In this article, we're here to guide you through the top 10 tips and tricks to maximize your LiveSchool experience. Whether you're a seasoned educator or just getting started, these practical insights will help you create a positive learning environment, streamline your workflow, and make the most of LiveSchool's powerful features.
From adding a personal touch with profile pictures to harnessing the magic of the Randomizer, each tip is designed to enhance your engagement with students, simplify administrative tasks, and boost the overall effectiveness of LiveSchool. So, let's dive in and discover how to make the most out of this dynamic platform, one tip at a time:
Tip 10: Add a Profile Picture
Enhance the welcoming atmosphere in your school's LiveSchool space by adding your profile picture:
Your profile picture will be shown alongside the points you award on the Timeline, as well as on student and parent accounts.
Click your initials in the top right corner.
Then, click the pencil icon to edit your profile picture.
Choose an image from your computer, Facebook, or Instagram.
Finally, click 'Upload'!
Tip 9: Award to All
Streamline the process of awarding points to your entire class or the majority of your class with Select All:
Simply click 'Select All'.
Unselect students who are absent or not meeting expectations.
Then, award your points as usual.
Tip 8: Student Search
Efficiently award points to any student in your school using the Student Search feature:
Click 'Search Students' in the top right corner.
Type a few letters of the student's name.
You can search for and select multiple students if needed.
Apply the search and proceed to award points as usual.
Tip 7: Sounds and Popups
Engage students effectively with sounds and popups, and use the audible "Ding!" to remind them to maintain good behavior:
You can customize this feature:
Click 'More' in the top right corner.
Go to 'Display settings.'
Under 'Sounds & Popups,' toggle "Mute" to turn off all sounds and popups or adjust settings individually for merits, demerits, or the randomizer.
Tip 6: Randomizer
Make student selection fair and fun with the Randomizer. It ensures all students get a turn before anyone is selected a second time:
Click 'More' and select 'Randomizer.'
Customize Sounds and popups for the Randomizer using the steps from Tip 7.
You can also use the Randomizer to select a student from a group you've chosen.
Tip 5: Add a (Saved) Comment
Enhance points with comments to provide extra context, encouragement, or support:
From the Rubric screen, click the comment icon in the top right corner.
Add your desired text.
The comment will be visible to students and parents on their LiveSchool accounts and on Recaps.
Save comments for later use by checking the box on the comment screen.
Tip 4: Undo
Undo points awarded by mistake effortlessly:
From the Points screen, click 'More' in the top right corner.
You'll see a list of your class's points. Undo any points by clicking the Red X.
Tip 3: Student Timeline
Get a comprehensive view of a student's day and behavior history with the Student Timeline:
From 'Points,' select a student.
Click 'More' in the top right, then select 'Timeline.'
Apply filters for specific behaviors, awarding teachers, or point types by clicking the column names on the timeline.
Tip 2: Student Dashboards
Gain insight into a student's behavior patterns with Student Dashboards:
Select a student.
Click 'More' (three dots), then select 'Dashboard.'
View point totals, a behavior graph over time, top behaviors, awarding teachers, and reward spending.
Drill down to Timeline details by clicking the numbers below the graph.
Create PDFs of Student Dashboards for individual students, specific rosters, grades, or the entire school.
Tip 1: Review Your Teacher Dashboard
Use your Teacher Dashboard to assess your positive-to-negative point ratio, track students you're awarding points to the most, and more:
Access your Teacher Dashboard under 'Insights' > 'Dashboards' > 'Teacher.'
Change the time frame to review points for the week or month using the calendar icon.
Remember, your Teacher Dashboard is private and only visible to you and LiveSchool administrators at your school.