What's new

Stay up-to-date on new features delivered over the last few months.
August 2021
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Display more attendance and grade details on student transcripts

More information is now displayed on academic transcripts to better track student progress, namely the attendance percentage of each course and the overall attendance, available on both the staff and the student view. In addition, staff can now decide whether or not to display the transcript grade average, the transcript grade percentage and the degree class on the student view of transcripts, for which you can get in touch with us.

All of this and more can be read in our Help Center article about Transcripts, so please check it out.

Other updates
ORIGIN l APPLICATIONS

New report to track successful monthly bookings

We introduced a new report to the ALL PROFILES page: Export adjusted global monthly performance. It's an alternate version of the global monthly performance export. In the new report, instead of unsuccessful bookings counting towards the month that they were cancelled (in other words, when a submitted registration was withdrawn), they count towards the month when the registration was initially submitted. In turn, this avoids negative net numbers on months with cancellations and paints a more accurate picture of their performance.

ORIGIN l APPLICATIONS

Define the campuses available for each course

It's now possible to associate a specific course with one or more campuses. To do so, simply access the Courses list in General settings and open a course, where you'll find a new Campuses field inside the Basic section (provided that the campuses feature is enabled).

FOUNDATION CRM l LEAD MANAGEMENT

Easily import large amounts of profile data

We've upgraded our import functionality to make it capable of importing large amounts of profile information in one single file. Files can now have over 2000 rows and be imported in one go.

July 2021
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Connect to Full Fabric through several authentication options

We're very happy to announce that, henceforth, you can set up a variety of login methods to be available concurrently, from the traditional email and password method to institutional and social single sign-on solutions. By giving your applicants the flexibility of choosing how to log in to Full Fabric, such as by using the same credentials as they already use for your school's official website or, alternatively, LinkedIn, you streamline the authentication process and increase adoption rates. So why stick to one method when you can enable all of them? Read this article for more information and drop us a line if this sounds appealing!

Other updates

CORE l USER INFORMATION SYSTEM

Search through lists of subjects and courses and more

We've introduced a slew of improvements to the lists of subjects and courses in General settingsInstitution. Not only do they have a new, cleaner look with improved navigation, but they also boast much faster loading speeds thanks to pagination, and each list comes with a search function to filter the content based on what you enter. More lists will be similarly revamped soon.

ORIGIN l APPLICATIONS

Add a sequential ID field to the journey schema

It's now possible to create a unique sequential ID for each profile journey to be used as a reference on official documents and other records. Previously, only a sequential ID for profiles could be generated, which was insufficient for profiles with multiple journeys. The sequential ID allows for the use of a predefined prefix and between 6 to 10 randomized characters (excluding the prefix). This is an Admin-only feature, so get in touch with us if you're interested.

FOUNDATION CRM l EMAILS

Total size of email attachments limited to 10 MBs

In order to improve performance, the total size of the attachments in a single email message should be no larger than 10 MB; and if an attempt is made to exceed the maximum size limit, the following alert will be triggered: The total size of the email cannot exceed 10 MB. Please upload the file as a link instead.

June 2021
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CORE l Student Information System

Sort subjects and courses on study plans and similar areas

For the first time ever, staff may define the sorting order of lists of subjects and courses across study plans, applications, transcripts, enrollment plans and documents, either by subject name (A to Z) or by course start date. If the latter is selected, subjects linked to multiple courses will be sorted by the earliest course start date. Meanwhile, listing subjects alphabetically is the default. This is a major improvement over the previous version, where subjects and courses were randomly ordered!

Since this is an Admin-only feature, get in touch with us to define your preferred sorting order!

Other updates
FOUNDATION CRM l Lead management

Easily create organization contacts

Henceforth, you easily create organization contacts by ticking CREATE AS CONTACT FOR THEIR ORGANIZATION when adding a new professional experience entry to a profile.

CORE l Student information system

Display profile fields on lists of course registrations

It’s now possible to display fields from the profile Info tab as columns in the Register tab of a course. To do so, click the button COLUMNS on the top-right corner and select the desired profile fields, after which they’ll be promptly added to the list.

FOUNDATION CRM l Lead Management

See course journey information in profile exports

When exporting a list of profiles, course journey information is now included in all course-related columns (such as All contexts, Potential, State and Owner, among others), regardless of where you’re exporting from (for instance, the ALL PROFILES overview, a segment or a class page).

FOUNDATION CRM l Lead Management

Display journey fields on course pages

Journey fields are now available in the column selector of course pages, allowing staff to visualize journey-related data for the profiles of a specific course.

FOUNDATION CRM l Lead Management 

Export profiles from course pages to Excel, PDF or CSV

We introduced a new export function to course pages, accessible by pressing the vertical ellipsis and then Export profiles. If any fields associated with the course journey are included in the export, such as Potential, Owner, Payment plans and more, the columns will be accordingly populated with both the class and course journeys.

