You can create and send out posts straight from your mobile device, through the Springring Teacher App. Those will appear to Parents and Students, and how you share information on School Classes. These are shown as separate cards containing all the updates that you would like to share.
The Types of Posts
The main types of posts are:
- 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.
- Diary Entry: This type of post allows parents to track their children's progress throughout the academic year, with the ability to comment on the teacher's post.
- Post Merge: Post merge allows you to create a group of posts that are personalized for each parent or student. You can also send text with supporting images, videos or even documents.
Start creating a Post
To start creating a post, tap on the to Create a Post button to begin. You can select what type of post you would like to create through the pop-up menu.
Creating a post on the mobile app is composed of three steps:
- Step 1: Where do you want to post?
- Step 2: Who do you want to post to?
- Step 3: What's the post about
Teachers can post to multiple Class Boards. This feature has been added to save time and send out the same post on different Class Boards.
When creating posts, you have the option to post to a Board or to specific Users. Posting on a Board will share your message directly with everyone tagged to that Class. Posting to specific Users will create a Direct Post.
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 to both. By default, any other Teacher that is a part of the board will be able to view all posts made within the Class.
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
When marking a post as an Alert, it sends a notification to the Parents who have access to that Class. 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. 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.
Deleting a Post
If you wish to delete a post, select the button at the top right corner of your post. You will be presented with the option to delete your post from here.