The school settings can be managed or altered by any administrator from the web or the mobile app. These settings control how teachers, staff, and student contacts interact with the center within brightwheel and can be adjusted at any time to best fit the center’s needs.
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Some administrators prefer the ability to approve the activities teachers are logging prior to them being shared with student contacts, this can be especially helpful when first rolling out brightwheel. By enabling the staff-only feature, all new posts will be viewable by internal personnel only, until an administrator has approved them. Here's how to update those settings:
Toggle the Default Activities to Staff-Only switch to turn this feature on or off
When ready to share, an administrator will need to approve any staff only post that they wish to share with student contacts. Here's how.
Brightwheel enables administrators to expand the privileges of Student Contacts with Parent permissions. These two settings can drastically increase parent engagement and help keep student records up to date:
Parents Can Edit Student Info - Expanding the permission set for Parent level student contacts enables them to maintain, add, or edit the personal information of the student. This includes all information in the student’s profile under Personal Information, Address, and Student Contacts.
Parents Can Add Activities - Enabling Parent Activities will allow parents to post photos to their student’s feed from their mobile devices. These photos can then be viewed by all other student contacts and teachers associated with that student. It’s a great way for families to share photos with each other and the school.
To manage these settings:
Toggle the Parents Can Add Activities and/or Parents Can Edit Student Info switch to turn this feature on or off
Other School Settings
Administrators can also control several other aspects of the brightwheel app. The following settings/functionality are covered in other articles:
Check-in Settings: Determine the check-in steps for your students and staff
Room Settings: Choose how your students are shown and sorted within a particular room
Learning Framework: Enable your state's standards/learning framework