We understand how busy a Teacher’s day can get, and how this may lead to them forgetting to take attendance in QuickSchools. To resolve this, we now introduce a new feature — the Attendance Dashboard.
This feature is in BETA: If you would want this enabled for your school, please contact our Support Team.
This new feature would display the periods of a given day where attendance is Not Yet Taken. It is applicable for Homeroom, Period, or Subject-Based Attendance, and allow the Global Attendance Takers to either (1) Take attendance on behalf of the teacher; or (2) Send an Email notifying the teacher of the attendance yet to be taken.
To know more about our Attendance Dashboard feature, please see our Support Guide linked below:
I just wanted to express a quick thanks to all those who attended our webinar earlier today on the QuickSchools Gradebook. We covered a LOT of features in a short period of time, and so we went a little fast:
If you’d like access to a recording of the webinar, please fill in the survey that was sent to you. The recording is only available to subscribed schools. But we do have a copy of the presentation available below:
Finally, just a quick reminder that our Webinar Series will continue next month on the topics of Online Forms. This is also a large topic, and we may break it up into multiple sessions, to go over the various components. We look forward to seeing you there.
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:
We recently released a new feature for students to Self-Enroll into courses. Students can review the courses they are enrolled in from within QuickSchools, and directly make changes. Here’s what the students can see from the Student Portal:
New User Field in Interventions (introduced in previous release) is now reportable in Report Creator
Bug fix when deleting students
Timezone Bug fix when importing into Gradebook
Refactor framework for Email Messaging
New internal framework to support student subscription limits
Student Self-Enrollment (Beta)
This is a new feature to allow students to directly enroll into courses from the student portal (without using Course Requests from the Master Scheduler module). If the student is already enrolled into a courses, the student can unenroll from them:
And there’s an “Add Course” button for students to select courses to enroll into:
The Gradebook Template allows you to templatize an existing Gradebook, essentially allowing you to copy the columns in the current Gradebook, and insert them into another subject / course. Here we see several saved templates:
March will be the first month where we’ll hold 2 webinars, one for Administrators and one for Teachers, as part of our Webinar Series. The QuickSchools webinar on Google Classroom Integration for Administrators was done last week, and we have an equivalent webinar for Teachers scheduled for next week. The webinar itself is almost full, so we’re super excited to see everyone there, and get some feedback on the feature as well.
Hope everyone is doing well! We’ve made several improvements to our LMS-related features, in particular with our Live Stream capabilities. We also have a few general improvements we’d like to share with you.
We recently posted a short survey for administrators in QuickSchools in order to get a sense of how we’re doing, as well as to collect feedback on future improvements. The survey was simply to answer the question “How likely are you to recommend QuickSchools to a friend or colleague?”: