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  • Introducing The Cloud Solution for K–12 Schools

    Introducing The Cloud Solution for K–12 Schools

    Learn why Blackbaud K–12 is changing the names of our education management, tuition, and financial aid solutions.

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  • How to Hold a Successful Giving Day for Your School

    How to Hold a Successful Giving Day for Your School

    Should your school run a stand-alone giving day or participate in #GivingTuesday? Get the answer to this question and many more in this complete giving day guide.

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  • How to Design the Best Private School Website

    How to Design the Best Private School Website

    Private school website redesigns don't have to be long, arduous projects. It takes planning to avoid the mess, and this guide is packed with everything you need to know to stay a step ahead.

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  • The Connected Student Enrollment Experience

    The Connected Student Enrollment Experience

    The expectations of private school parents have never been higher. Create a strong first impression with a connected student enrollment experience by utilizing Blackbaud K–12's software solutions.

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  • Supercharged Millennial Fundraising: An Advanced Guide to Engaging Young Alumni in Development

    Supercharged Millennial Fundraising: An Advanced Guide to Engaging Young Alumni in Development

    In this eBook from Joe Garecht, you'll learn in-depth strategies to get millennials invested in your school's fundraising programs.

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  • A Look Inside the Total Economic Impact Report for St. Paul’s Episcopal Day School57:41

    A Look Inside the Total Economic Impact Report for St. Paul’s Episcopal Day School

    Watch this recorded webinar from Forrester Reseach to learn how St. Paul's Episcopal Day School realized a 26% increase in revenue and much more with Blackbaud K-12's school management solutions.

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  • Summer Sprint: Tackling That School Marketing Project Before September

    Summer Sprint: Tackling That School Marketing Project Before September

    An eBook to help select, plan, and successfully complete a private school summer marketing project, as well as a contest to win a free trip to Blackbaud K-12's 2019 User Conference—what's not to love?

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  • The Connected Admissions Office at Archbishop Moeller High School #Podcast

    The Connected Admissions Office at Archbishop Moeller High School #Podcast

    Learn about the efficiencies Archbishop Moeller High School gained by connecting its admissions office through Blackbaud K-12's enrollment management, tuition management, and accounting solutions

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  • What If Hogwarts School Was Connected?

    What If Hogwarts School Was Connected?

    In celebration of Children's Book Week, Blackbaud K-12 is supporting Every Child a Reader. We're also reviewing how Hogwarts School could benefit from our school management solutions.

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  • The "ON" Product Navigation is Getting a Usability Makeover

    The "ON" Product Navigation is Getting a Usability Makeover

    Learn how the product development team at Blackbaud K-12 is reworking the "ON" navigation to improve usability and boost efficiency for users completing administrative tasks.

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  • It's All in Your Head: Why Heads of School are Critical to Marketing Success

    It's All in Your Head: Why Heads of School are Critical to Marketing Success

    In this free eBook, Chuck English reviews the new realities of private school marketing that only heads of schools have the credibility and authority to successfully address.

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  • School Website Landscaping Checklist

    School Website Landscaping Checklist

    Is your school's website getting overgrown and outdated. Check out these website landscaping tips to keep your site flourishing.

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  • Enhancing Student Learning and Grading with Rubrics

    Enhancing Student Learning and Grading with Rubrics

    Rubrics are on the rise in K–12 education and this eBook explains why your school should be grading with rubrics, outlines how to implement these assessments, and provides resources for teachers.

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  • Has the Home Page Video Fire Been Extinguished?

    Has the Home Page Video Fire Been Extinguished?

    The full-browser video has been a popular trend in private school website design, but this technique may now extinguish the admission pipeline. Learn why.

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  • 6 Admissions-Boosting Website Calls-to-Action for Schools

    6 Admissions-Boosting Website Calls-to-Action for Schools

    Is your school's website properly converting Admissions traffic into inquiries? Learn how to fine-tune calls-to-action so that prospects take the next step.

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  • Admissions Scheduling Enhancements are Underway for EAP Schools

    Admissions Scheduling Enhancements are Underway for EAP Schools

    Schools participating in Blackbaud K-12's early adopter program for Admissions Scheduling are benefiting from a better admin experience. See what's coming soon for all onBoard full-edition schools.

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  • 10 Questions You Need to Ask to Strengthen Your School’s Website Admissions Content

    10 Questions You Need to Ask to Strengthen Your School’s Website Admissions Content

    Yes, content is king, and the Admissions section rules private school websites. Learn how to attract and convince prospective families with these tips.

