Video: Hero for Home Learning
This help article is designed to assist you with setting up your Hero software for home learning and to support you with helping your teachers to use the software at home.
Adding Student Email Addresses
To log into Hero your students need a unique email address entered into their profile. This can be done for individual students by navigating to their profile> i> student email address> Save.
If you want to enter email addresses for a large group of students, this can be done by creating a navigating to list builder > selecting the first name, last name. student email and NSN field then generating a list. Populate the email address column and save the .csv file. This can now be upload through Administration menu> Import Data> Students and Contacts
Help article: Importing Student and Contact Data into Hero
Adding a Page
Next, you will need to decide where you want your students to post. You may wish to use existing pages or you may choose to set up a new Home Learning page. Having a new page will enable content to sit separately from previous reporting content.
Help article: Adding a New Page
About This Page
Within the setup of a page is a section called ‘About This Page’. Here you can add information to inform the use of the page for staff, parents and students to view. In the case of students, an example could be adding sentence starters to support them with making a post.
About This Page information can be added in the form of an image or Google file and text. About This Page information will show as a link to a pop-up box at the top of the page.
Help article: Adding About this Page Information
Linking Posts to Goals
If you are wanting students to link their posts to currently set goals, ensure the setting “Include current goals as tags” is turned on. The slider will show as red.
The page template setting allows you to add heading that will pre-populate each time the share something box is clicked by any staff member, parent or student
Help article: Adding Post Templates to Pages
To assist your teachers with maximising their use of the Hero software you may like to direct them to the help article about how to create a group.
Help article: Creating a group
To ensure your students have the information they need to log into Hero via their computer browser or the app teachers can send a Community Notice. Community notices can be sent to the parents of any class or classes, group or groups, including the whole school.
This message could include the link to our Hero webpage designed to support students with logging in: https://hero.linc-ed.com/students/
Making a screencast showing the set up of Hero specific to your school context is also an effective way of supporting your parents and students.
Help article: Posting to the Community Feed
Once teachers have set up groups they can post learning tasks specific to the students in these groups through the Student Feed.
Help article: Posting to the Student Feed
Adding a simple survey to a Community Feed or Student Feed post
Note, this sofware feature was added after this video was recorded.
Help article: Adding a Simple Survey to a Community Feed Post
Help article: Adding a Simple Survey to a Student Feed Post
Viewing All Posts by a Class or Group of Students
Once students have logged into Hero have posted in the Home Learning page, teachers can view all the posts for the students by navigating to the class or group> ...> All Posts> Page. From here, they can read the post, indicate it has been checked, make a comment on the post and publish it for parents to view.
Parents can view all Community notices published by the school to the classes or groups that their children are part of. They can click read more to view the whole post. They can also like the post or add a comment if this feature has been turned on by the school.
Parents can navigate to the left-hand menu to see the children in their family and they can click on the drop-down menu to view more information.
The parents can see who the post was written by and the date. They can read this post to find out more about what their child has been learning at home.
Parents can read comments added by their child's teacher and can comment back. Parent comments are visible to the student and staff.
When students log in they can click on Student feed to read all the posts that are relevant to any class or group they are part of.
They can see any pages made visible to students. By clicking on About this Page they can view any supporting material added by the school.
They can view all posts they have written or that have been written by their teachers. They can also read comments about posts written by their teachers or parents.
By clicking on the Share something ... box a student can add a new post. This will sit in draft until it has been moderated and published by their teacher.