2020 November Virtual Release Notes

Virtual Release Notes: Impactful Refinements in November

We are back for another month of powerful enhancements here at Jackrabbit Class!

Last month Marie, Jackrabbit’s Client Success Training Specialist, and I sat down to chat about the new Simplified Menu and all the new power it brings to the Jackrabbit application. With some helpful hints and pro-user tips, Marie’s expertise on the new menu proved how much the reorganization increases productivity. And wow, I feel like I am always learning myself when I sit down with her!

Recently, Marie and I got together to talk about the November product releases, and rather than having one big release to talk about, we had a lot of feature refinements to review that can have quite the impact on your productivity – in a great way, of course!

If you want to see it for yourself, we’ve got it ready for you on-demand!

Watch the latest Virtual Release Notes episode

November’s product refinements found throughout the Jackrabbit application

Throughout the last month, Jackrabbit’s product team worked to make features in the application even better to help you increase productivity. While there wasn’t a big feature released, the impact is just as great when it comes to these refinements.

A lot of these feature refinements came from feedback from clients – through the Idea Portal, in-app feedback modal, and communication with our front-line support reps. Needless to say, we couldn’t thank you enough for your contribution to this process! What would we do without you?!

From updates to what is saved with Favorites to taking mass actions on multiple records, these Next Gen refinements are sure to make your life easier!

Q&A on Recent Product Refinements

What are the recent product refinements to the Next Gen features?

Data visuals have proven to be the quickest way to see important data with fewer clicks. While our All Classes page is still in beta, we were able to add more data visuals to this page to help you access information quickly and start using this page to your advantage!

Saving favorites with our Smart Grids is a huge time saver. Not to mention if you are like me, your memory is short-term when it’s not something you do on a daily basis. To help these favorites be as valuable as possible, saved favorites will now also save the locked position of columns, the column width you’ve adjusted to, and your sort preferences.

And last but certainly not least, displaying mass actions without selecting records on our new Smart Grids.

Trust me, you’re going to love this one – keep reading!

What is the benefit of displaying mass actions on Smart Grids?

Before this refinement, our Smart Grids required you to show all, select records, then take action when you wanted to email all families or update all student records with a note, for example.

With this refinement, our team basically took a couple of extra clicks out of the equation because we know less clicks are better for you. Now, when you want to email all families or update all student records, you just start taking action right away. Amazing, right?!

How has feedback on the new Simplified Menu impacted our teams?

Jackrabbit asks for feedback because we want to know what you like, what you don’t like, and what we can do to make Jackrabbit better. When it comes to feedback, our teams literally review it all to see what we can implement.

Feedback on the Simplified Menu wasn’t any different. Now, in some cases the feedback was truly geared towards other features. And we listened to that as well! Not only are there some upcoming enhancements that are being built as we speak from this feedback, but Marie also recorded a webinar of a deep dive into the Simplified Menu.

With chapters throughout the recording, it is easy to skip to the parts you are most interested in or just watch the whole thing. It’s a great video to watch if you are thinking about trying out the new menu but aren’t sure where to start. (—> Take a deep dive into the Simplified Menu)

What’s next on the list of Jackrabbit enhancements?

I think it’s safe to say that the next round of Jackrabbit enhancements all come from feedback from COVID-19 and the new Next Gen pages so get ready to be excited!

  1. Multi-class discounts will increase from up to 6 classes to up to 20 classes. Now more than ever, you need to make sure you are getting compensated for all of the classes your students are taking without over-discounting yourself.
  2. Column search fields are making a comeback! For now, these search fields will be on our All Classes page only, but it was clear how many of you rely on these fields when looking up class information to get what you need fast.
  3. Option to copy virtual class links and class resources when copying classes in mass or individually. Talk about a time-saver!

Where can we learn more about enhancements coming in 2021?

While the near-future enhancements are exciting, I am sure you are wondering what’s to come in 2021 as we get close to closing out 2020.

So glad you asked! Our Director of Product, Tracy Egan, is presenting our 2021 roadmap of enhancements at our upcoming BOOST 2020 Virtual Conference. And I don’t know about you, but I am on the edge of my seat waiting to see what her team has decided on. This is just one amazing session out of 40+ sessions available at BOOST so if you haven’t already, you better save your spot!

We’ve got one more episode of Virtual Release Notes for 2020 and knowing what’s to come, I can’t wait to sit down with Marie and talk about what’s new. Register to save your spot now!

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