Once logged in you will see the home screen of your School Stream Control Panel.
- LEFT MENU
In the Control Panel, most of the features are available via the left menu. It is organised by main menu items, with each containing a number of sub-menu items. In the following steps, when we refer to 'the main menu', we are referring to this left navigation menu.
There is also an admin bar at the top for quick access to a number of features we will discuss here, and more.
Home is the first screen you see when you log into the School Stream Control Panel.
The main idea of the home page is to give you a place where you can get an at-a-glance overview of what’s happening with your content. You can catch up on School Stream news and quickly add a post.
The 2 widgets and on the home-screen are:
- School Stream News - This widget contains a live blog about everything we are doing at School Stream HQ, new features, updates and how-to guides will appear here. You can contact us via email if you need help or support via the help/support link located here.
- School Stream Central - Here you will find the total number of users who have added your school to School Stream and the total number of messages (notifications) sent from the app. There is also a link to our Help Center here, you can't miss it. (it's the big green button)
The 3 tabs below the stats contain information for parents, download instructions specific to your school and the HTML5 web app link which you can provide to parents with a Windows phone or who wish to access School Stream from a desktop computer or laptop.
- ADMIN BAR
You may have noticed a blue bar that appears at the top of your pages when logged in with your admin account. This blue bar is called the Admin Bar and it is an easy-to-access toolbar with shortcuts to a number of School Stream’s customisation features such as contact details, social media, colour scheme and group settings. You can also setup external services, sync an online calendar and use the embed anything feature which allows you to embed web pages into any page in School Stream.
- SWITCHING BETWEEN SCHOOL PROFILES
You can also switch between Control Panels if your school has multiple school stream accounts for campuses or staff profiles and you have access to all profiles. Just mouse-over the My Sites button in the admin bar and choose the Control Panel for the profile you need.