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Publishing News, Events and Notes
Applies To: Plus Grade, Plus Portal

Publishing News, Events and Notes allows you to share important information with specific groups of people at your school. In all cases you may attached files and/or links and, if your school is using our website system, you may also request that your item posted on the school's homepage.

Webmaster of the School Loop system should also see our pages about publishing news, events and notes on the school website.

How to Publish

publish_buttons.pngLook for the blue publishing buttons on your portal homepage. For some, these buttons will be located at the top of the left column. For others, the buttons will be located in the Toolbox at the top of the right column. In either case, the buttons are quite prominent. Click the button for the type of item you wish to publish.

publishContent.pngFill in the simple forms provided. All fields are self explanatory and there's a rich text editor for the details section of your post. This editor allows you to format your text, add links and images, and more. The form to the right is for news, but is very similar to the forms for Events and Notes. Audiences are the groups of people (e.g teachers or parents) or places (e.g. your website) that will see your post. The audience list will vary by role and rights granted by administrators.

If you check the Homepage option in the "Audience" section, your news will not publish on the homepage until it is approved by a webmaster (assuming your school is using School Loop for your website).

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Edit Your Posts

To edit your published news or events simply click the title of your post to view its details and you'll find links for edit and delete nearby. You can find your posts on your portal homepage in the news module or the calendar of events. Notes are published on your website, so just follow the link on your portal homepage to your personal or course site (teachers) and look for the Notes element. In that section you'll see your notes with links for edit and delete. News, events, and notes may only be edited by the original publisher and administrators.

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Repeating Events

repeatOption.pngYou can save time by publishing one event that repeats at regular intervals, rather than publishing each instance of the event.

Let's say you have an event that repeats every Friday. Make sure that the event date is on a Friday, then go down to the bottom of the New Event Window and choose Repeat Every Week. Then choose the date for the last instance of the repeating event and click Publish.

Note: Repeating events have a 2 year and 300 event limit.

Note: Editing the dates of a recurring event will prevent you from using Delete All should you want to remove the event. Instead, if you need to make changes to a recurring event's start and end dates, delete all instances of it and start fresh.

Who Can Publish News or Events Where?

Plus Users:      
Plus Teacher Your Personal Website Plus Administrator Your Personal Website
  Any Pages You Are an Editor or Contributor of   Any Pages You Are an Editor or Contributor of
  All Grade Levels   All Grade Levels
  All Groups You Belong To   All Groups You Belong To
  All Staff, Associate, Administrator, Teacher, Parent and Student Accounts   All Staff, Associate, Administrator, Teacher, Parent and Student Accounts
  Request Addition to Homepage   Request Addition to Homepage
  Your Course Websites    
       
Plus Staff Your Personal Website Plus Associate Your Personal Website
  Any Pages You Are an Editor or Contributor of   Any Pages You Are an Editor or Contributor of
  All Grade Levels   All Grade Levels
  All Groups You Belong To   All Groups You Belong To
  All Staff, Associate, Administrator, Teacher, Parent and Student Accounts   All Staff, Associate, Administrator, Teacher, Parent and Student Accounts
  Request Addition to Homepage   Request Addition to Homepage
       
Plus Student Any Pages You Are an Editor or Contributor of Plus Parent Any Pages You Are an Editor or Contributor of
  All Groups You Belong To   All Groups You Belong To
  Request Addition to Homepage   Request Addition to Homepage
    
Note: Parents and Students who are not members of a Group nor Editors or Contributors to any pages will not be able to publish any news.
       
Plus Webmaster Your Personal Site    
  All Pages on School Website including Homepage    
  All Pages on All Personal Sites for All Staff    
  All Grade Levels    
  All Staff, Associate, Administrator, Teacher, Parent and Student Accounts    
       
       
Standard Users:      
Standard Teacher Your Personal Website Standard Administrator Your Personal Website
  Any Pages You Are an Editor or Contributor of   Any Pages You Are an Editor or Contributor of
       
Standard Webmaster  Your Personal Website    
  All Pages on School Website    
  All Faculty or Staff Site    
Unification Users:      
Associates Your Personal Website District Administrators Your Personal Website
  Any Pages You Are an Editor or Contributor of   All School Pages and All Faculty/Staff Pages at All Sites (If you make yourself a webmaster for the schools)