FREE WEBINAR: Creating Professional Transcripts with QuickSchools

We’re almost at the end of the year. This is the time when a majority of schools within the QuickSchools community will need to produce transcripts for recent graduates or for college admissions purposes. Keeping this in mind, QuickSchools’ November webinar will center on the Transcripts module. We’ll demonstrate how you can leverage the full capabilities of this module to create professional-looking transcripts. Join us for this FREE webinar and learn how to create transcripts that you can be proud of!

QuickSchools’ Creating Professional Transcripts webinar is geared towards school administrators, and suitable for all levels of users. We’ll first provide an overview of the basic features in the Transcripts module, before covering more intermediate and advanced concepts. Key discussion points include:

  • Transcripts overview: general behavior of the Transcripts module
  • Transcripts configurations and customizations
  • Administrative capabilities: advanced search, bulk print/download and reporting data
  • Live demo showcasing different styles of transcripts available in the QuickSchools library

We hope that you’ll take advantage of our interactive webinar. Post questions and answer polls during the 30-minute presentation session, and discuss further details during the follow-up, 30-minute Q&A session.

This webinar is scheduled for Thursday, November 18th at 11 AM (PST) / 2 PM (EST). School administrators can sign up by logging in to their QuickSchools account. The announcement and registration link are available on the Teachers’ Lounge page.

Teachers who are interested in attending this webinar can register by sending an email to support@quickschools.com.

New Release – Nov 1, 2021

In this release, we made some improvements to the overall usability of the QuickSchools application (see “UI (User Flow) Improvements” below). We’ll be making more of these improvements in upcoming Sprints, in addition to our usual feature improvements, security updates and bug fixes.

Report Card Likert now supports check marks

Here is a list of the latest QuickSchools improvements:

Master Scheduler Improvements

  • Support Copying Frequency when importing settings from previous enrollment period
  • Hide the “Activate” button for non-SIS configuration
  • Optimize Step 4 “Clean-Up” function
  • Improve Summary Report support for Bell Schedule for multiple Enrollment Periods

UI (User Flow) Improvements

  • New icon to minimize the top menu
  • New Bulk Action icons for tables
  • Sortable indicator when mousing over table header
  • Ability to crop images when uploading student profile images

General (Functional) Improvements

  • Add support for Categories to Fee Tracking Invoices – (See below)
  • Support check marks when using Likert in Report Cards (Image above)
  • Re-label Attendance Sub-menus
  • Improve payment flow from Student/Parent Portal
  • Improve performance when bulk sync transactions with Stripe
  • Zoom Security Enhancements
  • Miscellaneous security improvements to internal log files
  • Mobile API Support for Student Message Board and Parent Message Board

Minor Bug Fixes

  • Fix homeroom name when taking attendance by alternate homeroom teacher
  • Fix Billing Address on Account page
  • Bug Fix delete student with duplicate course requests
  • Bug Fix Add/Edit Sections
  • Bug Fix login via active session
  • Bug Fix sorting of grade levels in Attendance Settings
  • Bug Fix exclude students dropped by sections in Mass Messaging
  • Bug Fix graphing for Report Creator

Private Beta Improvements

  • Expanded access for students and parents to access Student Documents
  • Override Start/End Dates for Attendance by Grade Level
  • Bug Fix display correct Unallocated Amount in new Unallocated Amount screen

Some highlights below:

UI (User Flow) Improvements

We’ve made a few general improvements to our UI framework, which will hopefully improve the general experience for all our users.

There’s a new icon where you can minimize the top menu:

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All you need to know about Student Information Systems (SIS)

Keeping a school managed well and in order is a huge ordeal with a lot of responsibilities. Being a part of the school, whether you are the school administrator, principal, superintendent, or teacher, there are many important aspects to maintain to ensure that the school runs smoothly and efficiently. This includes all sorts of tasks, such as admission, enrollment, academic records, medical records, lunch records, facilities collaboration, report cards; honestly the list is endless. How does a school keep this all organized in the modern era? 

Enter the Student Information System, also known as SIS. When implemented correctly, it becomes the heart of the school’s system, organizing all the data management the school has digitally and ultimately making things easy to manage. This is amazing? How? You ask. Keep on reading!  

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Mini Release – Oct 18, 2021

Although we had a release last week, today’s release is to consolidate framework changes we’ve been making on our new Orchestra Master Scheduler. We also took this opportunity to piggy back some minor improvements.

Master Scheduler Step 5 now has expanded headers for Academic Term and Day

Here is a list of the latest QuickSchools improvements:

Master Scheduler Improvements

  • Weekly Schedule now supports Scheduling Algorithms
  • Reinstate support for Optimize to Weekly Schedule
  • Fix Distribution Algorithm across all periods for Weekly Schedule
  • Show Semester and Days in Step 5
  • Bug fix when importing Course Requests without Teacher ID

Other Improvements

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FREE WEBINAR: Customizing Effective Report Cards with QuickSchools

We’re at that time of the year when teachers need to look back and list topics that were covered in each subject, as well as areas that could use improvements or enrichments. Yes, in other words – it’s report card season!

QuickSchools, as always, continues to support your school’s teaching, learning, and administrative needs. As part of our services, we’re offering a FREE webinar for school administrators on how to produce elegant report cards that will also provide essential feedback to students and their parents.

QuickSchools’ Customizing Effective Report Cards webinar is suitable for all levels of users. We’ll first provide an overview of the basic features in the Report Cards module, before covering more intermediate and advanced concepts. Key discussion points include:

  • Report Cards basics: linking sessions and courses, working with the Gradebook
  • Customizing the Report Cards template
  • Working with single term and multiple term Report Cards
  • Advanced Report Cards features: subject specific criteria, student-level criteria and standards

We hope that you’ll take advantage of our interactive webinar. Post questions and answer polls during the 30-minute presentation session, and discuss further details during the follow-up, 30-minute Q&A session.

This webinar is scheduled for Thursday, October 21st at 11 AM (PDT) / 2 PM (EDT). Log on to your QuickSchools account to register. You’ll see the announcement and sign-up link on the Teachers’ Lounge page.

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