An issue with the report selection of Spider for “Family Database Reports” has been discovered which has the potential to allow parents to see information about other families.
PCSchool advises that ALL “Family Database Reports” be removed from being published for Caregiver and Student within Spider views.
Your school may not have selected any of these reports to show within the Parent Portal however if you have, please remove the “Web Publish For” ticks from Publish in Student Based Reports, Students and Care Givers. This does not affect the Online Family Profile Update. Please see below for further detail and call our support line if you require any assistance with this. We will advise as soon as this has been rectified.
PCSchool provides the ability to stop users from logging onto the Spider Web App for Software Update or Maintenance purposes.
To do this you will need to find the ‘User Rights Equivalence’ (URE) assigned to each type of user (Staff, Parents, Students). This can be found under Utilities – Identity Management:
You then will need to find this User under Utilities – User Security Setup and tick to ‘Lock User Account’:
When the user with that URE tries to log onto the Spider they will receive a message advising their account is locked:
Take the tick OUT of the ‘Lock User Account’ to allow users to log back in.
Issue: When generating a Markbook in PCSchool Spider Web App get the following error.
‘Error: Error generating Spread is A Column named ‘#####’ already belongs to this DataTable:
Solution: Two columns in the Markbook are pointing to the same data (possibly due to data corruption or user error).
View the markbook in ‘Manage Markbooks’ and synch the line to the correct field or delete the line and recreate the Markbook via Curriculum Control Files.
Posted in 'Spider' Web App, Curriculum, Markbook, Result Entry, Subjects & Assessment, Teacher Portal
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PCSchool Spider allows students and caregivers to view the results / comments entered in by staff and, if the school allows, for predictive results or feedback to be entered in by the student / caregiver.
With in the Student Result Entry control three filters are available for viewing student information:
These filters include:
- ClassStudentPage – to show just the single selected subjects results.
- StudentAllSubjectsPage – to show all the subjects of the student regardless of if the subject has a teacher.
- StudentAllSubjectsWithTeachersPage – to show all the subjects of the student only if the subject has a teacher.
Posted in 'Spider' Web App, Caregiver Portal, Result Entry, Student Portal, XML Files
Tagged PCSchool, PCSchool Spider, School Administration System, School Management software, School Management System, Spider Result Entry, Student Information System, Student Management System
Available in Spider Version 2013.03.15.xxx and above.
PCSchool Spider is now sensitive to which absence records to be shown to care givers. Only those absences that are considered an ‘absence’ will be displayed to caregivers.
This feature has been implemented so that parents only see ‘true’ absences, as a student may be on a ‘school based activity’ – absent from the school campus, but still attending school for the day) and caregivers may find these codes misleading.
This change is controlled by a key in the Spider Configuration File which says “CAREGIVER_ABSENCESTATUS_FILTER”. If this is true, then only the above logic of filtering is applied.
PCSchool Active Directory – recommended settings to create uses using the PCSchool Active Directory Service.