MMS News – October 2015

Vision is now available with MMS OnLine

Vision gives you fast access to your data so you can streamline reporting and make informed decisions. Vision gives you all the data you need at a glance. Comprehensive views of demographic, attainment, attendance, and behavior data can be correlated, filtered, graphed, and published. The resulting PDF, Excel, or web-based dashboards are ready to use so you can recognize trends, inform stakeholders, and make more informed decisions.

Schedule your implementation of Vision, or request a demonstration here…

 

Need Help with Report Cards?

This single document can be a record of a student’s academic, social, and emotional growth. It is important that schools get it right!

While the school year has just begun, the first marking period is only a few short weeks away. If you use Standards, Skills, or Competency-based grading, call us! The MMS Services Team can design a report card that meets your school’s specific needs. If you already use a report card template, we can update it, refine it, and modernize it to reflect your current grading practices.

Don’t wait! Call {!Contact.OwnerPhone} today so we can help you provide a comprehensive report card to parents- beginning with your first marking period.

 

MMS Inform! 2015

Professional Development for MMS Users

MMS Inform! is our annual 2-day MMS Users Conference. Choose from a number of professional development opportunities on a wide variety of informative topics designed to help you become a more effective MMS user- no matter what your skill level. You will have the opportunity to network and learn from other users as well as MMS Staff. We are looking forward to seeing you at MMS Inform!

When: October 20-21, 2015

Time: 8AM-4PM

Where: The Crowne Plaza Hotel, Harrisburg, PA

Registration fee includes: all conference materials, networking facilitation, breakfasts, luncheons, receptions, and breaks. Hotel and travel costs are not included in the registration fee.

Read more…

 

Tiered Support Options

Computer Resources offers a Support Service Tier 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. Here is a summary of MMS support tier options:

Standard: 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: On top of  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…

 

MASSCUE

You’re invited to visit us at MASSCUE, October 21-22 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro MA. We’ll be in booth #314.

Learn what’s new about the MMS Student Information Platform, including:

  • Dashboards and Reporting
  • MA SIF Reporting
  • MMS OnLine
  • Interactive Scheduling
  • Partnership with the SNAP Health Module
  • Integration with CLEVER that allows MMS to integrate with over 25 teaching and learning tools and more!

We hope to see you there!

 

October 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:

New Users:
Tuesday Oct. 13 Getting Around MMS
Monday Oct. 26 Student Filters
All Users:
Friday Oct. 9 Friday Forum – Custom Reporting w/PRW
Friday Oct. 16 Friday Forum
Friday Oct. 23 Friday Forum
Friday Oct. 30 Friday Forum – Custom Reporting w/PRW
Administrators and Guidance:
Tuesday Oct. 6 Standards/Skills 1: Setup & Schedules
Wednesday Oct. 7 Standards/Skills 2: Report Cards
Thursday Oct. 8 Admin Portal Overview
Monday Oct. 12 Keeping the Database Healthy
Monday Oct. 12 Discipline Reporting & Classroom Discipline
Tuesday Oct. 13 Grade Point Averages and Class Rank
Wednesday Oct. 14 Staff Portal Overview
Thursday Oct. 15 Are You Ready for Report Cards?
Thursday Oct. 15 Teacher Portal Overview
Monday Oct. 26 Calculating Grade Averages
Tuesday Oct. 27 Discipline Reporting & School Safety
Wednesday Oct. 28 Honor Roll Explained
Nurses:
Thursday Oct. 29 Medications and the Log
State Reporting:
Tuesday Oct. 6 IL ISBE SIS
Wednesday Oct. 7 NJ SMART and ASSA
Wednesday Oct. 14 PA PIMS Staff File Reporting
Tuesday Oct. 27 PA PIMS Safe Schools Exports

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.