Limit the number of website administrators to 3-5. These users have access to the entire site and can update user pages, help reset passwords and make special requests to tech support.
Delegate sections of the site to others–department chairs work on department pages, club advisors work on their club pages, coaches work on team pages, etc.
Give the school administrative staff access to the calendars so they can make updates whenever the master calendar changes.
Enter a recipient for the contact form.
Set up Google Analytics so you can monitor site usage, audience, traffic patterns, etc. (It’s free for schools!)
Do a yearly audit of user accounts to ensure the front-facing staff list is up-to-date.
Best Practices for the Public Site
Keep your site updated, especially the homepage. This will help with search engine results.
Don’t clutter the homepage with too much information–it overwhelms visitors.
Keep your dropdown menus on the navigation bar limited to 10 items.
Keep teacher pages within the Edlio platform instead of directing traffic away from your site to outside teacher sites.
If you didn’t do so during the initial website build, link your social media accounts on the homepage. Include a feed if you are active Twitter, Facebook or Instagram users (you would need to submit a support case for this). Keep your social media accounts up to date!
Best Practices for Teacher Pages
Post a bio & profile photo so your students and families can get to know you & your background.
Utilize quick posts & subscriptions to engage with families and keep them updated on what is happening every day or every week in your classroom.
Create classes and post syllabi/yearly overviews so students and parents always know what’s expected and what’s coming up.
Include a rubric library, standards list or grading information with your teacher pages.
Post homework so students can print out resources and keep track of due dates.
Create photo galleries showcasing student work, projects and performances.
Upload videos so students can continue learning outside of the classroom (just make sure you have permission to post!).
Make Sure Your Investment gets Used
Publicize your website address on all written material, flyers, sign-ups, etc. as well as social media.
Have your website up on computers at family events- encourage parents to subscribe during the event.
Direct callers to your website for frequently asked questions.
Upload photos & videos of sporting events, assemblies and performances and notify your community that they can view them on your site.