Student contacts that have been added as a Parent contact type may have the ability to add a photo of a student to the student’s feed using the mobile app. This allows contacts to share photos of activities, projects, milestones, and more! Once the photo is added, it will be viewable by school administrators, staff, and other student contacts.

Parents can also edit/delete a photo once uploaded from the mobile app or web.

Please Note: If this functionality is not available, program administrators may not have enabled it. We recommend reaching out to an administrator to discuss this feature if this is the case for you.

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Upload a Photo on iOS

  1. Log in to brightwheel on the app

  2. Open the appropriate student profile

  3. Tap the Add Photo activity icon
    Please Note: You may need to click Add Activities if that icon is available instead and then select 'Photo'

  4. Use the camera to capture a photo or choose one from your Library

  5. Click Use Photo

  6. Add an optional note if desired

  7. Tap Add Activity

  8. The uploaded photo will appear on the student's activity feed


Upload a Photo on Android

  1. Log in to brightwheel on the app

  2. Open the appropriate student profile

  3. Tap the purple arrow icon on the bottom-right of the page

  4. Select the Photo activity option

  5. Use the camera to capture a photo or choose one from your Library

  6. Click Use Photo

  7. Add an optional note if desired

  8. Tap Add Activity

  9. The uploaded photo will appear on the student's activity feed


Edit/Delete an Uploaded Photo

Parents can edit or delete a photo they uploaded from the web or mobile app. Administrators at the program will also be able to edit and delete a photo uploaded by a parent.

Please be aware that there is not currently a way to modify the posted photo on the student's feed to display a name other than "Parent".

To perform this action on the app:

  1. Log in to brightwheel on the app

  2. Open the appropriate student profile

  3. Locate and click the specific photo to be edited/deleted

  4. In the pop-up window, click Edit Activity or Delete

  5. If editing, the following actions can be taken:

    1. Update the Time
      Please Note: Android users will first need to confirm the date in order to edit the time

    2. Add/update the Note

    3. When finished, click Update Activity

  6. If deleting...

    1. Click Delete in the pop-up confirmation window to complete the request

To perform this action on the web:

  1. Log in to brightwheel on the web

  2. Click to open the My Children tab

  3. Select the appropriate child

  4. Select and open the Feed tab

  5. Locate and click Edit next to the photo

    1. If editing, make the desired changes and click Save when finished
      Please Note: Edit options are limited to changing the date and adding an optional note

    2. If deleting, click the Delete Activity option at the bottom of the pop-up to complete the request

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