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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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.

Roundup: What You Need to Know About QuickSchools’ Fee Tracking Module

The Fee Tracking module is one of our most popular modules, and we’ve written extensively about its many features. Over the years, there has been a substantial accumulation of knowledge on this module. This build-up, along with the upcoming Collecting and Managing Student Fees webinar, necessitated a Fee Tracking blog roundup.

In this post, we share the most relevant Fee Tracking articles that will add value to the QuickSchools community. The content presented below provides a basic overview of the module, and covers the most used and useful features. So without further ado, let’s take a look…  

Overview of Fee Tracking Features

Charging Fees

Collecting Payments

Communicating with Students and Parents (Email Templates)

And we simply can’t resist a stroll down memory lane with this very first blog post announcing the Fee Tracking module about a decade ago! 🎉🎊

We’d like to remind the QuickSchools community that our upcoming webinar – Collecting and Managing Student Fees – focuses on the Fee Tracking module. This webinar is scheduled for February 17, 2022 at 11 am PST / 2 pm EST.

This webinar is the perfect time for you to see a live demo and/or ask questions. Book a slot for yourself by logging on to your QuickSchools account and signing up from the Teachers’ Lounge page.

We look forward to seeing you!

February 2022 Webinar: Collecting and Managing Student Fees

Thank you to everyone who attended our January webinar on Google Classroom Integration for Admins. We’re excited to see a healthy mix of new and returning attendees. We love to see the growth – it keeps us motivated to continuously improve our webinars!

As we resume our 2022 Webinar Series, we’ll be bringing you our webinar on Collecting and Managing Student Fees. This webinar will focus on our Fee Tracking module, which is one of our most popular modules. The Fee Tracking module provides an easy way for schools to charge tuition and fees, track payments, as well as manage invoices and receipts. In addition, schools are also able to streamline charges and payments for families.

QuickSchools’ Collecting and Managing Student Fees webinar was developed for school administrators. It is suitable for all levels of users. A few of the key discussion points include:

As per usual, this webinar is interactive. Post questions and answer polls during the 30-minute presentation session. Engage in more detailed discussion during the follow-up, 30-minute Q&A session.

The Collecting and Managing Student Fees webinar is scheduled for Thursday, February 17 at 11 AM (PST) / 2 PM (EST). Register by logging on to your QuickSchools account. The registration link is available on the Teachers’ Lounge page.

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