2021-01-21 22:00:00

New features and updates for January

By Kai Vedanayagam
Kailash has a background in accounting/finance but he has endeavoured to be in customer-facing roles throughout his career. He loves training clients. In the past, this has prompted him to start his own business as a driving instructor. Kailash has a desire to spread joy through this smile and laughter and strives for positive client experiences no matter what the situation entails. He loves going to The 1000 Steps Kokoda Track Memorial for walks (often three to four times a week), playing tennis and snowboarding.

Check out our list of new and upcoming features for January.

Happy New Year! This month, we have some new features that are sure to help our schools get off to a flying start in 2021.

1. Search by date range for Forms, Slips & Broadcasts

You can now search for old Slips, Broadcasts and Forms using date range. This will quickly and easily identify, archive and organise communications when required.

Search by Date filter

2. Allow School Administrators to set Default User & Group settings

Allow School Administrators to set up a Default Group for new users that get added (example, via Import or SSO).

Default Permissions – such as 'access User's own Slips and Forms only' – are now available so these settings do not have be updated every time a new user has been imported. To find out more, click here.

COnfiguration read only on import final 2.0


What's next for EdSmart?

While this issue only lists a few features, our engineering team's main focus has been to improve the performance of the platform to enhance your EdSmart experience for the beginning of a new school year. There will be more to follow in the upcoming weeks, such as:

1. EdSmart Academy - Admins' Course

The next addition to the EdSmart Academy will be The Admins' Course. This course will come packed with jewels of knowledge, designed especially for your school's EdSmart administrators.  This course will cover topics like:

  • Best practice to keep your EdSmart platform organised;
  • Customising your email templates;
  • User Permissions;
  • Data Management - Export & Import options;
  • Attributes - to help the end user quickly fill out forms.

2. EasyPay Calculation Fields

The Form Designer is soon to get a new Field Type. This field will give users the ability to add calculation fields, where you can add quantity and unit price to an itemised table, which then automatically calculates the total. This will be great for creating internal budget forms, catering forms, etc. 

For further handy hints and tips to optimise your EdSmart usage, check out our Knowledge Base.

Have some spare time? Check out EdSmart's Foundation Course. It's a great way to brush up on your EdSmart skills before the school year begins.