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Mobile App Announcement – Fall 2015

Skyward Digital Media Group
Skyward Digital Media Group - Unveiling Skyward's Latest and Greatest

Sleek design. Easy navigation. Fewer taps and fewer swipes.

It’s the result of months of collaboration and feedback, and it’s about to make its big debut… Say hello to the latest release of the Skyward mobile app, going live this fall!




 

Slide Out Menu

The new slide out menu gives you immediate access to Favorites, Recent Destinations, the Main Menu, and the Preferences screen from anywhere in the application.


 

Student Access

Students can stay better organized and manage their daily schedules in the newly designed calendar tab. With grades just one tap away, they no longer have an excuse to say, “I didn’t know” about their scores.
 
In addition to academic reports, students can also use the app to view their attendance totals, extracurricular activities, and upcoming events, among other important information.


 

Family Access

Along with the simplified attendance and Gradebook features, parents can view food service information on the go using the simple three-tab system: summary, payments, and purchases. They can also stay informed of their child’s school behaviors by viewing disciplinary offenses and actions.


 

Educator Access +

Teachers can tap the present, tardy, or absent button next to each student’s name to take attendance. This touch-and-go practice will shorten the process, saving valuable time for in-class instruction.
 
Teachers will also enjoy the intuitive Gradebook. The updated design makes it easy for teachers to enter scores, create assignments, and leave comments anytime, anywhere. 


 

Employee Access

Stop searching for the features you need right now. Employees will have easier access to scheduled tasks, while administrators can approve or deny time-off requests, timesheets, and requisitions with a single tap.
 


Stay tuned for notification of the exact release date! We’re excited for you to experience these enhancements firsthand, and we’re confident that the new design will make it easier for even your most reluctant stakeholders to use the app.
 
For more information and download links from the Google Play, Amazon, iTunes, and Windows app stores, please visit our Mobile Access page.

 

In the meantime, don’t hesitate to contact us and let us know what you think of the new design. We look forward to hearing from you!

 

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John Jennings
Hi Anne, sorry you're having problems! I would recommend reaching out to your internal Skyward support team. They'll be able to submit a service call to us if they can't resolve the issue.
12/14/2015 9:44:45 AM
 
Anne Kalsow
Skyward update - family access display grade book loads as a blank screen. Can you help me figure out why. Also since the update, I can not figure out how to select my students so they are easier to flip between. Thank you so much

Anne
12/14/2015 8:09:30 AM
 
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John Jennings
Jennifer - Absolutely. In fact, the current version of the app already has that feature. I use it every day!

Jon - I received a little background information on this. Wall posts were a part of the original design, but we weren't able to move forward with them just yet. This is something that is on our radar for future updates.
9/25/2015 2:20:17 PM
 
Jennifer Smith
Does this mobile app update include allowing True Time quick entry from Employee Access? We would love to have walking time clocks.
9/25/2015 12:56:32 PM
 
Jon Kramer
In the mobile app can/ when will you be able to see wall postings?
9/25/2015 12:37:31 PM
 
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