Your first steps
You are not alone: We help you to set up your EdTools!
Set which apps students can use.
Set which apps are shown in the student dashboard. These are exclusively apps that are used for communication purposes.
Special case, homework: We believe that students should learn to manage their own agenda. Therefore we recommend the setting that homework is only visible to sick students (for 4 days) and not to the whole class.
Make the teacher dashboard your browser home page.
Your browser should show the teacher dashboard every time you start it. This will give you a quick overview of your class, new messages and events, and instant access to all the useful apps. Make it a habit to start here.
Set up the start page for your front screen as well.
Do you have a beamer or an interactive whiteboard? Then you should set up this start page here, because many useful apps are specially designed for such use.
Include parents in your system to simplify communication.
Add a parent email to each student. This will automatically send the parents an email with access to the parent dashboard. Parents can change their email themselves at any time.
Alternatively, you can print out the parent codes. The parents can then enter their email in the account themselves. But only if they do, they will receive an automatic notification if they have any new messages.