Headlines for Release 38.5
1. Transport Improvements
a. Status Updates for parents to provide details of the bus status, e.g. on time, late
b. Status Updates via push notifications on app
c. Status Update Admin View
2. PTC Embedded Video - now able to join the meeting from the diary and dashboard
3. Mobile App - Attendance tab improvement
4. Mobile App- Parent view improvements
1. Transport Improvements
a. Parents are now able to see a live status of the bus if schools enable this feature. By default, all schools will be set to off, to allow them to monitor from the admin side before giving visibility to parents.
From the diary events parents will see a label as either 'On Schedule' or 'Late'.
If they click into the details of the event it will let them know when the bus left the last stop and how many minutes this was.
b. If transport notifications are turned on under Transport Configuration > Transport Features then parents will also receive a push notification on the app when the bus leaves the stop prior to theirs. The notification will indicate if the bus left on time or was running late when it left the last stop. You are able to set a time limit, after which a bus is considered to be running late.
c. A new screen has been added to the Transport tab for Admin users named 'Live Route Data'. This screen provides an overview of all of the routes running that day with counters for the number of buses in each status (All, Not Started, On Schedule, Late, Completed).
Each of the counters can be clicked on to filter the table below to just the buses that match that status. Clicking on an individual bus will show a detailed view of that route.
On the left is an overview of the route which is checked off as the bus moves past the various stops and the registers are taken. It will also indicate if the bus was late or on time at each stop and if it is running late, will also provide an estimated time for each stop.
On the right hand side is a read only view of the register for that bus. This can be filtered to just the children at a particular stop by using the filter option on the left side.
2. PTC Join buttons from Diary and Dashboard
For all online video meetings (embedded or via URL), parents are now able to join the meeting from their diary or dashboard view.
3. Attendance tab improvements on the app
On all event type registers there is now the 'Search' option within the register so that staff can easily search for a student. Previous/Next information now includes attendance note, location and attendance mark.
A new look includes more obvious status buttons against the student and for Transport Homebound events attendee status counters make it easy for bus monitors to see how many are yet to board the bus before it can leave. These counters also act as filters.
4. Parent view improvements on the app
On the Home screen the Transport Change Request status displays on the event as well as in the calendar too. Available Signups now show badges of the action for the user e.g. Select, Choose or Review. Also the Transport event details now show the Route image.