Despite our previously planned outage on Dec 27, we unfortunately need some additional time to complete some server upgrades. QuickSchools will be offline this Friday, on Jan 1, 2021, starting at 1 am US Eastern Time. The QuickSchools service will be offline for approximately 2 hours.
We hope all users will take this time for a well-deserved break, and enjoy a good start to the 2021 calendar year. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our support staff via email or chat.
We have a planned outage this Sunday, on Dec 27, 2020. We will be updating our hardware infrastructure to improve general performance and availability. This update requires that some of our servers be taken offline.
The outage will begin at 3:00 am US Eastern time (or 12 am US Pacific Time), and will last up to 3 hours. If we’re able to complete the update earlier, the QuickSchools service will be brought back online immediately.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our support staff via email or chat.
Since this app is in Private Beta, you’ll need to request access from our support team. Once beta access is granted, the app will appear under your “App Store” > “My Apps” menu. Click on “Configure” to configure access to the app:
If you have a bunch of links that you’d like to share with students or parents (or even other teachers/staff) via their QuickSchools portal, then the Links App should come in handy. Here’s what links can look like on the Parent Portal:
Essentially, you can create a link along with a description, to help provide context to parents/students about what the link is for. To enable this feature, you’ll need to install the “Links” app in the QuickSchools App Store:
If you’re using GSuite for Education (formerly Google Apps for Education or GAFE), you may be having trouble connecting your Google Classroom account with QuickSchools, if Google Cloud Platform is not enabled. For example, when creating a project, if the connection is unresponsive, you may see a red icon on the top right:
Clicking on the icon will show you error notifications. If you receive the “Google Cloud Platform service has been disabled” error, you’ll need to enable it:
For those using the Schoology Integration app in QuickSchools, if you have both a Final Grade and Semester Grade in Schoology, there is a way to configure which final grade to pull into the QuickSchools Gradebook. This setting is under “STEP 7: SYNCHRONIZE GRADES”, under the “Synchronize Now” section:
If you don’t see this setting, be sure to include the appropriate user(s) to “Teachers that can manually synchronize Gradebooks” when configuring the app:
The Test Drive feature within QuickSchools creates test data in order for you to quickly evaluate the major modules, like Attendance, Gradebook, Report Cards and Scheduling. Just click on one of the “Test Drive” buttons on the “Getting Started” page:
Test Data includes 6 students, 2 courses and 12 grade levels (which can be customized):
We introduced the ability to bulk email report cards back in October 2018. So we thought we’d highlight it again here, since it’s quite a useful tool. All you have to do is, from the main Report Cards listing, select all the report cards you want to email out, and then select “Email Report Card” from the menu:
The system will prompt you for confirmation, so you don’t send it out accidentally:
Due to popular demand, we’re introducing a new feature to Email Latest Receipt. From the Fee Tracking module, must select a few students / families, and then select “Email Latest Receipt” from the menu:
This feature works just like “Email Latest Statement”. A pop-up window will appear to confirm the action. You can also specify the sender information, as well as add an optional message: