New Release – September 12, 2022

Today’s release focuses on improvements to our Lunch Ordering app plus improvements to our Importer via SFTP and DropBox.

Here is a list of the latest QuickSchools improvements:

Master Scheduler Improvements

  • Bug Fix when moving one section within a linked group in Step 4
  • Bug Fix when overriding the Target Section Size in Step 4

Lunch Ordering App

  • Order History for Users
  • Late Fee / Lunch Mark-Up
  • Ability to Cancel Order
  • Ability to Undo Cancelled Order
  • Ability for Admin to Bulk Cancel Meal
  • Configure Meal Type for Parents vs. Teachers

General (Functional) Improvements

  • Improve Summary Reports support for “Courses & Sections”
  • Improve Framework for Schedule Tasks
  • Improve Cache for Roles and Permissions

General Bug Fixes

  • Update Authentication to Schoology
  • Fix Private Messaging linked to Students with Revoked access

Beta Improvements / Fixes

  • Miscellaneous Improvements to the SFTP Importer (Beta)
  • New Importer Support via DropBox (Beta)

New Release – August 22, 2022

Today’s release showcases our new-and-improved Lunch Ordering app which now supports Online Payments, as well as Lunch for Teachers. This release also includes several improvements to the Orchestra Master Scheduler, Discipline, Report Cards, Lesson Plans and Admissions modules.

Lunch Ordering for Teachers

Here is a list of the latest QuickSchools improvements:

Master Scheduler Improvements

  • Show main buttons when scrolling in Step 4 
  • New External Section ID importer for Step 4 (beta)
  • Track when course requests are assigned to sections in Step 5
  • Improve Summary Reports
  • Bug fix Section Limits by Department,
  • Bug fix Override Target Students
  • Bug fix Course Requests Import Date in History screen
  • Bug fix related to Auto-Set Next Grade
  • Bug fix Bulk Email Section Schedule

Lunch Ordering App

  • Support Online Payments (Shopping Cart)
  • Lunch Orders for Teachers (See above)
  • Order Cancellation generates Credit for Future Orders
  • Updated Lunch Fulfillment screen for Admin

General (Functional) Improvements

  • Ability to view Discipline PDF from Student portal
  • Show configured custom fields for Discipline module on Student record (See below)
  • Bulk Enroll Students from the Admissions module (See below)
  • Support ability to relabel “Enrollment Date” in Admissions module
  • Show Report Card Session Name from Subject-Specific Criteria screen
  • Ability to preview uploaded attachments in Lesson Plans module
  • Support optional Homework in Lesson Plans
  • Reverse Sort semester dropdown in Standards-Based Gradebook

General Bug Fixes

  • Improve Bulk Fill for Subject-Based Report Cards
  • General Security Improvements

Beta Improvements / Fixes

  • Support Sharing Dashboard with Users
  • Option to clear manually entered grades in Report Cards from Subject-Based screen
  • Import Sign-In/Sign-Out records from Student History screen

Custom Fields for Discipline

Custom Fields that have been configured to be viewable are now displayed as a column on the Discipline tab of the student record:

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Sign-In / Sign-Out App (2022)

The QuickSchools Sign-In/Sign-Out App has undergone quite a few improvements over the years. Schools are using this app to:

  • Track the exact date and time when students sign-in and sign-out of school
  • Allow students to sign themselves in
  • Allow parents to sign in their children
  • Track the total time a student is in the school (usually for billing or compliance purposes)

You can find this app on our app store:

Sign-In/Sign-Out App on the QuickSchools App Store

We’d like to take this opportunity to discuss some recent improvements since our last review was from 2020, as well as a few potential improvements moving forward:

To find out more about existing features, please check out our previous post here:

History Tab on the Student record

Teachers and staff can now view the sign-in/sign-out history for a student directly from the student tab. This makes it easier for users to review all data pertaining to a student in one location. 

View Sign-In/Out History from the Student record

NOTE: This is a welcome improvement because most apps require you to view information about the app from the app itself (and not from the student record).

Summary from Student Portal

This new feature is designed primarily for adult education. It allows students to track the amount of time they’ve completed at school, as a prerequisite for completing their course:

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New Release – August 1, 2022

In today’s release, we’re including framework improvements for our upcoming Lunch Order and Shopping Cart modules. Release also includes a mix of improvements to the Orchestra Master Scheduler, Admissions, Sign-In/Sign-Out, and security, just to name a few.

Step 4 Scheduler supports color-coding without “Organize by department”

Here is a list of the latest QuickSchools improvements:

Master Scheduler Improvements

  • Color Code Step 4 when “Organize by department” is not enabled (See above

Security Improvements

  • General Security Improvements
  • Improve Privacy on Test Server

General (Functional) Improvements

  • Ability to hide Admissions Application Statuses (See below)
  • Show Custom Fields for Documents on Student record
  • Importer for Sign-In/Sign-Out App (See below)
  • Improve Report Creator support for Sign-In/Sign-Out App

General Bug Fixes

  • Improve Support for Disputed Charges in Fee Tracking with Online Payments
  • Improve Support for OneRoster (v1.1) Integration
  • Upgrade Text Messaging Framework
  • Bug Fix Alerts Framework for deleted parents
  • Bug Fix when adding new Online Test
  • Other Server Updates

Beta Improvements / Fixes

  • Lunch Ordering Support for Online Payment
  • New Shopping Cart Framework
  • Ability to Share Dashboard
  • Improvements to Bulk Charge Credit Cards via Standard Charges
  • Add support to disable Auto-Enrollment for Canvas Integration
  • Add support to automatically Un-enroll students for Canvas Integration
  • Fix District-Wide Students for Group School

Hide Application Status

In the Admissions module, when configuring the Application Statuses, you now have the option to hide certain status:

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Announcing Our Zapier Integration

At QuickSchools, we’re driven by our goal to empower educational institutions. We’re here to make your responsibilities as a principal, school administrator, and/or teacher easier by streamlining your work processes.

QuickSchools + Zapier

QuickSchools provides the technology solution for admissions, enrollment, fee tracking, rostering, etc. We also help you collect and manage various data related to students, parents, staff, and courses. It makes perfect sense for us to partner up with Zapier so that you can integrate Quickchools with your other technology solutions with minimal effort. Bypass all the busywork when it comes to sharing data and automating tasks. 

At present, QuickSchools integration via Zapier focuses on CRM applications such as HubSport and WizeHive. But schools should be able to use Zapier to integrate QuickSchools with a variety of applications.

Find the QuickSchools integration via Zapier in the Zapier app center