Web Pages v.10

Web Pages allows teachers to create web pages that can be viewed by parents and students on the Portal, in the Community App, as well as the Calendar screen. Web pages are built using News (posts), Units & Lessons, Resources, and Settings. Posts can be sent to parents only, students only, or by default to all (parents and students). For resources, teachers can create files, links, and folders. In settings, the web page is enabled by default when created, but can be disabled. Teachers can assign web pages to their sections. Only one web page can be assigned per section.  In addition, teachers can create units and linked lessons based on a web page.

Creating Web Pages

1. From the My Information menu, select Web Pages.

2. Click the Create Page button.

3. To begin creating your new web page, start by adding a tite by clicking the green pencil.

Enter a title in the provided text box. Upon clicking out of the text box, the title saves automatically.

4. To add an image to the web page, click the green pencil in the image section.

You can select from the existing System Images. upload an image, or take a photo with your webcam. Click Choose a file or drag it it here to browse for an image on your computer. You can also drag and drop the image into the Your Images section. Click Take Photo to take a photo using your computer's webcam.

Adding Posts

1. To add your first new post, begin typing the news post in the provided text box

2. Once your New Post is added, you can select whether you'd like to Send Notifications when a new post is added by selecting the corresponding check box.

3. If you want to specify profiles that should have access to the web page post, select the appropriate Profiles from the pull-down. To allow both the Parents and Students profiles access, leave it to the defaulted selection, All.

4. To post the entered information to your web page, click the Post button.

5. Once posted, your post will immediately display. To edit the post, click the green pencil in the header of the post displayed with the date and time posted.

6. To create another post, follow steps 1-5. To go Back to My Web Pages, click the corresponding link.

As posts are created, they display with the newer posts at the top.

Adding Units & Lessons

The Units & Lessons tab allows teachers to create units and linked lessons based on a web page. When Units and Lessons are created, teachers can then create News posts and upload Resources per unit and/or lesson, as well as continue to add News posts and Resources to the main Web Page.

Units and lessons created display via the user's Calendar based on the user's selection from the the Display pull-down to Show Lessons and/or Show Units, in addition to gradebook assignments and classroom sections.

1. Click the Units & Lessons tab to switch from News posts to units and lessons as they pertain to the selected web page.

2. To begin creating a Unit, enter the unit's Title in the provided text box.

3. Enter the Length (days) of the unit; the length defaults to 1.

4. Enter the State Date of the unit. The Start Date of the first unit created defaults to the first date set for the selected marking period via the marking period pull-down located in the header (such as quarter).

The Start Date for any additional units defaults to the first school day following the End Date entered for the prior unit.

5. The End Date automatically populates based on the Start Date entered and the Length (days) entered.

6. Select the Published check box to publish the lesson on the parent/student Calendar.

7. When all information has been entered, press the Enter key. Click the Save button to save the unit entered and begin adding lessons to the unit.

Once saved, the unit turns blue and displays in a panel on the left of the screen.

All units and lessons display in the left panel. Active units and lessons are highlighted in yellow, depending on the start date and end date entered for each one. In the image displayed below, the only active lesson in "The Trial" Unit is "The Verdict."

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8. Once saved, click the Lessons button to add lessons to the unit.

Clicking the Lessons button while the unit is still yellow will cause an error. Be sure to click the Save button before trying to add lessons.

9. In the Lessons pop-up window, start by adding the lesson Title in the provided text box.

10. Enter the Length (days) of the unit; the length defaults to 1.

11. Enter the Start Date of the lesson. The Start Date of a new lesson defaults to the Start Date of the unit or the first school day following the End Date entered for the prior lesson.

12. The End Date automatically populates based on the Start Date entered and the Length (days) entered.

13. Select the Published check box to publish the lesson on the parent/student Calendar.

14. When all information has been entered, press the Enter key. Click the Save button to save the lesson entered and begin adding posts, resources, etc.

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Once saved, the lesson turns blue and displays the View folder.

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15. Click the View folder icon to publish news posts, add resources, add images, and more.

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Here you can customize the lesson by adding a lesson image, lesson News, and Resources. For more information on adding an image and creating news posts, see Creating Web Pages. For more information on adding resources, see Adding Resources.

16. You can customize all units and lessons created by clicking the unit or lesson name displayed in the web page panel on the left of the screen.

Adding Resources

1. Click the Resources tab to add different resources to the web page, such as documents, links, calendar events, and more.

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2. Click Create Resource to post a resource to your web page.

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3. In the resource pop-up, enter a Title in the provided text box.

4. Select whether the resource provided is a Link, Folder, File, or Calendar Event from the pull-down.

5. Depending on the type of resource selected, the follow steps will vary. See the appropriate step for each type of resource. See Adding a Calendar Event as a Resource for more information on calendar events.

a. If you selected Link, enter the Web Address in the provided text box.

b. If you selected Folder, you will upload multiple resources to the Folder, such as a file or link; therefore, nothing will be uploaded here.

i. Click on the created Folder to add resources.

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ii. Click Create Resource to add links, files,  calendar events, or additional folders to the folder.

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c. If you selected File, click No File to browse your computer and select the document to be uploaded as a resource.

i. Once the file is uploaded, the file displays along with two additional icons. Click the cloud to download the file. Click the red x to delete the file and upload a new one.

6. You have the option to share uploaded Resources with other teachers by selecting the Shareable to other teachers check box. Selecting the check box allows other teachers to search for and share the same resource on their web pages via My Information > Resource Browser. The same is accessible for administrative profiles via Grades > Resource Browser.

