My school has been rebranded! What do I do now?

Your school is under new management, or perhaps has merged with another school, and you want to rebrand. Perhaps your school name has changed? Or, you have a new logo? Or, you have a new color scheme to promote your brand? What are the options available to you? 

Here we discuss the various steps you can take to re-customize the experience for users accessing your QuickSchools account

Change Basic Profile Details

The first thing you should do as the school administrator, is go to “Settings” > “School Profile”, and change the basic profile information for your school. This includes things like:

  • School name
  • School address
  • Contact info (Phone and Email)
  • Website
  • Color Scheme
Update School Details under “School Profile”

The one thing you’ll note is that the School Code cannot be changed. This is because we use the School Code to partition your data into its own database. As such, this field cannot be changed once assigned to a school.

A lot of schools are okay with leaving the URL as-is because it does not incur any additional cost or effort. If changing the URL is important, there are a few options available to you:

  • Set-Up a Custom Domain
  • Create a new account
  • Migration via Group School

OPTION 1: Set-up a Custom Domain

QuickSchools offers a Custom Domain App. By using this app, you can set up your own URL for accessing your QuickSchools account. This option requires the least effort. However, the Custom Domain App incurs a monthly subscription. You will also need to register for your own custom domain, and provide an SSL certificate from your provider.

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Tracking Proof of Vaccination

With classes resuming, schools may be required to track Covid-19 proof of vaccinations from students and parents. One of the ways to do this in QuickSchools is via the Online Forms app. Here we discuss one sample implementation for collecting a Covid-19 Proof of Vaccination via the Parent Portal. This process can easily be extended to students and teachers too.

Setting up the Online Form Packet

Here we have a simple Online Form Packet with a single custom Online Form with Custom Fields (which incidentally has better Cross-Browser Compatibility): 

Configure the Online Form Packet

Here’s how we configured the Online Form with just a few simple fields. We also added a “Section Break” at the bottom, to add instructions about uploading their Proof of Vaccination:

Configure the Online Form to collect vaccination details

By clicking the “Configure” link, we also mapped the Name field to the Student Name, so that when accessed from the Student or Parent Portal, the student name field will be automatically filled:

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QuickSchools Library App

Our recent release for QuickSchools includes two key improvements to the QuickSchools Library App:

Add Book by Scanning ISBN

When adding a new book to your catalog, there’s a new “Scan ISBN” button that allows you to quickly scan the ISBN barcode. 

Look up Book Details by Scanning the ISBN Barcode

QuickSchools will then search the Google library, and pull details for the book, which you can use to create the book record in your QuickSchools Library App:

Book Details retrieved by Scanning the ISBN Barcode

Note that books pulled from Google will also contain an image of the book.

Generate Barcode and Label

When adding a book, you now have the option to generate a Barcode by clicking on the “Generate” button:

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Admissions Module Features

Now that summer is here, schools can use this time to increase enrollment by tracking inquiries and applications on QuickSchools

The Applications module in QuickSchools

Here are few key features of the Admissions module has to offer:

Embedded Forms for your website

Allow visitors to your website to submit an inquiry or an application online. Embedded forms are fully customizable to fit your brand. Receive an email notification when a form is submitted. Then follow-up quickly and easily via customizable Email Templates.

Track Conversion from Inquiries to Applications

Easily convert inquiries to applications, and then applications to student enrollment, without having to re-enter any information. Fully digitize your online admissions flow.

Customize / Personalize emails based on Scenario

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Fee Tracking / Online Payments Webinar

Thanks to everyone who attended the QuickSchools webinar today on Fee Tracking and Online Payments. It was a rather long webinar at 45 minutes, but I think it was helpful to people:

Fee Tracking and Online Forms Webinar for QuickSchools

If you missed the webinar, or would like a copy of the recording, please fill in the survey, and let us know. Our team will send you a link to the recording once it’s available. However, if you’d like a copy of the presentation, we have that here for download:

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