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Online Form Improvements (D11)

August 17, 2018

QuickSchools has just released a few improvements related to the Online Forms module, with the recent Sprint D11 release:

Custom Dropdown Fields with Specific Values

When using Custom Fields for the Online Forms, there is a new option called “Drop Down With Value”:

New "Drop Down With Value" Custom Field Type

When selecting this option, you can specify the display label as well as the selected value for the dropdown:

"Drop Down With Value" Custom Field Type supports Key-Value Pairs

“Drop Down With Value” Custom Field Type supports Key-Value Pairs

This is particularly helpful when enrolling students from the Online Forms module, and you want to map a custom field to a system field, when the student record is created. As per the example above, the drop down values may appear in Spanish, but when mapped to the Gender field, you can use the English terminology.

Bulk Change Status

When reviewing submissions, you can select multiple submissions, and bulk change the status of all selected submissions. Just select the “Bulk Change Status” from the dropdown: Read more…

Schoology Integration (D11)

August 16, 2018

With the new Sprint D11 release, we’ve updated the Schoology App to allow the Gradebook Sync to be scheduled between QuickSchools and Schoology. Just click on “Schedule Synchronization” button to schedule a new task:

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When configuring the task, you can specify for it to run once, or periodically (everyday or every week day) at the specified time:

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You can review completed and pending Gradebook syncs by clicking on the “Synchronization history”: Read more…

New Release: Sprint D11

August 15, 2018

Sprint D11 was released earlier this week. Here’s a list of the latest QuickSchools improvements:

  • Online Forms
    • Bulk Set Status
    • Custom Dropdown Values
  • Schoology Integration App
    • Gradebook Sync can now be Scheduled
    • Audit Trail for Gradebook Sync
  • Parent Messaging (see below)
    • You can now “Add Credit” and view “Usage History” from the main Parent Messaging Screens, instead of going to the “Account” page first.
  • Bug fix when Hiding Attendance Codes (Private Beta)
  • Bug Fix for Parent Portal Invitation Tag for Student Full Name (Private Beta)
  • Miscellaneous Improvements / Bug Fixes for Standards-Based Gradebook (SBG)

As always, details to some of these features will be posted to our blog later this week. You can also check out previous releases here. Please feel free to chat in with questions, comments or suggestions.

“Add Credit” and “Usage History”

When accessing paid messaging modules (for subscribed schools) like “Text Message” and “Voice Message”, there is now a link to “Add Credit” and view “Usage History”, which would typically only be viewable from the “Account” page.

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QuickSchools Gradebook

August 10, 2018

The QuickSchools Gradebook is one of our core modules and we spend a lot of time making sure teachers have the best possible experience when working with it. We’ve been taking teachers’ feedback and have made a lot of improvements over time.

We’ve organized different articles, and tailored them for admins and teachers. Please see the list of articles below.

Gradebook Setup for Admin

Administrators can easily and conveniently configure Gradebook Settings for the entire school via the Grading Setup menu. These settings will be reflected in every teacher’s Gradebook. Check out the article here: Gradebook Setup For Admins

Gradebook Setup for Teachers

Teachers can set up their own grading scales and categories if permitted by the school admin. Otherwise, they have to use what the admins have centrally set up for the school. But teachers can configure other Gradebook settings based on their preference. Learn more from the article: Gradebook Setup for Teachers

Gradebook Basics – How to use the Gradebook

<coming soon>

Advanced Gradebook Features

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Teacher Portal

August 9, 2018

School is back! We wanted to make sure teachers are all set as you start the new school year. If you have new teachers going onboard, this article would be very helpful. For existing teachers, this is a good refresher!

Teachers need to effectively use Quickschools. So we are hoping teachers can maximize using the system to make their tasks simpler and to promote streamlined communication and collaboration with parents and students.

Our Teacher Portal video tutorial shows you how to get started with Quickschools and what are the things you can do using different modules (e.g. Gradebook, Attendance, Report Cards, Homework, etc.).

Aside from video tutorial, we also have a Getting Started article that you can read through: Getting Started As A Teacher

As you get the hang of using our system, we’d like to introduce how you can engage parents to help them track their student’s progress, or better yet, involve them in their student’s progress in school: Engaging Parents

And of course we are here for you if you have any question. Looking forward to hear from you, please chat with us!

Request an Online Demo with QuickSchools

August 3, 2018

We’ve designed QuickSchools to be as simple and easy-to-use as possible, with on-screen video tutorials, the QuickSchools support site, as well as live chat. Schools can easily jump in and try things out all on their own. But if you’d rather see QuickSchools live in action, or if you have more complicated questions to ask, you can schedule an online demo with us. We’d love to hear from you.

If you’re a new school looking for a quick assessment of how QuickSchools can help you manage your processes, or even if you’re a long-time subscriber looking to learn new features that we’ve recently released, this may be the best opportunity to get ramped up quickly. We will show you how to make the most of what QuickSchools has to offer.

If you are interested in scheduling a demo with us you can request a demo via chat, email via support@quickschools.com or you can request an online demo by filling in this form. Please allow 2-3 business days for us to contact you:

Need more time exploring your trial?

August 2, 2018

QuickSchools is an easy-to-use, no-strings-attached, comprehensive student information system (SIS). For those with fluctuating student counts, we charge month-to-month, based on the number of active students in your account.

What this means is, you’re under no obligation to enter ALL your students at the beginning of your subscription. You can always start with just a pilot group of students, perhaps just one grade-level, or even just one classroom. And later on, as you become more accustomed to our product and services, you can add the remaining students.

If you are at the end of your 30-day trial, but you haven’t decided to commit, no need to worry. As mentioned above, you can start a subscription with just a sample set of students. And you can add your remaining students later on. You can cancel your subscription at any time.

To subscribe, simply click on the “Account” link on the top right, and follow the instructions.

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If / when you do decide to commit to QuickSchools as your SIS, we do offer a discount for long-term commitments, typically 12-months and above. Please contact our support staff, if you’re interested.