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 four columns of checkboxes.

Here is a quick overview of the checkboxes:

  1. School Admins Can Add Data:

    • keep off if you only want students from your SIS

    • turn on if you want your admins to be able to add student and contact data that is not coming over from your SIS (such as students who are preparing to enroll in that school, or additional family contacts)

  2. School Admins Can Delete Data:

    • keep off if you want to keep the ability to mass delete manually added data in the hands of district admin only

    • turn on if you would like to give school admin the ability to mass delete manually added data that has been added to their school

  3. Teachers Can Add Students:

    • 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 student and contact data (such as students in a club or on a sports team that they run; you could also consider 'Option 1' in this article)

  4. Teachers Can Add Contacts:

    • 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 years of age, or another guardian)

Instructional video below:

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