Posts are what will appear to Parents and Students, and how you share information on School Boards and Classes. These are shown as separate cards containing all the updates that you would like to share. You are only allowed to post on a specific Board or Class if they contain the pencil icon.
The Types of Posts
There are four main types of posts:
- Text/Media/File: These are simple posts, possibly with photos, videos, or a file to download these posts are most commonly used for daily updates and if they aren't highlighting a specific date or link to a website
- Events: Posts that have a specific date and time that you would like to invite the Parents or an event to keep your Students excited about. This type of post will appear on the Calendar and you can use it for activities such as a Science Fair, Yellow Day, or even a School Play
- Link: This type of post is an easy way to share news articles, websites, Youtube videos with everyone. The post will embed the link directly and can be viewed directly from Springring
- Authorization: A post that required the approval of the Students' Parents. You can use this type of post to gather permission for events, field trips, and other activities.
Start creating a Post
To start creating a post, click on to begin. You can select what type of post you would like to create through the pop-up menu.
About the Post Features
When creating posts, you have the option to make your post viewable to only Students or Parents. You also may choose to make it viewable by both.
On the Contributor Web Portal, the buttons look like this:
By default, any other Teacher that is a part of the board will be able to view all posts made within the Class Board.
You also have the option of whether to mark them as an Alert or Pin it to top. These buttons are located as part of creating any post (apart from an Authorization Post).
When marking a post as an Alert, it sends a notification to the Parents who have access to that Class or Board. This feature is used for important posts that are urgent and information that Parents or Students need to know immediately. However, overusing the Alert could cause Parents and Students to ignore the notifications.
The option of pinning a post causes it to always appear at the top of the Class or Board. When choosing the option Pin This, you are asked to set a time and date for the post to remain at the top.
Creating a pinned post can be very useful for keeping information that Parents or Students may need to access often and refer back to. These can be used as reminders for teaching resources and information they can refer to.
Teachers can also post to multiple Boards! This feature has been added to save time and send out the same post on different boards. When creating a post, you will be presented with the boards you can post on.
Deleting a Post
If you wish to delete a post, click on the button at the top right corner of your post. You will be presented with the option to delete your post from here.
If your post has been posted to multiple Boards, you will be able to choose between deleting it from specific Boards or all the Boards its been posted to.