Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Select All Beta

  • Available Now
  • Select All items in list not just current page
  • Available for Prospects & Students
  • User Interface Change
Select All
Currently when you select all items on a list you can only select those on the current page, a maximum of 25 items. While useful this makes it hard to work with larger groups and so we are now testing a new feature which lets you select all items in a list.  The Select All option is available under the Prospect and Student list sections. Once selected you can use any of the available actions which work with multiple items.

User Interface Change

In order to accommodate the Select All option we've made minor changes to the user interface.
  • The checkbox to Select All has been moved up to the toolbar above the table.
  • If the Select All option is not enabled the checkbox behaves the same as before.
  • If the Select All option is enabled you have three choices.
    • Select Visible - this will select items on the current page
    • Select All - this will select all items in the list
    • Select None - this will remove all selections
New Select All button showing three available options.

Please email support@ampeducator.com if you have any problems, comments or questions regarding this feature.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Academic Year Proposed Changes

Academic Sessions
As part of ongoing updates we are considering replacing Academic Years and Terms with Academic Sessions. For schools which don't use Terms the only change would be wording. For institutions using terms each Academic Year & Term combination would be used to create a new Academic Session. See the examples below.

Institutions With No Terms Example
Existing Academic Year New Academic Session
2016-2017 2016-2017

Institutions With Terms Example
Existing Academic Year Existing Term New Academic Session
2016-2017 2016-2017
2016-2017 Fall 2016-2017 Fall
2016-2017 Winter 2016-2017 Winter

Motivation
Our primary motivation is to allow you to filter students by academic session. This will allow you to see and work with students from an entire academic session at once. We could do something similar with academic years but not with individual terms because students only register for academic years not individual terms.

Differences
For the most part Academic Years and Academic Sessions will be identical. We are considering allowing open ended sessions and registration periods (i.e. no start / end dates). Additionally we believe by not tying sessions into years will give institutions some extra flexibility in terms of designing their schedule.

Benefit
The primary benefit to end users will be the ability to work with all session students at once without the need to create and maintain groups. There is also the added of simplicity of a single sessions as opposed to an academic year and terms.

Implementation
If we decide to go ahead implementation will be before the end of Jan 2017.

Feedback & Comments
We encourage you to send any feedback and comments you might have to support@ampeducator.com. We are looking for any reason this might affect your institution negatively.