Class Rep accounts on Classlist have access to a number of features that the standard parent account cannot access. Much like a PTA or Ambassador role they can view a second area of Classlist, which appears with a green banner, looking much like the image below.
Watch a guided tour of all the features available to a Class Rep by clicking on this link
For a brief overview of the features a Class Rep account offers, take a quick guided tour by clicking here. This page will explain each of the features in a more in-depth fashion.
One of the most important things a Class Rep can do is invite new parents to join Classlist, as the parents form the basis of every Classlist community. Parents are invited via email, so it is best to collect these beforehand, other Classlist users have found a number of effective methods to collect these emails, which can be found here.
Once you have collected the emails, you can enter them on the Add & Invite page, simply enter a list of emails and click the send button, you can also enter a personal message to accompany the invites if you wish.
Once a parent has been invited, they will be regarded as a 'Non-Member' until they have signed up. As a non-member, they can receive Announcements and Event invitations.
As a Class Rep you will often need to communicate with other Classlist users, one great way to do this is through posts on the home page, posts can be sent to specific Years, Classes or Community Groups and will appear on their homepage. This is ideal for conversing with parents about a range of topics, from discussing recent events to inquiring about a child's missing homework.
Announcements can be sent from the Administrator side of Classlist, they can be sent to a particular group or class, or the whole school. A copy of the Announcement is also emailed to all recipients (unless the whole school option is selected, to reduce email clutter). They can feature an attachment, making it a great way to send out documents, flyers or even homework that children may have missed.
Announcements will also be sent to Non-Members, who are parents that have been invited to join Classlist, but not yet signed up, this is a great way to stay in contact with parents and in this regard, Classlist works like an incredibly versatile mailing list.
Another duty of a Class Rep is approving parents that have requested to join your school's Classlist. This procedure has been added in the interest of security, allowing you to vet each parent as legitimate before they can access your site. The process of approving parents is simple, you just need to click the 'Approve' button once you have confirmed their identity.
Class Reps can also create Community Events which can be sent out to the whole school or individual groups, years or classes. These Community Events can even be sent to Non-Members, making it a great way to stay in contact with otherwise hard to reach parents.
Community events will show in the events list to all members invited, even if they join Classlist after the event is created.
Managing Parents and Administrators
As a Class Rep, you can also see a list of other parents and Administrators who have joined Classlist.