I always found it surreal when it comes to writing end-of-year messages. Seriously, is it that time already? Where did the year go?
It’s been 2 solid years since Covid-19 was first detected. The rapid spread and deadly effect it had took the world by surprise. There was fear everywhere, many economies were devastated, livelihoods threatened (for some, vanished), mental health suffered, and worst of all, many of us experienced the loss of a family member, a close friend, or an acquaintance. It’s been absolutely unreal.
At QuickSchools, we saw first-hand how the pandemic wreaked havoc to several customers, especially those operating in places heavily reliant on travel and tourism where the economy simply tanked. Widespread income losses meant reduced enrollment and a severe loss in revenue that made running the school even more challenging. There was much uncertainty about what the future would hold and this was when we witnessed the incredible power of the human spirit, specifically from you, fellow educators.
Schools big and small all had to go online and they did so with a passion. On our end, we intensified our development on our integrations to several LMS, chiefly the Google Classroom app to make it a lot smoother. It is wonderful to see that many schools are using the integration to ensure data between the two systems are in sync.
2021 also ushered in the release of our second product dubbed Orchestra by QuickSchools. We welcome several wonderful schools to the QuickSchools family via Orchestra and we are super excited to help more customers on this awesome online master scheduler product in the years to come.
As usual, we released a ton of improvements throughout the year that we hope have made your experience on QuickSchools a little if not a lot better.
Looking further ahead, QuickSchools will continue with our mission to create useful tools for you, fellow educators! Our LMS, Learn by QuickSchools will be released by Q2 of this year and our CRM for education – Engage by QuickSchools – will follow suit later this year. Finally, we hope and pray that the pandemic will go away soon and may all of you and your families be safe from its harm until it’s truly gone and behind us.
Happy holidays and have a safe and healthy new year!