Campus 2040 Release Highlights

Activity Registration 

A new tool was added for managing School Store and Activity Registration Categories. Previously, Categories for these modules were managed in separate tools. The new Categories tool can be found in School Store > Administration > Categories. As part of this change, School Store Products and Activities can be assigned to the same Category.

"Restrict to Associated School Enrollments" check box was added to "Step 4 - Link to Portal" in the Activity Builder. When this checkbox is marked, the Recipient dropdown list in the School Store will only display students who have an enrollment in the active school year for the school associated to the activity. This includes primary, secondary, and end dated enrollments.

A "Partial Refunds" check box was also added to "Step 4 - Link to Portal" in the Activity Builder. When this checkbox is marked, partial refunds can be issued in the Payments Reporter for the activity.

If the activity has the "Track Limits" option turned on, a "Return to Inventory" check box now displays when completing a full or partial refund. When this checkbox is marked, Campus will return the activity to the inventory you have available.

The Activity Name can now be changed until registration closes. Please note that if you change the Activity Name, any completed purchases/registrations that exist when you change the name will still use the original name (name at the time the purchase was made) in School Store reports.

For districts using the new looks and feel of Campus, a new menu item called Product Inventory was added in the School Store. The Product Inventory menu includes the Activity Monitor for Activity Registration. The Activity Monitor can also be accessed in Student Information > Activity Registration > Activity monitor. 

Miscellaneous changes were made for improved performance and for improving the user's experience.

 Blended Learning Enhancements

A warning has been added when the Virtual Attendance Posting Preference is enabled and students may not have Student Participation records for dates after the Attendance Posting Start Date because Participation-based Entry was not enabled.

When Virtual Attendance Posting is enabled and saved in a calendar where Participation-based entry of Virtual Attendance was not enabled in the range between the Attendance Posting Start date and the Posting Job Start date, a warning displays that indicates the following:

  1. The Attendance Posting Code will be applied to EVERY period from the Attendance Posting Start Date forward for virtual students.
  2.  Teacher-entered attendance will be removed.

On the Student Profile Tab- a virtual indicator now displays on the Attendance Card when viewing the details of an attendance record when the student is attending school virtually on any given day.

New features have been added to the Blended Learning tools:

Scheduling Blended Learning Tools
        Entering any part of a calendar name now returns matching options for all of the calendar selection fields.

Student Attendance
       The total number of students currently assigned to a group is now listed in parentheses when updating a group assignment.


An End Group Assignment option has been added. Enter an Effective Date to indicate the LAST DAY the student is assigned to the current group. Future dates and the current date can be entered, but past dates cannot be entered.

When a student is not currently assigned to a learning group, but is assigned to a group in the future, the start date of that group displays.
 
The following modifications have been made to Blended Learning Tools:

  1. When Creating New Blended Learning Groups or Adjusting Blended Learning Groups, the validation messages that display are now consistent between the two processes.
  2. The Adjust Blended Learning Groups interface has been updated slightly. Fields have been relocated for ease of use.
  3. Editing a group (modifying the group color and name) can no longer be done when using the Adjust Learning Groups tool. This option can only be done when using the New Blended Learning Groups tool.
  4. Performance for creating Blended Learning tools has been optimized.

Campus Instruction 

Blended Learning - Instruction Updates 

The Roster, Student Groups, and the Message Center have been updated so that the blended learning group that displays for students is the one that is active during the term selected in the Campus toolbar.

Seating Charts has been updated so that the blended learning group that displays is the one that is active for the section.

Printed Planner Roster report has been updated to show blended learning groups.

Additionally, a new Virtual Attendance Preference has been added called 'Indicate that attendance was taken when a teachers saves participation for a previous day.' If this preference is marked, when a teacher saves participation for a section for a previous day, the Classroom Monitor and Attendance screens will indicate that attendance has been taken for that day.

Blended Learning- Campus Student and Campus Parent

A new preference has been added to the Display Options to display the student's Blended Learning Group on the Today screen.
Check-in data for all states now displays in a side panel, instead of mixing the data in with attendance.
 
Grades Reporting

A Grading Window Notifications Warning can now be sent to alert teachers and/or supervisors that the Grading Window is closing soon and they have not yet posted grades for their course sections.


The Notifications feature released in Campus.2036 allows notices to be sent AFTER a Grading Window has closed. This Warning feature can be used to send notices BEFORE a Grading Windows closes.

Navigation

New Household and Course/Section context search panels have been added to the New Look and Feel of Infinite Campus.

Now, users can access an intuitive search to find and select a household with the ability to navigate to Household, Person, and Address tools within results.

A course/section search was added, providing a simple way to search for and select sections and courses within a single search display.

School Store

The Payments tool in Census now provides detailed information about online payments, Food Service deposits, School Store purchases, and office payments made for an individual person.

Users can now delete Categories if there are not any Products assigned and delete Products if there are no sales attached. As part of this change, a new toggle called "Show Inactive" was added to the Categories tool and the General Product tool. When the Show Inactive toggle is set to ON, Campus will display inactive Categories or Products. Otherwise, when the toggle is set to OFF, only active Categories and Products display.

The Orders report can now be produced for multiple schools at one time. New options on the report editor allow you specify which schools to include in the report. There are also formatting options that allow you to group the report by School, School/Room Number, School/Item, or by Customer.

Districts can now use the Payments Reporter to issue partial refunds for items purchased in the School Store. As part of this change, a new checkbox called "Partial Refunds" was added to the Product setup. When this checkbox is marked, partial refunds are allowed for that product. If the item is an inventory tracked item, a new checkbox called "Return to Inventory" now displays when completing a full or partial refund. When this checkbox is marked, Campus will return the item to the product inventory.

The following changes were made for the School Store.

  1. The School Store tools were moved out of System Administration to the top level in the Index.
  2.  A new tool was added for managing School Store and Activity Registration Categories. Previously, Categories for these modules    were managed in separate tools. The new Categories tool can be found in School Store > Administration > Categories.
  3.  A new menu item called Product Inventory was added. The Product Inventory menu includes a new tool called "General Product" where Products are managed. Previously, Products were managed by clicking the Products button on a Category. The Product Inventory menu also includes the Activity Monitor for Activity Registration.

Surveys

The Survey Designer tool has been completely redesigned to enhance usability and functionality throughout. Users are now walked through the process using an intuitive wizard with the ability to customize logic for each question and create questions using a powerful toolset.


Users who purchase the Campus Communicator Suite gain access to a Survey Translations tool which allows you to manually translate survey questions into other languages. This suite also unlocks numerous additional question formats and logic options for maximum flexibility when creating surveys.


Transcript

In a future release, the classic Transcript tool, available in Student Information > General > Transcripts, will be removed from the product. A banner has been added to this tool in both the classic navigation and in the new navigation to inform users of this change.


The enhanced Transcript, available in Student Information > Counseling > General > Transcript, was released in the Campus.1745 Release Pack (November 2017). This Transcript tool will be modified to include new features in future releases.

Ohio – EMIS

  1. Under Required Test Type in Assessment, the description for the Test Type of IPD has been updated.
  2. The Philippines has been added to the Birth Country code list.
  3. An issue where a warning message remained on the screen after saving a Prior Written Notice, preventing any further action, has been fixed.
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