As more and more schools go virtual in today’s changing climate, students need a way to submit homework assignments to their teachers online. Quickschools is still building a dedicated homework submission feature. But for the interim, students can use the Private Messaging feature to submit their work. Here are the steps:
Log in to Quickschools and go to Directory tab
Search for the teacher then click the “Send Message” link across the teacher’s name
Write a message, attach the homework and click Send
To view all private messages, just click the mailbox icon next to your name on top of the page:
As an online software provider, the security and privacy of your data is super important. QuickSchools does not share your data with third party vendors without your expressed consent. To that effect, we have certified ourselves with the EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Frameworks administered by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration (ITA). Details below:
But just how much can you really change the colors that appear on your QuickSchools account? Here’s an example of what’s possible with the “Customize Style” feature:
In this example, we only changed a few elements that are available. But you can of course explore changing other elements like pop-up dialog boxes and buttons. The color changes also extend into mouse overs (i.e. when you hover your mouse over buttons, text and other areas). Here’s a screenshot of the changes we applied in order to produce the color scheme above:
Our new Attendance Importer allows you to importattendance records into your QuickSchools account. Whether migrating from another system or if you just want to centralize your historical attendance records, this tool allows you to upload attendance data for multiple students at once.
The attendance importer lets you import attendance from an excel file:
Still in beta, we’d be glad to make it available for you if you need it. Just send us an email at email@example.com.
Turning on this feature enables it for admin users. Should you need a non-admin user to have an access, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. IMPORT GRADES
There are two ways to import grades to the system:
Import per gradebook
Import for multiple gradebooks (beta)
Import Per Gradebook
You can populate a gradebook with multiple columns at once using our Import tool. The columns represent entries like assignment, quizzes, exams, etc. Once enabled, this feature is available for all teachers. See Gradebook Import for instructions.
Import for Multiple Gradebooks (beta)
This tool allows you to import grades for multiple subjects at once. Please email us at email@example.com if you need access to this importer.
For schools who just need to show final grades for Transcripts, they may do so by importing solely the student final grades. The final grade automatically appears in the student Report Cards, as well as Transcripts.
Please note that this procedure is only applicable for subject grade marks. This does not apply on subjects that use subject criteria to grade students.
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QuickSchools allows teachers to copy grades from one of their gradebooks into another existing gradebook. This could be helpful if the teacher needs to merge gradebooks, or if a student moves to another class.
First, go to the Gradebook where the grades are to be copied into (i.e. the destination gradebook) and click any student name. This will bring up a window that lists all the subjects the student is enrolled in. Click the Copy button to start the copy of grades:
The ‘Copy grades’ window appears where you can add students whose grades need to be copied. You can also map the columns accordingly:
Click the Copy Grades button to initiate the copy. A popup window will appear to confirm the copy:
Review the grades then click Save to complete the process.
Quickschools allows school administrators to granularly control access to each module. Administrators can streamline access by using roles, or provide direct access to specific users.
Using TURN FEATURES ON/OFF, you can specify which user or role/s has access to each module:
Creating a role allows you to streamline user access. Assign multiple users to the same role, and then assign access to that role. Each user assigned to that role will then inherit all access given to that role. So instead of allowing access to multiple users from the Features page, you can just enter the role.
For example, in the Admissions module, instead of entering 2-3 names in the list of users, you can create an Admissions role and just enter this role when assigning access to Admissions module.
To create role/s, click SETTINGS > School Profile > School Roles:
In our example above, the Admission role has access to the Admissions module, but you can also give it access to other modules like say the Students module. So if you have a new Admission staff, simply add the user to the Admissions role and he/she will instantly have access to all assigned access, which in this example would be the Admissions and Students module.
Quickschools offers a new way to take attendance! Seating arrangement allows teachers to easily spot who’s absent in the class – and makes taking of attendance way easier. Having said so, we are introducing a new app called Homeroom Attendance Seating Chart. Teachers can then easily mark absent students in a single glance. No need for a roll call!
This feature currently supports Homeroom Attendance.
Quickschools provides an efficient way to add student and teacher information in bulk — by importing information from an excel file. To do this you need to have your data accessible in an Excel file, one with either an “.xls” or “.xlsx” extension.
To initiate the import, simply click the Import button under Students/Teachers tab:
QuickSchools will automatically analyze your file and map commonly-named columns to the fields in QuickSchools. But you can override the mapping as you see fit:
Student Import mapping
Teacher Import mapping
You can also use this procedure to update student and teacher records. To update student records, your import file simply needs to contain the student names that match the student names in the system. During the import, when the system finds an existing record for a student on file, it updates the existing record instead of creating a new one. The same goes for updating teacher information via Import.
When updating student records, the name in the file needs to be an EXACT match of the student name in the system (no extra spaces, case sensitive); Otherwise, Quickschools will create a new record for the student.
To avoid creating new student records instead of updating existing ones, we recommend including the Student Number/ID in the import file. In doing so, the system will match students based solely on the Student Number/ID. This will address situations where you may have multiple records with the same exact name.
As part of our ongoing pursuit to perfect our Standards-Based Gradebook (SBG), QuickSchools is proud to announce 2 more improvements to the SBG functionality. With the latest Sprint D10 release, the QuickSchools Standards-Based Gradebook now supports:
Comments and Notes by Assessment; and
View Assessments by Standard
Comments and Notes by Assessments
When adding/editing an Assessment, we now have 2 new columns called Comments and Notes:
The Comments field is shared with students/parents when access via their portal. You can also see the comments on the student record. However, Notes are only visible to teachers directly from the SBG (similar to Private Comments in the regular Gradebook).Read More »