Enhancements

Enhancements

Jackrabbit is always improving and adding new features and enhancements. Review the latest
enhancements below and click at the bottom to see more enhancements.

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#DateEnhancementDescription
112/04/18Parent Portal - Fixed Fee Messaging for EnrollmentsFamilies with fixed fees will now see messaging in the parent portal when enrolling. This lets them know they have a fixed fee and no fees will be posted at the time of enrollment. It also tells parents the fixed fee amount is subject to change due to the new enrollment and will be reviewed by your organization. See Messaging Example

Your organization will receive an email letting you know a family/student with an active fixed fee has enrolled into more classes. This is your notification to review the fixed fee for possible changes.
212/04/18Attendance Improvements in Staff & Parent PortalStaff Portal has been improved to make it a cleaner and easier experience.
*Replaced icons with words See Example
*Added Attendance button to shows the student\'s attendance history. This makes it easier to identify any attendance issues. See Example
Parent Portal now has the option to show attendance issues. If you\'d like parents to see this information, go to Tools>Parent Portal>Setting to turn it on. See Example
312/04/18Skills Email - Added Notes, Date & Direct LinksThe skills email sent to parents now includes the skill note, along with the date the note was updated. We\'ve also added a direct link to the Parent Portal and links to view the skill or watch the skill video. See Skill Email Example
412/04/18New Family Discount RuleTuition Discount Rule can now be at the family level. This makes tuition discount rules even more powerful by over-riding the rules associated with the student\'s classes and forcing Jackrabbit to use the family assigned rule insted. See Family Rule Example
511/20/18New Custom Billing CycleNew Custom Billing Cycles are now available in Tuition Billing Settings\! You can now easily create a custom billing cycle starting from the date of your choice and running anywhere between 1 to 52 weeks. To add a custom billing cycle, click Tools>Edit Settings>Tuition Settings. Then click on Manage Tuition Billing Settings.
Visit our Help Center for more information
See Tuition Billing Settings Example
611/20/18Post Tuition Fees - Billing Cycle Format ChangePost Tuition Fees\' Billing Cycle start date is now a drop-down list. See Billing Cycle Start Date Example
711/20/18Student Attendance Report - New Summary OptionStudent Attendance Report now has a summary option, which will show one row per student. See Student Attendance Report
811/06/18Staff Portal - New Skill Started IconStaff Portal has a new icon to represent the Skill Started status. See Skill Started Icon
911/06/18Parent Portal - Added Add/Update Credit Card AddressThe Parent Portal now allows parents to add and update their credit card billing address.
1011/06/18Skills Email - More Visually AppealingThe Skills email sent to parents is now more visually appealing and mobile responsive. See Skill Email Example
1111/06/18Discounting & Prorating - Added to Parent Portal, Quick Registration, Class & Student Enroll ButtonsAutomatic discounting & prorating has been added to several places\!
*Parent Portal - Parents will see an accurate tuition amount in their cart to see the exactly amount of tuition. Parents can also click on the transaction after it\'s posted to see the calculation details. See Parent Portal Cart
*Quick Registration - Jackrabbit calculates the discounted and prorated tuition in the Post Enrollment Fees page so your front desk doesn\'t have to\! See Quick Registration Post Enrollment Fees
*Class Detail\'s Enroll button - Similar to Quick Registration, the Post Enrollment Fees page calculates the discounted and prorated tuition.
*Student Detail\'s Enroll button - Similar to Quick Registration, the Post Enrollment Fees page calculates the discounted and prorated tuition.
1209/25/18Staff Portal - New Attendance OptionsStaff Portal has additional attendance options\! These are Late, Left Early, and Observing. This allows staff to correctly represent the student\'s presence in a class. To try it in the staff portal, click the Present button\'s down arrow See New Options in Staff Portal

