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Fee Tracking Features

September 4, 2020

QuickSchools has come a long way since our Early Days. So here’s an updated summary of what our Fee Tracking module can do:

The Basics

You can easily add charges and payments for each student. You can also generate invoices, which is simply a collection of charges:

We modelled our Fee Tracking module after Credit Card statements. You can designate a statement period (i.e. a start and end date), and the system will (1) calculate an opening balance, (2) calculate a closing / outstanding balance, and (3) display all transactions within the specified period. You can also print out invoices and receipts.

For the Power User

Be sure to turn on any additional features that you need from the “Settings” > “Turn Features On / Off” page:

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Integration to QuickBooks Online

September 3, 2020

QuickSchools integrates with QuickBooks Online. So if you’re looking to easily transfer transactions from the Fee Tracking module in QuickSchools to QuickBooks, we’ve updated our User Manuals:

You can also check out this short video:

Attendance Not Yet Taken

August 26, 2020

We wanted to briefly discuss how the Attendance module works in QuickSchools, and what happens when a teacher does NOT take (or has not taken) attendance on a designated school day. In these cases, the student attendance record will be greyed out for the period, and reports will show that attendance is “Not yet taken” for that day/period.

Attendance Calendar on the Student record with attendance “Not Yet Taken”

Taking attendance for the first time

School days are added to the attendance calendar in real-time, when attendance is taken for the first time on any particular day. So for example, you can set up holidays and school days in the Attendance Calendar (under “New Semester Setup”), but the system will not actually designate a date as a school day until attendance is taken that day. 

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Parent Portal Features

August 25, 2020

If you have yet to enable the Parent Portal for your QuickSchools account, you’re missing out! This article describes some of the features offered via the QuickSchools Parent Portal:

Information at a Glance

From the Home page, parents can quickly see recent activity like recent attendance, grades, homework assignments and disciplinary incidents. Events are listed on the right, and the Parent Message Board is at the bottom of the screen. Parents can click on the various elements to view more information.

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New App: Attendance Taking by Parents

August 21, 2020

There is a new app available in the Quickschools App Store named the “Attendance Taking by Parents” app. The idea behind the app is pretty simple – it allows parents to take attendance from the Parent Portal for their children. For schools that are transitioning over to a virtual or hybrid system (partially on campus), this new app may come in handy. Here’s how it works:

When the app is installed and configured, parents will see a “Take Attendance” button below the student basic details:

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Report on Parent Custom Fields

August 20, 2020

We have a new Parent Custom Fields report available in Quickschools. To access the report, type in “Parent Custom Field” under Summary Reports.

This report allows you to track / review any information you add as custom fields in parent profiles.

Parent Profile Custom Field Section

There are two variations of the report: 

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New Assignments App (Beta)

August 19, 2020

In our efforts to provide a more streamlined Online Learning experience, our Assignments App, which is still in Private Beta, is coming along nicely. If you’d like to try out this feature, please contact QuickSchools support. 

So here’s what you can do so far:

  • Teachers can create and view assignments for their subjects
  • Students can upload/submit assignments from the Student Portal
  • System tracks multiple submissions from the same student for the same assignment
  • Teachers can easily review submissions from each student

Moving forward, you can expect the following features:

  • Schedule Assignments to be Published
  • Enter Grades directly from the Submissions screen
  • Easily navigate between Submissions for a particular Assignment
  • Chat Feature for Submissions
  • Annotate Submissions
  • Calendar view for Assignments

If you have any further questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us via email or chat. It’s your feedback that makes these improvements worthwhile!

New Release – Aug 17, 2020

August 17, 2020

We continue our focus in today’s release with improvement to our Online Learning capability, along with several minor fixes and improvements. 

New option to post Class Discussion to multiple Subjects

Here are the latest improvements in QuickSchools:

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Subject-Specific Criteria for QuickSchools Report Cards

August 14, 2020

Most Quickschools Report Cards simply display marks and/or letter grades for each subject being evaluated. But some schools want to show evaluations based on additional criteria.

Three Four Galore Sample

Alvin DeSilva’s Report Card with Subject Specific Criteria

In the example above, we’ve created a report card for Alvin DeSilva using the “Three Four Galore” Report Card template. Alvin is taking English and Math. And under English, you’ll notice that he also received evaluations for Reading, Writing and Speaking. You can configure your own criteria for specific subjects, as this article describes.

STEP 1: Select an Appropriate Report Card Template

The first step is to select a Report Card template that has a section for “Subject-Specific Criteria”. If you go to the “Report Cards” > “Setup Report Cards” menu, you can click on “Change Template” to select a different report card template. The selected template will appear on the left, with configuration elements on the right. Look for the “Subject-Specific Criteria” section on the report card.

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Zoom Integration App (Beta)

August 12, 2020

We announced recently that QuickSchools is working on a Live Stream feature via Zoom Integration. We are happy to announce that a first version of this app has been deployed in last weeks release:

Live Stream App for Zoom Integration

This app is still in Private Beta, which means schools will need to request for this app in order to use it. We hope that early adopters of this app will share feedback with us, so that we can continue to improve the app moving forward.

To connect your QuickSchools account with Zoom, you’ll need to create API credentials from Zoom. More details here:

That’s it for now. We are planning more improvements in the coming months, to help schools with the upcoming school year. Please stay tuned by following us on Facebook or Twitter, in order to get the latest updates.