Schoolwires

  • Welcome to the EASD Schoolwire's page where you will find information about the district's improved website management software.  Schoolwires rolled out a major update in August that created additional functionality, while also allowing editors to improve the look of their webpages.
           Schoolwires Centricity 2
     
    The first step in planning your teacher section is to be aware of the best practices for teacher websites.  
     
     

    Signing In
     
    When you look at any page on the district website, you are viewing it in "read-only" mode.    Once you are ready to create or edit your pages, you must launch the editing portion of the software, which is called the Site Manager.  To do this, you must sign in to the district website using your district username and password.  You may also want to verify and/or change your account settings by viewing your account profile.  View the "Signing into the district website" and "Account settings" tipsheets below for specific instructions on those topics.
     
     

    Site Manager
     
    Now that you are logged in, you are ready to create or edit your webpage.  Launch Site Manager by clicking the button in the top right corner of the window.
     
     
     Site Manager button
     
     
    If you have used Site Manager previously to edit an existing teacher webpage or section, you will notice that Site Manager has a new look.  Schoolwires tried to make it more intuitive and have the commonly used features accessible without having to click too many links to find them.  View the Section Editor help card for more information on the section editor functionality. 
     
    Section Editor screenshot
     
     

    Apps
     
    One of the biggest changes to the Schoolwires update comes in the form of Apps, which are the content building blocks of your pages.  Pages are laid out in columns in which you place one or multiple apps.  Adding more than one app per page allows you to place different types of information on the same page in an organized manner.  For teachers and staff that are just starting out with a Schoolwires website, a one column page layout with one app per page may be advised.   Once you are more familiar with using the Schoolwires editor, changing the layout and adding additional apps to a page may be more appealing.  
     
     
    Schoolwires Editor
     
    Once you have decided how you would like your page laid out and you have added apps into the columns, you will use the Schoolwires Editor to enter in content, such as text, images, links and media.  The WYSIWYG editor, pictured below, contains familiar buttons, such as that of word processing editors.  Also, by hovering the cursor over any button, a text description of that button will display.
     
    WYSIWYG Editor
     
     

    Section Tools
     
    Photo Galleries
    A great way to drive visitors to your webpage is to add a photo gallery.  Please be mindful not to add a student's name with their picture for security reasons.  View the Photo Gallery help card for more information on adding photo galleries to your section.
     
    photo gallery screenshot
     
     
    Forms and Surveys
    The Forms and Surveys tool allows you to gather survey information, such as course evaluations, community, student or parent surveys, order forms, opinion polls and even online quizzes and exams.  View the short Forms manual for instructions on creating forms.
     

     
    Additional Schoolwires Centricity2 Help - utilize the How do I...? menu when logged in and working in the Site Manager.