We had Part I of the Quickschools Online Forms webinar back on May 4th. The webinar specifically described the basics related to the Online Forms module (introduction, installation, key concepts, configuration elements, etc). The slides for that particular presentation can be found in our most recent blog post here: Online Forms Part I.
We have Part II of the Online Forms webinar coming up next week, and we’ll dig deeper into the module by showcasing specific use cases that you all may be interested in. These include examples for applications, re-enrollment, field trip forms, vacation/absence notification, online order forms, and others. The webinar will take place on Tuesday, May 18th at 1pm ET. The link to register will be available on the Teachers’ Lounge:
A big thank you to all of you who were able to join in on yesterday’s Quickschools webinar, which covered the Admissions module. We hope the webinar was insightful and helpful as you move forward with collecting inquiries and applications for the next academic school year.
As our webinar series continues, we would like to invite all teachers to join in later this month for our Gradebook Webinar. We will not only be covering the grading aspect of the Gradebook, but will also go over the best tools available to prepare for parent/teacher meetings, and built in reporting/messaging to keep parents and students up to date.
The Gradebook webinar will be held on April 20th – 01:00 PM (Eastern Time). Teachers, and administrators, who are interested in joining should follow the link available in the Home page of their account to sign up. We hope to see you there!
Our Google Classroom integration has been quite popular since its introduction back in late 2019. It’s received quite a lot of support from the schools that have it installed, as well as internally from our tech support and engineering teams. In short, the integration allows schools to pull grades from Google Classroom over to Quickschools, where report cards and transcripts can then be generated.
The integration itself can be a great time saver, as it removes the need for double entry into two systems. Of course, as with any integration between two separate system, there’s going to be nuances that may create differences between the expected behavior and the actual behavior. For that reason, we created the following helpful troubleshooting guide:
Before you begin using Quickschools, you first need to be invited to join the school’s existing account. Only school administrators will be able to send an invite, so you may need to contact the school directly.
The invitation will be sent to the email address the school has on file for you. The email will include the school’s unique URL, your username, and your temporary password. Be sure to save the URL as it will be needed to log in in the future.
After you follow the link provided, simply enter in your username and password to log in.
Among the many communication features we offer within Quickschools, Private Messaging is one we expect to be increasingly utilized as schools transition to a virtual setting. If you have not used this feature before, here’s a quick summary on what it offers.
Before you begin using it, you’ll want to make sure that the feature is properly configured. Teachers and Admins can message each other right away, but it needs to be enabled for Students and Parents. These settings can be found while configuring the Parent Portal and Student Portal in the “Turn Features On/Off” page: