Notifications let you know when another member has added content to your Classlist community which is relevant for you: notifications can be in the form of an email alert and/or a red badge/bell on the app and the website. You may also get a banner notification and/or a sound on your phone if you have enabled push notifications on your phone's settings. You can change your Classlist notification settings so that you only receive the information you want.
Notifications on a desktop
On a desktop your notifications appear as a red number badge over the notification icon in the navigation sidebar. The image below shows the notifications summary page with unread content highlighted in colour in the list. Click on the item summary to be taken to the page where the post, announcement or event content can be read in full. You can read notifications from this summary list individually, or mark them all as read by tapping on the button at top right.
Notifications on the app
Notifications appear on the Classlist app on the home screen of your mobile, and within the app they show up on the navigation bar at the bottom of the screen:
If you feel you are getting too many notifications you can change your settings so that you no longer receive notifications for categories of content you don't want to be alerted about (see below). You will still be able to view this content when you look at the site.
Important: you may need to check your phone's notification settings are not clashing with your settings in the app. If you opted out of notifications on your phone when you first downloaded the app, you will need to turn these on in your phone as well, even if you you have opted in to receive notifications in your settings on Classlist.
Edit your phone's notifications settings to allow Classlist notifications:
On an iPhone go to Settings > Notifications > Classlist > 'Allow notifications'.
On Android go to Settings (cog at top) > Apps > Application Manager > Classlist > 'Show Notifications'
Changing your notification settings
To change your notification settings, go to your profile and tap 'Notifications'.
The notifications page of your profile allows you to opt in or out of emails and badge/bell notifications generated from different types of activity on the site.
You can set notifications on or off for emails and app notifications for each category of communication: group posts and comments, messages, private events, community events, announcements and whole school posts.
If you comment on or follow a post you will be notified about all subsequent comments on that post. i.e. you will receive notifications of posts in your groups, and also comments on any posts that you follow or comment on, unless you have turned off notifications for posts.
We now have a new additional option for some members, enabling you to receive all comments on all posts in your groups automatically. Some parents like to follow everything automatically. If you wish to opt in to this tick "Receive app and email notifications on all activity on my group posts". i.e. you will receive you will receive notifications of posts in your groups, and also all comments on any posts in your groups.
If you enable this option, you will receive emails and/or app notifications depending on which you are opted into for posts and whole school posts.
By default, you will receive email notifications for all new communications on Classlist, except for Marketplace posts, which are included in the Weekly Digest rather than being sent individually. Whole school posts are an optional feature which can be turned on or off by your admin team.
To change your settings, go to your Profile and click on Notifications.
NB: if you are receiving duplicate email notifications click here to find out how to fix it.