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This article is an overview of recent updates in the Frontline ProgressBook Parent & Student mobile app.

   August 2023 Mobile App Updates

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General

Screen Update
Multiple screens

If you experience any connectivity issues, the An Error Occurred box now informs you that you can tap Reload to try loading the screen again instead of signing out and signing back in.

Multiple screens

General updates have been made to the User Interface on iPads and tablets to improve usability.

Assignments

Screen Update

Assignments > Assignments 

On the "Assignments" screen, if you tap an assignment, the "Assignment Details" screen that is displayed now includes any comments. This is the same comment that displays when you view Assignment Details from the Dashboard > Grades screen.

Class Schedule

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Class Schedule

You will now periodically see a ProgressBook pop-up message that asks if you are enjoying the ProgressBook Parent/Student app when you access the "Class Schedule" screen. You have the option to tap OK to proceed to your app store and leave a rating or tap Cancel to close the pop-up message. If you tap OK, you will not see the pop-up message again for 180 days. If you tap Cancel, you will see the pop-up again after two days.

Calendar

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Calendar

On the "Calendar" screen, any assignments due or missing on today’s date are listed under the calendar by default without you having to tap the date to view them.

Notifications

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Low Assignment Marks > Class Settings

On the "Class Settings" screen, the Reset link has been added at the bottom of the screen to enable you to quickly clear the selected threshold grade for each class.

When you tap Reset, a message displays asking you to confirm that you want to reset all grade for all classes.

If you want to proceed and change the selection for each class to "No grade selected," tap OK. If you do not want to change all grade selections, tap Cancel

Low Assignment Marks > Class Settings

If you are a parent and you are on the "Class Settings" screen for one student and you select another student for whom the "Low Assignment Marks" notification is not enabled, you will be returned to the "Low Assignments Mark" screen for the original student you were viewing.

   March 2023 Mobile App Updates

You can now manage notifications in the mobile app!

If your school or district has enabled alerts in ProgressBook, you can now manage Missing Assignment and Low Assignment Mark alerts in the Frontline ProgressBook Parent & Student mobile app from the new "Notifications" screen.

  • The March 2023 release of the Frontline ProgressBook Parent & Student mobile app (version 1.0.2) includes the new "Notifications" screen that you can use to manage your alert subscriptions. You will be prompted to update the app to this latest version, and the "Notifications" screen will be available.
  • If you have previously subscribed to Missing Assignment and Low Assignment Mark alerts using the desktop version of ProgressBook, you can now view those settings on the "Notifications" screen in the mobile app.
  • You can now select to receive Missing Assignment and Low Assignment Mark alerts as push notifications on your mobile device.
  • See below for more information.

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General

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What's new?

After a new release of the mobile app, the "What's new?" screen may be displayed with any key items about the release and a link to this "What's New" article. Tap Close to close this screen, and it will not be displayed again until the next time this screen is used with a release of the Frontline ProgressBook Parent & Student mobile app or if you delete the app and re-install it.

Push Notification 

The first time you access the FPPS mobile app after the update, the Push Notification screen displays with a message asking if you would like to enable push notifications for the mobile app.

  • If you enable push notifications for the mobile, then on the new Notification screen (Menu > Notifications), you can select a notification type and manage the Push Notification option for an individual notification.
  • If you do not enable push notifications, then when you access the new Notification screen, you will see a Push Notification message that asks if you would like to enable notifications for ProgressBook. If you click OK, the Settings > ProgressBook page opens, and you can tap Notifications and toggle on Allow Notifications.

For more information about Notifications in the mobile app, see Notifications below.

Notifications

See the article Subscribing to Alerts for more details. 

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Notifications

The "Notifications" screen has been added. From the "Notifications" screen, you can manage your email settings and your subscriptions for alerts you receive by email, as well as enable to receive push notifications on your mobile device. 

Tap Menu, then Notifications to access the "Notifications" screen.

From the "Notifications" screen, you can manage Email Settings and settings for the following Notification Types:

  • Missing Assignments
  • Low Assignment Marks

Updates you make to your Email Settings and your selections to receive Email notifications for a Notification Type will also be reflected on the Alerts screen in the web browser version of ProgressBook.

Push notifications can only be managed using the Frontline ProgressBook Parent & Student mobile app.

Notifications > Email Settings

On the "Notifications" screen, tap Email Settings to display the "Email Settings" screen, which you can use to manage the email addresses you use to receive alerts. 

Notifications >  Missing Assignments

On the "Notifications" screen, tap Missing Assignments to display the "Missing Assignments" screen where you can toggle to receive Missing Assignment alerts as a push notification on your mobile device and/or as an email notification that is sent to your saved addresses.

