ACH Payment – Easy Online Payment for Schools

QuickSchools is always looking for ways to make our student information system easy, robust, and effective not only for school administrators and faculty but also students and parents alike. We understand that for a school, keeping the accounting books constantly updated and in top shape is extremely important.

Learn how QuickSchools can create easy templates that schools can use for regular invoicing to parents

Whilst tracking fees seems to be a straightforward task to people outside of a school, we know that it’s definitely not. Trying to keep track of various fee structures for different grades, discounted fees for siblings, payment plans, scholarships, all of these permutations can truly be overwhelming.

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Thank You & A Roundup of Posts on QuickSchools’ Transcripts Module

Thanks to everyone who attended the webinar on Creating Professional Transcripts with QuickSchools. It was a joy for us to host this event. We hope that you found it helpful.

Thanks to all participants for making our Transcripts webinar a lively event!

We sent out a follow-up email to all registrants requesting for feedback. We’d appreciate it if you could provide us with comments or suggestions so that we can improve our webinar series. Also, in case you missed joining the session or would simply like a copy of the recording, please let us know by checking off the relevant box in your reply form. Our team will send you a link to the recording.

We’d like to take this opportunity to highlight that our blog is a treasure trove of information. Here, we offer you a roundup of blog posts related to the Transcripts module:

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New Release – Nov 22, 2021

This release primarily focuses on framework improvements for our Alpha and Beta features. This includes our Learning Management System (LMS), our Dashboard capability, and Audit Trail. We will be making more framework and system improvements towards the end of the calendar year.

New “Next Course” Scheduling Algorithm which will schedule students into sections based on the previous enrollment period / semester

We’ve also taken this opportunity to improve the Orchestra Master Scheduler, and include a few miscellaneous bug fixes and improvements. Here is a list of the latest QuickSchools upgrades:

Master Scheduler Improvements

  • Support remove Caseload during Import
  • Fix Teacher Caseload when copying to a new Enrollment Period in Step 1
  • Improve Save Point functionality for large schools
  • Refresh screen after Restore Save Point
  • Fix table misalignment in Step 4
  • New “Next Course” algorithm in Step 5
  • Fix loading sections in Step 5 for large schools

LMS Framework Improvements (Alpha)

  • My Workspace Chat
  • Online Testing

School Dashboard (Beta)

  • New KPI Widget
  • Auto-load Dashboard Screen
  • Miscellaneous Dashboard improvements

General (Functional) Improvements

  • Support Synchronize to Canvas based on start/end dates for active term
  • Improve performance for Google Classroom Integration
  • Improve Support Pre-Enrollment in API Resource for Zapier
  • Rename “Reference Number” to “Access Code” in Online Forms
  • New reportable fields for Health App in Report Creator
  • General Improvements to the Students screen
  • Improve client-side logging

Other Private Beta Improvements

  • Audit Trail Improvements
  • Filter Transcripts by Grade Level

School Dashboard

We started developing the School Dashboard a couple of years ago. This dashboard is based on the Report Creator framework. However, this initiative never really got off the ground due to competing priorities. We’re currently restarting this initiative by introducing a few minor improvements. 

You can now specify ONE of your Dashboards as the primary dashboard, so that when user access the “Dashboard Home” menu, the primary dashboard will load up automatically:

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Top 14 Classroom Ideas for Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving fast approaching, it is that one time of the year where teachers all across America can think of fun Thanksgiving activities for their students that will definitely put them into the holiday mood! 

Many different Thanksgiving activities can be done during class time and these are our top classroom activities you can do with your students, from elementary to high school, to bring some fall excitement into your school.

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The Best Online Report Card System Every School Needs  

A report card is one of the most important documents that students will receive every year. Yet every report card season, though exciting, can be a very time-consuming and difficult period, especially for teachers. Manually entering all the results from different assignments, quizzes, and tests for every single student doesn’t just take time due to having to remember information or trying to recall forgotten scores, or having to go through the endless amount of paper, but is also prone to errors being made even though a calculator is being used. This then leads to rushing to get report cards done by the due date, and most likely a lot of overtime done.   

No wonder report card season is so stressful and teachers are under a lot of pressure! Whilst the end of report card season is rewarding, especially for the students, school administrators need to find ways to help the teachers during this taxing time.  

Not to worry, as QuickSchools is here to help! We have 9 reasons why signing up with QuickSchools will provide you with the best report card system you have ever had!  

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