The Student Attendance Report was also updated with new columns for % Late, Left Early, and Observing. This will allow you to quickly and easily identify problems. See Student Attendance Report New Columns
1309/25/18Student Attendance Report: Misc ImprovementsStudent Attendance Report has a few improvements:
*New Absence/Attendance button on the student page. This button opens the Student Attendance Report
*Button also added to the class page
*Instructor list now separates active and inactive instructors. Active instructors sort to the top
See Absence/Attendance button example in a student page
1409/11/18Parent Portal: Fees for Waitlisted Classes Not ShownParent Portal will no longer show the class tuition fee when a student is waitlisted into a class.
1509/11/18Student Attendance Report: Added Class StatusStudent Attendance Report now has Class Status as a search criteria See Class Status
1609/11/18Class Rolls: Added Parent Last NameClass Rolls will now show the parent last name. Also, if you track attendance, the Absences/Makeups section will no longer show.
1708/28/18P'); arent Portal - Added Staff NicknameThere\'s a new Parent Portal Setting for Show Instructor Nickname. When set to Yes, a new field appears in the Staff page called Public Nickname. When a nickname is entered, the Parent Portal shows the nickname instead of the instructor\'s first and last name. See Parent Portal Setting, See Staff Page, See Parent Portal
1808/28/18Calendars - Font changed for dark backgroundsThe calendars (weekly calendar, day view, room view) now use a bold white font when the class\'s background color is dark. This makes it easier to read. See Calendar Example
1908/15/18Family Address Listing: Added Email OptionYou can now email directly from the Family Address Listing report. Simply check the families to include and click the Email button at the top left of the page.
2008/14/18New Term Legacy SkillsA new term has been added to Jackrabbit for Legacy Skills. This is to differentiate between the skills shown at the top of the student\'s Skills tab and the skills shown at the bottom of the page. See Students Skills Tab. The Skills label on the Class Rolls search criteria page was also updated to Legacy Skills. See Class Rolls Search Criteria
2108/14/18Staff Portal: Added Grade LevelStaff Portal now shows students\' grade level inside the More button. The layout of the information was also updated to make it easier to read. More button with Grade Level & New Layout
2208/07/18New Discounting & Prorating WizardA wizard for discounting and prorating tuition is now available to guide you through the set-up\! We also updated the tuition settings page to a simplified look. To see the wizard and the new settings page, go to Tools>Edit Settings and click on Tuition Settings. See Wizard , See Tuition Settings
2308/07/18Email Listing Report: Added Column Search FiltersEmail Listing now has a search filter in each column to find what you need faster. See Email Listing
2408/07/18Family Balance Summary & Contact Listing: Added Email OptionYou can now email directly from the Family Balance Summary and Contact listing reports. Simply check the families to include and click the Email button at the top left of the page. See Email Option Example
2507/31/18New Student Attendance ReportNew Student Attendance Report is now available\! This report gives visibility to the following for each student:
*Number of classes for the date range
*Number of absences
*N'); umber of attendances
*Percentage of attendance
*Ability to email directly from the report
To see the new report, click on the Report option in the top menu and then click New Reports. Find the report, See search criteria, See report
2607/17/18Weekly View/Schedule: Name Change to Weekly CalendarThe Weekly View, Weekly Schedule and Monthly Schedule names have changed to Weekly Calendar or Monthly Calendar. See Name Changes
2706/19/18Parent Portal: Added Print Skills, Cart Financial SummaryParent Portal now has the following:
*Print Student Skills See Print Skills
*Financial Summary in the Cart See Cart Financial Summary
2806/19/18Parent Portal: Added Print SchedulesParent portal now has the option to print student schedules\! View Print Schedules
2906/06/18Events: New Copy & Edit OptionsEvents have new copy and edit options\!
*New Copy Event Type button See Copy Event Type
*New Copy icon inside an Event Type\'s Dates & Times tab See Copy Event Date
*New options when editing an Event\'s Date See Edit Event Date
3006/06/18Edit Settings>Drop-down Lists: Renamed Hide & PrivateEdit Setting\'s Drop-down List pages were changed to improve the Hide and Private names, so they are more meaningful to you. The new names are Hide from customers and Hide from users. See New Names
3106/06/18Staff Portal: Change to Class Name for Private ClassesStaff Portal\'s Manage Classes list now shows the student name, instead of the class name, when the class max size is 1 and enrollment is also 1.
3206/06/18Parent Portal: Added Print, Changed Category DisplayParent Portal now does the following:
*Print Class Schedule See Print Schedule
*Print Absences See Print Absences
*Uses Category1-3 customized labels for filtering when enrolling See Category Filter
3306/06/18Parent Portal: Cart ImprovementsParent Portal\'s Cart is updated to improve the parent experience when enrolling
*If you don\'t post tuition fees in the parent portal, parents will not see the cart. Instead they\'ll see a confirmation of enrollment.
*If you do post tuition fees in the parent portal, parents will see the cart. The language and workflow was made more intuitive to guide them to the next step
See example
3406/06/18Who\'s Scheduled to Be Here: Multiple ChangesWho\'s Schedule to Be Here report has improved with the following:
*Category1 is multi-select
*Instructor added as a search criteria
*Show Student/Barcode ID added as a display setting
*Columns added for Category1 and Student/Barcode ID
See New Options
3505/22/18Reports Menu: Added Report Categories, Removed Individual ReportsThe Report menu no longer shows a long list of individual reports. Instead, it shows report categories, for example Families/Students, Classes/Enrollment, etc. See Report Menu

If you don\'t know the category the report you\'re looking for belongs to, click on Find Reports in the Report menu and use the Keyword Search field.

