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

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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