There are several general settings that affect the Staff Portal as a whole. These settings are edited from the Staff (menu) > Staff Portal > Portal Settings.
Staff Session Timeout Limit
Select a duration of time (between 5 min and 3 hours) after which your staff will be logged out of the Portal if they have not been active.
Choose which Portal features you want to use. Select the Attendance, Skills/Levels, Time Clock and/or Lesson Plans feature by adding a check mark to the corresponding box.
When the Staff Portal is launched remotely (through a URL) as opposed to from within your database (Staff menu > Staff Portal > Launch Staff Portal) staff are automatically able to:
- See all News (My News, Department News, and Staff News)
- View and print their schedule of classes and events
- View details of their classes (no information on enrolled students or contact information)
- Email the contacts of enrolled students (if their individual Staff Portal Settings allow them to send emails)
To allow staff to update information for a feature in the Portal when it has been launched remotely set Allow Remote (feature name) to Yes (the default is No).
For example, to allow a staff person to not only view and print their schedules, but to also enter their time when they are accessing the Portal remotely, set Allow Remote Time Clock to Yes.
Remote access is covered in more detail in the Launch the Staff Portal topic.
Family & Student Display Options
Use this section to customize the information that is displayed in the Staff Portal on the Student List Page and in Details.
Sample class list and student details under Manage Classes > Attendance in the Staff Portal.
Setting the right Staff Portal permissions for your Users is very important! Click this link to review the Staff Portal User Permission Requirements.