New Release – Jun 20, 2022

In today’s release, we continue to make security improvements, PLUS a mix of improvements to the Orchestra Master Scheduler, Online Forms, Fee Tracking, and the Report Creator, just to name a few.

New “Login History” under “Settings”

Here is a list of the latest QuickSchools improvements:

Master Scheduler Improvements

  • Expand new “Scheduling Algorithm” in Step 4
  • Improve Debug logging in Step 4

Security Improvements

  • Login History for User (see above)
  • Include School Info in Email Notifications
  • Change sender for Email Notifications
  • Bug fix Email Notification when teacher is added/removed from a Role
  • Other General security improvements

General (Functional) Improvements

  • Limit how Form Packets can be accessed by Grade Level (see below)
  • Audit Trail History for Form Packet configuration changes (see below)
  • Option to receive email notification when a scheduled task is completed (see below)
  • Ability to schedule Summary Reports
  • Report Creator Data Definitions for Online Payment Transaction Fees and Attempted Amount on Failed Charges
  • Ability to preview Teachers’ Documents
  • Show Assessments from My WorkSpace
  • Disable Bulk Actions on Teacher for non-School Admin
  • Update API Resource for Zapier

General Bug Fixes

  • Fix Report Card when Gradebook Formulas are not used consistently across multiple academic terms
  • Bug Fix Email Notifications from Mobile

Beta Improvements / Fixes

  • Option to BCC with Mass Email Messaging
  • Option to hide “Upload Date” in Teachers’ Documents tab 
  • Student tab for Sign-In/Sign-Out history
  • Allow student to pay via ACH Only (i.e. Disable Pay via Credit Card)

Improvements to Online Forms

We’ve made a few improvements to the Online Forms module, namely:

  • Form packets can now be made specific to a grade level
  • View changes made to a Form packet

When configuring a Form Packet, you can now specify grade levels to show the entire form packet:

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Security Improvements

You may have received an email notification recently from QuickSchools letting you know about a new login to your account. This is a new security-related feature that was released recently. Basically, any time someone logs into your account either via a new IP address, or a new device, QuickSchools will send you an email notification.

Notification on “Login from New Device”

Recent Security Improvements

There are several other security-related features included in our recent release. In addition to new login, QuickSchools will also send out an email notification if you (1) change/reset your password, or (2) add/remove users to the School Admin role. Finally, with this new release, if you do change your password, anybody currently logged into your account will automatically be logged out.

If you notice any strange activity in your account, please change your password immediately. You should also contact your school’s administrative team, or contact QuickSchools support for assistance. We can help track down what might have happened to your account.

Security-Related Summary Reports

As a school administrator, you have access to Summary Reports that show user and login history. In particular, the “Portal Login History” Summary Report shows the history of all logins for any user in your school:

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New Release – May 31, 2022

Today’s release contains several security-related improvements PLUS a mix of improvements to a variety of modules that include Orchestra Master Scheduler, Admissions, Standard-Based Gradebook, Fee Tracking, and the Report Creator, just to name a few.

Improved Security with New Email Notifications

Here is a list of the latest QuickSchools improvements:

Master Scheduler Improvements

  • Improve new “Scheduling Algorithm” in Step 4
  • Refresh list of Subject Areas when new subject area is added
  • Report Creator support for Day and Time in Bell Schedule

Security Improvements

  • Notification Email when logging in from New Device
  • Notification Email when School Admin user is added/removed
  • Notification Email when password is changed
  • Clear active sessions when password is changed

General (Functional) Improvements

  • Ability to relabel period names for Subject-Based and Period-Based Attendance (See below)
  • Ability to unselect radio button when taking attendance
  • Ability to schedule tasks for every other week (i.e. Bi-Weekly)
  • Reformat Student Name when converting Inquiry to Application (in the Admissions module), based on configured Student Name format
  • Report Creator support for (1) subject Custom Fields and (2) Online Payments
  • API Support for OAuth2

General Bug Fixes

  • Fix Subject line when using Email Template from the Admissions module
  • Fix Family Name tag when using Email Template from the Admissions module

Beta Improvements / Fixes

  • Bulk Charge Credit Card using Standard Charges (See Below)
  • Improve Search Student specifically by Student Name, Grade Level or Tag
  • Ability to hide “View Complete Record” from Student Portal
  • Ability to restrict deletion of Fee Tracking transactions to specific users/roles
  • Ability to disable “Add Standard” for teachers in the Standards-Based Gradebook
  • Ability to disable “Override Gradebook Settings” for teachers in the Standards-Based Gradebook
  • Ability to hide “Call Number” when creating new books in the Library App
  • Show Subject Abbreviation is Student Self-Enrollment History screen
  • REST API support for OneRoster v1.1
  • Improve framework for Integration via File Transfer (SFTP)

Relabel Attendance Periods

You can now relabel the period names for Period-based and Subject-based Attendance. Just click on the new “Customize Period Names” button under “Attendance” > “Settings”:

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Roundup: All The New Features @QuickSchools

There’s something that you should know about us…

We want you to have the best user experience with our software. That’s why we’re continuously improving it. We’ve come a long way, and have made many innovations to date. In case you missed it, here’s a list of major features released just for the past 2 years (from 2021 to May 2022).

Also, our developers are busy bees because our philosophy is to release improvements every 2 to 3 weeks. Here’s a catalogue of our Release Notes for 2022.

If you’re interested in learning more about future improvements for the rest of 2022, join us in our upcoming QuickSchools’ Product Roadmap webinar.

This webinar is the perfect chance for you to see a live demo, ask questions, and provide us with feedback or suggestions. Log on to your QuickSchools account and sign up from the Teachers’ Lounge page.

Learn about future improvements and help us shape QuickSchools for you!

May Webinar: QuickSchools’ Product Roadmap

May is bringing us another exciting webinar. Sign up and you’ll get an exclusive look at new features that QuickSchools will be rolling out for the rest of 2022!

A few of the major improvements we’ll be showcasing:

  • Expanded capabilities for QuickSchools’ Learn LMS, including online testing, subject-centric interface for teachers, online assignments, live stream, and calendar.
  • Expanded capabilities for the Online Payments module, including payment plan and shopping cart.
  • Introducing QuickSchools’ Engage – a standalone system to cater to your school’s student application and admission process. We hope to impress you with our Applicant Portal!

This webinar is suitable for both school administrators and teachers. We also welcome all levels of users, from beginners to advanced.

As per usual, our webinar is interactive. The 30-minute presentation session includes a live demo. You’ll also get to post questions and answer polls. We’ll follow-up with a 30-minute Q&A session. Here’s your chance to engage in more detailed discussion. We’d love to hear what you have to say about the features that we’ll be releasing and what changes you’d like to see in our software.

QuickSchools’ Product Roadmap is scheduled for Thursday, May 19 at 11 AM (PDT) / 2 PM (EDT). Register by logging on to your QuickSchools account. The registration link is available on the Teachers’ Lounge page.