Release Notes 12.05 - May 3, 2017
Release 12.05 includes several enhancements to onBoard, onMessage, and onRecord. As always, thank you for all of the fantastic feedback that helps shape these releases!
If you attended the K-12 User Conference last year, viewed the most recent K-12 Roadmap webinar, or followed the K-12 blog, you’ve probably heard that the “look and feel” of SKY UI is coming soon. This is a significant update to the user experience of the “ON” products. It’s also a key milestone for K-12 because it ensures your school’s “ON” experience will match the look and feel of both Raiser’s Edge NXT and Financial Edge NXT. It’s a another step towards connecting your whole school with solutions built on a modern and cohesive platform.
We expect this update to be generally released in Summer 2017. Although the update does not affect navigation or underlying functionality, all users (including parents, students, and teachers) will see a difference in the style of each “ON” page. We’ll provide additional details about visual updates in future release letters.
If your school is interesting in switching to the new look and feel sooner, please complete this form. The early adopter program begins May 10, 2017. We’ll contact you with more information about what to expect.
From any “ON” product that you can access SKY Lists in (from Lists, select Manage Lists), you can filter by list owner. Remember, whoever created the list is the default owner. That owner can control who can view, access, rename, or customize the list.
Tip: If you can view a list but not change the filters or columns, consider creating a copy for your own use.
Platform managers can now filter the User List by School Level. Find this SKY List under Core > Analyze.
Platform managers can now filter the Overview List by School Level. Find this SKY List under onBoard > Analyze.
Managers can now edit all options associated with Consequences, including the hours assigned or completed and whether or not the consequence has been completed, directly from a student’s Academic Profile. Schools will still be able to edit this information from the Consequences List as well.
Additionally, on the student persona, we now have a consequences tile.
We’ve made the process of creating Grade Plans easier. Instead of having to create a unique grade description, such as Final Grade or Semester 1 Grade, grading managers can now choose the description from a drop down.
These updated descriptions also appear throughout the software wherever grade descriptions are used, such as Report Card and Transcript Builder.
Additionally, when you add a Grade Plan, Grade Plan Grade, or Assessment Skills, you can now select to Save and add another. Choose this to save time when you create multiple items .
Online setup managers now have more control over Courses Lists. Three new columns have been added showing the number of student requests, the number of students in the course, and the number of classes.
Similar to Student Lists, a new filter option is now available, enabling managers to display courses that have been offered in a particular school year.
After the launch of Schedule Maker 2.0 last month, we've continued to enhance the experience for schedule managers. Non-required requestable groups are ordered based on the user's selection of the below options:
The course priority and classification of the main request.
The scheduling preference of the department of the main course request. If the course is associated with multiple departments, the one with the lowest value is used.
The preference of the main request.
Schedule managers can now run Generate Master Schedule using specific students or a group of them.
With this release, conduct managers can now import conduct information into onRecord. Instead of manually entering data individually, Import infractions can now be selected from Conduct > Infractions. A CSV import file that formats the data automatically can be used to upload school conduct data faster and easier.
Information is matched to students using their ID specified in the file and the Student ID. Since the Student ID is neither unique nor required, schools need to ensure that the field is already included on their record data. Similar to the Medical import process, an exception file is also created detailing any problems that occurred during the upload process such as an error or an issue uploading the data.
Thanks to your feedback from our Conduct survey, students are now able to view their pending consequences under Progress in the student persona. With this added information, the student is able to view what actions need to be completed as well as when they are due.
Grading managers can now use the new Clean up entries option on Grade Plan, Grade Plan Grades, and Assessment Skills pages. This functionality works the same as the clean up function for table values in Core > Settings.
Note: This was released on April 19th, 2017
The user interfaces for Grade Translations are now “off the bridge.” These pages now appear more modern (they use SKY-styled tiles and lists to show information). Under the hood, it works like other functions moved from the bridge. Users manage the same grade translation functionality now as you did when they were on the bridge.
You can now filter to show or hide Inactive grade translations. You’ll select this status when you add or edit a translation.
You can now filter the Report Card Grades list (a SKY list) by grade values. For example, you can select to show grades higher than a specific point value. Consider filtering by a range of grades to identify students your school wants to honor or who may need remediation.
Additionally transfer grades now appear in the list. Previously, only regular grades appeared. You can also filter by transfer or regular grades.
When a grading manager sets up report cards, you can now select to show daily attendance counts for each class.
Online signup managers can now use the Requests & Recommendations list to gather a comprehensive list of all current requests and recommendations by school year, offering, and the types of students to include.
In addition, numerous new filters have been added, enabling online signup managers to further control and filter the returned data by particular enrollment or request types, course information, or by particular activities as well.