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My list of blog topics is growing faster than I'm getting blog posts written. I may need to increase my post rate to get caught up with all the new features we've added lately.

Mass Enroll in the Web App

I've been avoiding this for a long time as I waited for divine inspiration about how to do it. But Indiana was on a more restrictive schedule than that, so I had to come up with something. I wish I could say this whole thing was my own idea, but it really came out of the tour of our old Mass Enroll functionality that Kati gave Emily and Adrian in Indiana. Somehow out of that, it was just obvious to them that Mass Enroll should be part of our Student List support in the web app. That had simply never occurred to me, but it made good sense to me too as soon as I thought about it.

Assessment Interpretation and MSIX

MSIX sent out an email back in August about new values that were being supported for AssessmentType and Assessment Interpretation. In case you missed that, here's a screen capture:

COE Work Item Emails Now Go Out Immediately

I've been putting in a lot of effort over the past year or so to completely overhaul how we deal with emails from MS/EdD staff, our blog service, and automated emails from the MIS2000 system. It turns out that emails are just complicated and I've learned more than I ever, ever wanted to know about them. But I'm definitely getting everything tightened up. This got me brave enough to enable some functionality that I actually wrote a long time ago but have been too chicken to actually turn on.

Full COE Approvals in the Web App

This bit of functionality has been a long time coming, probably longer than any other bit. But it has finally arrived. We've long had the ability to add COEs through the web app, including the collection of signatures on something like a Surface or iPad, but we've only had limited ability for those COEs to go through the approval process fully within the web app. In most states, they'd have to take a detour through one of the desktop apps (old or new) to do the student resolution step. We added this in for Michigan early this year and it has been run through the wringer since then. Massachusetts is using it as well, and we're ready to open it up to any state that wants it at this point.

Student Detail Section Visibility in the Web App

Many states that use the web app have the ability to edit Students this way. They can do a search for students and then select "Edit student" from the hamburger menu on the right, like so:

Student Scrolling in the Web App

This has been overdue for a long time. It had been on my ToDo List for years, but I had never gotten around to actually implementing it, mainly because it seemed kinda hard and no one had ever actually asked for it. But once again, Adrian in Indiana asked for it so I bumped the priority on it and got it done. It's not nearly as perfect as I would like it to be, but it's much, much better than what had before.

MSIX Invalid Values Reports

The MSIX system has been providing enhanced error reports for submitted files for quite some time. They originally only sent the files known as SSORI which only contained very basic error information. But a few years ago they started to send the SSOREI files that have much more detailed error information in them. My initial implementation for processing these SSOREI files would simply bundle up the various errors and submit them to our status logging system which would in turn send them to me in an email. For a couple years after that, I contacted states personally whenever I got reports from MSIX about "invalid values" in the submission files, and we would work through the issues together.

Please Welcome Kati Gordon to our Team

We've got a new person here at MS/EdD, which is pretty exciting for us. Jeff no longer has to be the "new hire" now that he's been here for fifteen years. You may have noticed that we've tried on a couple new people over the past year or so, but they just didn't seem to fit. But we think Kati will be here a while and we think you're going to like her. It will take us some time to get her fully up to speed, so try to be gentle during that period. But she's a fast learner and should be an increasingly visible presence to all of you. She's got more degrees than any decent person should have, some hopefully useful experience in the wide world of education, and I'm told she speaks a bit of Spanish although you couldn't prove it by me. She'll be working the ground somewhat between Jay and Marcy while trying to learn from both.

Welcome Indiana!

Indiana has been our worst kept secret. Usually when we bring a new state on, I wait to send out a wecome post until we've got them all connected up with MSIX and somewhat stable. But Indiana is a special case because they're still using their old system for their MSIX connection and that may continue for quite a while yet. So I'm going to go ahead and give a belated but no less enthusiastic welcome to Emily Salinas, Adrian Martinez, and last but not least Valerie Beard who is out with her new baby right now. Adrian has probably set a record for giving me the most really thoughtful Suggestion Box entries in such a short period. Several of his ideas have already been added, and one will be going out soon. I'll probably cover it in the next post. So anyway, Wecome Indiana!

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Reports for Single Students
1/4/2021 3:43 PM | Kevin Donn
Mass Enroll in the Web App
12/14/2020 4:05 PM | Kevin Donn
Assessment Interpretation and MSIX
11/23/2020 3:33 PM | Kevin Donn
COE Work Item Emails Now Go Out Immediately
11/2/2020 4:12 PM | Kevin Donn
Full COE Approvals in the Web App
10/14/2020 4:41 PM | Kevin Donn
Student Detail Section Visibility in the Web App
9/21/2020 4:01 PM | Kevin Donn
Student Scrolling in the Web App
8/31/2020 4:31 PM | Kevin Donn
MSIX Invalid Values Reports
8/26/2020 11:32 AM | Kevin Donn
Please Welcome Kati Gordon to our Team
7/20/2020 3:19 PM | Kevin Donn
Welcome Indiana!
6/30/2020 8:02 AM | Kevin Donn
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