– I have forgotten my password and can not login
You should be able to get this reset by the main admin user in school. If you are the admin please enter your email address into the forgot password section of the login screen and you will receive a link allowing you to reset it.
– Can I sign into my School Jotter website from outside school?
Yes, School Jotter can be accessed anytime, anywhere (providing you have an internet connection!)
– I have forgotten how to add a newsletter on School Jotter
After clicking on Edit Page click on the insert file button. This is found on the toolbar that appears when you click into a content area. Click upload file (at the top of the file manager window) and select your newsletter from the file picker (i.e. from your local hard drive). Once this has uploaded you can then click on the tick box and click on insert (bottom left hand corner). You should now have a link to the newsletter on the page/content area.
– How do I upload a word document to my School Jotter?
After clicking on Edit Page click on insert file button. This is found on the toolbar that appears when you click into a content area. Click upload file (at the top of the file manager window) and select your word document from the file picker (i.e. from your local hard drive). Once this has uploaded you can then click on the tick box and click on insert (bottom left hand corner). You should now have a link to the document on the page/content area.
– How do I upload pictures to my School Jotter?
After clicking on Edit Page click on the insert picture button. This is found on the toolbar that appears when you click into a content area. Click upload (at the top of the image manager window) and select your image/photo from the file picker (i.e. from your local hard drive). Once this has uploaded you can click on the thumbnail of the desired image, inserting it into the content area.
– How do I link to a page or website in my School Jotter?
In edit mode type in the link label. This is the text that will appear as the link itself i.e. Please click for xyz. Highlight this using the mouse and click on insert/edit link. In the dialog box select a page to link to from the Pages drop down menu. Then click on insert. If you would like to link to a file after the LINK URL field, click on the red and blue icon. Now all you need to do is select and tick the appropriate file to link to, and then press insert on the left hand side of the file manager.
– How to get Images to Appear in a Slideshow within School Jotter?
This short guide will take you through how to get images to appear in Slideshows and to put your images into a particular order.
To get your pictures into a Slideshow they have to be in the ‘Gallery Images’ folder within the ‘Image Manager’.
If you are accessing the folder straight from the Image Manager you will see the Gallery Images folder on the left hand side.
Click on the text ‘galleryimages’ and this will take you into that folder.
From here you can create folders to store images using the ‘Create Folder’ button at the top of the screen.
If you are uploading from the Slideshow block (see below):
From here you can upload images by clicking on the ‘Upload Images’ button, this will start you off in the ‘Gallery Images’ folder so you don’t need to find it on the left hand side.
– How to put your Images In Order within School Jotter
School Jotter will order the images by file name in alphabetical order within the Image Manager.
To change the title of your images so that you can put them in order go into the File Manager.
The easiest way to get to this is to go to ‘My Pages’ in the white toolbar along the top. Scroll down to ‘Manage Media’ and then Select ‘Files’
This will take you into the File Manager which shows your Images and allows you to re-name them.
In this example there are two folders to access and we will select the Gallery Images folder.
The Creek image has been selected to rename and you will see that unlike in the first example above the options have become available at the top of the file list; Cut, Copy, Rename, Delete & Zip.
Tick the white box next to the file and click on ‘Rename’. This will produce a white box to add text into and rename the file.
– We have changed our school logo and it needs amending on our website, what shall I do?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the the updated logo and a message requesting the change. This will be uploaded within our 3-5 day turnaround.
– How do I use the document viewer?
If you need to display documents directly on your webpage (ie. documents designed to be displayed on the website) you need to select the document viewer option to upload the documents to your page. In edit mode click on Insert. From the drop down go onto miscellaneous, then select document viewer. Now the block will appear on the page. Select upload and from the file picker the document you wish to upload. Click on upload again and after the document has converted click publish to reveal the document embedded onto the page itself.
– There is code all over my page, what do I do?
If you see code appearing on your page, click the Edit Page option, and click Publish.
– Why is my video not working?
If your video fails to upload, it could be due to the size of the video, or the file format. The size should not exceed 30mb and the acceptable file formats are WMV, FLV and AVI. If you notice the video still not working once uploaded, try updating your browser.
– How do I add a user?
To add a new user, click the My Pages option and go to Manage Users. You will then see an option called Add User – fill in the fields and save.
– How do I restrict a user from editing just one page?
In the manage pages section, click the desired page from the list of site pages on the left. From the table that now appears tick the edit column and assign the role of the user. This means that this user will only be able to edit this page. You can allow as many pages as you like to be editable by clicking on the pages and ticking the edit box that is next to that user’s role.
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