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.

New Release – Apr 18, 2022

Today’s release focuses primarily on the Orchestra Master Scheduler, with some general improvements to several modules and beta apps:

Here is a list of the latest QuickSchools improvements:

Master Scheduler Improvements

  • Refactor support for Pathways
  • Improve how Next Grade is handled with and without SIS
  • Improve grouping and sorting of courses in Step 1 Course Request Templates
  • New Tool tip in Step 2 for Student Portal Access
  • Support Weekly Schedule for Bulk Create Teams in Step 4
  • General improvements to Distribute function in Step 4
  • General improvements to Rejection Analysis in Step 4
  • General improvements to Allow Conflicts in Step 5
  • Move option to “Distribute vs. Randomize” to the “Scheduling Algorithm” in Step 5
  • Show Teacher Caseload in Step 5
  • Fix support for Low/High Grade when running Step 5
  • Add support Step 5 Optimize in Debug function
  • System Configurable Seeds for Step 5 Optimize (Beta)
  • Improve finalizing sections in Step 6 when academic term has not yet been activated
  • Improve tracking History of changes in the Enrollment Period
  • Add Course Conflict Levels to Report Creator

General (Functional) Improvements

  • Allow Administrators to Add Credit Cards for Online Payments
  • Simplified Schedule supports searching by Course Code
  • Display Refund Amount in Student Billing for Stripe Payment is refunded

General Bug Fixes

  • General improvements to the Fee Tracking “Unallocated Payments” screen
  • Bug fix for Simplified Scheduling to maintain search results after table is refreshed
  • Bug fix for handling Gradebook Formulas in Report Cards
  • Bug fix for handling Gradebook Categories when integrating with Canvas

Beta Improvements / Fixes

  • Add support for 8th Grade in new Transcripts and Graduation Requirements
  • Bulk Send Text Message from Self-Enrollment App
  • General improvements to Online Test app
  • General improvements to Audit Trail framework

Improvements to Online Payments

As you can see from the screenshot above, we’ve added the ability for administrators of the Fee Tracking module to add credit cards on behalf of students and parents. Credit Cards can then be charged individually and processed through Stripe.

In the near future, we’re looking to expand the Online Payments capabilities within QuickSchools. This includes the following:

  • Ability to Bulk Charge Credit Cards
  • Ability to schedule charging of Credit Cards
  • Expand support for ACH (Bank Transfer)
  • Payment Plan functionality
  • Shopping Cart functionality

If any of these features interest you, please let us know via Chat or Email. We’d love to hear your thoughts as we build these features further.

New Release – Mar 30, 2022

Today’s release focuses primarily on the Orchestra Master Scheduler, and fixes to our new Online Testing module, now moving to Private Beta:

Here is a list of the latest QuickSchools improvements:

Master Scheduler Improvements

  • New option to sort courses by name or code in Step 4
  • Ability to Color Code courses by Department in Step 4
  • Ability to Color Code days in Step 5
  • Ability to Allow Conflicts during “Load” in Step 5
  • Ability to distribute students in Step 4 when a teacher is added / removed
  • Hide “Activate” button in Enrollment Period for non-SIS
  • Fix Grade Filter in Scheduling Algorithm in Step 5

LMS Improvements

  • My WorkSpace Chat Console (Beta)

General (Functional) Improvements

  • Ability to schedule “Recalculate Fields” for Transcripts
  • Ability to preview attachments in Admissions
  • Show Submitter Name in Online Forms when Submission is not linked to a student
  • Schedule Standard Charge moved out of Beta
  • Add Course Department to Report Creator

General Bug Fixes

  • Remove Resigned Teachers from Dropdown for Attendance Rosters
  • Fix bug related to Add/Drop History
  • Fix Documents Tag in Admissions module

Beta Improvements / Fixes

  • Ability to relabel Interventions
  • Improve Framework for Audit Trail