Website Features We Offer
School Webmasters provides a wide array of website features for every school we partner with. When you partner with us, you can expect your school website to have every functionality you think it should have, along with features you never even knew you could have! We know what your community wants in a school website.
Our news pages and areas can be scrolling, static, and collapsible. Ideal for the latest news, events, and successes, they’re often integrated with visual elements like slideshows, galleries, and videos.
We also provide you with a format for sending out electronic newsletters or messages to your uploaded e-mail lists, helping you help your community stay informed and involved.
Our calendars help you improve how you reach out to parents and the community through invitations and online registration, and they even let site visitors sign up for e-mail reminders about upcoming events. We create custom calendars for specific categories like sports, staff development, and other areas of special interest. We’ve partnered with Trumba to bring you one of the most feature-rich interactive calendars available on the market today.
Photo Galleries & Portfolios
Our galleries display format for photos of events, activities, sports, clubs, classes, and more. We style and design these to match the theme of your school’s website.
Visitors can click on thumbnails to view larger images, or we can display your photos in slideshow format to feature those memorable moments and events and add interest and personality to your website.
We also give you access to portfolios for displaying artwork, class projects, activities, and more in a large image format.
These convenient areas provide parents, students, staff, and your community with quick access to frequently-used content, targeting specific site-visitor interests.
Online Polls & Forms
Online polls gather data from site visitors using content fields, dropdowns, and radio buttons to create convenient forms like permission slips, questionnaires, applications, polls, and surveys. Our interactive forms also allow you to post your existing school forms online so students and parents can fill them out and send them directly to the school—handy for applications, registration forms, free and reduced applications, and more.
Staff Directories & Profiles
We’ll make your staff’s contact information readily available right on your website, including phone extensions, e-mails, contact preferences, and staff photos. We can even include personalized profiles to help your community learn more about your dedicated faculty and staff.
Documents & Links
We encourage you to inundate us with handy school documents! From student handbooks to lunch menus to athletics schedules, We even send out reminders to appropriate personnel to ensure all the documents on your website stay current from one academic year to the next. Posting important documents and links on your website saves staff and site visitors time and creates a convenient, go-to online resource. We convert your documents into PDFs for easy viewing.
Using Vimeo as our video Web host, we embed your school videos right on your website. Vimeo offers excellent features including responsive design, reliable streaming, a targeted audience, and top-notch privacy settings. School Webmasters clients receive up to five (5) minutes of video as a part of their regular, monthly service.
Blogging is an excellent way to tell your school’s story, enabling you to direct the conversation people are having about your school and address the topics that directly concern your community. We can create a blog within your website and provide you with easy access to post and manage your blogging efforts.
For urgent website notifications, we provide you with day or night access to emergency page creation for a home page overlay with your vital information. Great for weather closures, lock downs, or other emergency notices.
We also use the Google analytics solution to provide you with insights into your school’s website traffic and provide you with access to detailed reports.
Secure Log-in Pages
For areas where you don’t desire public access, we can create pages that require secure log-in access. Everyone in a group can use the same access code with predetermined passwords, or for more robust security, you can require individuals to set up their own passwords. We have three levels of secure usage: Users, Super Users, and Admin Management.
Social Media Feed
Allow your website and your social media pages to work side-by-side in fostering a strong school culture of community and communication. We can place your Twitter or Facebook feed right on your Home page, along with links to your social pages to increase engagement with your followers. Visit our Social Media page for more information about bringing social media to your school.