Spider – Payment Portal Information Option

Available in PCSchool version 2014.03.03 and above.

PCSchool has now added the ability for schools to include additional text / instructions at the top of the Parent Payment Portal view. This option allows schools to include instructions to parents on how to use the payment portal and when the payment is expected to be processed and applied to their outstanding fees.

Option to add text to Payment Portal is found in the Administration control – Update Configuration File in the Spider.Payment Instructions

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Spider – Donation Payment Email Notification

Available in Spider version 2014.03.05 or above.

PCSchool payment portal currently emails a default staff member (accounts receivable) when a payment has been made by a parent. This has now been extended to the Donation Portal to allow for a different staff member to receive notification when a donation has been made via the donation portal.

Options for payment email notifications are found in the Administration control – Update Configuration File in the Spider.

Donation Portal Email

Spider – Student Info ability to hide / show absence and late information to different users

Available in Spider version 2013.10 and above (Post Conference release available in October)

PCSchool has added the ability to hide or show the students Absence and Lates tabs in the Student Information view for various users: teachers, caregivers or students. This can be done using special keys in the Spider Configuration File.Hide or Show Student Absence and Lates tabs

The keys  in spider config are:

<add key=”ENABLE_ABSENCETAB_IN_STUDENTINFO” value=”TCS” />

<add key=”ENABLE_LATETAB_IN_STUDENTINFO” value=”TCS” />

TCS says the tab should be shown for Teachers (T), Caregivers (C ) and Students (S)

If its just for teachers, put only T in this value.

Spider – Student Info has added security for split families

Available in Spider version 2013.10 and above (Post Conference release available end October).

PCSchool has now added the ability to hide or show the student address and contact information from various users. This is done through two new security objects that can be added / removed from the User Rights Equivalence for different users.

Address and Contact information hi-lighted in yellow can be hidden or made visible.

Address and Contact information hi-lighted in yellow can be hidden or made visible.

Two new security objects that can be used to hide or show the contact / address information.

Two new security objects that can be used to hide or show the contact / address information.

  • If they have ACCESS PERMISSION to 289 then will show the items marked in yellow in above image.
  • If they have ACCESS PERMISSION to 292, then it will always hide the yellow marked info.

 

Spider – Caregivers ability to see Student Address details

Available in Spider Version 2013.08.12.xxx or above.

PCSchool has now enhanced the ability for schools to hide or display student address details from various caregivers when viewed in the Student Information control.

There are two security objects that can be used to set these rights for different caregivers. they are:Security Objects

If you have “Spider Show Address” object for any users “User Rights”, then they can see the address. But if the “Deny Address Access” exists, then that overrides all other security related to this.

Split family in spider:

  •    By default don’t show the address
  •    If you have object 289, then it will show address

Normal family in spider:

  •    By default show the address
  •    If they have object 292, then don’t show address

You need to update the spider if you want this to work and download an import a new SSObjects.tmp file. The SSObjects.tmp file can be found in the latest Programs Followup, once downloaded the .tmp file should be added to the PCSchool\Data folder on the server and then imported in: Import SSObjects File

Spider – Caregiver details display sensitive to Staff or Caregiver login

Available in Spider Version 2013.04.17.xxx and above.

PCSchool Spider will now display the Caregivers information differently dependent on if a Staff member is viewing it or a Caregiver.

In addition to this the Spider will now display the ‘Status’ allocated to the caregiver (rather than the hard-coded labels of ‘Mother’, ‘Father’, ‘Other’ etc) and if the caregiver has the status of ‘Deceased’ it will not display there information.Caregiver Details