When it comes to report cards, we know how tempting it is to go into one of two states – debilitating procrastination or ball of pent-up stress. There’s actually a third option that will make your life easier. Let QuickSchools help you produce amazing report cards that will properly communicate student growth and achievements over the course of the term!
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Special Event: QuickSchools’ Teacher Training Month!
We know that a lot of our teachers are busy ramping up for the new 2022-2023 school year. No worries, QuickSchools is here to lend a helping hand!
🦚 We’re proud to announce August as QuickSchools’ Teacher Training month. During this month, we’ll be hosting two live, FREE webinars especially crafted for teachers. More details below:
Introduction to QuickSchools for Teachers on August 18th
The Introduction to QuickSchools webinar will give teachers an overview of what QuickSchools has to offer. You’ll learn how to navigate through the screens and what resources are available to help you explore our software further. This webinar will be useful for teachers who are new to QuickSchools. The curriculum will include:
- Logging into QuickSchools
- Overview of the following teacher-related modules in our SIS: Attendance and Gradebook
- Overview of the following LMS modules: Lesson Plan, Class Discussion, and Homework
- Private Messaging
- Getting Help
This webinar will only provide an overview of the italicized modules above, as we offer separate webinars that cover these modules in depth (see our 2022 webinar series).
The curriculum for this webinar is based on the paid training curriculum that we offer to newly subscribed schools. Please take advantage of this FREE training offer!
Mastering the Gradebook on August 25th
The Mastering the Gradebook webinar is suitable for all levels of users (from beginners to advanced). We’ll go through a brief 5-minute overview of basic Gradebook activities, before moving on to intermediate and advanced topics. Key discussion points include:
- Gradebook basics: adding columns and formulas, and grading (re-normalizing and weighted grades)
- Configuring the Gradebook settings: icons and optional tools
- Communicating with students and parents: sharing feedback, and private vs public comments
- Transferring grades from the Gradebook to the Report Cards
- Alternative grading: Standards-based and Self-paced
Both webinars will be interactive. Post questions and answer polls during the 30-minute presentation session, and discuss topics further during the follow-up, 30-minute Q&A session.
In addition, both webinars are scheduled for 11 am PDT / 2 pm EDT. You can sign up for either webinar or both. Log on to your QuickSchools account and click on the sign up button(s) on the Teachers’ Lounge page.
July 2022 Webinar: Getting Ready for the New Academic Year
We know that you’re ramping up for the new school year, and we’re here to help!
As part of our services, we’re offering a free, live webinar to make sure that you’ll put your best foot forward for the 2022-2023 academic year.
The Getting Ready with QuickSchools webinar will take you through the important steps of setting up your account for the upcoming school year. This webinar will be useful to principals and school administrators who are new to QuickSchools or in need of a quick, refresher course in setting up the software. We’ll go through the following workflow:
- Clearing the test data from the test drive
- Adding teachers and students
- Setting up modules, user access, subjects and enrollment
- Introducing teachers and parents to QuickSchools
This webinar is interactive. Post questions and answer polls during the 30-minute presentation session, and discuss topics further during the follow-up, 30-minute Q&A session.
The Getting Ready with QuickSchools webinar is scheduled for July 28th at 11 AM (PDT) / 2 PM (EDT). If you’re interested, you can register by logging onto your QuickSchools account. The registration link is available on the Teachers’ Lounge page.
Announcing Our Zapier Integration
At QuickSchools, we’re driven by our goal to empower educational institutions. We’re here to make your responsibilities as a principal, school administrator, and/or teacher easier by streamlining your work processes.
QuickSchools + Zapier
QuickSchools provides the technology solution for admissions, enrollment, fee tracking, rostering, etc. We also help you collect and manage various data related to students, parents, staff, and courses. It makes perfect sense for us to partner up with Zapier so that you can integrate Quickchools with your other technology solutions with minimal effort. Bypass all the busywork when it comes to sharing data and automating tasks.
At present, QuickSchools integration via Zapier focuses on CRM applications such as HubSport and WizeHive. But schools should be able to use Zapier to integrate QuickSchools with a variety of applications.
Find the QuickSchools integration via Zapier in the Zapier app center.
June Webinar: Orchestra Master Scheduler
Summer is here, and we’re counting down the days to host our first summer webinar. Sign up and you’ll get an exclusive look into our Orchestra Master Scheduler!
Discussion highlights include:
- A brief overview of the philosophy guiding design decisions for the Orchestra Master Scheduler (OMS)
- Latest improvements which include reject analysis, allowing conflicts, and color-coding
- Product roadmap
This webinar is suitable for school administrators as well as principals. In addition, we welcome current OMS users and those looking for a scheduling system to help them simplify their work.
As per usual, our webinar is interactive. The 30-minute presentation session includes a live demo. You’ll also get to post questions and answer polls. We’ll follow up with a 30-minute Q&A session. Here’s your chance to engage in a more detailed discussion with our panelists. We’d love to answer your questions and hear any suggestions/feedback from you.
The Orchestra Master Scheduler webinar will be held on Thursday, June 23 at 11 AM (PDT) / 2 PM (EDT). For current QuickSchools and Orchestra customers, you can register by logging on to your QuickSchools account. The registration link is available on the Teachers’ Lounge page. If you’re not currently our customer, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know of your interest in attending our webinar.
Looking forward to hosting you!