Creating a parents' dashboard

When parents login to Firefly, we recommend they are directed to a different dashboard to that of other users, so the information on the dashboard is relevant to parents.

1.  Access the control panel

Log into your Firefly site as a Firefly Administrator and go into the Control Panel.

2.  Within Structure, select Modify this site
3.  Within Features, select Add a new dashboard
4.  Enter title and choose who to show dashboard to

Enter a title for the dashboard (in this example we have set it as Parent Dashboard) and choose who to Show dashboard to:

  • If your Firefly install is cloud hosted, set this to Parents
  • If your Firefly install is locally hosted and your MIS is SIMS, select Users logged in with SIMS:Parent
  • If your Firefly install is locally hosted and your MIS is PASS, select Users logged in with PASS:Parent

Choose Add Dashboard to save your changes.

5.  Go to dashboards and select Parent Dashboard
6.  Customise the parent dashboard

This will now display your parent dashboard, which can be edited in the same way as any other page within Firefly so you can customise this as per the schools requirements. 

As a guide it is worth deleting the following components: your tasks, timetable. We suggest you then add the following components: related people and groups, contact details.

7.  Add related people and groups

This will give parents a shortcut to their children's profile pages

8.  Add contact details

This will show parents their contact details from the schools MIS and allow them to request changes.

Customise the dashboard in any other way that you like to make it relevant for parents, such as adding pictures, news stories etc. and choose Publish or Done to save your changes.