2021-06-23 03:45:41

New Features and Updates for June

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.

Here's a rundown of new and upcoming EdSmart features for the month of June.

With another month, comes a fresh edition of our New Features. Let's take a look at what's happening...

1. Add up to 20 attachments to School Forms

School Forms are used for many events organised at schools and we can understand the limitation of only being able to clip on five attachments. That's why we've upped the number to 20 attachments to meet the requirements of larger events/excursions. 

2. Attach files up to 5Mb each to School Forms

Not only have we increased the number of attachments but we've also increased the size of each attachment from 3Mb to 5Mb. Every file that you attach to a School Form can now be up to 5Mb in size. 

3. SafeTripBuilder can now be cloned in a process

For schools on our Transform tier with SafeTrip Builder (STB) integration, when cloning a Process, the SafeTripBuilder Risk Assessment Form is now also cloned!🙌

This STB form cloning process occurs automatically as part of your Process cloning. 

After selecting the Clone Process function with the original Process, you will be directed towards the Copy Excursion Wizard. The wizard will guide you through the parts of the original STB form you would like to carry across to the duplicate STB form. 

STB Clone Process GIF 

4. Improvement to long description headers

We've improved our headers in the long description fields to ensure you can format your text quickly and allow it to stand out from the main content. 

Check out more information on the types of fields available to use in EdSmart Forms for even further customisations.

5. Forms in a Process are now triggering perfectly

In the past, schools on our Transform tier have reported difficulties with triggering Forms in a Process, even when conditions to trigger the next form were met.

We're pleased to inform you that our engineers have now resolved the issue and you can rest assured knowing that Forms in a Process will be successfully triggered when required.

Don't have Processes? Find out more about how the Process Module can improve your school's efficiency or email kai@edsmart.com directly.

More about Process Module

What's next for EdSmart?

1. Major performance improvements

As you are aware, performance upgrades are ongoing, and we have some major performance updates coming soon as we switch over to CosmosDB. This should dramatically increase the speeds at which EdSmart can be accessed and navigated. Stay tuned for more details.

2. Qualifications and Certifications

EdSmart’s Certifications and Qualifications Management module enables a school to:

  • Maintain a list of documents

  • Capture document details from staff (or staff can add their own)

  • Automatically verify the document, in some cases

  • Determine documents required for employment for groups of staff

  • Schedule automatic re-verification of those required documents

  • Easily review the compliance of all staff

We've made some major headway with the Qualification and Certification work and we're currently in the process of tying up loose ends. To discover how you can access these amazing features when this feature becomes finalised, email kai@edsmart.com

And don't forget to share your feature requests with us. We'd love to hear them!

Feature request

Until next time! 👋

For further handy hints and tips for optimising your EdSmart usage, make sure you head to our Knowledge Base.