QuickSchools is proud to announce our new Custom Fields framework, which has just been rolled out to the Teacher module. The new module boasts several improvements over the previous “Custom Fields” tab:
- We now support Drop Downs (in addition to regular Text Fields)
- You can sort fields
- You can add headers and regular text to organize your custom fields
- You can allow specific users to view and/or edit specific fields
- You can very easily delete and restore fields as well
For right now, the new Custom Fields section is only available in the Teachers module, but we’ll be adding the same Custom Fields section to other modules, like Admissions, Students and Discipline. Here’s a quick rundown of how it works:
The Custom Fields section should initially look like this:
Simply click on the “Add Custom Field” button to add a new field:
If you select a dropdown, you can specify the dropdown contents, but putting each selection in its own line.
Once you save, your custom fields can look like something like this:
As an administrator, you can click on the field to rename them. Clicking on the “X” will delete the field. If you’re satisfied with the fields, you can remove this edit capability by locking the custom fields. Click on “Configure form” for the advanced options:
The configure button actually offers several features (as mentioned earlier). Just to re-iterate:
- You can sort fields by dragging the 4 dots on the left side.
- You can change the field type, and the drop down options.
- You can control who can view or edit specific fields by role or by specific user
- You can delete fields as well. Deleted fields can also be restored at any time.
- Finally, you can remove the edit capability for field names by locking the form. You can of course unlock it later, if future changes are required.
And that’s it. Let us know what you think about this new feature, and if there’s a particular area where you’d like to see this new addition. We thank you for your feedback and support.
UPDATE May 14, 2013:
The new Custom Fields are now available in Admissions Inquiries. Enjoy!
UPDATE Feb 11, 2014:
Custom Fields now support date fields. Cool!
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