Product features and highlights for July 2023

Product features and highlights for July 2023


Product features and highlights for July 2023

You never cease to amaze us… No matter the time of year, schools are always such busy places! While you’re having a hot cup of tea and a well-earned pause, we thought we’d take this opportunity to share our improvements to communication processes within one of the busiest communication environments we know – your school! 🤩

New Feature: Add Student Lists to sent Slips and Broadcasts

As part of our latest release, you now have the option to add Student Lists to a sent Slip or Broadcast! 🥳

From the Action button menu:

  • Select Add Student, and a pop-up window appears for you to select one or more Students in the usual manner.
  • Select Add Student List, the pop-up window allows you to select Student Lists to add to the Slip’s recipients’ list.

We have received many requests for this feature, so we know it will be a popular enhancement release. Thank you for letting us know what matters to you and helping us build a better platform.

But wait, there’s more!

EdSmart Intermediate Course is now ‘live’ on EdSmart Academy

You already know that using EdSmart saves you time. However, as with any tool, you need to know how to use EdSmart effectively to achieve your goals efficiently.

Many of us have already completed EdSmart Academy’s Foundation and Admin courses. Now, we have released our Intermediate course to the mix, so you can level up your EdSmart skills at a time that suits your busy schedule. You will learn:

  • Advanced Template Designer features
  • The time-saving features of Slips once they’ve been sent
  • Creating and using School Form Templates
  • Parent Initiated Forms (School and Parent experience)
  • Extending EdSmart’s functionality with integrations

We’re in the process of making the course available to all EdSmart users through the Help menu, just as we have with the other two courses. Until its official debut within the platform, you can take a peek using this link*: EdSmart Academy Intermediate Course

*You must complete the Admin course first – there’s a lot going on in Intermediate!

Didn’t know about EdSmart Academy? You enrol using the links provided in the platform, accessed from the Help menu. You can learn more about EdSmart Academy here.

EdSmart Academy allows everyone to learn how to use the platform at a time and pace that works for them. The Intermediate course brings the content of Engage training to all school staff, not just those who were in your Implementation team.

“It won’t happen overnight, but it will happen…”
Wise words, Rachel Hunter, wise words!

Introducing EdSmart's Head of Product, Courtney

In this newsletter, we’d also like to introduce you to a key addition to our team who will play a crucial role in shaping our future. Please join us in welcoming our new Head of Product, Courtney Turner!

At EdSmart, we’re committed to providing you with the best possible experience, and we believe that Courtney’s expertise and passion align perfectly with our mission to deliver innovation and excellence.

Let us tell you a bit about Courtney!

With 10+ years of experience in the education industry and the last five in EdTech, Courtney loves leading high-performing product teams and driving customer-centric solutions. She has a deep understanding of our industry, a keen eye for emerging trends, and a proven ability to develop products that create tangible value for our customers.

We’re excited about the fresh perspectives and ideas Courtney brings to the team. Her dedication to fostering a culture of collaboration and customer-driven development aligns perfectly with our own values as a company. With her guidance, we’re confident our products will continue to exceed your expectations and empower you to achieve even greater success in your endeavours.

Courtney is working on bringing to life a customer-facing roadmap while deep-diving into the product and joining customer feedback sessions. If you’d like to meet with Courtney and share your thoughts and feedback, please click the button below.

Until next time! 👋

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