Our video this week presents how to enable parent notifications and add parent details within Teacher Dashboard, so they will receive email notifications when teachers send out assignments and feedback.
First, you will need to ask your school’s administrator to enable Parent Management for you. They can do this by logging into Teacher Dashboard and navigating to Parent Management from the School Settings menu.
Second, as a Teacher you have to decide if you want to notify your parents when you send new assignments or when you return assignments with grades, feedback, or both. In Teacher Dashboard go to the Notifications menu and select your preferred options.
Lastly, you have to add some parents' details. Go to the User list and find your student. Click Manage next to their name and go to the Parent tab. Add the parent's name and email address.
Repeat these steps with all of your students.
That's it! Next time you send or return an assignment to your students an email will be sent to their parents as well.
This is just the first step in connecting with parents. We are excited to announce that the Parent mobile app is almost ready and will be available very soon. If you are visiting BETT2018, come to say hi and be the first to see a demo it. We are at Stand C353.
I hope that you find this edition of TDTips useful. As always, if you'd like us to create a video around a feature you would like more information on, please share your idea via the comments below.