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New Release – Nov 10, 2020

November 10, 2020

Here are the latest improvements in QuickSchools:

LMS: Assignments and Live Stream modules (Beta)

  • Use Teacher Email Address (instead of User Name) for Zoom Integration
  • Improve warning when Zoom Authentication expires
  • Subject Selector for Assignments list on Student Portal
  • Ability to chat with teacher after submitting an assignment
  • Bug fix on Class Discussions when user is deleted
  • Upgrade Homework Submission History

Other General Improvements

  • New ability to email parents from Gradebook
  • Filter mass messaging by relationship
  • Email History for Email Latest Receipt
  • Admin can charge Credit Cards for Parents and Students
  • Ability for teachers to synchronize their own gradebooks with Google Classroom (Beta)
  • Disallow second Check Payment when first Check Payment is pending
  • New support for monthly tasks
  • Ability to change the default trial period
  • Disallow inactive students from borrowing or renewing books in Library App
  • Bug fix when synchronizing Google Classroom gradebooks
  • Bug fix on Fee Tracking Paid Amounts for Group Schools
  • Bug fix on Fee Tracking Payment Allocations
  • Bug fix auto-locking report card session when creating a new session
  • Bug fix to allow conflicts for Staff
  • Bug fix to exclude homework linked to deleted semesters
  • Bug fix to Library App when recalculating penalties

Subject Selector for Assignments

We’ve added a new Subject Selector on the Student Portal, to make it easier to find Assignments:

Filter Assignments by Subject in the Student Portal

Chat on Assignment

We’ve added the ability for teachers and students to chat directly on an assignment (similar to Class Discussions):

Teachers and Students and discuss assignments / submissions online

Email from Gradebook

Teachers now have the ability to send emails to parents/students directly from the Gradebook, and include information from the Gradebook in the email. Start by clicking on the new mail icon:

Send Email directly from the Gradebook

You can then craft the email that gets sent out:

Custom emails that are sent from the Gradebook

Mass Message by Relationship

You can now limit which parents receive Mass Messages based on the parents relationship to students:

Filter Mass Messages to Parents based on their relationship to the student

This needs to be enabled on when you configure the “Messaging” feature under “Settings” > “Turn Features On / Off”:

Enable Messaging Filter by Parent Relationship

Do let us know if you have any questions about these new additions. We’ll be posting more in the coming weeks. And as always, please share your suggestions and feedback, so that we can improve our product/services further!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Alejandra Romnan permalink
    November 13, 2020 11:46 am

    Awesome, where can I find the ability for teachers to synchronize their own gradebooks with Google Classroom? Is this referring to transferring Google classroom grades to Quickschool grade book.. Thank you!

    • November 18, 2020 7:22 am

      Hi Alejandra,

      Thanks for asking. This feature is coming, likely in the next couple of weeks. The integration apps needs to be connected to Google Classroom centrally by an administrator. And the new functionality will allow teachers to pull grades for their gradebooks on their own, assuming the classes are mapped (so no need for the admin to pull the grades daily). We’ll have another article posted once this feature is ready for schools.

      Thanks!

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