Mindex released the latest version of its student management software, schooltool, on July 27. This update includes the beginning of configuration with Google Classroom, and various improvements throughout the application.
Teachers can now sync their class rosters to Google Classroom, allowing for easier integration between the two applications.
Student Check-In (in Attendance > Quick Entry) has been enhanced with the addition of three new features:
- Users will be able to batch add student check-ins by course or via advanced search.
- Users can filter the list of student check-ins by time, and can choose to view all check-ins for a specific date or only the most recent check-ins.
- Users can retrieve a list of all students who have not been checked in as of a certain time.
Parents can request contact information changes via the Parent Portal, including email address, phone number, and contact rights such as pick-ups and receiving mail related to the student. The change requests can be processed in Census > Contact Changes.
Teachers and administrators will now be able to batch send direct notifications to students’ mobile devices from the My Home > Actions tab.
This release also includes a BMI calculator in the Medical module, updates to custom alert flags, enhancements to the Faculty > Substitutes area, and the ability to batch edit alternate enrollments.
schooltool Premier Version 9.0 includes the addition of smart filtering on the Comparative Dashboard and enhancements to the Course Attendance Dashboard.
For more information on the 16.0 release, customers can view Feature Documentation and Release Notes on the Knowledge Base.
The next schooltool release will be in Fall 2018.