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:

Read More »

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

Read More »

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:

Read More »

Student Billing vs. Family Billing

With our upcoming QuickSchools Webinar on Fee Tracking and Online Payments, we thought we’d highlight one of the key concepts, namely Family Billing, and how it differs from the default Student Billing in QuickSchools

Student Billing

By default, all billing is by student. No additional setup is required. Once a student record is created in your QuickSchools, you can immediately start creating Fee Tracking transactions for that student. Transactions will appear under the “Bills” tab of the student record:

Read More »

QuickSchools Private App on Zapier

In a previous post, we talked about building an App on Zapier, in order to integrate QuickSchools with Zapier. This previous initiative was to allow schools to build their own integration, using the existing API Resources offered by QuickSchools. However, after working with several schools on this, we’ve decided to work on building our own QuickSchools App in Zapier, for schools to use more easily.

Finding the QuickSchools.com App in Zapier (by Invite)

The current QuickSchools app is currently a private app, and can only be accessed by invitation. If you’re interested in this app, please contact our support team for access.

Once you’ve accepted access to the QuickSchools App in Zapier, you will need to enter your API Key, in order to link your QuicKSchools account with Zapier:

Read More »

Attendance Dashboard (Private Beta)

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:

Zapier Integration

Zapier is essentially a GUI interface that allows user to use pre-built, or build your own, integrations to any system that has open APIs. This means that you can readily integrate QuickSchools with any other system, using Zapier as the go-between.

To facilitate this integration, you will need to first establish a link between Zapier and an external system (like QuickSchools). From there, you can create either a Trigger or an Action.

A Trigger is essentially an API call to an external system to search for new/updated records. This would be the event that would initiate a ZAP and facilitate an Action. (Example: Find new students in QuickSchools)

An Action would then be an event performed to PUSH data into an external system. This would essentially add/update the data. (Example: Add a new student into QuickSchools).

Zapier is useful to integrate other systems with QuickSchools, making the process of moving data from an external system to QuickSchools (or vice versa) really easy. The integration is described in more detail in our Support Article linked below:

This guide would cover the following required for the integration:

  • Setting up Zapier
  • Setting up API in QuickSchools
  • Creating a Trigger
  • Creating an Action
  • Creating a Zap

If you have any questions or concerns with the setting up your Zapier Integration, feel free to contact us via chat or email us at support@quickschools.com.

Google Classroom Synchronization Profiles

As mentioned in our New Release – March 22, 2021, we have added a new feature to our Google Classroom Integration — Synchronization by Profile.

THIS IS A BETA FEATURE: To have this feature enabled, please contact our Support Team.

This feature allows you to synchronize your Google Classroom courses in batches. This is ideal for schools will a large number of students and courses.

Some things to note about this feature:

  • Profiles are dependent on the courses being mapped under STEP 3.
    • Courses that aren’t mapped in STEP 3, will not be available in the Profile
    • If a course is unmapped in STEP 3, the course will also be automatically removed from the Profile.
    • When courses are remapped in STEP 3 at the start of a new semester, the Profile will also need to be updated with the latest mappings. Mappings from the previous term will no longer apply.
  • To avoid the sync getting timed out, we recommend having a maximum of 35 courses per Profile.
  • Multiple Profiles can be scheduled to be synced at the same time. However, each profile will be synchronized one at a time.

To know more about our Google Classroom Synchronization Profiles, see our Support Article linked below:

Gradebook Features

We have a webinar coming up for teachers, focusing on the Gradebook module in QuickSchools. This is part of our new Webinar Series. Be sure to register if you haven’t already.

QuickSchools Gradebook

During this webinar, we’ll be going over some of the more involved features, including:

Gradebook Formulas and Weightages

These are the basics of using Weightages (or Weight Factors) to create formulas.

More info here:

Accessing Grades from Previous Terms

When configuring a Gradebook Formula, you now have the ability to access the final grades from a previous term.

Read More »