MMS News – September 2015

MMS Inform!

Join us for MMS Inform! Get the the knowledge, skills, and resources necessary to optimize MMS in your school.

Professional Development for MMS Users

When: October 20-21, 2015

Time: 8AM-4PM

Where: The Crown Plaza Hotel, Harrisburg, PA

  • Are you thinking about Competency-based, Skill, or Standards Grading?
  • Did you spend too much of your summer on Scheduling?
  • Do you need to connect your SIS to other learning tools and systems?
  • How can you manage portals at your school?
  • Are you having trouble with reporting?
  • What are the MMS Best Practices that you can apply today to get the most out of MMS?

Read more here…




Today’s technology provides educators with numerous tools to run their classrooms and their schools. Technology Directors are called upon to align MMS with a school’s LMS, Transportation, Food Service, Library, Guidance Systems and more. Here’s how we can help!

The MMS library of integrations makes these tasks easy and ensures accurate transfer of data from MMS to your other management systems.

Our reliable integration process will save you time and effort, while giving you complete control over which products you integrate for use in your classrooms and schools.

Read more here…


New! MMS Tiered Support

Computer Resources now offers Support Service Tiers to fit your school’s needs. Choose from Standard, Professional, and Premium support categories to maximize your staff’s professional development and your school’s data management success.Support Service Tiers have something for every school and every budget.Here is a summary of MMS support tier options:

  • Standard: The base level of Support includes personalized telephone and email support, and access to our online knowledge base.
  • Professional: Add an Unlimited Webinar Subscription and 6 hours of Professional Development, delivered via the Web, to the Standard package.
  • Premium:  In addition to the services listed in the Professional tier, you will receive an additional 6 Hours of Professional Development, Call Queue Priority, up to 3 hours of Update Assistance, and off-site back up of your MMS Data.

Read more here


September Webinars

We have a full calendar of MMS webinars lined up for you professional development needs. The convenient live webinars and the recorded webinars from our video library are free to users whose schools have a MMS Unlimited Webinar Subscription. For all other users, the webinars are available for a nominal connection fee.

Click here to register for a webinar today.

New webinars are added on a continuous basis. Here are just some of the topics we have scheduled this month:

All Users:
Tuesday Sept. 1 Getting Around MMS
Thursday Sept. 3 Mail Merge: Communicating w/ Parents
Friday Sept. 4 Friday Forum – Custom Reporting w/PRW
Thursday Sept. 10 Teacher Portal Overview
Friday Sept. 11 Friday Forum
Friday Sept. 18 Friday Forum
Wednesday Sept. 23 Teacher Portal Overview
Friday Sept. 25 Friday Forum – Custom Reporting w/PRW
Friday Oct. 2 Friday Forum
Wednesday Sept. 2 Getting Ready for the New Year
Tuesday Sept. 8 Scheduling Students After School Starts
Tuesday Sept. 8 Study Halls and Free Time
Wednesday Sept. 9 Standards/Skills 1: Setup & Schedules
Thursday Sept. 10 Standards/Skills 2: Report Cards
Tuesday Sept. 15 Keeping the Database Healthy
Tuesday Sept. 15 Ramp Up Student Information
Monday Sept. 21 Admin Portal
Friday Sept. 25 Discipline Reporting & School Safety
Tuesday Sept. 29 Historical Transfer & Summer School Grades
Thursday Sept. 17 Health 101: Getting Started
Wednesday Sept. 23 Health Office Visits
Tuesday Sept. 29 Health Screenings
State Reporting:
Wednesday Sept. 16 PA PIMS Safe School Exports
Thursday Sept. 17 PA PIMS Summer & Child Accounting
Monday Sept. 21 MA SIMS

Click here to learn how a MMS Unlimited Webinar Subscription can make your job easier.

Click here to request information about purchasing a MMS Unlimited Webinar Subscription for your school.
Webinar Subscription FAQs:

How can I register for a MMS Training Webinar?

Visit the webinar registration calendar on our website.

How much does it cost to attend a MMS training webinar?
When you have a MMS Unlimited Webinar Subscription, you may attend MMS webinars at absolutely no additional cost. Without a MMS Unlimited Webinar Subscription, there is a charge for each connection. MMS Unlimited Webinar Subscriptions start at $900 per year.

If I have a MMS Unlimited Webinar Subscription, what should I do when the website displays a fee when I register?
Because of your special status, this can simply be ignored. Whenever you register for a MMS training webinar, we will ensure that your subscription is valid. If so, we send you connection details by email to confirm your registration. If you have a subscription, you would have received an email entitled, “Unlimited Webinar Subscription Credentials,” that contains your username and password information.