FOUNDATION CRM l Lead Management

Update the state and substate of course journeys in bulk

You can now update the state and substate of course journeys in bulk via course pages. To accomplish this, tap the vertical ellipsis, press Update state and substate and pick the appropriate lifecycle state. Please note that class journeys are not updated.

May 2021
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FOUNDATION CRM l EVENTS

Set and send different email reminders for your events

You can now send distinct reminders for the same event by defining a different email template per reminder, which allows for as much individualised customisation as the needs of the situation dictate! This stands in stark contrast to the past, when only one email template could be used for all of the reminders. You may read more about event reminders here!

Other updates
FOUNDATION CRM l EVENTS

Display a list of selected events on your Student Hub

It's now possible to select specific events rather than teams in the Events widget of a portal page, letting you define exactly which events should be put on display! Previously, one could only filter them by type – such as Admissions, Careers and others –, according to the staff user who created the event. To learn more about this topic, check this article!

FOUNDATION CRM l USER MANAGEMENT

Easily identify different types of profiles

It's now easy to discern at first glance whether a profile belongs to a a contact, a lecturer or a staff user through the introduction of the following blocked tags below the profile name: Contact, Lecturer and Staff. Applicant profiles, being the majority and by extension the default, possess no label.

ORIGIN l APPLICATIONS

Different submission error messages displayed to staff

We've improved the original error message displayed to staff when attempting to submit an application on behalf of a candidate, which hitherto only indicated that the application couldn't be submitted and had to be revised, to actually specify which fields need to be reviewed in order to submit the application.

CORE l USER INFORMATION SYSTEM

Improvements to the "Get study plan" API request

The Get study plan API request can now also retrieve paths and elective group course types.

April 2021
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CORE l Student Information System

Students can now download their own transcripts to PDF

Henceforth, when creating new transcript templates, staff has the option to make them available for download to students. No is selected by default, but when switched to Yes, students will see a button to Download transcript on the top-right corner. Previously, only staff users could download transcripts, so this will greatly improve their accessibility!

Other updates
ORIGIN l Applications

Publish partial grades

A new payment gateway is now available to handle application fees: Flywire! Flywire is a payment solution specially conceived for the education sector. To learn more about it, please read this article!

ORIGIN • CORE l Transcripts, Letters and Applications

Date formats for different languages now available

It's now possible to specify the language format of date merge fields in letters, transcripts and application exports, which not only translates the months but also observes regional capitalisation and punctuation rules. For instance, 27 maart 2021 in Dutch, 27. Mär 2021 in German, 27 March, 2021 in British English, and so on. You can find a complete list of the available languages and merge fields here.

CORE l Transcripts

New merge field for custom transcript course names

The custom transcript course name is now referenced via a different merge field from that of course names, since using the same one led to the former overwriting the latter in transcript templates. Therefore, custom transcript course names are now pulled via the merge field =course.custom_transcript_name, whereas course names are keeping the tag =course.name for themselves.

CORE l Student Information System

Hide the † and * symbols from transcript templates

Staff can now decide whether or not to display the and * symbols in a transcript template, achieved in the Details tab of the transcript template. If neither Show reference for final grade (*) nor Show reference for credits (†) is ticked, the symbols won't be visible in printed and downloaded transcripts.

CORE l Student Information System

Publish partial grades

We've introduced a new publishing mode for grades allowing you to release partial grades as you go – such as, for instance, the results of an assignment –, without necessarily releasing the finals. You can read everything about the new publishing mode in our Help Centre!

March 2021
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CORE l Student Information System

Introducing the Shared Calendar

Make way for the new academic calendar, the Shared calendar, replacing its predecessor with smarter and better functionality! This new calendar takes a centralised approach to displaying courses and sessions, now combined into a single shared calendar instead of each programme having its own! The new calendar also comes with a bevy of filters and sorting options to help you customise your view and dig into data, as well as a variety of other nifty tricks that you can read about in our Help Centre! We'll support you through the process of transitioning to the new calendar and will contact you shortly for that purpose (if we haven't already)!

If you've never used our academic calendar, we recommend this other article instead.

Other updates

FOUNDATION CRM l Forms

Embed forms using scripts

You can now embed a Full Fabric form in an external web page by using a script instead of an iframe, thus allowing you to track user interaction with Google Tag Manager (such as completion time, abandonment rate and other metrics) and customise the design of your form on your own website. For more information, come here.

ORIGIN l Applications

Order the content of programme choice fields chronologically

It's now possible to order the classes and courses in programme choice fields by their start date to make them easier to work with. As such, from now on, when applicants select a programme or a subject and then proceed to select a class or a course, respectively, they'll see them ordered from earliest to latest by default. Classes and courses without dates will be ordered alphabetically at the bottom.

FOUNDATION CRM l Lead Management

Changes to the primary programme choice substitution tag

The subject code is no longer generated as part of the primary programme choice substitution tag, meaning that only the subject name and the course name are displayed to applicants in the application submission confirmation emails they receive.