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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New Feature – Gradebook Autofill

This nifty new feature should help make grading go a bit quicker: now, you can now autofill empty grades. Whether the entire gradebook column is empty, or just a few students are missing grades, or you need to override all students’ grades, with a new value,Gradebook autofill smartly updates students’ grades with a value that you chose. Let’s take a quick look:

Gradebook autofill is available in the first row of any Gradebook column
Gradebook autofill is available in the first row of any Gradebook column

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New Feature – Custom Grading Categories

We’re excited to announce a nifty new feature – Custom Grading Categories in Gradebook! With this feature, teachers can make their own categories in their own subjects, in addition to the ones already setup in school. Let’s take a look at how it works.

First, administrators will need to enable this feature by going to Turn Features On/Off –> Gradebook / Report Cards “Configure” menu, and select “Teachers can create their own grading categories”. Now, teachers can begin to create their own categories from the Gradebook.

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Grading categories are used in the Gradebook, so teachers are able to setup their own custom categories within the Gradebook.

Within a Gradebook, scroll down to the bottom of the page and select “Change Grading Scale”. This brings up the Gradebook configuration page.

Change Grading Scale
Use the “Edit your own categories” link to setup your courses’ grading categories.

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Lesson Plans by Month & Copy Lessons from Archive (Private Beta)

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.

by Month

You can drag and drop the lesson around to a different day, and right click to edit the lesson:

Edit 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 »

Upload Student Pictures via DropBox

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Click here to go to the DropBox homepage

We’ve just released an awesome new feature in the Students module. Now, student pictures can be uploaded through DropBox. It’s a very nifty system –  let’s take a look at how it works!

The Imports page integrates with your DropBox account to access student pictures quickly and easily. DropBox is a cloud-based data storage system that’s known for ease and simplicity of use. We thought it would be a perfect fit! It’s also free to sign up for DropBox, so feel free to head to their page to start an account, if you don’t have one already.

 

After uploading your students’ pictures to your dropbox account, they can be easily imported via the Students module and the Imports page.

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New feature: Gradebook for parents

Among the many enhancements made to the gradebook feature, we’ve now switched on the ability for parents to take a look at their children’s gradebooks too. It’s a live, real-time indicator of progress across all the classes that a student takes.

Let’s first take a look at what a teacher would enter into his Intermediary Math 6 class’ gradebook.

As you’ll see, there are now 4 assignments and 1 quiz that has been graded for every student in the Intermediary Math 6 class.

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