Posts are a great way to contact a group of people, they can range from informative to fun, and can be sent to the entire school, or a particular group according to who you want to share your message with.
Posting a picture
Simply click the 'photo' button to be prompted to upload a photo. If you are using a mobile device you can also take a photo and directly upload it.
Note: To do this, make sure Classlist has permission to access your camera and picture files. However we do not gain access to your pictures at Classlist Central - this just enables your device to choose from your images!
Posting to a Group
On the Parent Board you can post to any Group you are in - e.g. your 'School Groups' (class/year groups) or the 'Parent Groups' you are a member of.
Posts to a Group will show on the Parent Board feed of other members of the group and will be emailed to group members (unless they have opted out in their notification settings).
Simply click on the small arrow besides the words 'Select a group to share with' and select the class or group you wish to communicate with.
Once you have replied to a post you will be 'copied in' to all replies to it thereafter. Each time a parent replies after you, you will be emailed, as will the original poster; so nobody misses out!
You can adjust the emails you receive at any point by clicking here.
Whole school posts
All users can create posts to the whole school on the Parent Board. Posts to the whole school will show on the Parent Board feed straight away, but by default they are not emailed to parents (unless a parent has specifically opted in to receive a notification by email). Instead they are sent out in the weekly digest with other content.
If you want to opt in to receive an email for whole school posts, you can do this by going to your profile and editing your notification settings.
Posts to the whole school go in the Weekly Digest email on Thursday nights, which summarises the week's activity on your Classlist site.
As with other posts, replies/comments on whole school posts are only emailed to the original poster. This keeps email traffic to a minimum. Other parents can visit the Parent Board if they want to see replies to a post.
Announcements as posts
PTA announcements appear as posts in groups, as well as being emailed out to parents. You are free to comment on these posts, it can be a great way to reply to certain kinds of an announcements!
Commenting on posts
To comment on a post (or an announcement or event), simply click in the text box underneath the post and enter your comment. The original creator of the post and any other commenters will be notified when you do so. If you need to delete your comment late, just tap the red cross which appears next to your comment (see image below - Blondine's comment has a red cross next to the date it was posted).