You can save any report as a Favorite for quick access. Saving a report as a favorite
3605/22/18Time Report: Added Salaried Search CriteriaTime Report has a new search option for Salaried. This includes a drop-down option for Yes, No and No Value. No Value makes it easy to find staff who\'s Salaried field is blank because it hasn\'t been set. See Time Report\'s Salaried Search Criteria
3705/22/18Problem Accounts: Added Search Criteria to Several PagesSeveral pages have a new search criteria for Include Problem Accounts, with a Yes/No drop-down list. Each page is listed below with it\'s default setting value:
*Email/Text Families - default is Yes
*Email Listing Report - default is Yes
*Lead File\'s Mass Archive - default is No
*Lead File\'s Email Leads - default is Yes
*See Lead File\'s Mass Archive Example
3805/15/18Parent Portal: New Events Calendar IconParent Portal\'s Find Events page has a new View Calendar icon so parents can see events in the old calendar format. Once a parent selects an event in the calendar, it takes them back to the portal, where they click Add to Cart.
See Find Event\'s View Calenard Icon
See Event Calendar
3905/15/18Parent Portal: Added Class Start Date OptionsThe Parent Portal\'s Find Classes page has a new class Start Date sort and filter option. See Start Date Sort & Filter

The Parent Portal Settings page in your database has a new setting for Show Class Start Date. Your database is set to Yes so there\'s no change for parents. If you change this to No, then all start dates in the parent portal will be hidden. This also hides the new Start Date sort and filter mentioned above. See Show Class Start Date Setting
4005/15/18Calendars: Added Class CountThe class calendars now have class count above the calendar to show how many classes exist. This appears in the Weekly View, Room View and Day View. Where are the calendars? Go to your Dashboard and look for the Calendar button towards the top center of your screen.
Where\'s the Calendar?
See Weekly View Class Count
4105/08/18Family Search: Added Total Cards on File columnIn Family Search, when Show ePayment Fields is set to Yes, a new Total Cards on File column will display in the report results. This gives you more visibility to how many credit cards each family has saved on file. See Total Cards on File column
4204/30/18Parent Portal: Added More Event FiltersParent Portal\'s Find Events has new filters for Event Type and Days of the Week. See Parent Portal Event Filters
4304/25/18Parent Portal: Added Session and Class Start DateParent Portal\'s Find Classes page now has the Session and Class Start Date displayed in the class list. See Find Classes
4404/17/18Parent Portal: Added Print TransactionsParent Portal can now print transactions from the Transaction History page. We are working on adding the ability to print from more pages and these will be announced when they are completed. See Parent Portal Print Transactions
4504/10/18New Mobile Responsive Parent Portal is LiveWe are excited to tell you the new mobile responsive Parent Portal is live\! The new portal has a modern look and adjusts to a mobile-friendly view when using a smartphone or tablet. This makes it easier for your customers to register, make payments and view schedules online.

Recommended Procedures:
1.Use email template #108.2 to tell parents the new Parent Portal is now live. Replace the yellow highlighted text with the following link to the parent portal: https://app.jackrabbitclass.com/jr3.0/ParentPortal/Login?orgID=xxxxxx. Make sure to replace the XXXXXX with your Org ID (found under Tools > My Account). See template 108.2
2. Verify your Parent Portal Settings for Communication are correct
3. Watch this video so you can see the new portal in action New Parent Portal Video

There\'s nothing more for you or your families to do. Here\'s some more detailed information:
*Website links to the parent portal don\'t need changed. The old URL automatically redirects to the new URL.
*Mobile Inventor has been updated to work with the new version so there\'s nothing for you to change.
*Printing from the parent portal is being developed and will be announced when it\'s finished
*The old parent portal version is no longer accessible.
4603/27/18New Parent Portal Coming 4/10/2018We are excited to tell you the Parent Portal is being updated on April 10th\! We wanted to share the news with you so you can notify your families in advance.

The new po'); rtal has a modern look and adjusts to a mobile-friendly view when using a smartphone or tablet. This makes it easier for your customers to register, make payments and view schedules online.

We have created two new email templates and a new portal video to send to your families. This is the recommended procedure:
*Use email template #108.1 to tell parents the new Parent Portal is coming April 10th.
*Watch this video so you can see the new portal in action New Parent Portal Video
*Verify your Parent Portal Settings for Communication are correct
*Use email template #108.2 on April 10th to remind parents the new Parent Portal is live. The new portal video is included in this template
There\'s nothing more either you or your families need to do. When the new portal goes live on April 10th, families will log in as they always have and they\'ll have a nice new portal experience\!

4703/08/18Student Enroll UpdateThe Student Enroll page is updated with the following:
*The filters above the grid are changed to column searches. Each of these columns has a drop-down list of options to help you pick the right option.
*Location added as a new column
*Date was split into two columns
*Time was split into two columns
*Row numbers added
See Student Enroll
4802/20/18NEW Twilio Texting ServiceJackrabbit now offers Twilio as another option for sending text messages\! Twilio\'s benefits:
*Send more texts daily by purchasing multiple texting numbers.
*Purchase numbers with your area code in the United States and Canada.
*Cheaper than Plivo for US and Canada ($1/mo for each phone number and $0.0075 per text message). Price varies for other countries. Twilio Pricing Information
Click Here for Twilio Setup Information
4901/30/18NEW EMV Chip Card TerminalsJackrabbit now supports EMV chip credit card terminals (swipers)\! If you\'re interested Click here for more information
5001/30/18Updated Help CenterJackrabbit\'s help center has a new look\! Saved help center bookmarks need to be updated to open the new help center.
Here are a few highlights:
*Intuitive, easy to use search
*Easy to navigate
*Clean, modern design
*Fully mobile responsive
*See New Help Center
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