changelog

New

September 07, 2021

New Features

  • “Bulk Actions” now available in data tab. Particularly helpful as the new school year starts: Easily delete all kids in grade 12, erase passwords for all staff, set the field value “Admissible in person” to all inds who have a photo.
  • Full-screen toggle for QR codes now available on digital ID. Phones and tablets with fixed-focus cameras can struggle to see a QR code on an ID card: they are either close to the lens (so, big but out of focus) or far from the lens (so, in focus but too small). Now, a digital ID user can tap a button to show the QR code “as large as possible”, making it much easier to scan.

Improvement

September 07, 2021

Enhancements

  • Taking a selfie at the photo kiosk is now optional: it’s still useful to collect emails & phone numbers for students, even if a selfie is not necessary because a pro photographer just took a portrait at a capture station.
  • Export now provides much finer-grained feedback on the export status. The pipeline is now much smoother, with exports complete in minutes. It also provides detail on which individuals and which images will be exported. For example, PSPA export skips individuals without student numbers, and replaces unapproved images with placeholders; with today’s build, if you export 1000 kids of whom 100 are missing a student number and of whom only 600 have approved photos, you’ll know exactly how many individuals and images will be included before starting the export.
  • Vecta design ID’s now presented in the variations table, for convenience while editing complicated ID variations.
  • All known fields are now available in the ‘select field’ filter box on the data tab.
  • Importing “12345.jpg” will automatically be matched with an individuals whose organization ID is 12345, even if no data import made that connection explicit.
  • Collecting the information for a safety card is now optional when guardian self-registration take place. Use “admin > settings > preferences > safety & security” to set the preference, and “admin > communications > useful URLs > DIY Guardian Registration” to help guardians get set up.
  • The visitor/student kiosk is now faster for high-volume situations: the camera “stays hot” during checkin, so that when checkin is complete the kiosk re-opens for the next user with zero delay instead of waiting a few seconds for the camera to reinitialize.

New

September 07, 2021

Stabilization

  • Can’t approve 2022 agreements in 2021 school (because email was not a required field last year): Fixed.
  • Safety card survey choices do not ‘stick’: Fixed.
  • Off-by-one import data mapping when CSV contains odd characters / extra field delimiters: Fixed.
  • Bulk email export has undergone further optimization.
  • Single SMS message sometimes reports taking two message credits: Fixed.
  • Data page sometimes doesn’t fetch “the next page of results” when scrolling: Fixed.
  • Scanning the same card twice has no result for “too long”… the “do not scan the same ID twice” delay was too long. Fixed.
  • Staff members are configured to be counted for licensing, but are not: Fixed.
  • Filtering the data table to show inds “with photo not present” misses some: Fixed.
  • Guardian “manage dependents” personal page is blank: Fixed.
  • Flag options offered in ‘flags’ dialog launched from ind details do not match customized flag types for that role: Fixed.
  • Freeze after assigning behavioral incident from teachers “individual lookup” page: Fixed.