The app now offers schools to ability to define which users can view their app content. Three types are available.
Visitor (optional – school controlled)
Activating Visitor enables anyone to login to view your app without being required to register their details. The app will have limited functionality – no absence notification or push notes. This level is similar to a parent viewing the school website where all information is in the public domain.
Self-registered (optional – school controlled)
This is how parents and carers have always used the app. They enter your school name and register their details. We now verify all user emails to ensure users are who they say they are, for safeguarding purposes and to comply with EU data regs.
Invited (optional – school controlled)
Upload a list of users (parents/carers) to the portal and our system will send each one an invitation letting them know you're now using mySchoolApp and asking them to download and login.
If this option is selected and Visitor and Self-registered are left unchecked, only users with an invitation will be able to view your app content. This addresses safeguarding concerns and replaces the need for a password to enter the app.
We believe using inviting users will increase take up amongst parents which will make your communications more efficient.
Detailed instructions on how to Invite users is available here