New Release – Aug 30, 2021

Since our last release on August 9, we made several improvements to our Orchestra Master Scheduler. And now that the new Weekly Schedule feature is more robust, we’re back BIG-TIME to our regular 3-week Sprints. This release includes groundwork for our upcoming Learning Management System (LMS).

Check out the complete list of our latest QuickSchools improvements:

New Advanced Filtering by Report on Master Scheduler Step 5: Load

Master Scheduler Improvements

  • Remove Next Grade when SIS is not used
  • Support optional teachers when importing STEP 1 course-teacher configurations
  • Step 2 ability to Reset calculated number of sections
  • New External IDs for Sections in STEP 4
  • Step 5 Advanced Filtering (via Report Creator)
  • Step 5 Percentage breakdown by Department
  • Remove STEP 5 Section Enrollments when Course Request is removed/deleted
  • Temporarily Remove STEP 5 “Re-assign Incomplete Students” for Weekly Schedule
  • Update Sections in student record when Course Requests are updated
  • Add support for Weekly Schedule in Summary Reports
  • Bug fix when calculating STEP 2 number of sections for courses with zero limits
  • Bug fix when removing course requests via STEP 2 Bulk Course Requests
  • Bug fix when displaying STEP 4 total students in each section
  • Bug fix calculating STEP 5 percentage when students are deleted
  • Bug fix Advanced Search in Step 5 for “students with unassigned sections”
  • Bug fix Advanced Search in Step 5 for “students with conflicts” when enrollment period is linked to multiple semesters
  • Bug fix when rendering Section Enrollment PDF when Bell Schedule is updated
  • Bug fix when editing section assignments from Student record for Weekly Schedule

General Improvements

  • Alpha features for Online Tests (LMS)
  • Alpha features for My WorkSpace (LMS)
  • Extend Temperature App to Parent Portal
  • Support CR80 (credit card) size in PDF Templates (for Student ID Card)
  • Customizable Calculation for Period Zero (Daily) Attendance
  • Improve Subject dropdown in Lesson Plans module
  • New framework widgets for Time and TimeZone
  • Streamline OK button widget
  • Improve performance when downloading large Summary Reports via Excel
  • Improve concurrent access to Summary Reports with large data
  • Bug fix when students are permanently deleted in Group Schools

Master Scheduler Improvements

We’ve made some pretty big changes to the Master Scheduler in recent weeks. In one of our recent patches, we introduce a “Department” configuration in the “Scheduling Algorithm” in Step 5:

New Scheduling Algorithm by Department

So when you use the “Load” function in Step 5, the system will only load courses configured in the Scheduling Algorithm:

New icon to show breakdown of assigned sections by department

With this release, we’re introducing a new icon that will show you the break down of Percentage Assigned by Department:

Master Scheduler Step 5 Breakdown of Course Request Assignment by Department

Temperature App for the Parent Portal

The Temperature App on our App Store now has a new setting for the Parent Portal:

QuickSchools Temperature App now accessible on Parent Portal

You can now allow parents to submit screen questions from the Parent Portal. Be sure to configure which questions are accessible to parents:

Configure which screening questions are accessible to parents via the Parent Portal

Here’s what it looks like on the Parent Portal:

Temperature Check App on the QuickSchools Parent Portal

Adding an entry will pop-up the Screening Questions:

Parents can fill in Screen Questions from the QuickSchools Parent Portal (via the Temperature Check App)

We’re currently working on making this app also available on the Home by QuickSchools app on iOS and Android.

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