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Faculty Modules and Content Tools Overview

A large number of faculty tools function the same as the main website version of the tool. For these tools, links have been added to the tool's article in the CMS4Schools Main Website Administration section of the Help Center. All other tools will have their own article in the Faculty Website Administration section of the Help Center.

Modules

  • My Calendar Admin: The Calendar of Events tool is a Main Body tool that is used to display events from the Calendar Admin. The Calendar of Events tool can be displayed in calendar or list view and can be set up to display all categories or selected categories.
  • My Homework Admin: In the main website admin, the Homework Admin is used to create the “assignment types.” On the faculty side, the Homework Admin is used by faculty to add their classes and assign grade levels to them. The assigned grade levels are important to provide flexibility in displaying assignments on the main website pages as well as allowing faculty to check on the number of “Major” homework assignments already scheduled by other teachers in their building.
  • My File Uploads: The File Uploads module is used to upload and hold Website files that you cannot upload through page detail tools such as the Resource/News, Photo Gallery, Text/Graphic Editor and so on. 

Content Tools

  • Bulletin Board/Forum/Blog: The Bulletin Board/Forum/Blog tool is a main body tool that is often used by districts and individual teachers as a way to gather information and ideas from parents, students, and anyone who visits their website.
  • Calendar of Events: The Calendar of Events tool is a Main Body tool that is used to display events from My Calendar Admin and the main website Calendar Admin. The Calendar of Events tool can be displayed in calendar or list view and can be set up to display all categories or selected categories.
  • Embed Audio/Video: The Embed Audio/Video tool is a Main Body tool designed to work in conjunction with video services such as Eduvision, TeacherTube, YouTube, or SchoolTube to embed information on a page.
  • Expand/Collapse Content: The Expand/Collapse tool is a Main Body tool that is designed to provide display content with the option of expanding to show additional information. For example, this could be used for a FAQ or Question and Answer page.
  • Homework Listing: In the main website admin, the Homework Admin is used to create the “assignment types.” On the faculty side, the Homework Admin is used by the teacher. They add their classes and assign grade levels to them. The assigned grade levels are important to provide flexibility in displaying assignments on the main website pages as well as allowing the teacher to check on the number of “Major” homework assignments already scheduled by other teachers in their building.
  • Interactive Forms: The Interactive Forms tool is a Main Body tool that can be added to any main or faculty page. This tool allows you to build and maintain online forms such as questionnaires, surveys, polls, etc. All responses will be captured in a database. This tool also includes summary reporting tools as well as downloading capabilities.
  • Links: The Links tool is a Main Body tool that will display hyperlinks in a formatted list. An image and/or description can be displayed with each link.
  • Mini Calendar: The Mini Calendar Tool is Right Side tool that pulls events from My Calendar Admin or the main website Calendar Admin, displaying all or selected calendar categories in a monthly or list view.
  • Photo Gallery: The Photo Gallery tool is a Main Body tool that allows you to display photos of students, projects, etc. There are four different options when choosing how they are to be displayed. When uploading these pictures, the system will automatically resize and optimize the pictures for you if you designate the height and width within the tool. Each of your pictures can contain a photo title, album overview, photo description and full album description to provide further details.
  • Resource/News: The Resouce/News tool a Main Body and Right Side tool that can be used to create a set of resource links made up of a combination of website links or uploaded files. The advantage to using this tool is the ability to browse directly to the files for upload. There is no need to add the file to the File Uploads thereby saving several steps.
  • Slide Show: The Slide Show tool is a Main Body and Right Side tool that can be used to display a selection of photos.
  • Text/Graphic Editor: This tool allows you to add text, links, bulleted lists, horizontal lines, tables, graphics, and widgets.
  • Upcoming Events: Upcoming Events is a Right Side calendar tool that pulls events from all or selected calendar categories from My Calendar Admin and the Main Website Calendar Admin. Its best feature is the ability to display events from today and a selected number of days into the future.

 

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