Online School Training Support

These remote zoom sessions are provided to give our school customers access to relevant, regular and frequent online training sessions. They are free to attend* with, on average, a capacity of eight people per course.  You may "send" as many  staff to these sessions as you wish, and you may attend more than once on any particular session as a refresher for as long as these courses run. All sessions are recorded and will be accessible on our help website following the event. The URL of the help page is provided to you during the training event. All participants are encouraged to give feedback throughout the sessions and all attendees are provided with an attendance certificate for each course.

Note: If earlier events are full, you will probably find further sessions for the same course later in the month.

All registrations will be verified to ensure correct details and to ensure security.

*For schools with an ongoing support subscription


27
May
2022

Managing Calendar Events

Friday, 27th May, 2022 1:30 pm -3:30 pm
Remote Zoom Session
Included in SLA
Managing Calendar Events

Calendars of events  which happen in school  are frequently requested by parents.  Showing  what is happening in school on a week by week basis not only  articulates that  you have a busy environment but is also informative and helps parents to plan. This session will show you how to  add and manage your calendar of events in a proactive way.

07
Jun
2022

Popup Alert Announcements

Tuesday, 7th Jun, 2022 1:30 pm -3:30 pm
Remote Zoom Session
Included in SLA
Popup Alert Announcements

Schools are finding pop-up website announcements really helpful in keeping parents aware of activities in school, without having to scroll or choose menu options to find out. This session will show you the tools you will need to use to create pop-up announcements and how you can make them appear and disappear in different ways and at different times.

10
Jun
2022

Building Website Slideshows

Friday, 10th Jun, 2022 1:30 pm -3:30 pm
Remote Zoom Session
Included in SLA
Building Website Slideshows

Many schools use PowerPoint to build presentations which their parents can read and engage with and those skills will help in creating super slideshows for your website!  School websites have slideshows on their home pages (at the very top - the first thing you see) and some like to include slides in their class pages. Being able to add website slideshows using PowerPoint slides as the source allows you not only to display this content to the outside world in a simple way but it also means that your audience don't need to have PowerPoint in order to experience the beauty of your slides.

14
Jun
2022

Tables in your Webpages

Tuesday, 14th Jun, 2022 1:30 pm -3:30 pm
Remote Zoom Session
Included in SLA
Tables in your Webpages

Tables are used to display information in a logical and structured way and schools use them to provide lists of staff, governors and other helpful data. Tables create issues that need to be considered when creating them and they can look untidy if not done well. This session shows you an easy way to address tables and add them to your pages, including ways to style them to be appealing to the eye.

 

15
Jun
2022

Managing Menus

Wednesday, 15th Jun, 2022 1:30 pm -3:30 pm
Remote Zoom Session
Included in SLA
Managing Menus

This session, intended for intermediate users, will introduce to the concepts of website menu management. All sites have menus and these are at the heart of navigation for your website. Without menus, visitors will never find your pages! It is helpful therefore to understand how to create new menu items for new pages as you add them, as well as how to hide/remove menu items that are no longer needed and also how to move menu items around.

17
Jun
2022

Adding Images to Articles

Friday, 17th Jun, 2022 1:30 pm -3:30 pm
Remote Zoom Session
Included in SLA
Adding Images to Articles

In our "Working with Photographs" session, we covered how to optimise your school photos for use on your website. Based on that knowledge, we move on to adding those images to articles on the website itself. You will learn how to edit your article and choose and then add 'mast head' images, how to add in-story photos and how to make text wrap round the photos for a professional result.

21
Jun
2022

Managing Download Documents

Tuesday, 21st Jun, 2022 1:30 pm -3:30 pm
Remote Zoom Session
Included in SLA
Managing Download Documents

This 2 hour ZOOM video session is offered for administrators who frequently add and manage documents such as newsletters and policies on their websites. It handles how to be sure you name the files correctly before you start, how to upload and manage those files, how to update older files with new versions and (new for 2022) how to add documents to pages, both as whole groups or files or as individual items (and the caveats that apply to each idea). We conclude with a section on using the statistics tools to assess useage.

24
Jun
2022

Working with Weblinks

Friday, 24th Jun, 2022 1:30 pm -3:30 pm
Remote Zoom Session
Included in SLA
Working with Weblinks

This  session will show you a very useful technique for dealing with lists of web links.  You will  have a recap on how to add web links to articles (which was covered in the Introduction to Articles  session)  and secondly you will find out how to use the Weblinks Manager to  create and manage links to other web sites and organize them into categories.

28
Jun
2022

Creating Online Forms

Tuesday, 28th Jun, 2022 1:30 pm -3:30 pm
Remote Zoom Session
Included in SLA
Creating Online Forms

Online forms are great ways to gather information from parent audiences for forms like permissions or requests for absence, but the permutations are endless. By creating a form with clear labels and questions for the pieces of information you're looking to collect,  respondents can provide that information via freeform text boxes, dropdown choosers, 'radio' buttons, and more. You can also set certain fields as required or optional and restrict the types of responses you receive to have more control over the data you collect. This course will introduce you to the keys to making and managing a successful online webform.

Upcoming Zoom Events

Managing Calendar Events
Friday, 27th May, 2022 1:30 pm
Popup Alert Announcements
Tuesday, 7th Jun, 2022 1:30 pm
Building Website Slideshows
Friday, 10th Jun, 2022 1:30 pm
Tables in your Webpages
Tuesday, 14th Jun, 2022 1:30 pm
Managing Menus
Wednesday, 15th Jun, 2022 1:30 pm
Adding Images to Articles
Friday, 17th Jun, 2022 1:30 pm
Managing Download Documents
Tuesday, 21st Jun, 2022 1:30 pm
Working with Weblinks
Friday, 24th Jun, 2022 1:30 pm
Creating Online Forms
Tuesday, 28th Jun, 2022 1:30 pm