Top Ten Support Answers for September and CR News





Top Ten Support Answers for September

Top Ten Support Answers for September and CR News

Before you call… the top 10 support answers for September

Become informed at CR Inform

Expert Webinar: LunchTime


Have you seen Vision?

Professional Development: September webinars and timely topics

Your school can save time with MMS OnLine

The following schools and districts are saving time and money with MMS OnLine, the subscription-based version of MMS. MMS OnLine eliminates the overhead of software licensing, server maintenance, and multiple vendor contracts. With MMS OnLine, you’ll have lower up-front costs than buying the software and our IT people will take care of all the technical issues. The low, annual per-student fee allows you to pay as you grow and includes access to the complete MMS system, annual support services, software updates, and enhancements. Join MMS OnLine to save time and money just like these schools did:

•    Albert Gallatin Area School District

•    Carmichaels Area School District

•    Urban Pathways

•    Birney Preparatory School

Welcome to MMS OnLine!

Learn more about how you can save time and money with MMS OnLine.

Before you call… the top 10 support answers for September

1. Daily Attendance Bulletin

2. Staff Portal and Teacher Portal Gradebook Setup

3. Gradebook Attendance

4. Photo Uploads

5. PA SES Primero Edge Exports

6. Parent Portal Account Creation and Management

7. RDP Account Unlocks and Password Changes

8. Creating Teacher and MMS Generations Accounts

9. Resetting Student Logins

10. Bio Mail Merge

#1 Configuring and Printing the Daily Attendance Bulletin

Do you want to deliver the attendance bulletin to Portals users?

For help configuring the daily attendance bulletin click here

#2 Configuring the Teacher Portal Gradebook for Use

Are your teachers ready to start using the Grade Book in the Teacher Portal?

To configure the admin portal to allow teachers to set up Grade Book click here

For info on setting up the Grade Book in the Teacher Portal click here

#3 Systems Administration: Configuring MMS in preparation for taking attendance

Are teachers unable to take attendance? Do you need to prepare the system for daily attendance?

Step 1 Set up the Calendar session days here

Step 2 Configure Homeroom Attendance here

Step 3 Setup Online Class Attendance here

#4 Uploading and Importing student photos for use in the staff portal

Have you taken student photos, or received them from your vendor, and now want to load them into the system?

Load your student photos by clicking here

#5 PA SES Exports for Student Lunches

Getting ready to export MMS data to Primero Edge?

For instructions click here

Did you know that we offer an automated Primero Edge Export and Import? Contact your Sales representative for more info on how to automate this process.

#6 Parents: Parent Portal account creation and password management

Do parents have questions about creating accounts? Are parents requesting password changes, or are they locked out of their accounts?

For creating parent accounts click here

For info on how to reset a parent login click here

#7 Systems Administration: RDP Account Unlocks and Password Resets

Are user accounts locked? Do users need their passwords changed? We have some resources available that can help.

To unlock RDP accounts and change RDP account passwords from MMS Generations click here

#8 Creating User Accounts for Teachers, Staff, and MMS Generations Users

Have you added some new staff this year that need to be added to the system? Need to add substitutes?

For instructions on adding teacher accounts click here

For info on adding MMS Generations Users click here

#9 Generating and Resetting Student Logins

Do you need to generate a student portal account for your incoming student class?

For generating all student accounts, click here

Do you need to reset a student’s portal account?

Click here

#10 Using Biographical Mail Merge

Do you need to send out a mass notification populated with Biographical data to parents?

To send it via the portals click here

Do you still need to contact support? Try our new support form to submit a request.

Become informed at CR Inform

The MMS Users Group Conference

October 6-7, 2016

The Crowne Plaza Hotel – Harrisburg, PA

Our 2-day CR Inform conference is your opportunity to optimize your MMS skills, learn new techniques, and network with other MMS users.

•    Our exclusive annual professional development event

•    Increase family engagement to maximize student success

•    Report card writing lab

•    Network and collaborate with peer groups

•    Demos of new functionality

•    Learn to do more with Vision

•    MMS and data management best practices

•    Usability lab for existing and future features

and much more!

Click here to register for CR Inform

Expert webinar: LunchTime

LunchTime cafeteria management

Expert Webinar

September 20 at 2:30 PM ET

Lunchtime, the premier cafeteria data management solution, works with your MMS. One streamlined centralized cafeteria database automatically synchronizes with MMS for no-hassle automated integration.

•    Free and Reduced Application Processing

•    Automatic MMS updates for maximum funding

•    Single sign-on parent access

•    Real-time deposits from Parent Portal

•    Parents view purchases and control spending

•    Health Alerts automatically posted to PoS lunch lines

Click this link to register for our FREE LunchTime webinar

Learn more about managing your student data from one of our other upcoming Expert Webinars:

MMS OnLine – September 27

Scheduling – October 4

We hope to see you there!


Did you know that you can integrate your favorite tools with MMS? Communicate between MMS and your systems for:

  • Canvas
  • Schoology
  • SES Primero
  • Blackboard Learn
  • Canvas
  • Jump Rope
  • and more!

Computer Resources has a suite of integrations that synchronize the tools you use with MMS. All integrations are fully automated and function on a scheduled basis (hourly, daily, weekly, etc…) that you determine.

Click here to learn more

Have you seen Vision?

School administrators rely on multiple data systems to guide their decisions. Unfortunately, few of these systems are compatible.

CR Vision provides comprehensive insight into major trends affecting student success using data available in a school’s existing student information systems. The complete web-based, self-service reporting experience of Vision gives administrators all the data necessary at a glance so they can encourage the best from their students and put their schools on the path to success.

CR Vision allows administrators to discover and evaluate relationships that drive school culture and climate. Uncovering opportunities gives schools a strong edge when seeking funding, improving graduation rates, and chronicling student success.

Timely access to data, presented in meaningful ways, on any device, makes it easy for educators to implement strategic initiatives. Available via the web or handheld, Vision allows schools and districts to create custom dashboards and analysis to support daily activities.

Vision and MMS have the potential to be complete game-changers in data collection and analysis. Data that in the past would have taken hours, or even days to compile is now at your fingertips at any time. Data-driven decision making just got a lot easier with the near real-time data that we can pull from MMS.

Pat Raugh

Susquehanna Township School District

Click here to learn more about Vision

Professional Development: September webinars and timely topics

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.

Here are the topics we have scheduled for September:

Tuesday, September 6 Start of the New School Year

Wednesday, September 7 Attendance 101

Thursday, September 8 Start of the New School Year

Friday, September 9 Teacher Portal: Setting Up the Grade Book

Monday, September 12 Teacher Portal: Grade Book Summary Grid

Tuesday, September 13 Grade Book

Wednesday, September 14 Teacher Portal: Grade Book Operations

Thursday, September 15 Grade Book

Tuesday, September 20 Attendance

Wednesday, September 21 Mail Merge: Communicating with Parents

Thursday, September 22 Attendance

Friday, September 23 Attendance Reporting

Monday, September 26 PA PIMS Student and Program Facts

Tuesday, September 27 Mail Merge

Wednesday, September 28 PA PIMS Staff File Reporting

Thursday, September 29 Mail Merge

Click here to register for a webinar today.

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