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Latest Improvements to SBG (D10)

July 26, 2018

As part of our ongoing pursuit to perfect our Standards-Based Gradebook (SBG), QuickSchools is proud to announce 2 more improvements to the SBG functionality. With the latest Sprint D10 release, the QuickSchools Standards-Based Gradebook now supports:

  • Comments and Notes by Assessment; and
  • View Assessments by Standard

Comments and Notes by Assessments

When adding/editing an Assessment, we now have 2 new columns called Comments and Notes:

Comments and Notes for SBG Assessments

Comments and Notes for SBG Assessments

The Comments field is shared with students/parents when access via their portal. You can also see the comments on the student record. However, Notes are only visible to teachers directly from the SBG (similar to Private Comments in the regular Gradebook). Read more…

Module-Based Custom Fields

July 25, 2018

We announced early on in our QuickSchools journey that we support Module-Based Custom Fields. This is our way of keeping our system clean from unnecessary fields. So users could freely add whatever fields are needed to the various modules.

Module-Based Custom Fields

Module-Based Custom Fields

Right now, we support custom fields for the following modules:

This capability has also improved over time. In addition to creating new fields, users need to be able to perform certain tasks with these fields. These include:

  • Searching based on Custom Fields
  • Reporting on Custom Fields (via the Report Creator)
  • Support for multiple data types:
    • Text
    • Hidden Text
    • Date
    • Check Box
    • Drop Down
    • Drop Down with Values (See below)
  • For formatting fields, you can also add (1) Headers and (2) Sections Breaks.

In the Admissions module, where a student progresses from Inquiry to Application and then to the Students module, you can also transfer the Custom Fields between these modules, as long as the custom fields are created in exactly the same way. Read more…

Schoology Integration (D10)

July 24, 2018

With the new Sprint D10 release, we’ve updated the Schoology App screen to improve the way you map your QuickSchools data. Basically, the drop downs have been updated so that can more easily find and select the record that you want to map.

Map Students (Step 1) from QuickSchools to Schoology

Step 1: Map Students from QuickSchools to Schoology

Step 1: Map Students from QuickSchools to Schoology

 

Map Teachers (Step 2) from QuickSchools to Schoology Read more…

New Release: Sprint D10

July 23, 2018

Sprint D10 has just been released. Here’s a list of the latest QuickSchools improvements:

Watermark on Trial Accounts

When viewing / downloading PDF files from a trial account, you will now see a watermark, which will be automatically removed when you subscribe: Read more…

Is QuickSchools right for you?

July 17, 2018

Do you need an affordable School Management System?

QuickSchools is extremely affordable with our basic plan starting off at just $0.99 per student per month. You can have as many teacher/staff accounts as needed, each month you only pay for the number of students you have enrolled, once a student is unenrolled you are no longer charged for them. There are NO ADDITIONAL TAXES OR FEES. You can even save up to 10% off your yearly subscription if you pay in advance. See more information here

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Looking for an SIS for a specific type of school?

Thanks to the flexibility and customizability of our software we have the ability to support many different types of schools. Currently our subscribers include K-12 schools, language schools, beauty schools, music schools, medical training centers, home schools, daycares, small colleges, after school programs and more. If you need help customizing your account for one of these schools contact our support team via Live Chat or via email at support@quickschools.com

 

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Our Support Team is available via Live Chat Pop Out to help you with any of your needs. Live Chat is available all day weekdays and there is partial coverage on the weekend.

 

Are you interested in testing out a new SIS without having to pay anything?

You can try QuickSchools RISK-FREE by signing up for a FREE 30 day trial. To create a trial you do not need to enter any type of payment information, simply fill in 5 quick fields and you are on your way to test out the system with full access to all of our plans and features, to sign up for a FREE trial click here

Online Payments

July 16, 2018

Quickschools allows parents and students to pay for their fees online. They can pay for their tuition fees, uniforms, books, etc. basically any charge you set for the students. All they have to do is to log in to Parent Portal (for parents) or Student Portal (for students) to make payment using their credit card. To enable the Online Payments feature, click here.

We use the service called Stripe.com for online payments. You simply have to sign up with Stripe via Fee Tracking to use our online payment facility:


Set up your Stripe account with Quickschools via Online Payments tab under Fee Tracking

To see if Stripe is available in your country, click here.

 

After setting up your Stripe account with Quickschools, parents should be able to pay online via parent portal. The same goes for students via student portal if Online Payments has been enabled for them.


Parent Portal page where parents can initiate online payment.


Payments made by parents will automatically reflect in Quickschools under Online Payments tab:

It will also appear in the student’s account under Family Billing/Student Billing:

Let us know if you have questions, come chat with us!

Introduction to Districts / Group Schools

July 13, 2018

Back in April, we announced a new feature that we were working on. This new feature is in support for districts and group schools where multiple QuickSchools accounts can be linked together for a more seamless experience. Some of these improvements / benefits includes:

  • Users can easily switch between schools without having to log in again
  • Easily transfer data between schools, and maintain local control of transferred data
  • Easily share data between schools
  • Easily manage users across the group, along with user access to modules
  • Easily configure access to modules for all schools in the group
  • Create consolidated reports to compare statistics between schools
  • Easily send messages to all parents at all schools (without duplication of messages)
  • Standardize Online Forms for all schools, and reroute submissions to specific schools

Switch Between Schools easily when accounts are linked

We’ve put together a short video on this new capability with some examples of how it all works:

If you’re interested in setting this up for your district / group of schools, please don’t hesitate to contact QuickSchools support.