We have a planned outage this Sunday, on Dec 27, 2020. We will be updating our hardware infrastructure to improve general performance and availability. This update requires that some of our servers be taken offline.
The outage will begin at 3:00 am US Eastern time (or 12 am US Pacific Time), and will last up to 3 hours. If we’re able to complete the update earlier, the QuickSchools service will be brought back online immediately.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our support staff via email or chat.
We recently announced that QuickSchools now provides Single Sign-On (SSO) functionality via the SAML protocol. This means that for schools on the Google ecosystem, you can use Google SAML as the Identity Provider (IDP), and have it manage users centrally.
The SSO functionality is still in Private Beta, but schools can start using it at their own discretion. You will need to have the District (or Group) School feature enabled, in order to use this feature. We are looking for feedback to make the experience better. For more information on the new SSO functionality, you can check out this article:
If you’re taking daily Homeroom-based attendance in QuickSchools with the Custom Attendance Codes app, we’d like to highlight a new report called “Homeroom/Class Teacher (Consolidated Exception) Attendance” Summary Report (Yes, it’s a mouth-full):
This report consolidates all attendance codes, both custom and system codes, into a single roster-style report. Since this is an Exception report, all Present records are excluded. So the report only shows codes that are applied OTHER than Present. This will make it easy to identify trends in attendance for students and classes.
Since this app is in Private Beta, you’ll need to request access from our support team. Once beta access is granted, the app will appear under your “App Store” > “My Apps” menu. Click on “Configure” to configure access to the app:
Enable Course Catalog Importer (previously in Beta)
Other General Improvements
Google Drive Integration (Private Beta)
Sort students in Merit app PDF
Bug fix to Gradebook Formula with no marks
Improve tracking of subscription payments via check
Roll-Out Gradebook Scale Scores (previously in Beta) – See Below
Roll-Out Gradebook formula date range (previously in Beta) – See Below
Bug fix when viewing District-Wide students (for Group Schools)
Support Leave Date when importing Students
Support Sort Order when importing Grade Levels
Support update by Subject ID when importing Subjects
Support additional fields when transferring students (for Group School)
Lives with Student
Authorized for Pickup
Support End Date for recurring tasks
Extend timeout when recalculating penalties in Library App
Bug fix when refreshing transactions after exporting to QuickBooks
Bug fix when exporting Family Billing go QuickBooks
Advanced Search for QuickBooks Integration App – See Below
Gradebook Scale Score and Formula Date Range
These Gradebook features were previously in Private Beta, but is now available to all schools. You can enable this feature when you configure the “Report Cards / Gradebook” module under “Settings” > “Turn Features On / Off”:
When adding / editing a column, if Scale Score is enable, you will see a new section to scale up the weightage of the column:
Thank you to those who were able to attend. We appreciate your participation, and hope you can give us feedback on how we can improve our product and services.
Our next webinar will likely be in February. We’re considering many different topics like Admissions or Online Forms. If there’s a particular area you’d like to learn more about, or if you’re interested in attending our webinar in general, feel free to leave us a comment, and chat with our awesome support team.