Security Improvements

You may have received an email notification recently from QuickSchools letting you know about a new login to your account. This is a new security-related feature that was released recently. Basically, any time someone logs into your account either via a new IP address, or a new device, QuickSchools will send you an email notification.

Notification on “Login from New Device”

Recent Security Improvements

There are several other security-related features included in our recent release. In addition to new login, QuickSchools will also send out an email notification if you (1) change/reset your password, or (2) add/remove users to the School Admin role. Finally, with this new release, if you do change your password, anybody currently logged into your account will automatically be logged out.

If you notice any strange activity in your account, please change your password immediately. You should also contact your school’s administrative team, or contact QuickSchools support for assistance. We can help track down what might have happened to your account.

Security-Related Summary Reports

As a school administrator, you have access to Summary Reports that show user and login history. In particular, the “Portal Login History” Summary Report shows the history of all logins for any user in your school:

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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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Thank You for Attending our Product Roadmap Webinar!

We’d like to thank all those who attended our Product Roadmap webinar on May 19. We hope that you gained a lot of useful information and enjoyed your time with us.

As usual, we sent a follow-up email along with a feedback survey to all participants. We’d appreciate it if you could complete and submit the survey back to us. We’d also appreciate any suggestions to help us improve future webinars.

If you’re interested in trying out some of the Beta features presented during the webinar, or have further questions, feel free to reach out to us via our Live Chat Support or email us directly at support@quickschools.com. Our Help Center also contains various how-to guides and answers to FAQs.

Last but not least, we hope that you’ll join us in our next webinar QuickSchools’ Master Scheduler – scheduled on June 23. Registration will be opening soon!

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!

How to make your school more digitally literate

how to make your school digitally literate

Previously, we talked about digital literacy and how it is important for your students in the online world. We mentioned how important it is to introduce digital literacy programs in early childhood education. This will prepare children with the skills they require to engage in technology responsibly. On top of that, introducing them to digital literacy programs will also equip them with the right knowledge to prosper in this ever-evolving digital world. Today we will be discussing ways to make your school more digitally literate.

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