How Jackrabbit’s Next Generation Experience Encourages a Seamless Work Strategy

Change. It’s a word that easily feels negative for a lot of people but, so many great things have come from it. We’ve seen it across most platforms we use on a daily basis – Google, Facebook, and even our smartphones.

Does anyone remember when ‘The Facebook’ was created for college students? And now, everyone is on Facebook! It took some getting used to but in no time, we all quickly forgot what the ‘old’ version looked like.

While the Next Generation Experience of Jackrabbit changes the look, the functionality that’s always been there still exists plus added bonuses throughout. Because our clients (like yourself) are continuing to grow, we are here to grow with you and give you the best version of Jackrabbit yet.

How the Next Generation Experience can help with a seamless workflow

Each of the newly designed pages comes equipped with options for single record updates, mass actions, and more! These pages operate similarly in functionality, keeping workflows consistent and the approach to work strategies smart.

Let’s take a look at each one!

Account updates and communication with All Families

All Families is a great place to work from any time you need to update a family’s account, post a fee or a payment, update multiple accounts at once, or email one or many families at one time. Not only are all of these tasks done from one place, but you can also ensure you don’t lose your place as new tabs open when an action is taken. (—>Learn more about the All Families page)

With the All Families page open, you can:

  1. Post fees to a family’s account. Think of selling merchandise to a family.
  2. Process a payment or credit on an account. This is super helpful when a family calls in or comes to the window.
  3. Update or remove the ePayment schedule for a group of families.
  4. Assign, edit, or remove family discounts for a select group of families.
  5. Update or remove a family fixed fee for one or more families.
  6. Assign or clear out family membership type for one family or more.
  7. Clear family user-defined fields used to capture additional information for a new season and collection.
  8. Email one, many, or all families at one time.
  9. Quickly add a brand new family’s account.
  10. Evaluate which sources of referral are the strongest.

Whew! That’s what I call a top ten list! As you can see, office staff could probably complete the majority of their tasks from this page while your dance studio, gym, or swim school’s office is open during class time.

Work with enrollment and student data in All Students

Coordinating student enrollment doesn’t stop for youth activity centers. Even if you aren’t deep in registration season, students might be adding classes to their schedule, asking for their schedule for next season, scheduling makeups, etc. (—>Read the All Students help docs)

Beyond enrolling students into classes, the All Students page can also help you:

  1. Update a student’s information on the student record.
  2. Email a student’s schedule for an upcoming session.
  3. Produce a student info sheet for a specific student.
  4. Report on absences/attendance trends for a particular student.
  5. Add a note to one student or many students at once.
  6. Update or remove a student fixed fee for one or more students.
  7. Clear student user-defined fields used to capture additional information for a new season and collection.
  8. View how many hours each student takes per week.

Student updates may not be something you can do en masse, but having one central place to perform many tasks is the key!

Keep your schedule full and up-to-date with All Classes

All Classes hasn’t hit the application yet, but when it does – it’s going to be a game-changer. I honestly believe this might be my favorite part of the Next Generation so far.

An up-to-date class schedule and as many full classes as possible is always the goal and when it comes to classes, there won’t be much you can’t do from this one place in the app. Directly from All Classes, you will be able to:

  1. Update class information on the class record.
  2. Enroll students in classes.
  3. Email/text a particular class.
  4. Enter absences for a specific class.
  5. Post fees to a given class.
  6. Copy a class quickly.
  7. Mass update classes (also known as Edit All Classes for the longtime Jackrabbit clients)
  8. Mass drop students from a selected class(es).
  9. Add a note to a class record.
  10. Add class resources for viewing from the Staff Portal or Parent Portal to one or more classes at a time.
  11. Archive a class once it is complete.
  12. Access virtual class links easily.

As you can see, these new pages in Jackrabbit are more powerful than before – more actions with fewer clicks in one area.

In addition to all the actions you can perform from these pages, the Smart Grids and Data Visualization elements will help you save time and make informed decisions!

By |August 31st, 2020|Enhancements|0 Comments

About the Author:

With Amber's prior experience as a dancer, dance teacher, and an office administrator at a dance studio, she can use her prior experiences to relate to Jackrabbit customers. As part of Jackrabbit's Marketing team, Amber focuses on notifying clients about new enhancements, training opportunities, upcoming webinars, and more! Amber enjoys watching football and traveling in her free time!

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