher of the attendance yet to be taken.
To know more about our Attendance Dashboard feature, please see our Support Guide linked below:
I just wanted to express a quick thanks to all those who attended our webinar earlier today on the QuickSchools Gradebook. We covered a LOT of features in a short period of time, and so we went a little fast:
If you’d like access to a recording of the webinar, please fill in the survey that was sent to you. The recording is only available to subscribed schools. But we do have a copy of the presentation available below:
Finally, just a quick reminder that our Webinar Series will continue next month on the topics of Online Forms. This is also a large topic, and we may break it up into multiple sessions, to go over the various components. We look forward to seeing you there.
Zapier is essentially a GUI interface that allows user to use pre-built, or build your own, integrations to any system that has open APIs. This means that you can readily integrate QuickSchools with any other system, using Zapier as the go-between.
To facilitate this integration, you will need to first establish a link between Zapier and an external system (like QuickSchools). From there, you can create either a Trigger or an Action.
A Trigger is essentially an API call to an external system to search for new/updated records. This would be the event that would initiate a ZAP and facilitate an Action. (Example: Find new students in QuickSchools)
An Action would then be an event performed to PUSH data into an external system. This would essentially add/update the data. (Example: Add a new student into QuickSchools).
Zapier is useful to integrate other systems with QuickSchools, making the process of moving data from an external system to QuickSchools (or vice versa) really easy. The integration is described in more detail in our Support Article linked below:
Introduce Send History when sending Email from Templates – See below
Improve performance when emailing attachments from modules (Report Cards, Gradebook, Fee Tracking)
Miscellaneous bug fixes related to attachments
Other General Improvements
NEW: Attendance Dashboard for Not-Yet-Taken (Beta) – See below
Improve how Summary Reports are run for long queries
Live Stream now support recurring meetings
Search Student by Email Address and Phone Number
Ability to Schedule Synchronize with Sync
Ability to disable Chat Box for Online Forms – See below
Fileroom App now supports sharing with Students
Improve Search on Teachers Lounge (Beta)
School Notes for new Self-Enrollment (Beta)
Miscellaneous improvements to Announcements
Miscellaneous improvements to Master Scheduler
Bug fix when managing Live Stream for Teachers
Bug fix when a new document is uploaded to the Student record
Mapping Students in Google Classroom
When mapping students in Google Classroom, the system now displays the email address, so that it’s easier to match students. This is particularly useful when students use their own personal Google Accounts for Google Classroom, and thus may have names in a foreign language:
A big thank you to all of you who were able to join in on yesterday’s Quickschools webinar, which covered the Admissions module. We hope the webinar was insightful and helpful as you move forward with collecting inquiries and applications for the next academic school year.
As our webinar series continues, we would like to invite all teachers to join in later this month for our Gradebook Webinar. We will not only be covering the grading aspect of the Gradebook, but will also go over the best tools available to prepare for parent/teacher meetings, and built in reporting/messaging to keep parents and students up to date.
The Gradebook webinar will be held on April 20th – 01:00 PM (Eastern Time). Teachers, and administrators, who are interested in joining should follow the link available in the Home page of their account to sign up. We hope to see you there!
We recently released a new feature for students to Self-Enroll into courses. Students can review the courses they are enrolled in from within QuickSchools, and directly make changes. Here’s what the students can see from the Student Portal:
Our series continues with two more webinars this coming April, the first of which will be for Administrators. This first webinar for April will discuss our Admissions module.
The next webinar to keep an eye out for will be for Teachers, where we’ll go over our Gradebook module.
Come join us, and learn how to track and engage prospective students. Simplify the way you evaluate and admit new students into your institution.
The admissions webinar will be held on the 6th of April, at 01:00 PM (EST). Administrators can register to the webinar by clicking on link available once you log into QuickSchools (Limited Spaces available). See you guys there!