MyConferenceTime registrants appreciate receiving confirmation emails after registering for a conference, and they also are grateful for the reminders that schools send prior to conferences. One of the biggest support requests we receive at MyConferenceTime is from parents who unsubscribed from emails - they want to resume receiving confirmation and reminder emails!
Anyone who unsubscribed from MyConferenceTime emails now can remove themselves from the unsubscribe list. It's easy - go to the resubscribe form, enter your email address, then verify your email address using the code sent by MyConferenceTime.
MyConferenceTime admins can specify drop-down responses used when parents sign up for a conference. For example, MyConferenceTime admins can create a drop-down menu showing the types of conferences being offered. When a parent signs up, the parent chooses from the drop-down menu.
Add fields for type of conference, interpreters, or any other information you need to make your conferences go smoothly.
School staff frequently ask MyConferenceTime Support for a way to allow a pre-selected group of parents to access a schedule. In addition to password-protecting the schedule and restricting the schedule by parent email address, MyConferenceTime now offers "private schedules."
To access a private schedule, a parent must have the URL to directly access the schedule. Parents who do not have the URL are not able to see or access the schedule. In addition, private schedules do not appear on a school's MyConferenceTime homepage.
Staff members sometimes are unable to view the names of students on his/her conference schedule after logging in. This is often a result of the staff member having multiple MyConferenceTime accounts.
Admins now have the ability merge staff accounts so that a teacher's multiple accounts are merged into one, creating a smoother log in process and eliminating the issue where a teacher logs in yet can't see his/her own conference schedule.
Previously only MyConferenceTime Support were able to merge staff accounts, but now any account admin can merge accounts for his/her staff.
Starting today, school staff have the option to restrict parental access to a conference schedule based on email address. Only parents with a pre-approved email address are permitted to view the dates/times on the schedule and then sign up for a time slot on the schedule. (We still offer the additional option of preventing access based on a password.)
For schedules that have this restriction in place, parents must first verify their email address before they can view the available dates/times and sign up for a conference. Once the email is verified, the parent can sign up for a conference. Entering an approved, verified email address does not permit the parent to view student names on the schedule; as always, the ability to see student information is only for school staff.
We previously announced that virtual conference fields are available for schedules and individual time slots. We are happy to announce today that a virtual conference field is now available for staff. This means that a staff member (or admin) can enter a URL for a virtual conference in MyConferenceTime, and that URL will automatically be associated with all of that staff member's schedules & conferences.
Staff can add their own virtual conference information on the "Your Account Info" page:
Admins can add virtual conference information for staff on the "Staff Summary" page: