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.
QuickSchools uses the Single Assertion Mark-Up Language (SAML) to implement Single Sign-On (SSO) with external systems. You will need an Identity Provider (IDP) like Microsoft Azure or Active Directory to manage logins from multiple Service Providers like QuickSchools. For more information on SAML, check out this article:
This app is currently in Private Beta, and is not yet available on the QuickSchools App Store. This app is only available by request. Please contact our support team, if you would like to try out this feature.
This app requires that your QuickSchools account be configured with District (or Group School) Settings. If you have multiple sites linked as a group, the IDP will be managed centrally by the main account in your group.
Installation and Set-Up
After installing the app, the configuration is in 2 parts:
Copy the configuration from the IDP into QuickSchools
Copy the QuickSchools SAML Configuration to the IDP
You’ll need to configure the IDP settings in QuickSchools. If you have the “Federation Metadata XML” file from your IDP, you can use the “Upload IDP Metadata” button to upload the configuration. Be sure to select the correct SSO type as well:
There is a new app available in the QuickschoolsApp Store named the “Attendance Taking by Parents” app. The idea behind the app is pretty simple – it allows parents to take attendance from the Parent Portal for their children. For schools that are transitioning over to a virtual or hybrid system (partially on campus), this new app may come in handy. Here’s how it works:
When the app is installed and configured, parents will see a “Take Attendance” button below the student basic details:
In our efforts to provide a more streamlined Online Learning experience, our Assignments App, which is still in Private Beta, is coming along nicely. If you’d like to try out this feature, please contact QuickSchools support.
So here’s what you can do so far:
Teachers can create and view assignments for their subjects
Students can upload/submit assignments from the Student Portal
System tracks multiple submissions from the same student for the same assignment
Teachers can easily review submissions from each student
Moving forward, you can expect the following features:
Schedule Assignments to be Published
Enter Grades directly from the Submissions screen
Easily navigate between Submissions for a particular Assignment
Chat Feature for Submissions
Calendar view for Assignments
If you have any further questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us via email or chat. It’s your feedback that makes these improvements worthwhile!