If you have selected to receive push notifications and a Missing Assignment alert is triggered, the "Missing Assignment" notification displays on your mobile device. Tap the push notification to display the "Assignments" screen with the list of the student’s missing assignments.

Note: If you are not logged in to the Frontline ProgressBook Parent & Student mobile app, the "Sign In" screen is displayed first, and then once you have logged in the app, the "Assignments" screen is displayed.

Notifications >  Low Assignment Marks

Notifications >  Low Assignment Marks > Class Settings

On the "Notifications" screen, tap Low Assignment Marks to display the "Low Assignment Marks" screen where you can toggle to receive Low Assignment Mark alerts as a push notification on your mobile device and/or as an email notification that is sent to your saved addresses.

If you have enabled to receive Low Assignment Mark alerts, you also need to set the threshold grade for each class for which you want to receive the alert. To do this:

  • On the "Low Assignment Marks" screen, tap Class Settings to display the "Class Settings" screen with a list of the student’s classes for the current reporting period.
  • For each class for which you want to set a low mark alert, tap the down arrow (), and select the threshold grade. 

If "No grade selected" displays for a class, the Low Assignment Mark alert will not be triggered for that class. 

Note: For classes that use standards-based grading, you cannot select a threshold grade.

If you have selected to receive push notifications and a Low Assignment Mark alert is triggered, the "Low Assignment Mark" notification displays on your mobile device. Tap the push notification to display the "Grades" tab of the "Dashboard" screen.

Note: If you are not logged in to the Frontline ProgressBook Parent & Student mobile app, the "Sign In" screen is displayed first, and then once you have logged in the app, the "Grades" tab of the "Dashboard" screen is displayed.

Dashboard

Screen Update

Dashboard > Grades > Assignments

On the "Assignments" screen for classes that use Assessments, when you have tapped Assessments to view the assignments by Assessment, you can now tap an assessment to view a detail screen for the assessment that lists the following information:

  • Assignment Name
  • Assessment Name
  • Score
  • Assigned
  • Due
  • Weight
  • Comment
  • Type

Additionally for classes that use Assessments, the forward slash (/) is no longer displayed for assignments. You can tap to drill down to details and view the marks for each assessment.

Dashboard > News

On the "News" tab, the “New” indicator is now displayed for items that have been posted in the past three days from the current date. When you tap a news item with the “New” indicator, the “New” indicator no longer displays.

Assignments

Screen Update

Assignments > Assignments

On the "Assignments" tab in the “Missing” section, any assignment comment a teacher has added for a missing assignment is now displayed.

Additionally, if you tap an assignment in the “Missing” section to view details, the “Late” indicator is now displayed the same as it is when you view an assignment for a class from the path Dashboard > Grades > Assignments.

Class Schedule

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Class Schedule

On the "Class Schedule" screen, when you tap a class in the student’s schedule, the "Class Information" tab is now displayed instead of the "Assignments" tab.

Calendar

Note: The "Calendar" tab can be accessed from the menu or by selecting Assignments>Calendar.

Screen Update
Calendar

When you have a filter applied, the filter icon that displays at the top of the "Calendar" screen is white on a purple background (ActiveCalendarFilter_icon.png). Because filters are selected by default, white on a purple background is the default view of the filter icon. If you have cleared all filters, the filter icon is purple (NoActiveCalendarFilter_icon.png). You can tap either icon to go to the "Filters" screen. 

You can tap the up arrow () under the calendar to collapse the calendar to view more assignments without scrolling and to view a bar that shows the filters that are currently applied.

You have the following options on the "Calendar" screen when the calendar is collapsed:

  • To reset a filter, tap X on the filter. This removes the filter from the panel, and the list of assignments is updated as appropriate for your new filter selections.
  • Tap the filter icon BlueFilterIcon.png in the bar to display the "Filters" screen.
  • Tap Show Calendar to hide the filters and display the calendar.

Calendar > Filters

Calendar > Filters Details

The following updates have been to the "Filters" and "Filters Detail" screens:

  • On the "Filters" screen, the Clear All Filters option has been relabeled as Reset All Filters.
  • On the "Filters Detail" screen, the Clear option has been relabeled as Reset.

When you tap Reset All Filters on the "Filters" screen or Reset on a "Filters Detail" screen, a pop-up message asks you to confirm that you want to reset the filter. Tap OK to reset the options. 

If you have access to multiple students, when you switch students, the filters return to their default selections.

