2021/2022 Product Updates Roundup 12 - New alerts, plus custom marksheets and standardised comments

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Want to show different information on marksheets based on the student group or assessment? With custom marksheets, you can include any columns you want, in any order, for any subject.

We’ve also made column ordering on all class marksheets sticky (not only custom ones), so if you sort or move your columns around, they’ll be in that same place when you return!



Comment formatting

We've removed the resize, recolour, font changer, text alignment and hyperlink options for marksheet and report cards comments. This means you can only add formatting that will pull through, and your comments can be easily standardised. Take a look below for the before and after.

Want to quickly reset the formatting of your report card comments? Just click the Reformat Comments button!



Custom group alerts

When someone joins or leaves a custom group, your staff can now be notified from their homepage or via email. This means it’s easy to trigger alerts about anything from high attendance absences, to behaviour, to joining a demographic group, when used with Automatic Membership Criteria. See how to set these up here!

We've also renamed Student Alerts to Alerts on your homepage, as you could get a Custom group alert about staff or guardians.



What else is new?

  • Report on Student and Staff Meal Registers in the Custom Report Writer: Reporting on Meals
  • The School > Timetable > Student > Timetable Gaps report now defaults to the lowest year group at your school, but you can change this using the filters.
  • When assigning cover and selecting a room, the drop-down list will now tell you which rooms are already in use. We’ll soon also be adding this to the Room Changes area.
  • On the MAT MIS, there’s a new button to log into a school by selecting a school on the Institutions > Browse page.


Coming soon…

TimeTabler import

We want to make it easier for schools to make changes to their timetable. In future, you’ll be able to import from Arbor into TimeTabler, rather than needing to keep both systems up to date with tweaks to rooms or staffing.

Voucher payments

Top up Customer Account Types used by Wraparound Care Clubs using vouchers, manage which guardians can sign up using the voucher balance and then reconcile vouchers as a separate payment type.

Report cards

Save time setting up report cards by being able to copy over more parts of previous ones.


We publish a roundup of our releases every other Friday here. You can also see what else we’re working on using our RoadmapWhy not also join in the conversation in the Arbor Community?

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