Student Navigator

There is a little-known beta feature in QuickSchools called the Student Navigator. This widget, which appears when accessing the student record, allows you to easily navigate between students alphabetically, using the Previous and Next button. You can also search for students by student number or student name, and the system filters the records (similar to an auto-complete function). 

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Student Portal Guide

One of the awesome features in QuickSchools is the Student Portal. If you’ve seen the Parent Portal, it works very similar. Either way – whether you’re a newbie student portal user or an old-hat, here’s a quick summary of some of the things you can do from within your student portal.


Login to your account

  1. Check your email from your school to get your username and temporary password
  2. Click on the link or go to the URL given (it’s usually in the form yourschool.quickschools.com)login
  3. Enter your username and password (you can change it by going to to Settings in the top right of your screen)student portal home screen

Check Report Cards – if your school posts Report Cards online, you can see them from your “Reports” Tab.Read More »

QuickSchools for Special Education

QuickSchools is fantastic for managing complex records and reports, such as the files kept for special education students. If you’re looking at how to setup your account to work best, given a handful of special education students – or a whole school body – here are some of the ways that we recommend tracking information.

The Students module can store tons of information - here are a few of the ways in which to use it for Special Education
The Students module can store tons of information – here are a few of the ways in which to use it for Special Education

Managing Records & Files

There are quite a few features that might be helpful for tracking forms, files, and special accommodations. Here are some highlights…

  • Documents – this tab in the Students module is like an online file-folder as it allows  for files to be uploaded and stored online, with the student’s primary record. It’s great for IEPs, 504-plans, or other official files – written accommodations or otherwise.
  • Medical – this tab in the student record is a tidy way to enter student medical information. For situations where there are special accommodations due to allergies, illness, or physical disabilities, the medical tab can be a clear and helpful way to track the information.
  • Custom Fields – this particular section of the student records is super-flexible, so it can be used as a way to make notes on a file. For example, students’ record can have custom fields areas for writing out necessary accommodations, or leaving notes for other teachers about how to work with a student
  • Private Messaging – As a communication system for special education teams, Private Messaging is a very powerful tool. It’s easy to have just one thread for each student’s group of support people. Parents and students can also be included in their special education threads, if needed.

Grading

Because QuickSchools is so flexible, there are quite a few different ways of going about managing grades are reports for special education classes. Here’s some information on the different features in the system that might be helpful.Read More »

Test Scores App

The Test Scores/Certificates app has been a fantastic addition to the QuickSchools app store. It’s a powerful app that’s great for high schools, language schools, higher education, and other institutions that need to track standardized test scores for students. Let’s take a look at the app’s awesome system for managing all those score reports.

First, admins can install the app from the app store. During installation, settings can be configured. It is possible to allow some, any, or all teachers to enter scores, and admins can chose if students can view their own scores in their Student Portal.

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