Attendance

Note: The "Attendance" tab can be accessed from the menu or by selecting Dashboard>Attendance.

Screen Update

Attendance

On the "Attendance" tab in the "Daily Attendance" section, the Period Attendance box now displays the date that you selected. Today’s date is the default, but you can tap the Calendar icon () to select another date.

My Account

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My Account

The version displayed now includes both the version number for the Frontline ProgressBook Parent & Student mobile app and the build number (for example, “1.0.2 – 40”) to match the build number that is shown in the App store.

My Account

The URL accessed by the ProgressBook Help link has been updated to go to this ProgressBook Parent & Student Learning Center. The Parent & Student Learning Center does not require you to be logged in to the application to access it. When you tap the link, the Learning Center opens in a new screen. 

   August 2022 Mobile App Updates

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General

Screen Update

Sign In

On the "Sign In" screen, logos have been updated, and when you are logging in, a spinner displays to let you know the app is authenticating your login.

Dashboard

Screen Update

Dashboard > Grades

On the "Grades" tab, the "Daily Comment" section now displays if a teacher has added a Daily Comment for a class for today’s date. Classes with comments are listed in the "Daily Comment" section, and you can tap a class to view the "Daily Comments" screen. If no daily comments have been added for today’s date, the "Daily Comment" section is not displayed. 

Dashboard > Grades > Assignments

On the "Grades" tab, if you tap a class to view class details, the "Assignments" tab for the class now includes any assignment comments teachers have added. Assignments with a comment display the Comment icon () and the comment. If the comment is too long to display in its entirety, an ellipsis (…) is displayed at the end of the comment, and you can tap to view the complete comment.

Dashboard > Grades > Assignments On the "Grades" tab, if you tap a class to view class details, the "Assignments" tab for the class now displays the label of the reporting period selected on the "Grades" tab (for example, "Qtr1").
Dashboard > Grades > Assignments

For classes that use assessments, when you are on the "Grades" tab and tap the class to view class details, the "Assignments" tab for the class now displays the Assessments link. You can tap Assessments to view the assignments by assessment.

Class Schedule

Screen Update

Class Schedule

Under "Homeroom", the Counselor section has been added and will display the student’s counselor if one has been assigned. If no counselor is assigned to the student, the section does not display.

Note: Whether Homeroom information is included on the Class Schedule is controlled by your district. 

Calendar

Note: The Calendar tab can be accessed from the menu or by selecting Assignments>Calendar.

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Calendar

On the "Calendar" tab, the due date of an assignment is now circled in red if the student has one or more missing assignments on the date.

In the "Assignment" list below the calendar, the due dates for any missing assignment are displayed in red text. If you tap an assignment name to view details, “Missing” is now displayed with a red background.

Calendar On the "Calendar" tab, the due date of an upcoming assignment is now circled in green.

Calendar

Calendar > Filters

Calendar > Filters Details

On the "Calendar" tab, the Filter icon () has been added to enable you to filter assignments. To do this, tap (Filter icon) to display the Filters screen. On the Filters screen, you have the following options:

  • In the Assignments field, tap Select Type to display the Filter Details screen with options for "Missing Assignments" and "Upcoming Assignments". Both options are selected by default, but the user can clear a selection a desired. Tap Submit to return to the calendar with only dates for the filter(s) you selected shown.
  • In the Classes field, tap Select Classes to display the Filter Details screen with a list of the student’s classes. All classes are selected by default, but the user can clear a selected class as desired. Tap Submit to return to the calendar with only assignments for any date for a selected class shown.

Attendance

Note: The Attendance tab can be accessed from the menu or by selecting Dashboard>Attendance.

Screen Update

Attendance

On the Attendance tab in Daily Attendance section, when you tap a date to view additional details, the absence date and absence type are now included on the screen with the details. If you tap a date and there is no additional information to display, such as the absence reason or the time of the absence, the message that displays on the screen has been revised to “No additional details to show.”

My Account

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My Account

If your district has enabled viewing Locker Combinations, the label for the Require Touch ID toggle now dynamically updates to either Require Touch ID or Require Face ID, depending on how biometric authentication is set up on your mobile device. If biometric authentication is not enabled on the device, the setting is labeled Require Touch ID and is not available for selection.

An Info icon () has been added to the toggle to inform you that the Touch ID/Face ID settings apply to viewing a student’s locker combination.
Tap (Info icon) to display the following message, “This enables Touch ID/Face ID to be required in order to view Locker Combinations if enabled by your district.”

Note: Whether Locker information is included on the Class Schedule is controlled by your district. 

My Account

The ProgressBook Help link has been added.