As a school administrator, you have the ability to have two levels of accounts: School Admin Mode and Teacher Mode. Here we'll cover the differences between the two accounts, how to know which account you're using, and how to toggle between the two. You can see our help article on how to grant permission levels here.

What is the difference between my two accounts?

School Admin Mode

  • If you have school messaging, messages sent from this account will appear to families as being from the school.

  • If you have school messaging, all administrators will receive a notification about a family member's reply to a message sent from this account (think of it as a group account between you and your fellow school administrators).

  • A bird's eye view into the messaging at your school, additional permissions for editing class, staff, and student data, and will provide you with analytics.

  • This mode is perfect for sending school-wide announcements when you want any admins at your school to be able to respond + want the sender to be your school's name (i.e. snow days, upcoming events, and info for your school community).

Teacher Mode

  • When sending a message, messages will appear to families as being from you (your teacher signature).

  • Messages and responses will still be visible from the school admin accounts, but administrators will not receive notifications about new messages.

  • This mode is perfect for sending 1:1 or small group messages when you're sharing more individualized information and want the sender to be you. Only you will have access to responding to this message.

How do I know which account I'm in?

  • You are in your school administrator account if your background is blue and you see "TalkingPoints for Schools" in the upper left hand corner.

  • You are in your teacher account if your background is white and you see "TalkingPoints" in the upper left hand corner.

How do I toggle between my school and teacher accounts?

School to Teacher Mode

Step 1: Select your name in the bottom left corner

Step 2: A menu of options will appear. Select "Teacher Mode"

Teacher to School Admin Mode

Step 1 - Select "Go to school mode" in the bottom left corner

Notes:

  • Are you a school admin who doesn't have a teacher mode? Follow the instructions here to add to your permission levels.

  • Toggling between these two levels of accounts is not available on the mobile app at this time, just on a web browser.

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