If you're an educator, you may have heard of SCHOOLinSITES. Think it's just a shared web hosting company for schools? Think again! While they may have started with shared hosting way back in the 1990s, they've added new and exciting features to keep up with the times.
Let's look at what SCHOOLinSITES offers to schools across the U.S.
What Is SCHOOLinSITES?
As more and more people are turning to the Internet before they pick up the phone, it has become essential for schools all across the U.S. to maintain an online presence.
SCHOOLinSITES combines a multitude of products targeting schools and the districts they exist in. The goal: make it easier for schools to disseminate information online for parents and members of the community to access instantly.
What, exactly, do they offer?
Shared hosting of your school or district website.
They provide well designed websites with an unlimited number of pages, which means the schools contained in your entire district can all be found in one place.
This service grants you an unlimited number of users and storage, a content editor to embed code and post content and media simply, as well as calendars that can filter, integrate, and export events. Your entire school — all departments, sports and activities, arts, teachers, and clubs — can all have their own page!
Graphic design services.
As I mentioned above, you are provided with a well designed website. Did you know that your website is actually custom designed by SCHOOLinSITES's very own design team? They look at the needs of your district or school and tailor the site accordingly.
Users are able to opt-in to a notification service via your website, whether text or email. This way, when something important is happening within the school, the users won't need to head to the website to learn about it. They'll know about it when it happens!
SCHOOLinSITES has their own training program in order to teach staff the ins and outs of website use and maintenance. Not only that, they can custom-design a training program specifically for your staff!
This is a video platform specific to your school. Only you and your staff are able to access it, and the content stored within it is entirely in your control.
This way, you don't get questionable content into the classroom — just the channels and programs you want to see. There is a tool that tracks the number of views each channel receives, as well as which channel is most often watched within your school or district.
This is your school or district's own personal Google Docs! It's basically cloud hosting of all of your important documents, accessed only by your school. Enjoy drag-and-drop functionality, unlimited version history, built-in email, high speed uploads, and move multiple files at the same time.
Does a team of teachers work together on the daily? No problem! They can collaborate easily using DigiDrive!
There's no question: if your school doesn't have the budget to design and maintain its own website, SCHOOLinSITES is the answer. Does SCHOOLinSITES sound like a great idea for your school or district?