We’ve been building out from our Lesson Plans by Subject and Lesson Plan Dates updates and have some cool new views to share. These work with the Lesson Plans by Subject feature and allow teachers to view a long-term calendar of lessons as well as copy them forward from the school archive of past terms’ lessons. Here’s a quick look at the setup.
The Lesson Plans by Month view works a lot like the the Lesson Plans by Subject view, and even the Gradebook. Simply select a subject that you’re teaching and the lesson plans you have setup for the current term view will appear on their lesson date. Also, you can mouse over a day, click the “Add Daily Lesson” button to add a new lesson for that day.
You can drag and drop the lesson around to a different day, and right click to edit the lesson:
In addition, one of the coolest features of the by Month view is that “Copy Lessons” button at the top. It directs you to a wizard that helps you migrate past terms’ lessons forward so as to view and update lessons for a new term. From the wizard, you can select which term and subject you’d like copy forward from the archive.Read More »
One of the awesome things about QuickSchools report cards is how flexible they are. You can set up as many Report Sessions as needed for any combination of progress, quarter (or cycle), or semester grades. However, once in a while, the grades might appear in the wrong column on a semesters-, cycle-, or quarters- style report card. For just this situation, we have Report Card sequencing – so you can chose the semester column for grades and attendance to appear.
Brand-new Report Cards that have been just setup can occasionally have a somewhat unexpected appearance, especially if you have a few Report Cards from the same quarter in your module. The system automatically treats each of these report cards like records individual, official quarters, which while often very helpful, isn’t always. If your report cards look a bit like the examples below, then it’s best to manually set the Sequence to help them to display properly.
The Report Cards might have Term 2 Grades repeating through multiple columns…
…or, Term 1 Grades missing entirely…
… or have Term 2 appearing in the Term 1 column.
Though they might not look so great at first, each of these examples can be fixed quickly with Report Card sequencing. Once you have made a new Report Card session, the Sequence can be set from the admin’s Setup Report Cards menu. If you’d like to sequence your report cards, here’s the step-by-step guide!Read More »
Time flies at school, doesn’t it! Whether you are on a semester, trimester, term, 9-week cycle, or other grading period setup, soon enough, fresh gradebooks and attendance are in order. When the new semester is about to start at school, it’s time to create a New Semester in QuickSchools. So, if you’re wondering how to do this, read on for a checklist (with pictures!) of how to get it all set up.
1 – Go to New Semester Setup
2 – Click “Create New Semester”
3 – Title your new semester
4 – Enter the Semester Start Date – the first day of the semester
5 – Enter the Semester End Date – the last day of the semester
6 – Click the red “Create New Semester” button
7 – Click “Close” to the “Done” dialogue box that pops up
…and now you have a fresh semester for a fresh marking period! Hope this helps explain how to set up a new semester in the current academic year. If you have any questions or need any help at all, please feel free to chat in anytime!
The other day, one of our awesome new schools requested a checklist for how to set up report cards. The checklist is such a fantastic idea that we decided to share a step-by-step guide with everyone. So, whether it’s your first time setting up Report Cards, or your umpteenth time, here’s the how-to (with nifty pictures, of course!)
1 – Go to “Report Cards”
2 – Click on “Setup Report Cards”
3 – Click “Create New”
4 – Give your Report Cards a descriptive nameRead More »