7. To display an image for the resource link, folder, or file, click Select Image.

a. You can select from the existing System Images or upload an image. Click Choose a file or drag it it here to browse for an image on your computer. You can also drag and drop the image into the Your Images section.

8. Once all selections have been made, click the Save button to post the resource to your web page. You can also Delete the resource and Cancel to return to the Resource screen by clicking the corresponding links.

9. Click the resource to open the link, file, or folder. To edit the resource, click the green pencil located in the lower right corner of each resource.

10. You can also click the four arrowed icon in the right corner of each resource to rearrange the order of the icons. For example, if you wanted the APA style guide first, click the four arrowed icon and drag the icon to the left.

11. To add more resources, click Create Resource. When finished, click Back to My Web Pages to return the main web pages screen.

Adding a Calendar Event as a Resource

1. Click the Resources tab to add different resources to the web page, such as documents, links, calendar events, and more.

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2. Click Create Resource to post a resource to your web page.

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3. In the resource pop-up, enter a Title in the provided text box.

4. Select Calendar Event from the pull-down.

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5. Click Sign in with Google to link the Calendar Event in your web page to a calendar event in your Google Calendar.

6. Follow the prompts in order to sign in to your Google account. Once signed in, your email address displays next to Google Account. Click the unlink button to sign out of the account.

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7. Your Google Calendar(s) associated with your Google Classroom now display in the Calendar pull-down. Select the applicable Calendar from the pull-down.

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If the web page has linked sections, and any of those sections are linked to a Google Classroom class, Focus will automatically select the calendar for that Google Classroom class.

See the following links for information on enabling Google Classroom: Focus & Google Classroom, Preferences, Gradebook, and/or Google Classroom for Teachers.

8. Select the days the event should repeat from the Repeat every pull-down.

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if the web page has linked sections, Focus will auto-fill the scheduling fields based on the superset of the section schedules. For example, if the web page is linked to Section A, which meets on Monday from 10:00am to 11:00am, and Section B, which meets on Tuesday from 12:00pm to 1:00pm, then the event will be repeated weekly on Monday and Tuesday from 10:00am to 1:00pm.

9. Enter or edit the dates and times the event should be active in the corresponding text boxes.

10. Select the Link directly to Google Hangouts check box so the event gets created with a Google Hangouts meeting. If the check box is left cleared, the calendar event will be saved in the associated calendar without going to Google Hangouts.

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You can select Link from the resource type pull-down and enter the Google Hangouts meeting URL, which will navigate directly to Google Hangouts, as opposed to creating an Event Calendar resource. For more information on creating different types of resources, see Adding Resources.

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11. You have the option to share uploaded Resources with other teachers by selecting the Shareable to other teachers check box. Selecting the check box allows other teachers to search for and share the same resource on their web pages via My Information > Resource Browser. The same is accessible for administrative profiles via Grades > Resource Browser.

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12. To display an image for the resource link, folder, or file, click Select Image.

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a. You can select from the existing System Images or upload an image. Click Choose a file or drag it it here to browse for an image on your computer. You can also drag and drop the image into the Your Images section.

13. Once all selections have been made, click the Save button to post the resource to your web page. You can also Delete the resource and Cancel to return to the Resource screen by clicking the corresponding links.

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14. Click the created resource to open the event in the Google Calendar or with Google Hangouts.

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If the resource has been linked to Google Hangouts, when clicked, Google Hangouts will automatically open for the meeting.

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If the resource hasn't been linked to Google Hangouts, when clicked, Google Calendar opens and the event is displayed.

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Defining Settings per Web Page

1. Click the Settings tab to switch from News posts or Resources to Settings as it corresponds to the selected web page.

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2. To link a specific section(s) to the web page, select the section(s) from the Linked Sections pull-down.

a. If a section is linked to another web page and you select the same section for a new web page, it will be removed from the previous web page. A warning message displays notifying you that you are about to overwrite the section of another web page. Click Cancel if you'd like to keep the selected section linked to the original web page. Click OK to switch the section's web page.

If you have a web page assigned to a section, a link to the webpage will display on the Parent/Student Portal next to the grade for the course. In the Community App, when clicking on a course from the student summary page, posts from the web page will display in the News section. The Links tab displays the resources from the web page. Note: At this time, files cannot be accessed from the Community App.

3. To disable the web page without having to delete the page, you can select the Disable Web Page check box.

4. Select the Lessons only visible after start date check box to ensure added lessons do not display on the Student/Parent Portal until after the Start Date entered on the Units & Lessons tab.

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5. Select the Units only visible after start date check box to ensure added units do not display on the Student/Parent Portal until after the Start Date entered on the Units & Lessons tab.

6. To Save Settings click the corresponding button.

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7. When settings have been saved, click Back to My Web Pages link to return the main web pages screen.

Viewing and Editing Existing Web Pages

1. From the My Information menu, select Web Pages.

2. If any web pages have already been created, they will be listed and can be clicked for viewing and editing.

3. To delete an existing web page, click the delete button (red minus sign).

a. A confirmation pop-up displays. Click Yes to delete the selected web page or Cancel to keep the web page.

4. To add or edit information, see the section on Creating Web Pages.

5. To view and copy web pages created in a different school year, select the corresponding school year from the pull-down.

Existing web pages created in the selected year will display. To copy the web page to the current school year in order to edit it and use it, click Copy to Current Year.

Student/Parent Portal

1. Upon logging into the Student/Parent Portal, the Course links to the teacher's Web Page on the Grades tab of the student information block.

Upon clicking the Course (web page) link, the user will see the web page created along with News, Units & Lessons, and Resources.

2. Posts published from teacher Web Pages display on the News tab of the student information block.