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  • Is This the End of “Free” Facebook for Schools?

    Is This the End of “Free” Facebook for Schools?

    Facebook is currently testing a new format in select markets that removes “brand” posts from users’ news feeds. What will this mean for your school? Let's discuss, here.

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  • Be a Hero with These 4 Interactive LMS Features

    Be a Hero with These 4 Interactive LMS Features

    Learn about four key features in Blackbaud's learning management system (LMS) that will create stronger connections between students, teachers, and parents.

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  • A Simple Strategy for Engaging Your School's Board in Fundraising

    A Simple Strategy for Engaging Your School's Board in Fundraising

    Learn how to build trust and engage the school's board of trustees in development efforts with these tips from fundraising consultant Joe Garecht.

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  • Back to School Features Not to Miss

    Back to School Features Not to Miss

    Our Product Teams have been hard at work​ have been hard at work in the first half of the year developing new functionality in the “ON” Products based on feedback from YOU in the K-12 Community.

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  • Tips for Taking Classroom Discussions Online

    Tips for Taking Classroom Discussions Online

    An online discussion isn’t a replacement for an in-class conversation. Rather a well structured online discussion is a valuable extension of an in-class activity.

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  • Blackbaud K-12 UC 2017 At-A-Glance1:35

    Blackbaud K-12 UC 2017 At-A-Glance

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  • Don’t Let the Summer Slip By: Top Tips to Position Your School’s Content for the Fall!

    Don’t Let the Summer Slip By: Top Tips to Position Your School’s Content for the Fall!

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  • 3 Smart Summer Projects for School Marketers

    3 Smart Summer Projects for School Marketers

    By Emily Cretella

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  • Blackbaud SKY UX is Here for K-12 Schools!

    Blackbaud SKY UX is Here for K-12 Schools!

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  • Why You Should De-centralize Content at Your School

    Why You Should De-centralize Content at Your School

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  • Why No One Is Clicking Your School Website’s Calls-to-Action

    Why No One Is Clicking Your School Website’s Calls-to-Action

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  • The Parent Experience at a Blackbaud Connected School2:03

    The Parent Experience at a Blackbaud Connected School

    What does it mean when you partner with Blackbaud to connect your whole school? See what parents at Brookwood School in Thomasville, Georgia have to say.

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  • Infographic: The Total Economic Impact of Blackbaud’s Cloud Solution for K-12 Schools

    Infographic: The Total Economic Impact of Blackbaud’s Cloud Solution for K-12 Schools

    See how one school realized a 63% ROI in the first year, reaped over $485,000 in cost savings, and boosted revenue over $125,000 with Blackbaud's Cloud Solution for K-12 Schools.

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  • Rubrics EAP is Underway!

    Rubrics EAP is Underway!

    One big step closer to releasing interactive assignment rubrics in onCampus!

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  •  Summer Camp Follow-up: Cultivating Your Audience for Admission

    Summer Camp Follow-up: Cultivating Your Audience for Admission

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  • Making the Most of Your 225th: Media Strategy for a School's Big Anniversary

    Making the Most of Your 225th: Media Strategy for a School's Big Anniversary

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  • The Year of the School Website: Top Design Trends for 2018

    The Year of the School Website: Top Design Trends for 2018

    Learn how the evolution of design styles, the growing impact of SEO, and the necessity for responsible design decisions will impact private school website design trends in 2018.

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  • 4 Ways to Use Formative Assessments in Your Classroom

    4 Ways to Use Formative Assessments in Your Classroom

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  • How Smart are Your School’s Enrollment Contracts?

    How Smart are Your School’s Enrollment Contracts?

    After releasing an essential integration between our enrollment and tuition management systems, Blackbaud K-12 is at it again with new online admissions improvements for schools.

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  • Is Your School’s Marketing Driven by Data?

    Is Your School’s Marketing Driven by Data?

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  • Understanding Your School’s Donor Universe

    Understanding Your School’s Donor Universe

    By Joe Garecht

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  • Caution: Moving Content — How to Plan for Responsive Web Design

    Caution: Moving Content — How to Plan for Responsive Web Design

    It’s not easy to design a private school website when you don’t have the content in advance. This will help you create content that provides the most flexibility for responsive web design.

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  • Leadership in the Small Independent School: A Conversation with Head of School Greg Bamford

    Leadership in the Small Independent School: A Conversation with Head of School Greg Bamford

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  • Website Content Workbook: Improving the Six Most Important Pages of Your School’s Website

    Website Content Workbook: Improving the Six Most Important Pages of Your School’s Website

    Ready to spark some website content magic? Let’s get started.

