- Transport Updates
- Multiple Timetables
- Easier deletion and deactivation of stops, routes and transport methods
- Login & Access Improvements
- Single Sign On activation
- German Language Pack now available
- Bug Fix - PTC Bookings
- Other minor improvements
- Organise Settings Tab
- Email Templates
- Parent Cancellations
You are now able to create multiple timetables with a date-range applicable to each timetable.
This allows you to handle a wider range of scenarios including having different timed buses on a particular week or weeks during a term. This is also useful where a school wants to trial the solution or go ahead and set up the buses for the next school year without being restricted by the current timetable.
We have also made it easier for admins to delete or deactivate stops, routes and methods of transport when they’re not in use.
Login & Access Improvements
We have made some changes to allow you to remain logged in while your desktop browser window remains active, with no automatic logout making it easier for you to continue working on SchoolsBuddy if you are temporarily drawn to another task.*
We have also added the option to 'remember the browser for 30 days' to remove the need for logging back in within that period.
*We recommend that you activate your password protected lock screen when leaving your desktop.
There is no longer a need to send an activation email before a user can login to SchoolsBuddy using one of our Single Sign On options. This makes access quicker and easier for new parents.
Please note: We have added a new button to send a welcome email, reminder or password reset to the Reception | Users screen.
German Language Pack Available
We are pleased to be able to offer a full German Language Pack with thanks to the team at IS Cologne who have helped provide translations. This is not an automatic option, please contact the Support team if you would like this switched on for your school.
*If there is a language used by your school community which you could help us to translate for SchoolsBuddy, we would love to hear from you*
PTC Bookings Bug
We were made aware of a bug within the PTC booking process, which allowed parents to delete a booking while it was still in a ‘processing’ state, causing confusion about the booking status. We have mitigated this by removing the button, and adding an option to ‘Refresh’ the status while the booking is still ‘processing’.
Other Minor Improvements:
Organisation Settings Tab
Super Admins will now see a settings wheel in the top right hand corner of their SchoolsBuddy screen. This will take you to a new page where the Welcome Message, Block Dates, Locations, Staff Roles can all be set. We will be adding more self service elements to this page in the future, such as email templates.
Within the email templates for Consent Requests and Selection Confirmation you can now add an end-time for the event. Please ask the support team if you would like this updated.
You can now Increase the space before an event where parent cancellations are not allowed from 24 hours to a maximum of 96 hours (4 days)