Welcome to Classlist, this page contains a tour that will take you through the basics of how to use your Classlist account as a parent. The tour will consist of an overview, whilst this page will go into a little more detail of each stage, as well as providing helpful links to provide you even more information.
To begin the tour, click here.
The Home Page and the Navigation bar
The Home Page will be the main screen you see when you log into Classlist once you are fully set up, it follows a fairly traditional format, so it should feel a little familiar. The blue bar at the top of the screen will be the main way in which you navigate around Classlist, it is reactive depending on your screen size (or if you are using Classlist on a mobile) and can look slightly different. On a bigger screen, it will look like the image below.
On smaller screens and mobile devices, it will instead consist of just three lines, pressing this will bring up the menu along the side of the screen instead.
Posts and Groups
On the home page you can create posts, these can be text or image based, and will be sent out to each member of a selected group, or they can be posted for the whole school to see. Click here for more information on posts and here for more information on groups.
The Classlist Page
The Classlist page contains a list of contact details for all parents who have chosen to share them, you are only able to see parents you are grouped with, such as your year or class.
If you require further details, simply click on a parents name to be taken to their profile, or click the message icon to send them a message.
Your sense of security is our top priority at Classlist and as such, you can choose to hide your contact details by visiting your profile.
Events and Listings
The events page will display a list of all the events that you have been invited to, it is from here that you can also create your own events, to create an event, simply click on the 'Create Event' button and follow the on-screen instructions. Events can be ticketed, and even paid for over Classlist through PayPal.
For detailed information on events, please click here.
Listings work a little like an online 'marketplace' where Classlist users can buy and sell used items or services, as well as posting lost-and-founds.
For more information on the listings service, visit our helpdesk here.
Posting a listing is a little like creating an event, simply visit the page and click 'Post Listing'.
You can send messages to other parents privately, rather than as a public post, through the messages page. The page will also store a list of conversations so that you can re-read them at any time you need. You can use the messaging feature to create group conversations if you wish.
For more information on Classlist's messaging service, click here.
The School Run Map
The school run map operates on an 'opt in' feature, only parents who have chosen to share their details can use the system. When you open the page, you will appear as a marker on a map, you can then click on other markers to get the contact details of other parents or send them a private message. This service is ideal for creating lift-shares or even making a walking bus.
The Groups Page
Every user of Classlist is sorted into groups based on the classes their children belong in, Community Groups can also be made, grouping parents together for a number of reasons (perhaps a group of dog walkers for example?).
You can use the groups page to post directly to a group, though this can also be done from the home page.
Announcements are a special type of post that can be sent out by Classlist Ambassadors, they can be sent to the whole school, select groups, Classes and Years. Announcements can contain a file attachment, making them a perfect platform for important messages. Announcements can also be emailed to the address you signed up for Classlist with.
Your profile was briefly mentioned earlier, it is here that all the information you wish to enter on Classlist is stored. You can edit this at any time and choose to hide any that you wish to.
Your profile is broken up into a number of areas:
From this section you can edit the base details about your account, from your name, your contact number or your Address, you can also opt in for the School Run Map feature from here. When you change any details, hit save.
This section also allows you to change your password, simply fill out the form and hit save, make sure you have typed the new password correctly twice and remember, all passwords are case sensitive.
The Manage Pupils page allows you to edit any details about the children you have at the school. You can add or delete new children if needed.
The family contacts page can be seen under your profile by other viewers, this means that you could put up a partners contact details in case you are unavailable to contact.
The privacy settings page has been covered above, but here you can allow or disallow your contact details from being shared on Classlist. Do be aware that your contact details will need to be visible if you wish to use the School Run Map feature.
The notification page lets you adjust the alerts you receive in the form of emails. If you do not wish to receive certain emails, simply uncheck the box.