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    Homepage zones

    Last Updated : Mar 14, 2018 10:03 GMT

    Homepage Zones provide schools with the ability to publicly share and store school documents, resources, audio, video and any files useful for the school staff, teachers, students and parents.

    The School Homepage

    Your school homepage continues to have the option to link to your school’s website, Twitter, prospectus and email contact. You can now also include the address and telephone contact. To update any of this info, an admin can go to the Personalise section in admin settings. From here you can also choose whether your homepage is active or not.

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    School zone

    Area for publicly available information relating to the school.

    Student Zone

    Area for publicly available information relating to students. Resources for lessons and homework.

    Parent zone

    Area for publicly available information relating to parents

    The School Zone

    The zone containing information and any files about the school for everyone to access.
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    Popular resources

    Promoted files are pinned at the top. Admins manage which resources appear here.

    Category folder

    By default these are:
    • School policies
    • About the School
    • Other information

    These may appear differently as they can be edited and added to by any of the school's SMHW admins.

    Each folder's red number in the top corner lets you know the number of files in the folder

    Uploading files

    Any teacher or staff member can upload files from the My Drive section of their SMHW account. An admin can unshare or remove any files if they choose to; teachers can also remove files they’ve uploaded themselves.

    You can also search for specific files.

    The Student Zone

    The Student Zone is for students to find any information, files or resources relevant to them. Any teacher or admin can share files for students to access.

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    By default, the Student Zone is split into folders by year and then split by subject. Students can also filter the files in the zone by subject and teacher, as well as being able to search. There is also by a default, a Timetable folder in each year group folder.

    Students can go to their school’s homepage, select their student folder and access, download or print any file without their login details. Teachers can add any resource they would like their students to use to accompany class work or homework.

    The Parent Zone

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    Like the other zones, the Parent Zone is the place for parents to find any documents or files the school would like to share with them. It works in the same way as the others except that by default the folders are:

    • General information
    • School policies
    • Latest news

    Admins can create new folders as well. Just go to the Parent folder tab in My drive and click Add folder. 

    A parent can go to your school’s homepage and view or download any info you need to share with them.

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    Any admin can upload these info files in a few clicks:

    • go to My drive in the left navigation bar
    • then to the Parent folders tab at the top
    • click Upload files and choose between an attachment or weblink

    Admin Management

    SMHW staff with admin access can edit the content and organisation of the homepage and all the zones. They can add, edit or remove folders and choose which content is pinned to the top of each zone in Popular Resources. To make any changes go to the Personalise tab in the admin section.

    You can add files and edit, unshare or delete any existing files from any of the zones.

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