March will be the first month where we’ll hold 2 webinars, one for Administrators and one for Teachers, as part of our Webinar Series. The QuickSchools webinar on Google Classroom Integration for Administrators was done last week, and we have an equivalent webinar for Teachers scheduled for next week. The webinar itself is almost full, so we’re super excited to see everyone there, and get some feedback on the feature as well.
Hope everyone is doing well! We’ve made several improvements to our LMS-related features, in particular with our Live Stream capabilities. We also have a few general improvements we’d like to share with you.
We recently posted a short survey for administrators in QuickSchools in order to get a sense of how we’re doing, as well as to collect feedback on future improvements. The survey was simply to answer the question “How likely are you to recommend QuickSchools to a friend or colleague?”:
We are introducing a new feature in the Google Classroom Integration app, that allows teachers to manage and pull grades from Google Classroom for their own subjects in QuickSchools. When enabled, teachers will see a new “Sync with Google Classroom” button in their Gradebook:
Clicking on the button will initiate a synchronization with Google Classroom. Some things to note about the Google Classroom Integration:
The school admin needs to install and configure the Google Classroom Integration app for the whole school (available in our App Store). If the setup is incomplete, an error message will appear.
When synchronizing the gradebook, the student enrollment may change, depending on how your school administrator configured the auto-enrollment feature.
Some elements from Google Classroom will not transfer over, namely the category, final grade and comments. So teachers can freely update this information in QuickSchools. This data will not be overwritten by subsequent synchronizations.
NOTE FOR ADMINISTRATORS: The feature will require that the School Administrator configure the Google Classroom Integration app as follows:
For schools in Ontario Canada, QuickSchools actually supports report cards and transcripts required by the province. We have a separate article that describes the Ontario Report Card Template that we posted several years ago. More information here:
If you run a Weekend School (or any school that doesn’t run the traditional 5-day Monday-thru-Friday schedule), you can use the “Edit Overall Settings” feature under “Settings” > “Turn Features On / Off” to configure your School Days in QuickSchools:
As mentioned on the screen, this setting currently only applies to Lesson plans, Attendance, and the Lunch Ordering App. If you have a specific module that you’d like this feature to include, please do let us know:
School Days in Lesson Plans
Here’s an example screen from the “By Month” view of the Subject-Based Lesson Plans. Notice that it only shows the school days for Sunday and Saturday, as configured in the previous example:
Reporting on Min, Target and Max Size for Sections
Hide “Debug” function by default.
Fix course search function in Step 4: Schedule for large data sets
Fix installation errors related to missing column
Bug fix for Course Constraints
Bug fix when deleting students (orphaned course requests)
Bug fix for the “Student With Incomplete Schedule” Report
Remove and Auto-Generate Password when creating a Zoom conference
Rename “Conference” to “Live Stream”
Join URL is clickable when viewing a Live Stream
Improve Time Selection widget
General UI improvements
Support dynamic Send Email for Auto-Emails from Status Change in Online Forms
Option to disable “Download Forms” in Online Forms
Support option to copy previous submission (See below)
Improve Payment Options (See below)
Fix Installation / Upgrade Error
Fix “Download Forms” function affected by bad Form Packet name
Other General Improvements
Improve Time Selection widget for Assignments
Support Online Payments for Admissions (See below)
Report Creator Support for Interventions
Support Sorting and Renaming of student Documents (See below)
Bug fix for Attendance PDF
Bug fix when submitting Admissions Form when Residential Section is disabled
Copying Previous Online Forms Submission
Once an applicant submits an online form, there will be a button to “Start New Application”:
This option allows the system to reference the previously submitted data, so that when the applicant is filling in a particular form for the new application, there will be an option to “Copy from Previous Submission”: