Website: Hands-On
Training for Parents
   Willy Kjellstrom, Spring 2008
You Will Learn
     About:
•Navigation
•Username and password
•Calendars
•View and download pictures
•Faculty and student ...
The PowerPoint and Notes Sheet
can be found at the web address
          listed below.




http://tinyurl.com/3csrxt
The two navigation bars are
   present on all pages.
Navigation




   Drop-down menu
 information is also on
the left side of pages in
      that section.
Navigation: Moving
              Main Navigation Bars



                The Breadcrumb
              (present on all page...
Username &
     Password
Necessary for...
 • Seeing all of the calendars
 • Watching most videos
 • Accessing subscription...
Username &
     Password
The Username is almost always an
email address.

If you are not logged into the
website and you a...
Helpful
Resources in the
   Website
 Before we go over “big ticket” tools
like the calendar system, photos, and
    videos...
Helpful Resources




Faculty Email                  Parent Directory                Trinity Handbook
 Addresses:         ...
Helpful Resources




          ELD Photos:                               ELD News:
     Go to Academics > Early Learning ...
Helpful Resources




           ULD Photos:                               ULD News:
      Go to Academics > Upper Learnin...
Helpful Resources




Summer Reading                   AE & Extended Day
    Lists:                             Info:
Go t...
Helpful Resources




     Matching Gifts:                         Online Giving:
Go to Support Trinity > Ways to Give   G...
Helpful Resources




       Classroom                     Infocentre (Media
      Newsletters:                    Center ...
Calendars




Click on the Calendars link at
     the top of any page.
Calendar Information




 There are at least 10       If you just want to view   To view just 1 calendar,
calendars on the...
Calendar Month & Day




Click on the drop-down   Click on a single day to just
list to view different   view calendar inf...
Calendar Views
Calendar views change the way
information looks on the page.

Click on...
• Block View (looks like a tradit...
Calendar: Miscellaneous Info




Printing: Make sure that   You can download the All
you have selected the      School cal...
Photos: Community Gallery




Click on the Photos link at the
       top of any page.
Photo Gallery
    Sections
Each photo gallery has a number of
    sections. The sections are
      collections of pictures...
Section Information




Thumbnails: Click to   Pages: Each section can   Click to enlarge a
select a photo (will   have a ...
Save Photo




Click to enlarge a       Right click on the
      photo.              enlarged photo.
                     ...
Virtual Trinity:
  The Writer’s
    Exchange
The Writer’s Exchange is where you
can read and respond to faculty and
studen...
Accessing the Writer’s
                Exchange Areas




Go to Virtual Trinity >   Click on Students or      Once the Wri...
Commenting On an Author’s
               Writing



   Once the Writer’s         Scroll down to the      Type your comment...
Virtual Trinity:
  Website Links
 The Website Links area is where
you can find web resources for you
         or your child...
Website Links:
  Two Areas
The General Websites area is not
password protected. You will find
 websites for parents as well...
Websites For Parents




 Click on View Websites                            Click on one of the tags
                     ...
Videos
Most of the videos are available to
 people with a current website
    username and password.
Videos: Two Areas




Video: Trinity News &       Video: The Total Trinity
Events is the area where    Experience is the a...
Videos: Not Logged Into the
          Website




If you aren’t logged into     Log into the website.
the website, you wil...
Videos: Logged Into the
              Website



If you are logged into the     Click on Watch Video.
website, you will se...
Videos




                             Add a comment or
    The video will                                  Read comments...
More Videos
Scroll down to the bottom of either
 video page and click on one of the
  page numbers to view additional
    ...
Virtual Trinity:
     Audio
The audio area contains a number
  of resources for parents and
            students.
Audio




                         The audio file plays
Click on Listen Now to                           Audio files, like a...
The Parent
       Portal
The Parent Portal is a customizable
  area for parents. It contains a
   number of useful resourc...
Parent Portal: Features




                         The Parent Directory is
  Easy access to the                         ...
Parent Portal: Features




Customizable News   Customizable Calendar   Discussion board just
                            ...
Protected Areas
  for Parents
There are a number of areas that
    only parents can access.
Protected Areas: Location




                          These protected areas
The TSPA Protected                          ...
Protected Areas: Features




 The committee chair                            Everyone can have a
                        ...
The PowerPoint and Notes Sheet
can be found at the web address
          listed below.

If you have questions, please feel...
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Hands-on Website Training for Parents

  1. 1. Website: Hands-On Training for Parents Willy Kjellstrom, Spring 2008
  2. 2. You Will Learn About: •Navigation •Username and password •Calendars •View and download pictures •Faculty and student writing •Links •Videos and podcasts •Commenting •Special parent areas http://www.trinityatl.org
  3. 3. The PowerPoint and Notes Sheet can be found at the web address listed below. http://tinyurl.com/3csrxt
  4. 4. The two navigation bars are present on all pages.
  5. 5. Navigation Drop-down menu information is also on the left side of pages in that section.
  6. 6. Navigation: Moving Main Navigation Bars The Breadcrumb (present on all pages) Go Home (click on the logo)
  7. 7. Username & Password Necessary for... • Seeing all of the calendars • Watching most videos • Accessing subscription links • Searching the parent directory • Accessing protected parent areas
  8. 8. Username & Password The Username is almost always an email address. If you are not logged into the website and you access a page that requires a login, the website will prompt you to login. Must login each time you close and then reopen your browser window.
  9. 9. Helpful Resources in the Website Before we go over “big ticket” tools like the calendar system, photos, and videos, let me show you some smaller yet equally helpful resources...
  10. 10. Helpful Resources Faculty Email Parent Directory Trinity Handbook Addresses: Info: and Dress Code: Go to About Trinity > Go to About Trinity > Parent Go to About Trinity > Policies and Faculty and Staff > Email Directory Procedures Directory
  11. 11. Helpful Resources ELD Photos: ELD News: Go to Academics > Early Learning Go to Academics > Early Learning Department (3s to 1st) Department (3s to 1st) ELD photos and news aren’t always included in the main Photo gallery or home page.
  12. 12. Helpful Resources ULD Photos: ULD News: Go to Academics > Upper Learning Go to Academics > Upper Learning Department (2nd to 6th) Department (2nd to 6th) ULD photos and news aren’t always included in the main Photo gallery or home page.
  13. 13. Helpful Resources Summer Reading AE & Extended Day Lists: Info: Go to Academics > Media Center Go to Academics > Afternoon Enrichment & Extended Day Classes
  14. 14. Helpful Resources Matching Gifts: Online Giving: Go to Support Trinity > Ways to Give Go to Support Trinity > Online Giving Find out if your employer makes All major credit cards are accepted. matching gifts.
  15. 15. Helpful Resources Classroom Infocentre (Media Newsletters: Center Catalog): Go to News > Classroom/Grade Level Go to Quicklinks > Infocentre (H) News
  16. 16. Calendars Click on the Calendars link at the top of any page.
  17. 17. Calendar Information There are at least 10 If you just want to view To view just 1 calendar, calendars on the page. information from a few click on the calendar calendars, click on the name. All of the information boxes next to the in all of the calendars is calendars and then click displayed by default. Refresh.
  18. 18. Calendar Month & Day Click on the drop-down Click on a single day to just list to view different view calendar information for months. that day.
  19. 19. Calendar Views Calendar views change the way information looks on the page. Click on... • Block View (looks like a traditional calendar) • Week View Click on List View to return to the original display when you are in Block View or Week View.
  20. 20. Calendar: Miscellaneous Info Printing: Make sure that You can download the All you have selected the School calendar information calendars first and then to your own electronic press the Print button. calendar by clicking on the iCal file button.
  21. 21. Photos: Community Gallery Click on the Photos link at the top of any page.
  22. 22. Photo Gallery Sections Each photo gallery has a number of sections. The sections are collections of pictures. Example: “ELD Goes To See Santa!” is a section. “Garden” is another section. Click on the drop-down menu to see other sections.
  23. 23. Section Information Thumbnails: Click to Pages: Each section can Click to enlarge a select a photo (will have a number of pages photo. appear as a larger with additional photos. photo) Click on one of the page numbers to see more.
  24. 24. Save Photo Click to enlarge a Right click on the photo. enlarged photo. Choose “Save Picture As...” or “Save Image As...”
  25. 25. Virtual Trinity: The Writer’s Exchange The Writer’s Exchange is where you can read and respond to faculty and student writing. The writing in this area tends to be personal and reflective, and it often pertains to the individual author’s interests.
  26. 26. Accessing the Writer’s Exchange Areas Go to Virtual Trinity > Click on Students or Once the Writer’s Writer’s Exchange Faculty and Staff. Exchange loads, click on the title of one of the entries to read the article.
  27. 27. Commenting On an Author’s Writing Once the Writer’s Scroll down to the Type your comment in Exchange loads, click on bottom of the entry. the large box and then the title of one of the Fill in your name (first click the Submit entries to read the name only), email Comment button. article. address, and the anti- spam word.
  28. 28. Virtual Trinity: Website Links The Website Links area is where you can find web resources for you or your children.
  29. 29. Website Links: Two Areas The General Websites area is not password protected. You will find websites for parents as well as students here. The Subscription Websites area is password protected. It is used primarily by students. Go to Virtual Trinity > Website Links
  30. 30. Websites For Parents Click on View Websites Click on one of the tags Scroll down and either in the General Websites (like a category) to click on one of the area. view websites that websites or click on pertain to that topic. More Websites for Parents.
  31. 31. Videos Most of the videos are available to people with a current website username and password.
  32. 32. Videos: Two Areas Video: Trinity News & Video: The Total Trinity Events is the area where Experience is the area you can view videos from where you can view videos assemblies, events that are educational in (Nutcracker), and Trinity nature (student created TV. work).
  33. 33. Videos: Not Logged Into the Website If you aren’t logged into Log into the website. the website, you will see a page that looks like this. Click on one of the links and you will be prompted to login.
  34. 34. Videos: Logged Into the Website If you are logged into the Click on Watch Video. website, you will see a page that looks like this.
  35. 35. Videos Add a comment or The video will Read comments. Type a read existing comments automatically play after comment in the Note/ by clicking on the it loads. Comment area and Discuss Video button. then click Submit Note.
  36. 36. More Videos Scroll down to the bottom of either video page and click on one of the page numbers to view additional videos.
  37. 37. Virtual Trinity: Audio The audio area contains a number of resources for parents and students.
  38. 38. Audio The audio file plays Click on Listen Now to Audio files, like all of automatically. play the audio file. the videos, contain an area for adding comments. Just click on the Discuss Podcast button.
  39. 39. The Parent Portal The Parent Portal is a customizable area for parents. It contains a number of useful resources. Go to Quicklinks > Parents will access their children’s Parent Portal class pages through the Parent Portal in Fall 2008.
  40. 40. Parent Portal: Features The Parent Directory is Easy access to the News just for parents. readily available. Trinity School Handbook (policies and procedures)
  41. 41. Parent Portal: Features Customizable News Customizable Calendar Discussion board just for parents.
  42. 42. Protected Areas for Parents There are a number of areas that only parents can access.
  43. 43. Protected Areas: Location These protected areas The TSPA Protected The SOA Committee are accessible by Page is an area for all area is accessible by parents on these parents. parents on this committees. committee. Go to Parent Go to Parent Involvement > TSPA Go to Parent Involvement > Parents’ Involvement > Spotlight Council on Art
  44. 44. Protected Areas: Features The committee chair Everyone can have a The committee chair can add news items for virtual discussion by can add files that this group. clicking on Add a people can download. Discussion.
  45. 45. The PowerPoint and Notes Sheet can be found at the web address listed below. If you have questions, please feel free to email me at wkjellstrom@trinityatl.org http://tinyurl.com/3csrxt

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