Everything you need to know about SkoolBag v3
As part of our commitment to continuously improving the SkoolBag platform, we recently began the rollout of the SkoolBag V3 upgrade.
The V3 upgrade gives Admins greater control when publishing content to SkoolBag. It also allows app users to save their notification preferences across devices.
We have already tested SkoolBag V3 with hundreds of schools and our support team are on hand for a seamless upgrade experience.
The upgrade can be instigated via the Admin Console. It does not require your users to act, however, it does change how they interact with the app.
When the upgrade is available for your school, you will see a prompt on your dashboard along with an explainer video.
Before you upgrade, it’s important to understand what’s involved as well as the benefits to your community.
From Monday 21st May we will commence the automatic upgrades of schools to V3. We will select batches of schools to be automatically upgraded each day. If you do not wish to be automatically upgraded, you must act now to instigate the upgrade via your admin console.
SkoolBag V3 Admin Console Updates
New Feature - Content Groups
Content Groups are used to publish to specific groups of users (e.g. Year Groups or Sports Teams).
Entries published here are only seen by users who have subscribed to the group to which you are publishing.
Once you've setup your Content Groups, you can use Quick Compose to publish updates and Users to manage members.
PLEASE NOTE: If you previously used "Push Categories" or "Mailing List Groups" to send push notifications or emails to users, these will be transferred to "Content Groups" when you upgrade.
Read more about setting up and publishing to Content Groups here.
Quick Push Alert will become Quick Compose.
This allows admins to post content to existing Content Categories or Content Groups, then send notifications and/or emails via the following screen.
Read more on using Quick Compose here.
This section allows you to manage all your app users, from end-users to admins. You can manage permissions, send invites, reset passwords and add users to groups.
Read more on the new Users section with these Guides.
For more information on where all Admin Console features and setting have moved to, read the full guide.
SkoolBag V3 App Updates
When you install the V3 update, your app users will be prompted to register with a username and password.
This will enable them to save their Group Subscription settings across devices.
Users will be sent an email address to verify their account, however they will not be prevented from logging into the app.
Once users login, they will be able to personalise their group and notification preferences. All recent, unseen notifications can be found by clicking the bell icon in the top right corner of the app.
Notices sent to the whole school via Content Categories will still appear in the 'Home' section. However, information published to Content Groups will appear in the Groups Tab. Users can modify their Group Subscriptions at any time.
When the V3 upgrade is available for your school, you can follow the prompts in the Admin Console.