January 2019 Webinars

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Are you Ready for the New School Year? Jan 02, 2019 9:00 AM EST
Get the new year off and running. Streamline the process by copying much of the current year information into next year. Add returning students and those coming from other schools in your district. New student registrations can then be entered directly into the database. Update the information specific to the new school year and get going. Configure dates for terms, calendars and the Web Portal.

Calculate Course Credits Jan 02, 2019 10:30 AM EST
Learn how to compute credits for the end of the school year and how it impacts report cards, transcripts, and graduation requirements.

Open Forum Jan 04, 2019 9:00 AM EST
The topic(s) covered during these sessions are up to you! We invite you to join in the discussion and bring your own questions. Please submit your questions in advance to training@visionsis.com.

Introduction to the Interactive Schedule Builder (ISB) Jan 04, 2019 10:30 AM EST
The Interactive Schedule Builder (ISB) provides a ‘hands on’ approach to master schedule creation. You are given complete control of the priority and order of the courses to be scheduled and each stage of the scheduling process. An on-screen matrix shows student availability by day, week, and term for each course to be scheduled. This program allows you to dynamically create course sections – eliminating the need to pre-define course sections prior to a scheduling run. You can determine enrollment limits, designate resources, link paired courses and labs. And you can use “What if…?” scenarios to experiment with different schedules to determine which one best meets the needs of your students and the resources of your school.

GPA and Class Rank Jan 07, 2019 9:00 AM EST
New! Take a look at these new Grade operations in Vision SIS. Learn what you need to compute the end of year GPA and Class Rank. See how it impacts report cards and transcripts.

ASB Constraints Jan 07, 2019 10:30 AM EST
Take a look at setting up ASB Scheduling Constraints in Vision SIS. Users will gain an understanding of how the Automated Schedule Builder creates course sections based on guidelines that they set. Topics covered include the basics of defining course codes and descriptions, how to determine the number of sections needed per course, maximum enrollment figures per section, and how to effectively allocate resources such as meeting rooms and teacher assignments.

Open Forum Jan 10, 2019 1:00 PM EST
The topic(s) covered during these sessions are up to you! We invite you to join in the discussion and bring your own questions. Please submit your questions in advance to training@visionsis.com.

ASB Section Patterns Jan 10, 2019 2:00 PM EST
New! Take a look at the Section Pattern editor in Vision SIS. Automated Schedule Builder (ASB) will build the Master Schedule based on information you set up. Start by creating sample section definitions that are organized into Section Pattern groups. These Section Pattern groups are then associated with specific courses. Understanding how the ASB works with these Section Patterns to speed up the scheduling process.

Scheduling for Elementary and Small Schools Jan 14, 2019 9:00 AM EST
Learn which tools in the Scheduling tool box are the best to use when crafting schedules for elementary school and small schools. Covered in this session: what data to roll, how to input student requests, and scheduling students.

PA PIMS PVAAS Jan 14, 2019 10:30 AM EST
Now is the time to review your data for the PVAAS export and review the multi-step process to create files needed for PA DOE.

Open Forum Jan 17, 2019 1:00 PM EST
The topic(s) covered during these sessions are up to you! We invite you to join in the discussion and bring your own questions. Please submit your questions in advance to training@visionsis.com.

Assessment Module Jan 17, 2019 2:00 PM EST
The Assessment Reporting System allows for an unlimited number of tests for students in all grades. We include a number of pre-defined assessment test imports and an import utility. This is the last of three webinars on this module and will be focusing on the Test Score Import Operation. This operation will allow you to import scores for tests that have been predefined in Generations or import scores for tests that you have created in the Assessment module.

Configure Online Course Registration Jan 21, 2019 9:00 AM EST
Learn how to set up course catalog information for the upcoming year and limit which courses students may select. Implement Course Alternates. See how students can input course requests in the Parent or Student Portal on your website. Once finalized, import these requests back into your database and continue with the scheduling process.

The 7-Semester Transcript Jan 21, 2019 10:30 AM EST
Learn how easy it is to generate a 7 Semester Transcript in Vision SIS. This transcript is used for your seniors that are applying to college. Include demographics, school information, academic standing, activities, and more. Opt to include final averages for prior years and ongoing term grades for the current year.

Open Forum Jan 24, 2019 1:00 PM EST
The topic(s) covered during these sessions are up to you! We invite you to join in the discussion and bring your own questions. Please submit your questions in advance to training@visionsis.com.

Team Scheduling Jan 24, 2019 2:00 PM EST
The fine art of scheduling is applied to the specific needs of middle schools using a ‘team’ approach to student grouping. Along with detailing methods for assigning students to teams, an easy to understand technique for course code naming is presented. Scheduling ‘Specials’ or ‘Unified Arts’ courses, in addition to core academic courses, are also discussed, as well as tips for scheduling non-standard or variable-length term rotations.

Calculating Grade Averages Jan 28, 2019 9:00 AM EST
Grade Averaging allows you to weight various grades into an average based on the numeric grades or grade points. Decide what to do if a grade is missing in the calculation. Set additional rules for exclusion. Set up a minimum grade. Implement the Current Final Averages for the Web Portals.

Configure Online Course Registration Jan 28, 2019 10:30 AM EST
Learn how to set up course catalog information for the upcoming year and limit which courses students may select. Implement Course Alternates. See how students can input course requests in the Family Portal on your website. Once finalized, import these requests back into your database and continue with the scheduling process.

Open Forum Jan 31, 2019 9:00 AM EST
The topic(s) covered during these sessions are up to you! We invite you to join in the discussion and bring your own questions. Please submit your questions in advance to training@visionsis.com.

The ASB Suite of Scheduling Tools Jan 31, 2019 10:00 AM EST
The Automated Schedule Builder does more than build your section table. Pull Students from their sections. Pull room and teacher assignments from the sections. Assign rooms and teachers to the section table. Select sections to mass delete. Even if the ASB is not your scheduling tool of choice, it still has a lot to offer.