District Administrators have the ability to customize what data school admins and teachers/non-rostered staff can manually manage in their TalkingPoints accounts. You can view and adjust your settings by navigating to the Schools view and using the three columns of checkboxes.

Here is a quick overview of the three checkboxes:

  1. School Admins can add students manually:

    • keep off if you only want students from your SIS

    • turn on if you want your admins to be able to add students + families from outside of your SIS (such as students who are preparing to enroll in that school)

  2. Teachers can add students manually:

    • keep off if you only want teachers to be able to message students from their rosters

    • turn on if you want your teachers to be able to add students + families (such as students on a club or team they support; you could also consider option 1 in this article)

  3. Teachers can add contacts manually:

    • keep off if you only want contacts from your SIS to be messaged via TalkingPoints

    • turn on if you want your teachers to have the ability to add additional contacts for each student (such as a student's phone number if they're over 13 or another guardian)

Instructional video below:

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