Category Archives: Administration

Blank Teacher Timetable in Spider

Issue: A common issue for schools (especially at the start of a new school year) is that when teachers or students log into the Spider they only receive a blank timetable with no classes showing. Solution: This is usually because … Continue reading

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Attendance Codes in Spider differs to the Codes in Back Office

Issue: the attendance codes available in the Spider – Roll Marking or Absence Entry are different to those available in the Back Office. Solution: The Attendance Codes are drawn from the AttendanceCodes.xml file that is found in the PCSchool\Documents folder … Continue reading

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Absence Roll Marking for NSW Schools

PCSchool has customized the absence roll marking to be compliant with the 2012 changes in Attendance Marking in NSW schools. For more information on the requirements please visit http://www.cecnsw.catholic.edu.au/dbpage.php?pg=view&dbase=programs&id=47 To implement the changes in PCSchool follow the steps below: Download  www.pcschool.net/download/attendcodesNSW.zip  Open … Continue reading

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Absence Reason in Roll Marking

When using Absence Roll Marking in PCSchool and you change the Absence Status (eg from ‘L-Late for Class’ to ‘N-School Based Activity’) you may be required to enter in a reason/comment for the change: To turn this feature off, so … Continue reading

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Missing AbsentRollWeb.xml

A missing AbsentRollWeb.xml file can cause the Spider to display a blank list of students when a class is generated via Absence Roll Marking. This AbsentRollWeb.xml file would normally be found in the PCSchool/Documents folder on your PC School Server. … Continue reading

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Renegade Code in Roll Marking

Renegade Codes in Roll Marking are an indication that the record marked has something not quite right about it. There are generally two causes. The most frequent problem with this is when a Roll is marked in the past using … Continue reading

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SMS-LMS Messaging

SMS-LMS Messaging is a system of Data Transfer used for shifting student data between an SMS (Student Management System such as PC School) and an LMS (Learning Management System such as UltraNet). The PC School SMS-LMS software installs a Service … Continue reading

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