Asset Notebook Warehouse SecurityAccess PDC-final PDC Upcoming AdjustedSection AttendanceType ClosedSection Comment CurrentOpening DiscardScore DroppedAssignment DroppedSection InProgress MissingScore NoCount NotConnected OpenConflicts OpenSection RetainGrade ScheduledClass ScoreClarifier TransferGrade Unused VerticalSplit StudyHallScheduler SaveStyle SaveRun RunReport Rounded Link FoodMenu Diploma ClassMessage ChangeSection Bus Books Book Attachments RestrictedAccess Unpublish Publish Number0 Lightbulb GradPlanReq AVID Levels Headstart Military Number9 Number8 Number7 Number6 Number5 Number4 Number3 Number2 Number1 LetterZ LetterY LetterX LetterW LetterV LetterU LetterT LetterS LetterR LetterQ LetterP LetterO LetterN LetterM LetterL LetterK LetterJ LetterI LetterH LetterG LetterF LetterE LetterD LetterC LetterB LetterA Exclamation Ellipsis Cart-new Guidance History Unsubscribe Timespan ApproveDeny Noncritical PendingChanges CartLoad CartUnload ClearLeft nextArrow IHP Keyboard Email Unlink NSE AtRisk LEP Substitute Hourglass AddPlusLines QueuePeople Release Currency Percentage Comma IncreaseDecimal DecreaseDecimal ReleaseCompleteLater WOOF-Tile Out-Tile In-tile Break-Tile SwitchJobs-Tile TOOF-Tile Stethoscope ClipboardPencil CourseRequest Contact EmergencyContact AddPage ChangeLog Paintbrush Hide DeselectAll SelectAll UpdateBack UpdateAccounting Reselect Unschedule RollbackBudget AdvanceBudget Adjust AdjustDrop NSFCheck Private Rebuild Build AddHeader2 DontSave Draggable Stop GraduationRequirements Password Aggregate SpecialEducation Section504 PartiallyEnrolledDropped Import ReplaceReport InsertImage DropClass ScheduleChanges PartiallyEnrolled Activate Deactivate Split StudentProfile Impersonate TestScores AddCourseRequest AutoSchedule ReplaceSection Selection Revert Export DesignReport AddMainSection AccountReceivable Transparent Twitter Uncompress Underline Undo Unlock Update Upload User Utilities Vendor VerticalBottomAlign VerticalCenterAlign VerticalTopAlign View ViewCourseList Void Warning Workflow YearEnd AccountPayable ActivityAccess AddCourseList AddNote AddPlus AdminAccess AdvancedSecurity Analytics ApplySchemaChange ArrowDown ArrowLeft ArrowRight ArrowTriangleDown ArrowTriangleLeft ArrowTriangleRight ArrowTriangleUp ArrowUp Attendance BatchAndConfirm Bold BorderBottom BorderColor BorderLeft BorderRight BorderTop Breadcrumb Budgeting Calculate Camera Cancel Cart CenterAlign Check CheckBox CheckBoxPartial CheckBoxUnchecked CheckmarkConfirm ChevronDown ChevronLeft ChevronRight ChevronUp Clear ClearFilter Clone Close ClosedFolderAlt ClosedGrading Collapse CollapseAll ColumnHeight Columns ColumnWidth Community Compress Conflict Consolidate Curriculum Customization Date Default Delete Demographics DialogPrompt Discipline District Dock DockClose Download DropDate Edit Education ELogoColor Employee EmployeeAccess Enrollment Error Excel Expand ExpandAll Facebook Family FamilyAccess Fee FileSettings FileUtility Filter FontBackgroundColor FontColor FoodService Globe GooglePlus GradeBook Health Help Home Image In Info inlineEdit Italicize LeftAlign Legend Lock Lunch MainMenu ManageFiles MassAssignClose MassAssignOpen MassChange MenuCollapsed MenuExpanded MissingAssignment Money NewStudent NewStudentImport NewWindow NoImage Number OneToMany OpenFolderAlt Out Override PaddingBottom PaddingLeft PaddingRight PaddingTop PageBreak PagerArrowBackward PagerArrowForward Pause Payroll Position PrintAvailable ProcessInBackground Purchasing Queue Redo RemoveAllStudents RemoveCurrentStudent RemoveDocument Reorder ReportCard Reporting Reports RequestEdits Resume RightAlign RowAction RowOpen Save SaveAndBack SaveAndForward ScheduleBuilder School Search SecuritySmall Select Separator Settings Signature SignIn SignOut Speedometer SportsLink StarOutline StarShortcutMenu StarTenPoints StateReporting StudentAccess StudentGrades StudentSchedule StudentViewAll SubReport SuperUser TeacherAccess Text Ticket TileBrowse Time TimeOff Transfer Account


