As part of the recent V3 Upgrade, the SkoolBag app will prompt all users to create an account using their email address.
We have made this change after consultation with many schools and SkoolBag users. This article explains the reasons behind this change and the benefits for schools and users.
A note on Privacy
We will never pass your personally identifiable information, such as your email address or name, to 3rd party advertisers, unless you have given us permission to do so.
App users can unsubscribe from any email sent using SkoolBag by clicking the Unsubscribe link at the bottom of the email. They can also request that their account be deleted or updated by contacting our customer support.
User registrations: control over who sees content
Our schools use SkoolBag to share content in many different ways.
Some content is intended to be shared with everyone - such as publically available information about the school, some is only intended for specific groups of users - such as updates about sports teams, and some information should only be viewed by authorised users - such as teachers or P&C members.
To ensure that the correct user has access to the correct information, via SkoolBag's "Content Groups", it is essential that every user registers an account with SkoolBag and does not use the app "anonymously".
School admin feedback has also indicated the need to protect certain groups (e.g. Staff only group) by user, as passwords can be mishandled.
Targeted communication: ensuring messages are delivered to the right audience
Some messages are critical to a school's operation, such as sudden changes to schedules or emergencies requiring parents to act.
The new Groups feature upgrade comes following overwhelming feedback from busy parents who want to know about the information relevant to them.
Registered user accounts also enable schools to send important messages as both an in-app message and notification, and as an email. This ensures the delivery of these important messages.
Saving settings across different devices
More connections to other systems