Timetables – when to go live?

"I may need to make a few changes to the timetable between now and the school opening day. If I publish the timetable will all staff be able to view it?" The answer to this is... no, not if you don't want them to view it. This is a question we get asked a lot during...
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June Updates

Restricted teacher access to student information All teachers now only have access to the profiles of students that they directly teach. For students that they don't directly teach, they will see: Display Name, Photo, Current Student Status (which lesson they are...
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Room Pools

Room Pools Search in our intercom support desk and you will find lots of guides explaining the rooming process - here is a quick summary of what is involved with room pools. What is a room pool? A room pool is a timetabling tool which helps you group together and...
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Staying on track with your Rollover

Staying on track with your rollover The lead up to the start of the school year can be one of the busiest times for school admin staff. This handy printable guide to staying on track will make things a little easier. Click onto the image below for a closer...
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May Updates

User Setup Wizard The images below are a preview of what you will see when the User Setup Wizard appears on your account. All users will be prompted to go through a short checklist after logging in to ensure that the way in which we use your school data is fully...
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Timetables – when to go live?

"I may need to make a few changes to the timetable between now and the school opening day. If I publish the timetable will all staff be able to view it?" The answer to this is... no, not if you don't want them to view it. This is a question we get asked a lot during...

June Updates

Restricted teacher access to student information All teachers now only have access to the profiles of students that they directly teach. For students that they don't directly teach, they will see: Display Name, Photo, Current Student Status (which lesson they are...

Room Pools

Room Pools Search in our intercom support desk and you will find lots of guides explaining the rooming process - here is a quick summary of what is involved with room pools. What is a room pool? A room pool is a timetabling tool which helps you group together and...

Staying on track with your Rollover

Staying on track with your rollover The lead up to the start of the school year can be one of the busiest times for school admin staff. This handy printable guide to staying on track will make things a little easier. Click onto the image below for a closer...

May Updates

User Setup Wizard The images below are a preview of what you will see when the User Setup Wizard appears on your account. All users will be prompted to go through a short checklist after logging in to ensure that the way in which we use your school data is fully...

Community News

Photograph by Jason Clarke. Taken at the Young Social Innovators of the Year Ireland Awards 2018. . . . Young Social Innovators awards 2018 Last week on May 8th, Croke Park hosted over 800 young people who were taking part in the 2018 Young Social Innovators event. 30...

April Updates

GDPR Changes Updated Teacher Permissions Previously the user permission ‘Allow access to Detailed Student Information’ allowed users access to the Personal and Household tab of a student profile as well as the ability to print student data. Administrators can now...

GDPR & VSware

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new EU-wide regulation that will come into force on May 25th 2018. It is being enforced to set a new standard for how companies use and protect EU citizens' data.  At VSware we have been working hard to ensure...

This Week’s Insider Info

Carol has almost 3 years experience working with the support team and has come across every type of query you can imagine. She is an expert in all things VSware from timetables to term reports and everything in between. In this post, she discusses this week's most...

Aspiring School Leaders Seminar 2018

This March we are hosting a one-day Aspiring School Leaders Seminar.  This will be a ‘lecture and demonstration’ style seminar and no prior timetable or senior management experience is required.  It is designed to benefit teachers who are interested in applying for...

February Updates

VSware System Status Page We are happy to announce the release of our new system status page! While we always strive for full service at VSware, we understand the realities of the digital world. Systems may go down so the system status page is your one stop shop for...

This Week’s Insider Info

Carol has almost 3 years experience working with the support team and has come across every type of query you can imagine. She is an expert in all things VSware from timetables to term reports and everything in between. In this post, she discusses this week's most...

Timetable & Admin Training 2018

Our training courses are off to a flying start with the first of the Admin courses held last Thursday in Dublin. Our experienced consultants Emmanuel and Conrad will be on the road to teach you everything you need to know about VSware timetabling and administration....

This Week’s Insider Info

Carol has almost 3 years experience working with the support team and has come across every type of query you can imagine. She is an expert in all things VSware from timetables to term reports and everything in between. In this post, she discusses this week's most...

Option Blocks

Option Blocks Choosing option subjects can be a really important decision for students, so it's critical that the software achieves the best possible results and makes sure students don't miss out on their preferred subjects where possible. The option blocks are...

2017 – Year in Review

It's been a busy year for the team at VSware. We were delighted to welcome aboard 52 new schools since January, and as our user base grows, the product continues to grow and improve alongside it. Let's take a look back at the highlights of 2017. Make Editable V2 We’ve...

December Updates 🎄

Click onto the videos and images below to enlarge Add behaviour directly from attendance screen Teachers can now quickly record behaviour for a student directly from the attendance screen using the new 'Add Behaviour' button. In addition to this, teachers can apply a...

Office 365 FAQ

Office 365 FAQ Microsoft Office 365 is a collection of services that allows you to collaborate and share your schoolwork. The service includes a suite of apps that are really useful in the classroom: Word, PowerPoint, Excel, OneNote and more. Many schools are choosing...

November Updates

Click onto the videos and images below to enlarge Create Groups from Reports Users can now create a group of students directly from the new 'Create Group' button in the following reports: TUSLA, Overdue Fees and Outstanding Fees. This makes it easier to keep track of...

Exams and Term Reports Made Easy

Exams and term reports made easy The lead up to exams can be hectic, but making sure that every student receives an accurate term report can be a huge task in itself. To take some of the pressure off, we have compiled a list of guides that we think will streamline...

Aspiring School Leaders Seminar

Join us on October 31st in UCD where we are hosting a one-day seminar for newly appointed management and aspiring school leaders. Throughout the year, we run a series of in-depth timetabling and administration training days. These training days are geared towards...

VSware Certification Course

This October, VSware is running two-day Certification courses in Dublin, Cork and Portlaoise. Our training courses have been a cornerstone of educating users and helping them get the most out of VSware from the beginning. Over time, the style and format of these...

September Updates

'Teacher Council Number’ and ‘Email’ have now been added as available fields in the Print Teacher Data feature. Any new fields added to the Student Personal tab can now be printed in ‘Print Student Data’ New fields can be added in Settings > Custom...

SMS – Everything You Need to Know

We think that SMS is a great way to make the day to day running of a busy school that bit easier. By using SMS, you can be sure that staff and parents are just one text away. Using SMS can also take the hassle out of student attendance. Parents can have peace of mind...

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