Headlines for Release 35
- Bold new look for enhanced usability
- Booking Cancellation for Parents or Students
- Account balance visibility improvements
- Transport route view in Parent/Student diary
- ‘Leavers’ with current balances show in balances
1. NEW LOOK!
We have launched a new look and styling around the SchoolsBuddy platform to create clearer views, particularly for parents using mobile devices. This is a significant usability upgrade, reflecting changes and developments in the way our platform is used.
Where you will see the most changes
Login screen - all SSO login methods will be shown alongside our usual login window. Only the SSO platforms available to your school will be displayed.
Parent dashboard -
Diary view -
General changes -
Some details have been put into ‘cards’ so that they stand out and it’s easy to differentiate which details belong together
2. BOOKING CANCELLATION FOR PARENTS/STUDENTS
Parents (or students who can book an event, can now cancel a single event from the booking page. This removes the need to contact the school and associated manual process to remove them.
This is an optional feature, which can be set at the container level. If applied, the cancellation feature will only be available for a set length of time, which can be set at the time of creation, eg. cancellation not available from 5hrs prior to the event.
3. PARENT PAYMENT ACCOUNT VISIBILITY IMPROVEMENTS
The view of the parent account screen has been improved to present a clearer display of their balances and outstanding fees, enabling quick access to the features they will need the most.
4. TRANSPORT ROUTE IN STUDENT/PERSONAL DIARY
Parents and students with a transport event can now see visual details of their route and stop within their diary.
5. SCHOOL LEAVERS SHOW IN BALANCES
On the occasion that a student leaves the school with an outstanding balance, this student will continue to show on the accounts screens (rather than being hidden from view as before). You can also filter by 'leavers' to easily see where account adjustments are needed.
The leaver will remain visible until their balance is cleared, at which point they will disappear from view.