Now that summer is here, schools can use this time to increase enrollment by tracking inquiries and applications on QuickSchools.
Here are few key features of the Admissions module has to offer:
Embedded Forms for your website
Allow visitors to your website to submit an inquiry or an application online. Embedded forms are fully customizable to fit your brand. Receive an email notification when a form is submitted. Then follow-up quickly and easily via customizable Email Templates.
Track Conversion from Inquiries to Applications
Easily convert inquiries to applications, and then applications to student enrollment, without having to re-enter any information. Fully digitize your online admissions flow.
In a previous post, we talked about building an App on Zapier, in order to integrate QuickSchools with Zapier. This previous initiative was to allow schools to build their own integration, using the existing API Resources offered by QuickSchools. However, after working with several schools on this, we’ve decided to work on building our own QuickSchools App in Zapier, for schools to use more easily.
The current QuickSchools app is currently a private app, and can only be accessed by invitation. If you’re interested in this app, please contact our support team for access.
Once you’ve accepted access to the QuickSchools App in Zapier, you will need to enter your API Key, in order to link your QuicKSchools account with Zapier:
Orchestra will maintain the same simplicity and ease-of-use that has been synonymous with the QuickSchools brand. You will find many common elements between the two brands to maintain consistency in the user experience and of course, Orchestra too comes included with our awesome Live Chat support.
Introduce Send History when sending Email from Templates – See below
Improve performance when emailing attachments from modules (Report Cards, Gradebook, Fee Tracking)
Miscellaneous bug fixes related to attachments
Other General Improvements
NEW: Attendance Dashboard for Not-Yet-Taken (Beta) – See below
Improve how Summary Reports are run for long queries
Live Stream now support recurring meetings
Search Student by Email Address and Phone Number
Ability to Schedule Synchronize with Sync
Ability to disable Chat Box for Online Forms – See below
Fileroom App now supports sharing with Students
Improve Search on Teachers Lounge (Beta)
School Notes for new Self-Enrollment (Beta)
Miscellaneous improvements to Announcements
Miscellaneous improvements to Master Scheduler
Bug fix when managing Live Stream for Teachers
Bug fix when a new document is uploaded to the Student record
Mapping Students in Google Classroom
When mapping students in Google Classroom, the system now displays the email address, so that it’s easier to match students. This is particularly useful when students use their own personal Google Accounts for Google Classroom, and thus may have names in a foreign language:
With the release of the new Assignments module (which is an improvement over the previous Homework module), we’ve expanded the flow for handling assignments over the portals in QuickSchools. Here’s a rough summary:
Teachers can now post assignments in real-time, or schedule an assignment to be published at a specific date / time in the future. This means that teachers can plan out and configure assignments for the entire academic term, and the system will publish them automatically:
When creating an assignment, teachers can specify if the assignment requires a submission, and whether the assignment will be graded. For graded assignments, a column in the Gradebook can be created and linked automatically.
Students can very easily view all upcoming assignments. Assignments can be filtered by subject, and sorted by the column headers:
With 2021 now in full swing, it’s important to understand how teachers can utilize QuickSchools to communicate and engage with students effectively. Here we highlight a few sample scenarios, how teachers can communicate with students.
The “Class Discussion” feature (part of the “Homework” and “Assignments” modules) is a great way to discuss topics online. Only students enrolled into the class are able to post messages for any given subject:
As a teacher, you can also post a new discussion thread to multiple subjects at the same time using the “Also post to subjects” box. Simply select one or more subjects from the dropdown:
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:
There is a little-known beta feature in QuickSchools called the Student Navigator. This widget, which appears when accessing the student record, allows you to easily navigate between students alphabetically, using the Previous and Next button. You can also search for students by student number or student name, and the system filters the records (similar to an auto-complete function).