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Elementary School Webpage

For many schools with students in grades K-4, the teachers only want to maintain one class homeroom webpage. These teachers usually teach multiple subjects to one classroom. Depending on whether or not your district/school uploads homeroom pages to Edline, you can follow one of these procedures if teachers want to maintain only one webpage.

When Your School Does Upload Homeroom Classes

  • If your school does upload a homeroom class during the school data upload process (such as Kindergarten, First Grade, or Mrs. Smith’s Homeroom), make sure the page is visible to teachers, students, and parents. Pages are usually visible by default.
  • If your school also uploads separate subject classes for the teachers (including Spelling, Reading, and Science), separate subject pages are set to limited, and do not include parents and students as a part of the visibility.
  • If teacher homeroom pages are available, teachers can add their content to the homeroom page only, so that parents and students see a single website for each teacher. The separate subject pages will still be visible to the teacher since they are the super user of the class, but they do not need to post content there if they are made not visible to students and parents. Although gradebook reports will still post to the subject webpage, parents will see the reports in their My Private Reports feature, since the class subject page will not be visible.

When Your School Does NOT Upload Homeroom Classes

  • If your school does NOT upload a homeroom class (such as Kindergarten, First Grade, or Mrs. Smith’s Homeroom), but uploads separate subject classes (including Spelling, Reading, and Science), select one of the subject class pages to set as visible to teachers, students, and parents. Treat the page as if it were a homeroom page. The teacher can go in and change the name of the class to whatever they choose to display for parents and students.
  • For all other subject pages, make sure the pages are set to limited, and do not include parents and students as a part of the visibility.
  • Teachers can add their content and other details to the visible page, so that parents and students will see a single website for the teacher.

To learn more about how teachers can change the visibility of a class page, see How to Restrict the Visibility of a Group. To learn more about how super users can change the visibility of many classes at once, see How to Change the Visibility of Classes.

For Teachers with Multiple Classes of the Same Subject

For teachers with subjects such as Art, Music, or Physical Education where they teach several classes, the teachers will update their individual subject pages since each class membership consists of different students. These teachers will only need to post their content once since they will be able to use the multi-post feature which allows them to post their content to multiple pages at one time.