In order to complement a robust product and excellent customer support department, Eagle Software is always looking to increase its resources available to Aeries users. Aside from standard documentation and training videos, there is an assortment of outside-the-box resources that can help in your day-to-day use of Aeries. Some of these are new, while others may have been around for a while, but you may have missed them in the past:
Teacher Resource Center
In an effort to assist teachers with quick and easy access to critical information, we have developed a dedicated site with teacher documentation, Common Task Videos, Tips and Tricks, a Teacher Portal Roadmap and a look at What’s New with Aeries. Teachers also have direct access to this resource on their home page in the Aeries portal. Check it out today at http://teachers.aeries.com/
Another resource is found linked in the Aeries Teacher Resource Center -- a new community forum just for teachers called Aeries Community. This collaboration tool will allow teachers to help each other find what they need in Aeries. To visit the Teacher Community directly, visit http://aeries.answerbase.com/
Also in the Aeries Teacher Resource Center is the Aeries Gradebook UserVoice – a place to submit your great ideas and to vote for feature enhancements for the Aeries Teacher Gradebook. You can also keep track of the status of all pending features and hear feedback directly from the Aeries development team. To visit the Aeries Gradebook UserVoice site directly, visit http://aeries.uservoice.com/
Aeries Online Help – Aeries.net Field Mapping
As always, all documentation that is released by Eagle Software will be posted both on its main website under the Downloadable Documents page and on the Aeries Online Help in a web format. The context-sensitive help icon located within Aeries.net also continues to link directly to the most appropriate web help document within the Online Help.
One heavily-requested feature is now being added to the Online Help – Field Mapping guides for Aeries.net. These field map images will be included with the documentation with using the question-mark help icon within Aeries.net.
Example of the Attendance History form with each field identified
The Aeries_Talk (also known as Aeries Arena) listserv was formed by an Aeries customer district independently of Eagle Software as a means of seeking feedback from fellow Aeries users. Hosted as a Yahoo! Group, you can join over 1,300 other Aeries users and have the emails forward to a folder within your inbox to view at your convenience. To sign up, visit http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/aeries_talk
Keep an eye out for expanded resources that are made available in the future through the website, in Aeries itself, and mentioned in emails and newsletters.