Groups are Springring's tagging system, these are created by the School Admin and help in creating the school's structure. We know that school's have different ways of organizing their classes, their students, and their activities. Therefore, Springring gives flexibility and full control to design the school system.
There are no limitations to the number of Groups a School Admin can create. They are used to quickly add a number of users to your Boards and Classes. Groups can contain different numbers of users depending on the school structure. For example, a single group can contain the Whole School, the staff and students of only the Primary School, or just the staff and students taking up swimming. The Admin has the ability to sign a specific colour to each Group to be recognized easily and for colour-coding. Once created these will look something like this:
Each of the Groups created contains a set of users. The Admin assigns the users in each Group, for example, Year 1 will contain all the Teachers that teach Year 1 and all the Students that belong in that year group. If you would like a new Group to be created, please contact one of your school's Admin.
Springring has two types of Boards:
- School Board
- Class Board or 'Class'
Boards are your ways of communicating to Students and Parents, along with sharing information with other Teachers and staff members. Think of them as your digital bulletin boards, smart boards, whiteboards, and blackboards. Admin, Teachers, and Contributors have the ability to create Posts to go on these Boards.
School Boards are created by the Admin and target multiple Groups. These generally include a larger amount of users. For example, a School Board named 'Primary School' will include all the users within Primary School. If a Teacher or Contributor would like to send a message to everyone in Primary School, they can directly post on the Board. Each School Board is linked to a specific Group and hence share the same users as seen below:
Class Boards or 'Classes' can be created by the Admin or Teachers. These types of boards contain a smaller and more specific number of users. For example, a year 3 Teacher can create a class called 'Y3 Math' and add all the Students and Contributors. The Teacher automatically becomes the owner of that Class and can communicate directly with all its users. Similarly to a School Board, each Class is linked to a specific Group as seen below:
Therefore, Groups are a way of organizing the school's users, whereas Boards are the methods of communication. Each Board needs to be linked to a Group for easy communication.