For many years, this blog has functioned as our living and breathing support documentation site- with each new feature we roll out, we’ve always done a blog post with a quick tutorial on how to configure things and get started. However, because of our constant development and improvements, at times valuable information gets buried in the stacks. Not ideal.
To help solve this, we built a new solution – a comprehensive, consolidated site designed to do one thing only: make it easy to find and access information about everything QuickSchools & Apps.
So, without further ado, we’re unveiling the new Support Site….
If you’d like to find this report, you can do so by going to the Reports module and searching “Fee”. The new report will appear with your other fee tracking reports, and will look like the highlighted report below:
We’ve had a few requests about reporting on disciplinary incident custom field data, so we went ahead and built a new report that includes this information. Here’s what the report looks like in the listing:
This nifty new feature should help make grading go a bit quicker: now, you can now autofill empty grades. Whether the entire gradebook column is empty, or just a few students are missing grades, or you need to override all students’ grades, with a new value,Gradebook autofill smartly updates students’ grades with a value that you chose. Let’s take a quick look:
We’re excited to announce a nifty new feature – Custom Grading Categories in Gradebook! With this feature, teachers can make their own categories in their own subjects, in addition to the ones already setup in school. Let’s take a look at how it works.
First, administrators will need to enable this feature by going to Turn Features On/Off –> Gradebook / Report Cards “Configure” menu, and select “Teachers can create their own grading categories”. Now, teachers can begin to create their own categories from the Gradebook.
Within a Gradebook, scroll down to the bottom of the page and select “Change Grading Scale”. This brings up the Gradebook configuration page.
Next, select the “Edit your own categories” link:Read More »
We’ve been building out from our Lesson Plans by Subject and Lesson Plan Dates updates and have some cool new views to share. These work with the Lesson Plans by Subject feature and allow teachers to view a long-term calendar of lessons as well as copy them forward from the school archive of past terms’ lessons. Here’s a quick look at the setup.
The Lesson Plans by Month view works a lot like the the Lesson Plans by Subject view, and even the Gradebook. Simply select a subject that you’re teaching and the lesson plans you have setup for the current term view will appear on their lesson date. Also, you can mouse over a day, click the “Add Daily Lesson” button to add a new lesson for that day.
You can drag and drop the lesson around to a different day, and right click to edit the lesson:
In addition, one of the coolest features of the by Month view is that “Copy Lessons” button at the top. It directs you to a wizard that helps you migrate past terms’ lessons forward so as to view and update lessons for a new term. From the wizard, you can select which term and subject you’d like copy forward from the archive.Read More »
Report Cards handle all sorts of averages and compilations of student date that aren’t reflected anywhere else (except for maybe Transcripts). As such, if you want to see information like semester or final averages, report card comments, GPA, or grades for subject specific criteria in a handy summary report, you’ll want to run one of our reports that give you information from your report cards. Here are some quick tips on best practices for keeping your report cards in shipshape for reporting and some tips on how to setup your report cards so you can run reports on them quickly and easily.
As discussed in our previous posts about our Report Cards initiative, today we’re sharing one of our private templates. If you like the way it looks, feel free to chat in any time to let us know. We can enable it and help set it up just the way you like!
At St. Casimir’s School Wells, Minnesota, teachers like to give lots of feedback to students through detailed grading criteria. The school uses a quarterly grading system, so their report card is a condensed two-column, four-term report card with plenty of space for lots of grading information. Let’s take a look at a sample!