LINC-ED is designed to be flexible and to meet the varied needs of schools. As such, we have made it really easy for schools to add a new page or edit a page after the initial site setup.
Once updated, changes will be in effect immediately across all students, parents and staff so exercise caution.
To create or edit a page:
1. Click on the Admin tools
2. Click on Menu then select Pages
3. You will be presented with a list of student pages. You can change the list to show Staff pages, Other pages , Tags or Assessments by clicking the relevant button
4. To add a new page click on button called Custom. Custom pages are pages set up ready for you to customise. If you do not have any Custom pages remaining in your site, contact the team via Help desk and we will add more pages for you.
To edit a page select the page you wish to edit e.g. 'Reading'.
5. You will see a variety of options that you can change. These include:
- Showing the page on the home page when parents log in
- Showing the page on the student's page when a student logs in
- Allowing posts to be made on the page
- Selecting an icon to indicate a post has been made on the page (Only visible to staff)
- Giving the page a menu button name > Click Save
- Giving the top of the page a heading > Click Save
- Adding an introductory paragraph (including links to media) > Click Save
- Adding tags or rubrics previously made in the Tags area. Here you can also select a student's current goals to show as tags when uploading evidence
- Making the page visible or invisible to parents
- Creating an automatically generated group (Auto Group) of students who have had an entry in the page (This is helpful for recording information about behaviour, interventions, learning support, medical or specialist learning programmes)
- Allowing staff, students or parents to add comments to posts
- Selecting whether a page shows for Maori learners, non-Maori learners or both
- Selecting who can publish a post
- Selecting if you wish to have goals display on the page and which categories to display
- Making the page visible to parents only if there is content to display (so parents don't see an empty page if there is no post to read)
- Making the page visible to staff by showing the link in the student menu
- Allowing parents to create posts
- Allowing parents to 'like' posts or select a SOLO hand signal response
- Allowing student to create posts (making the page visible on the student login)
6. To hide a page scroll to the 'Show link in menu' setting and select No. This will make the page invisible to teachers. The page will remain in the site it can be used again at a later date.