Mini Release – August 29, 2022

Today’s release aims to address a few bugs introduced in the last release, plus a few improvements to the Lunch Ordering App:

improvements to lunch ordering app
Lunch Ordering App now displays available meals in List format (instead of dropdown)

Here is a list of the latest QuickSchools improvements:

Lunch Ordering Improvements

  • Allow users to select meals via checkbox (instead of dropdown)
  • Display “Note” for meals, when mousing over the meal name
  • Bug fix when filtering meal by Grade Level
  • Bug fix for unsubmitted orders

Other Improvements / Bug Fixes

  • New Importer Support via SFTP (Beta)
  • Increase Product/Service Dropdown list for QuickBooks Integration App
  • Bug Fix Error for accessing certain Advanced Search
  • Bug Fix Error when accessing Login History
  • Bug Fix Error when accessing Audit Trail (Beta)

Mini Release – August 8, 2022

We deployed a few minor improvements today, primarily for the Orchestra Master Scheduler and Security.

minor improvements to Orchestra Master Scheduler
Configure starting periods for courses in Step 1 “Configure Courses”

Here is a list of the latest QuickSchools improvements:

Minor Improvements for Master Scheduler

  • Ability to configure starting periods for courses
  • Record date/time when course request is assigned to a section
  • Bug Fix Step 1 when teacher is deleted
  • Bug Fix Step 2 when clicking on Teachers
  • Improve Reporting for Master Scheduler

Teacher Caseloads in Orchestra

In the Orchestra (Master Scheduler for QuickSchools), you can set up a Caseload limit for teachers in Step 1, under “Configure Teachers”:

Set Teacher Caseload when you “Configure Teachers” in Step 1

The system calculates the current caseload for the teacher by adding the total number of students for all sections, and then compares it against the Caseload limit. Here’s an example from the “Teacher Case Load (Step 5)Summary Report that shows how the Caseload is calculated and compared against the Caseload limit:

Use the “Teacher Case Load (Step 5)” Summary Report to view current Caseload and Caseload limits.

For convenience, you can also see the current caseload for a teacher in Step 5, when mousing over a an available section for a student’s course requests:

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Pay Online for Lunch Orders

The Lunch Ordering App will be receiving a big update this summer. QuickSchools will soon be supporting Online Payments for Lunch Orders. Parents and teachers can pay for meals online before orders are sent to the school for fulfillment.

This improvement does not change the existing flow for selecting meals. Users will see a Calendar view of all meals offered. However, instead of seeing a “Submit Order” button, users will see a Shopping Cart icon at the top:

Clicking on the Shopping Cart icon will display all meals that have been added to the Shopping Cart:

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New Release – May 9, 2022

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

Step 5 “Breakdown by department” includes Rejection info

Here is a list of the latest QuickSchools improvements:

Master Scheduler Improvements

  • Properly handle Current Grade vs. Next Grade
  • Improve support for Next Course when settings are imported from another Enrollment Period
  • New “Scheduling Algorithm” in Step 4 supports (1) Singleton vs. Remaining and (2) Distribute vs. Randomize
  • Include Rejection Info when showing the Completion Status “Breakdown by Department” in Step 5
  • Clear Rejections after restoring a Save Point
  • Add support for Rejection Reasons to Report Creator and Summary Reports
  • Bug fix – Record only ONE rejection per section and course requests
  • Bug fix – Disable “Distribute Students” in Step 5 for Weekly Schedule

General (Functional) Improvements

  • New Sign-In/Sign-Out Summary for Student Portal
  • Add support for Online Payments in Report Creator
  • Handle special characters properly in Subject Names
  • Trim Student Name when student profile is saved.

General Bug Fixes

  • Bug fix when adding Book Title with Special Characters into Library App
  • Bug fix when viewing the Student record after switching schools (for Group Schools)
  • Disable link from Standard-Based Gradebook to Report Cards when Standard-Based Gradebook is uninstalled
  • Bug fix Report Creator for Student Grade Level

Beta Improvements / Fixes

  • Support Self-Enrollment from Parent Portal
  • Add support for Private Messaging to Applicant Portal
  • Add support for Online Forms to Applicant Portal
  • Fix how HTML is rendered in Online Tests App

/ Sign-Out for Student Portal

We’ve create a new screen for students to view the Sign-In / Sign-Out records from the Student Portal:

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