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  • Make this the Best Fundraising Year in Your School's History

    Make this the Best Fundraising Year in Your School's History

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  • SKY Reporting in the “ON” Products: Your School’s Data at Your Fingertips

    SKY Reporting in the “ON” Products: Your School’s Data at Your Fingertips

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  • 3 Big Marketing Moves For Small Schools (With Even Smaller Budgets!)

    3 Big Marketing Moves For Small Schools (With Even Smaller Budgets!)

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  • 7 Ways to Increase Inquiries on Your School Website

    7 Ways to Increase Inquiries on Your School Website

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  • What Can You Learn from Your Website in 8 Seconds or Less? #PODCAST

    What Can You Learn from Your Website in 8 Seconds or Less? #PODCAST

    Competition to stand out online is fierce — the importance for schools to articulate their value and demonstrate fit is paramount when marketing to prospective families. Heightened admission...

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  • How To Write an eBook Your Dream Family Will Love

    How To Write an eBook Your Dream Family Will Love

    By Emily Cretella

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  • Why Your School Needs a Content Strategy – and How to Implement It

    Why Your School Needs a Content Strategy – and How to Implement It

    By Dr. Jim Cianca

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  • Schedule Maker 2.0 is Around the Corner!  What Can You do to Prepare?

    Schedule Maker 2.0 is Around the Corner! What Can You do to Prepare?

    Schedule Maker 2.0 is currently in our Early Adopter Program phase and General Availability is planned for April.

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  • Use onCampus to Tame the Handout Headache

    Use onCampus to Tame the Handout Headache

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  • Small, Fast, and Warm-Blooded: Leadership in the Small Independent School

    Small, Fast, and Warm-Blooded: Leadership in the Small Independent School

    This free eBook is for heads of small schools that want to lead with the passion and focus of a small school.

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  • The Secret to an Awesome About Us Page? Make it About Them.

    The Secret to an Awesome About Us Page? Make it About Them.

    Your About Us page is the place readers click when your site has intrigued them enough to prompt them to learn more about you. For that reason, it needs to be perfect. It needs to reflect

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  • Enrollment Management: It’s about more than filling seats! #PODCAST

    Enrollment Management: It’s about more than filling seats! #PODCAST

    In this episode of the Get Connected Podcast, we welcome Brendan Schneider, Director of Advancement at Sewickley Academy, to discuss the need for schools to embrace enrollment management.

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  • 3 Reasons to Use Instagram Live at Your Private School

    3 Reasons to Use Instagram Live at Your Private School

    For boarding and private schools, Instagram has been a tremendous tool for connecting with students and parents as well as prospective families.

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  • Creating a Robust Alumni Fundraising Program: Events, Monthly Giving, and Annual Appeals

    Creating a Robust Alumni Fundraising Program: Events, Monthly Giving, and Annual Appeals

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  • The Major Mistake with Your School’s Online Story (& How To Fix It!)

    The Major Mistake with Your School’s Online Story (& How To Fix It!)

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  • The Key Challenge Facing a Head of School Search Committee #PODCAST

    The Key Challenge Facing a Head of School Search Committee #PODCAST

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  • How to Develop a Tactical Fundraising Calendar for Your School

    How to Develop a Tactical Fundraising Calendar for Your School

    By Joe Garecht, nonprofit fundraising consultant, author and speaker, and founder of The Fundraising Authority.

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  • Data-Driven Marketing Strategies: Using Data to Get Your School’s Message Heard

    Data-Driven Marketing Strategies: Using Data to Get Your School’s Message Heard

    Stacy Jagodowski

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  • Cultivating Alumni: Communicate Effectively with Them to Create Lifelong Donors

    Cultivating Alumni: Communicate Effectively with Them to Create Lifelong Donors

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  • Ashley Hall faculty renews its focus on the students with help from Blackbaud solutions.3:36

    Ashley Hall faculty renews its focus on the students with help from Blackbaud solutions.

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  • The Art of the Ask: How to Ask Major Donors for Large Gifts to Your School

    The Art of the Ask: How to Ask Major Donors for Large Gifts to Your School

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  • What’s the Makeup of the Perfect Private School Admission Team? #PODCAST

    What’s the Makeup of the Perfect Private School Admission Team? #PODCAST

    A couple of episodes back, we talked about the evolution of communications & marketing office in private schools. Today, we focus the lens on the admission office. Over the past 15 years, the...