Introducing the Family Access Toolkit: Qmlativ Edition

Lauren Gilchrist

Toolkit Tour Guide


Introducing the Family Access Toolkit: Qmlativ Edition


Sequel: (n.) Something that is complete in itself, but takes place after or as a result of an earlier event.
 
Sequels don’t happen (or probably shouldn’t) unless the initial work was a success. So, we’re really excited to be announcing the second installment of a project near and dear to our hearts—the Family Access Toolkit! If you’re using our new Qmlativ system and want to push your parent engagement strategy to the next level, this article is for you. 
 

 

What is it?

The Toolkit was designed to create one, go-to place where everyone can learn to get the most out of Family Access. We released the initial version a year and a half ago, but now we’re releasing version two for our Qmlativ users. Both are broken down into four webpages: one each for administrators, teachers, parents, and students.
 
The four-page Toolkit includes:
 
  • Welcome videos for each role
  • 60-Second Power-Up tutorial videos
  • Print and digital resources including a parent handout and poster, press release template, community flier, and more
  • Answers to frequently asked questions
 

 

Where can I find it and where should I direct people?

Spreading the word about the Toolkit is the key to maximizing its impact. To view the Toolkit, you can go directly to the landing page at www.skyward.com/toolkit. You can also access the page from anywhere on our website by clicking on Parents & Students, which is found under the Support option on the header. Once you’re on the landing page, choose between the two versions, then select a role.

 
 
 
You may want to bypass the landing page altogether when distributing a specific role’s page to that audience. Just copy the URL for your intended audience, and send it out!
 
Another way to use these resources is by embedding them directly on your website. All of our videos are hosted on YouTube to make sharing and embedding them as easy as possible. For parent and student resources, we’d recommend placing them in a highly visible landing spot between your homepage and Skyward login page. To raise awareness among teachers, consider embedding the videos or including a link to the Teacher Toolkit page in messaging about transparency and improving school-home communication.
 

 

Can I see a sample of what’s on there?

Absolutely! Here’s a bite-size sample of the information you’ll find in the Family Access Toolkit.  

Administrators

Templates make it easy to get the word out about Family Access.


   
 

Teachers

60-Second Power-Up tutorials explain how to use helpful features like the Message Center.
 
   
 

Parents

60-Second Power-Ups also give tips, like how to best plan for graduation.  
  
 
 

Students

Overview videos get everyone pumped up about using Family Access.
 
 

What’s to come?

Just like the first installment of the Toolkit, the Qmlativ rendition will also be an ever-evolving collection of tools. We’ll be adding additional Power-Up tutorials to highlight new tasks. The Toolkit exists to help you, so if you have any suggestions for something helpful we can add, please send an email to content@skyward.com. We’d love to get your input.   
 
 
Our job is to make your job as easy as possible. (And we love doing just that—have you checked out our Starter Kit for School PR Pros or our Quick Hits video library?) We hope you’ll find all of these tools, templates, and tutorials beneficial and that you’ll share them with anyone who might find them helpful.
 
Enjoy!
 
 

We’d love to hear what you think about the new Family Access Toolkit—and if there’s anything we can add. Please leave a note in the comments below or send an email to content@skyward.com.


 

Recent articles

The Fall User Group Scoop
Lauren Gilchrist Lauren Gilchrist
 

Comments

Comments
Be the first to comment!
 Security code
Subscribe to our blog: