August 2020 Client Digest

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August 2020

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Recent Updates | Features Coming Soon | Veracross University
Virtual Veracross Connect Recap

In this unique back-to-school season, we have been working to roll out key new features to support you in whatever your school reopening scenario looks like. We have released a number of new features recently and have more coming in September to enable you to manage various (and fluid!) scheduling options. Check out our recent and upcoming releases highlighted in this month's digest.

We remain grateful for the feedback we have received as we have talked with so many of you. If you'd like to connect, please fill out this form and we'll be in touch

Jessica Wallis
Vice President of Product Management

Recent Product Updates

August was a busy month! We squashed 12 bugs and published 11 enhancements. Here is a highlight of recent product updates. Find them all at Learn Veracross.

Tracking Cohorts of Students

We have rolled out three cohort-related releases, beginning on July 31 and continuing into August (with more to come in September, see below). Cohorts act as an organizational tool that represents what your student cohorts are, which students are in them, and any applicable information about how you plan to manage hybrid (in-person vs remote) schedules for each cohort. There are several Veracross University sessions in September (see below) about cohort tracking.

Read more about cohorts

An example cohort detail screen. See below for more cohort-related updates coming in September!

Simple COVID-19 Screening Form

Many of you are planning on implementing some sort of health screening form as a prerequisite to returning to campus. We rolled out a simple screening form that you can deploy in your parent and staff/faculty portals; and we added a new question about contact exposure last week.

Read more about the COVID-19 screening form.

The COVID screening form. 

New Academic Document Publishing Workflow

The new workflow for publishing academic documents — generally, report cards and progress reports — at the end of each grading period is live. This new process gives you significantly more control over how and when you publish your documents to the parent and student portals. You will use this new process when you publish your first progress report or report card in the 2020-2021 school year. There are several Veracross University live sessions in September (see below) about this new process.

Read the academic document publishing quickstart guide.

Updated Pronoun Selection Interface

To make interacting with pronouns more inclusive in Axiom and the household profile update (HPU) in portals, we updated the title of the "Pronoun Override" field to simply "Pronouns."

Read more about this pronoun interface update.

Product Updates Coming Soon

Self-Service Refunds for VC Pay: As we announced last week, you will soon (on Wednesday, in fact!) be able to process one-at-a-time self-service refunds for total checkout receipts.

Several academics and admissions updates:

  • Attach files to student behaviors and comments
  • Cohort in-person/remote status visible in portals: the Student Daily Schedule and teachers' attendance interface
  • Student Dropbox redesign (opt-in)
  • Admission Portal 3: Expanded control of the demographic checklist widget

Veracross University: New Content Available

We currently have 40+ live sessions scheduled next month. Led by Veracross instructors, these sessions typically run 30 minutes and are interactive, so bring your questions and ideas to share. They are intended to extend the "how-to" video-based learning, so they focus on workflows and "connecting the dots" among areas of functionality.

Discover All September 2020 Live Sessions

Veracross Connect Recap

Thank you to everyone who attended a virtual Veracross Connect session this summer! Although we're sad we weren't able to see you in person this summer, we were thrilled to be able to connect virtually. In total, there were over 2,000 session registrations! If you happened to miss any presentation, all the recordings can be found here:

View All Recordings

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