The Faculty List from Faculty Database tool can be used to display a staff directory on your school’s website. This tool pulls the directory information from the Users Database. When a new user is added, they can automatically be displayed in the staff directory.
Within the users database, groups can be created and faculty can be assigned to them. Each faculty member can belong to any number of groups. This allows him or her to maintain a single website and yet appear in multiple areas on the school website. A few sample groups are: elementary staff, high school teachers, bus drivers, just to name a few. You are able to display all staff members on a page or any grouping of your total staff. When displaying staff, you can include (or leave out) the following:
- Staff pictures, phone extensions, email accounts, titles, etc.
- Faculty web page links
- A staff search utility
Adding the Faculty Listing Tool
Within Navigation Builder Home, go to the Main Body content of the page you wish to display the faculty listing.
- Select Faculty List From Faculty Database from the Add Tool to this page: drop down list.
- Choose the position of the tool on the page. The default is at the top of the page. The item showing in the drop down list should be the tool that should display directly above the tool being added. The first tool added will only have the "Place at top of page" in the drop down.
- Click the Add button.
Editing the Faculty List Display
There are three Columns/Display options. Make your choice from the dropdown menu.
- 1 Column - Tabular Format
- 1 Column - Profile Format
- 2 Columns - Profile Format
Many other options are available, making it possible to display your faculty list just the way you want it. We strongly advise the use of CAPTCHA to protect email from spammers and email harvesting. Grouping and searching are very useful features you should check out when determining how to display your list.
Finally click Update to complete your faculty list.
If the Include Search option is checked, the above will display enabling users to navigate through your faculty listing. It is recommended to use this feature if your database is large.
Edit an Existing Faculty List
To edit an existing Faculty Listing tool, locate the tool on the webpage and click Edit the Faculty Listing Properties. The second screen shot in this help doc will display.
Change Position - allows the placement of the faculty listing to be switched with other tools on the page.
Move - allows the faculty listing to be moved to another page within the website.
Preview- displays the page as a user would see it.
Delete - removes the tool.