In order to Get Started on brightwheel, you will need to start by adding rooms. Rooms can be organized in many ways. They can be named after physical classrooms, one giant room, or rooms by age group, the choice is yours! You can create rooms from both the web and mobile app. After you add a room, you can add your students and staff and assign them to one or more rooms. 

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Add a Room

On The Web

To add a room from the web, log in at schools.mybrightwheel.com and follow these steps:

  1. Select Rooms on the top left tab.
  2. Click the button: Add Room 
  3. Type in the name of the room and click Create Room

On Your Mobile App

iOS

When you set up your school, you will be taken through the Setup Wizard. This Wizard will prompt you to create your rooms.

At any point in the future, if an admin would like to add an additional room, follow the instructions below:

  1. Tap the Menu Bar on the top left corner
  2. Select Admin Tools 
  3. Tap Rooms
  4. Tap the plus sign " + " 
  5. Enter the name and tap "Create"

Android

Upon opening the brightwheel app you will be taken to the last room you were viewing.  To add a new room:

  1. Tap the the drop down arrow next to the name of the room you are currently viewing
  2. Tap the plus sign " + "
  3. Enter the name to the new room on the bottom row
  4. Tap the back button to save

Edit a Room

On The Web

  1. Click on the Rooms tab in the web portal.
  2. Click the room you'd like to delete
  3. Click Room Settings in the upper right
  4. Update the name as desired
  5. Click Update Room

On Your Mobile App

iOS

  1. Tap on Admin Tools
  2. Tap Rooms
  3. Select the room, and update the name
  4. Tap "Save"

Android

  1. Tap the the drop down arrow next to the name of the room you are currently viewing
  2. Tap the +
  3. Edit the desired room
  4. Tap the back button to save

Delete a Room

On The Web

  1. Click on the Rooms tab in the web portal.
  2. Click the room you'd like to delete
  3. Click Room Settings in the upper right
  4. Click Delete Room
  5. Confirm this action by entering the name of the room in the pop-up and clicking Delete This Room

On Your Mobile App

iOS

  1. Tap on Admin Tools
  2. Tap Rooms
  3. Select the room, and delete

Android

  1. Tap the the drop down arrow next to the name of the room you are currently viewing
  2. Tap the +
  3. Tap the X icon next to the room you wish to remove
  4. Tap the back button to save

Homeroom


Adding a Homeroom is a great way to check a student-in using Quick Scan. It allows you to assign the specific room the student will be checked into while using Quick Scan. (Previously students were checked-in to Rooms alphabetically).

For example, assigning "Room C" as a homeroom will ensure that the student is checked into this room rather than "Room A".

To add a Homeroom from the web:

  1. Click "Edit" beside the Homeroom section
  2. Assign the desired homeroom
  3. Click "Save"

The homeroom will then be successfully added.

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