2019/2020 Product Updates Roundup 20 - Importing assessment grades in bulk and logging in as a parent

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Import assessment grades in bulk

You can now import Summative assessment marks in bulk from excel for multiple assessments at once! Go to Students > Assessments > Summative Tracking > Mark Entry > Import Marks and click the green button to choose your assessments, download the bulk import spreadsheet, fill in the grades then import back into Arbor.

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Log in to Parent Portal as a guardian

The new Guardians: Log in as guardian permission allows you to log in to the Parent Portal to check your school’s setup, edit data or troubleshoot issues. Before now only Head Teachers had this ability, but we realised this would save admins a lot of time too, so your school can now manage who should be able to do this! Once you’ve been given the permission, log in by clicking the grey button on the right of the Guardian Profile.

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What else is new?

  • When you complete an action in Cover you’ll be taken back to the tab you were working on rather than the Timetable tab.
  • Printable student timetables are ordered alphabetically by last name, and you can now choose to collate by reg form, year group or house.
  • An improved workflow for signing up for Clubs, including preventing parents from selecting the same sessions more than once or ones which are already fully booked. No need to click into a separate drop-down menu to select each session any more either - select all the sessions from one easy slide over.

 

Coming soon...

Assessments

You’ll be able to set ‘or’ logic for School Assessment Measure rules and we’ve got more improvements to our group assessments and documentation on the way.

Examinations

Adding endorsement grades to the statements of results and the ability to download them as individual PDF files.

 

We publish a roundup of our releases every other Friday hereYou can also see what else we’re working on using our Roadmap.

To propose your own improvement idea sign up to the Community and check out our post Submit Product Feedback here!

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