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How School Leaders Can Connect Parents with a School Link

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Verified Teachers and School Leaders can now share a School Link with parents to invite them to connect to their child's class. Make sure you see all your teachers listed in your Directory (meaning their accounts are verified) so that Parents will be able to easily find their child's teacher request to connect. If you need to invite teachers to join your school, you can do that by following this tutorial.  

Please Note: At this time, you must be a verified teacher at a school in order to access a school link. Click here to find out how to verify your account and join your school.

Here’s how a School Leader can access a school link to share with parents: 

  1. Log into your verified School Leader account on the website
  2. Select the School Name on your account dashboard on the left side of the screen
  3. Click the "Directory" tab at the top of the screen under your school's name
  4. On the right side of the screen under "Invite parents" click "Copy link" to copy the link to your clipboard School_invite-1.jpg

You can now send the link via email to any parents you would like connected to your school or post the link on a school website or newsletter for all parents to access. 

When parents open the link, they are prompted to login to their existing parent account or sign up for a parent account. They are then asked to select the name of their child's teacher from a list of verified teachers at your school. Once they select their child's teacher, they are able to enter their child's name and submit the request. The teacher will need to approve the connection request before the parent will be connected to the student. The teacher can also decline the request. School_invite-2.jpg

If the teacher is not listed in the directory, the parent can also invite the teacher by entering the teacher's email address. 

When they click on the teacher's name, they will then enter their student’s name to request to connect to a particular student in that teacher's class.  School_invite-3.jpg

The connection to the student will then show pending on the parent side until the teacher approves the request.

The class owner will receive a notification about the connection request and can approve or deny the request. Here’s how: 

  1. Click on the bell icon in your class to access the notification and then click on the pending connection request notification. School_invite-4.jpg
  2. In the window which pops up, you will see the name of the student the parent is requesting to connect with and the email address that the parent’s account is under. Click “Approve” to connect the parent to your class and click “Deny” to decline the request. School_invite-5.jpg 

If the parent should be connected to a different student, you can also click “Choose another student” to scroll through all students before selecting "Approve". 

If a parent ends up connected to the wrong student, you can always disconnect the parent by following the steps in this tutorial.  

iOS

At this time, teachers and school leaders cannot access the school link from the iOS app but if a parents requests to join a class that they own and connect to a student using the school link, the teacher or school leader can approve or deny parent connection requests using the app. Here's how: 

  1. Click on the bell icon in the lower right corner of your class to access the notification and then click on the pending connection request  IMG-2884.PNG
  2. In the window which pops up, you will see the name of the student the parent is requesting to connect with and the email address that the parent’s account is under. Click “Accept” to connect the parent to your class and click “Decline” to decline the request. IMG-2885.PNG
  3. If the parent should be connected to a different student, you can also click on the pencil icon beside the student's name to scroll through all students before selecting "Approve". 

If a parent ends up connected to the wrong student, you can always disconnect the parent by following the steps in this tutorial.  

Android 

At this time, teachers and school leaders cannot access the school link from the Android app but if a parents requests to join a class that they own and connect to a student using the school link, the teacher or school leader can approve or deny parent connection requests using the app. Here's how: 

  1. Click on the bell icon in the upper right corner of your class to access the notification and then click on the pending connection request Screenshot_20200727-142715_ClassDojo.jpg
  2. In the window which pops up, you will see the name of the student the parent is requesting to connect with and the email address that the parent’s account is under. Click “Accept” to connect the parent to your class and click “Decline” to decline the request. Screenshot_20200727-140154_ClassDojo.jpg
  3. If the parent should be connected to a different student, you can also click on the pencil icon beside the student's name to scroll through all students before selecting "Approve". 

If a parent ends up connected to the wrong student, you can always disconnect the parent by following the steps in this tutorial.  

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