MyConferenceTime is pleased to announce that ClassLink now integrates with MyConferenceTime.
With this new feature, schools that use ClassLink can
Schools using MyConferenceTime with ClassLink will not utilize a MyConferenceTime password. Staff members log in using ClassLink Single Sign-On (SSO) which automatically logs the staff member in to MyConferenceTime. No separate MyConferenceTime password!
And when a school syncs MyConferenceTime and ClassLink, the school no longer needs to import a separate list of teacher names using spreadsheets. Instead, MyConferenceTime gets the list of teachers directly from ClassLink's rostering service. After the sync, the school's MyConferenceTime administrator simply approves those staff members who are permitted to log in to MyConferenceTime.
MyConferenceTime added a quick way of viewing/printing a report of students who are signed up for conferences. Using the Schedule Summary, MyConferenceTime admins can view/download/print a list of the students who are signed up for conferences on one schedule, a few schedules, or all schedules.
School principals and counselors often need a way to view all students who are signed up for conferences. It's still possible to search directly on the site or download a spreadsheet of all conference information, but this new option provides a fast method to view student names, conference times, and parent names in a printer-friendly format.
MyConferenceTime now supports schedule-specific read/write privileges for staff members.
Scenario 1: If a staff member should not be able to see the names of students on a specific schedule, the staff member's rights for that schedule can be set to "hide student names." Yet the same staff member can have "read/write/delete" permissions for other schedules.
Scenario 2: If a department chair needs editing permission for schedules belonging to 3 teachers in her department, the department chair can be assigned editing permissions for the 3 schedules (similar to having admin rights for these 3 schedules) but have standard permissions for the other schedules at the school.
Permissions for specific schedules override the account-wide read-only, staff-level or mid-level privileges that each staff member has by default. Admins are not affected by schedule-specific permissions.
MyConferenceTime now has the ability to prevent specific email addresses from signing up for conferences. If you need to "blacklist" an email address so that it cannot be used to register for a conference, please submit the request to MyConferenceTime using a support ticket.
MyConferenceTime admins now have two additional password settings available:
Both of these options are configured using the Staff Summary. In addition to the previously available password options (change, create new, email a password link), admins can now use these password options to better assist staff members with using MyConferenceTime.
Staff who use one MyConferenceTime staff account to log in to multiple schools can now have multiple "web display names." We released an update so that a staff member's web display name is unique for each school.
For example, if Mrs. Jones uses one account to log in to both Northwest Middle School and Northwest High School, Mr. Jones's web display name previously was the same at both schools. This caused a problem if the school included room numbers in staff web display names: most likely Mrs. Jones's middle school classroom was a different room number than Mrs. Jones's high school classroom number.
With our new update, Mrs. Jones can have two web display names - one for each school.
If Mrs. Jones teaches middle school math in Room 123, her web display name for the middle school can be:
Mrs. Jones - Middle School Math - Room 123
And if Mrs. Jones teaches algebra and geometry in Room 456 at the high school, her web display name for the high school can be:
Mrs. Jones - Algebra & Geometry - Room 456
Web display names can be edited by admins using the Staff Summary or by the staff member.