Using the Dashboard

Each time you log in the Dashboard displays a series of tiles with information and functions you might want to access quickly, such as:

  • your class lists
  • your class timetable
  • your PTI session bookings
  • weather
  • map locations.


Note: You can return to the Dashboard at any time by clicking on the SynWeb main menu.


Note: You can determine which dashboard tiles are available at your organisation using the luDashboardTile lookup table. See luDashboardTile lookup table in the System maintenance manual.
 

Hiding tiles
You can hide dashboard tiles by dragging them into the top margin of the dashboard.

 

Adding hidden tiles
You can view hidden dashboard tiles by clicking . Once the hidden tiles are displayed you can add a tile by dragging and dropping it onto the Dashboard.

 

Rearranging dashboard tiles
You can drag and drop dashboard tiles to rearrange the Dashboard according to your preferences.

 

Dashboard - Classes tile fields and buttons

You can use the Classes tile to either:

  • view details of classes
  • launch a class hot report
  • send emails and SMSs to students and parents
  • view class results.

Grid area fields

Field

Description

File Term

Select a file term to filter the classes displayed in the grid area.

File Type

Select a file type to filter results displayed in the grid area.

For example Academic, Music, Sport. See File types.

Class

Class description and unique class code used to identify the class.

Note: You can click to launch into Class Maintenance for that class.

Report

Click to launch a hot report for the class.

Hot reports can be viewed in:

Email

Click to send an email to either:

  • all students in the class
  • all parents of students in the class.

SMS

Click to send an SMS to either:

  • all students in the class
  • all parents of students in the class.

Field

Description

Results









Progress made in entering student results.
 

Note: You can click on a results icon to launch Assessment Maintenance for that class.

Icon

No reports have been entered for this subject.

12%-19% of reports have been entered for this subject.

20%-49% of reports have been entered for this subject.

50%-59% of reports have been entered for this subject.

60%-79% of reports have been entered for this subject.

80%-99% of reports have been entered for this subject.

All reports have been entered for this subject.

Dashboard- Timetable tile fields and buttons

You can use the Timetable tile to view timetable details.

Fields

Field

Description

Timetable Date

Select the date of the timetable you want to view. See Entering dates and times.

Time

Time the class is scheduled to begin.

Period

Period the class occurs in.

Room

Room the class is scheduled in.

Class

Description and unique class code used to identify the class.

Tip: You can click the class code launch link to open the selected class in Class Maintenance.


Buttons

Button

Description

SynWeb allows you to cancel an entire class to maintain accurate records.

For example, you cancel classes when the regular timetable is disrupted due to:

  • a sports day
  • a school camp
  • another event.

See Cancelling a class in the Attendance manual.

Create a pastoral care item relating to a student in this class.

Click to launch Attendance Maintenance for the selected class. Once attendance is marked the icon changes to .


Dashboard - PTI tile

You can use the PTI tile to either:

  • view booked PTI sessions filtered on Cycle and Session
  • launch a PTI hot report
  • Write notes for individual students
  • launch into other maintenance screens


 Add the PTI dashboard in lookuptable luDashboardTile See luDashboardTile lookup table.


Dashboard - Custom tile

You can use custom tiles display custom web content defined in the Content field of the luDashboardTile lookup table. See luDashboardTile lookup table.

For example, the following tile displays the location of school sports in Google Maps.
 
 

Dashboard - Action Centre tile
 
You can use the Action Centre tile to view Action Centre messages.
 

Note: You can click a message to display the message in the Action Centre. See Using the Action Centre window.