MMS News – April 2016

Training & technical support content survey

During the past year, you may have noticed that the CR team has been offering many more resources to help you get the support and training that make managing your student information easier. Now, we’d like to hear what you have to say! What types of content do you find the most useful? Take our brief survey to let us know what topics are important to you. We’ll use your input to shape our content in the months to come. Thanks for helping us so we can help you!

Take the survey here!

Save time this summer with best practices for complex scheduling jobs

Choosing the right scheduling software and following some basic guidelines can make a big difference when it comes to organizing everything that goes into a school’s schedule. When things don’t go well, this job can eat up weeks of your summer. The Archdiocese of Philadelphia uses MMS to schedule 17 high schools in a fraction of the time they used to spend. This short case study outlines some of the highlights of their process.

Read more here…

Accomplish strategic goals with Vision

Vision dashboarding and reporting helps guide administrators to make decisions based on their school’s current data. Vision uses multiple data sources to provide timely reports, dashboards, and critical information so educators can respond to events and trends quickly and effectively. Learn how Pennsylvania’s Susquehanna Township Middle School uses Vision to implement strategic initiatives like PBIS.

Watch the video…

Products and partners: Free webinars!

SNAP April 5

Complete Electronic Health Records (EHR) are important for your students and your school. You’re invited to learn how SNAP Health Center and MMS provide nurses with the right tools to make documentation easier, engage parents, and facilitate positive outcomes.

Payment processing April 7

Find out if an online payment processing component can save your school time and money.

Lunchtime April 19

Lunchtime provides one streamlined cafeteria database that synchronizes with MMS.

Enrollment Packet April 21

Learn how this online collection of required forms will eliminate redundancy and mistakes.

Upcoming conferences

We will be exhibiting our MMS products at a conference near you. Visit us to learn what’s new with MMS.


Boston Convention and Exposition Center

Boston MA

April 8-11

Pennsylvania Department of Education Data Summit

Hershey Lodge

Hershey PA

May 22-25

Scheduling For Student Success 

On March 9, MMS users gathered in Harrisburg PA for our Scheduling for Student Success conference. Many aspects of scheduling were covered during the two-day event. One benefit of attending such a conference is the opportunity to network with other school administrators who are focused on one topic. Attendees ranged in experience from beginners to those who have used MMS to schedule for many years. It was wonderful to see people jump in to answer a question or to share how they use scheduling tools in MMS. Computer Resources plans to hold two scheduling conferences in 2017. Look for the announcement soon. We hope to see you there!

April Webinars

We have a full calendar of MMS webinars lined up for your 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:
Friday April 8 Friday Forum
Friday April 15 Friday Forum-Custom Reporting
Friday April 22 Friday Forum
New Users:
Wednesday April 6 Getting Around MMS – Portals
Monday April 4 Mail Merge:ParentCommunication
Tuesday April 5 Keeping the Database Healthy
Wednesday April 6 Getting Ready for the New Year
Tuesday April 12 ASB 1: Section Patterns
Tuesday April 12 Custom Reporting 1: The Basics
Wednesday April 13 Study Halls and Free Time
Wednesday April 13 ASB 2: Constraints
Thursday April 14 ASB 3: Automated Scheduler
Monday April 18 Custom Reporting 2: Summaries
Tuesday April 19 Middle School Team Schedules
Wednesday April 20 Calculating Grade Averages
Thursday April 21 End of Year Reporting
Tuesday April 26 Student Filters
Monday April 4 Health 101: Getting Started

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.

In this issue:

Training & technical support content survey

Save time this summer with best practices for complex scheduling jobs

Accomplish strategic goals with Vision

Products and partners

Upcoming conferences

Scheduling for student success


April webinars