Sync Release – Online Course Recommendation Enhancements
These enhancements originated from district requests to allow finer control of the Recommendation screen for both the iParent and iStudent portals. At certain points in the course recommendations process, the school may want to allow parents and students to enter their own recommendations. At other times, the school may want to ‘turn-off’ the ADD functionality and just allow parents and students to view and approve the recommendations that were entered on the admin portal. A new set of parameters has been added to allow the school to control what parents and students are able to see and do on the Recommendation screen.
Along with these changes, other enhancements were made to allow more options for teachers and counselors regarding course recommendations. Previously, teachers could not delete a recommendation that was accidentally entered but now they can. Counselors can “UNapprove” a recommendation so that it will not be considered a course request. We have also added the ability to create “Alternative Recommendations” so that if a primary course is not available an alternative option for the student can be recorded.
Together these enhancements will allow more options for students, teachers, parents and counselors during the course request process while also reducing data entry errors.
Summary of Enhancement Requests