2019/2020 Product Updates Roundup 21 - Download all communications sent and get to a course overview more easily

The Headlines

Whole-school communications log

If you’ve got the  School Communications: View permission, you can now download the communication log for the whole school for the current academic year, including in-app messages, from School > Communications > All School Communications.



Programmes page update

We’ve turned the tabs in School > Programmes > Courses into their own separate pages for a faster loading time, and so you can see more classes on one page!



Student details in letters

You can now include the student’s name, year group and registration form in the addressee box of a mail merge letter to make it easier to give the right students letters intended for their guardians if you won’t be posting them. Just generate your letters and click Download all letters to use this option!



What else is new?

  • Download provisional statements of results (which now include endorsement grades) as separate pdfs from Examinations > Results > Statement of Results then share with students outside of Arbor - more details here.
  • The GCSE Fine Grading (9 to 1) grade set in GCSE Points (2017) now has equal gaps between the fine grades, so you can better use it in conjunction with Target Judgement Rules.
  • Analyse assessments by Display Grade set using the filters in Assessments > Summative Tracking > Analysis > Attainment Over Time, Grade Distribution and Statistics, not just in the marksheet.
  • Add marks in bulk for Ad Hoc assessments - go to School > Programmes > Courses to select the class then go to Assessment > Full Marksheet from the menu to use the bulk action.


Coming soon...

Assessments and exams

Set ‘or’ logic for School Assessment Measure rules and some updates to make importing exam results easier for results day.

My Classroom

In Autumn we’ll be releasing our tablet-ready classroom management tool, including enhanced functionality for taking attendance, managing behaviour and creating seating plans. We’ll send further details out after summer so watch this space!


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

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