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!

May Webinar: QuickSchools’ Product Roadmap

May is bringing us another exciting webinar. Sign up and you’ll get an exclusive look at new features that QuickSchools will be rolling out for the rest of 2022!

A few of the major improvements we’ll be showcasing:

  • Expanded capabilities for QuickSchools’ Learn LMS, including online testing, subject-centric interface for teachers, online assignments, live stream, and calendar.
  • Expanded capabilities for the Online Payments module, including payment plan and shopping cart.
  • Introducing QuickSchools’ Engage – a standalone system to cater to your school’s student application and admission process. We hope to impress you with our Applicant Portal!

This webinar is suitable for both school administrators and teachers. We also welcome all levels of users, from beginners to advanced.

As per usual, our webinar is interactive. The 30-minute presentation session includes a live demo. You’ll also get to post questions and answer polls. We’ll follow-up with a 30-minute Q&A session. Here’s your chance to engage in more detailed discussion. We’d love to hear what you have to say about the features that we’ll be releasing and what changes you’d like to see in our software.

QuickSchools’ Product Roadmap is scheduled for Thursday, May 19 at 11 AM (PDT) / 2 PM (EDT). Register by logging on to your QuickSchools account. The registration link is available on the Teachers’ Lounge page.

New Report: Fee Tracking Transactions by Category & Primary Payer

We’ve recently released a new report for Fee Tracking. It’s available to all users with access to fee tracking reports and is great for when your school uses both Category-based Fee Tracking and Family Billing.

If you’d like to find this report, you can do so by going to the Reports module and searching “Fee”. The new report will appear with your other fee tracking reports, and will look like the highlighted report below:

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