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  • Two Private School Marketing Experts Get Tactical with Inbound Marketing #PODCAST

    Two Private School Marketing Experts Get Tactical with Inbound Marketing #PODCAST

    Have you heard? We recently publish a free e-book just for you, The Complete Guide to Inbound Marketing for Private Schools: A Step-by-Step Audit for Your Website.   Written by Scott Allenby,...

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  • What’s the Makeup of the Perfect Private School Marketing Team? #PODCAST

    What’s the Makeup of the Perfect Private School Marketing Team? #PODCAST

    As someone who has worked with schools for more than 15 years, I’ve seen communication offices undergo some significant changes. From a single person office that may have been part of a...

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  • How do we make course requests available?

    How do we make course requests available?

    Learn how to activate and set access permissions for Course Requests in Blackbaud K-12's Student Information System.

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  • Six Tips for Maximizing Blackbaud Learning Management System in Lower Schools

    Six Tips for Maximizing Blackbaud Learning Management System in Lower Schools

    Review these tips to learn how to improve parent engagement in lower schools with Blackbaud Learning Management System.

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  • Day Six

    Day Six

    On the six day of content, Blackbaud gave to me…tips for using an LMS in lower schools. Is that possible? Click the link to see.

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  • Day Seven

    Day Seven

    On the seventh day of content, Blackbaud gave to me…29 UC18 presentations! Click the link to see.

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  • Day Eight

    Day Eight

    On the eighth day of content, Blackbaud gave to me…a content guide for responsive web design. Click the link to see.

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  • Day Five

    Day Five

    On the fifth day of content, Blackbaud gave to me…supercharged millennial fundraising. Click the link to see.

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  • Day Four

    Day Four

    On the fourth day of content, Blackbaud gave to me…marketing insight from heads of schools. Click the link to see.

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  • Day Three

    Day Three

    On the third day of content, Blackbaud gave to me…a plan for crisis communication. Click the link to see.

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  • Day Two

    Day Two

    On the second day of content, Blackbaud gave to me…tips for enabling report card access. Click the link to see.

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  • Day One

    Day One

    On the first day of content, Blackbaud gave to me…wizards, witches, and muggles – oh my! Click the link to see.

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  • UC18 Day 2 Keynote1:11:54

    UC18 Day 2 Keynote

    Watch the day-two keynote from UC18 in Seattle to learn about the next evolution of the Blackbaud Sky journey.

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  • Using OneNote Class Notebook and onCampus: A Winning Combo

    Using OneNote Class Notebook and onCampus: A Winning Combo

    Learn how OneNote Class Notebook and onCampus work together to create a streamlined, paper-free class environment for students, parents, teachers, and administration.

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  • Transition Time: Making the Move from Education Edge to Blackbaud ON Products

    Transition Time: Making the Move from Education Edge to Blackbaud ON Products

    Get details and insight on how to plan for the transition, train staff, communicate with families, and manage the move to new technology for your entire school community.

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  • Tools and Strategies to Simplify Your Systems

    Tools and Strategies to Simplify Your Systems

    Learn how to develop a strategy for system management: the key to streamlining your processes.

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  • The Private School Guide to SEO

    The Private School Guide to SEO

    In this session, we'll discuss the major factors that influence search results to help schools build a balanced strategy for success today—and tomorrow.

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  • Surviving Year One: Transitioning to the Blackbaud "ON" Products

    Surviving Year One: Transitioning to the Blackbaud "ON" Products

    In this session, K-12 presenters who successfully made the move at their own school will share tips to help teachers, faculty, and families navigate change in year one.

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  • Smart Success: Tuition Management Best Practices

    Smart Success: Tuition Management Best Practices

    Learn more about current Blackbaud Smart Tuition tools and metrics, and how to best use them.

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  • Shaping and Learning About Customer Success

    Shaping and Learning About Customer Success

    We're excited to introduce our team members, share our vision for K-12 customers, and learn what schools like yours want out of it in this "shop talk" style session.

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  • Setting Up the Nurse's Office Feature in onRecord

    Setting Up the Nurse's Office Feature in onRecord

    Learn how to import data, create forms, and modify settings for immunization requirements, allergies, histories, and more, so you can gather and track critical student medical information.

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  • Scalable onCampus Training: A Program That Works

    Scalable onCampus Training: A Program That Works

    Learn strategies for using onCampus to facilitate interdisciplinary teaching and learning through design and collaboration.

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