MMS News – May 2016

Introducing: Timely Topics

The results from our last Content Survey are in, and feedback was nearly universal- you asked for shorter professional development sessions and we have designed Timely Topics for you! Timely Topics are online sessions that specifically address issues that are trending at different points during the school year, or that we are seeing high volumes of questions about in our support queue. Timely Topics will be held weekly:

  • Tuesday 10 AM – 10:45 AM
  • Thursdays 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM

The same material will be covered on both Tuesday and Thursday of each week. You can attend these sessions for free if your school has an unlimited webinar subscription. Without the webinar subscription, there is a nominal connection fee.

The instructor leading the Timely Topic will select questions that we receive on the topic during the weeks preceding the session. If you have suggestions for items to cover on any of the topics listed, please let the instructor know. There will be plenty of time to address specific questions.

Here’s our schedule of Timely Topics for May:


May 3+5: Scheduling

May 10+12: GPA & Class Rank

May 17+19: End of Year

May 22+24: The Final Report Card of the year


Take our survey about future topics

We still want to hear from you! 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!

May Webinars

We have a full calendar of live 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 an Unlimited Webinar Subscription. For all other users, the webinars are available for a nominal connection fee.


Click here to register for a webinar today.

Here are the topics we have scheduled this month:

Monday May 2, 2016 Attendance Reporting
Wednesday May 4, 2016 Setting Up Transcripts
Monday May 9, 2016 Student Schedules using ISB
Wednesday May 11, 2016 Tips on Finalizing the Master Schedule
Monday May 16, 2016 Alternate Scheduler
Wednesday May 18, 2016 The Final Report Card of the School Year
Monday May 23, 2016 Final Skills Report Card and New SY
Wednesday May 25, 2016 Teacher Portal GB Summary Grid

Products and partners: Free expert webinars!

Integrations May 17

Our integrations align your MMS with your LMS, Transportation, Food Service, Library, Guidance Systems, and more. Save time and effort, while having complete control over which products you integrate for use in your classrooms and schools. Our growing list of integrations include our partner products: Lunchtime, One Call Now, Enrollment Packet, Principalm, and SNAP. In addition, our partnership with Clever gives MMS Users access to more than 50 Teaching and Learning tools!

Enrollment Packet May 31

Imagine never having to spend another dime on printing and postage related to student registration. Our Enrollment Packet saves schools time and money by providing a paperless student registration solution. The integrated online forms use the student data from MMS to complete the forms necessary for returning students and new enrollments. The solution reduces the burden put on parents and school staff as they strive to keep an accurate, complete, and current database of student records. Attend our webinar to learn how you can save time, money, and aggravation.

Join us at the PA Data Summit

Come learn more about VISION, our web-based reporting and dashboard engine, The PA Early Warning and Intervention Catalog, and general data quality initiatives at Computer Resources!

Pennsylvania Department of Education Data Summit

Hershey Lodge

Hershey PA

May 22-25

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Introducing: Timely Topics

Products and partners

PA Data Summit