Many schools and organizations use a variety of calendar and scheduling programs like Google, ScheduleStar/HighSchoolSports.net, rSchool and others to schedule events. SOCS enables you to sync and import your calendar from another program directly to your site making it easier for your users to find and keep track of events in one place. If you would like to set up your SOCS site calendar to sync with another calendar program . . .
Continuing our efforts to assist our clients, we have updated our Article Editor to include an Accessibility Checker. The Accessibility Checker lets you inspect the accessibility level of content created in CKEditor and immediately solve any issues that are found. By selecting the Check Accessibility toolbar button the Accessibility Checker will perform the content checking . . .
We are in the process of evaluating all of our SOCS sites to assess compliance with common accessibility guidelines. These guidelines are designed to ensure sites are usable by all people, including people with disabilities. SOCS has always been designed to be accessible but, as guidelines evolve and new content is created, we think it’s wise to periodically verify compliance. Continuing our efforts to assist our . . .
Did you know you can quickly post articles, feature them on your websites home page and send them out via Notifier sharing them with Social Media ? New! Social Media Sharing: Now you can share your article via push notification, text message , email and Social Media ! Create your article . . .
Welcome to the SOCS Guides & Resources Article! Below you will find links to SOCS guides, SOCS FAQs, and videos on a variety of useful topics. Topics are listed alphabetically after the How To Section and Getting Started Resources . Note: If, at any time, you wish to return to the Table of Contents of a SOCS guide (or Main Page of a How To guide), locate and . . .
On December 19th the Enhanced SOCS Mobile App will be installed for everyone. This installation improves upon the previous mobile experience. A mobile friendly calendar, enhanced navigation, a new toolbar, and a new customizable home page are all included! Currently, your mobile page looks similar to the image on the right. The vistor has to tap Menu to find your sections and navigate to the desired section. Featured articles are the prominent items on the home page. The first thing you will notice is the toolbar at the top . . . .
What is it? The News Update feature allows you to email news headlines to readers who subscribe to this feature. Readers can subscribe or unsubscribe at any time—so participants are those who are truly interested. Why use it? The News Update is a great way to: send a “blast email” for quick notification of events such as school closing due to inclement weather. regularly remind readers of deadlines, teacher conferences or school activities. notify readers when your site is updated with new information. The Update includes “teasers” that link readers directly to the article and the web site. Who can send it? News Update is a user access privilege that you must be given. If others have this access privilege as well, you’ll want to coordinate who sends out News Updates and how frequently. If you’re not already using this feature, try it out and then check your traffic reports to track usage. Schools typically see a spike in site traffic two to three days following a News Update . For instructionns on sending out a News Update, go to the Help Center when you are logged into your SOCS . . .
Calendar Filter The Filter is available on the Calendar Event page and the Month at a glance . You are able to search for events on just the calendars and/or categories you want to see. Legend The Legend displays the default color for each calendar. If the calendar does not have a default color the calendar will not appear. Note: If you start color-coding your calendar moving forward, the calendar legend will appear. If you want events that were added previosly to match the legend you will need to . . .
Follow these tips to find free education-related clip art on the Web: Type in your search engine "free clip art for teachers". You'll find sites that are less likely to have pop-ups, gimmicks and misleading links. Avoid sites that require registration. These sites rely on sponsors to support their site, but may require you to answer surveys and sign up for information. Plus they will have your e-mail address for future spam. Read copyright and usage information carefully. Some free sites have restrictions like no editing of graphics or a limited number of . . .
Setting Features on your site might seem a little confusing. So many articles, but only 3 big Feature spots on the Front page. The problem is usually "what should I feature? What qualifies an article as 'feature' material?" The information below should help you narrow your options. Obviously, any extremely important news item or article qualifies as feature material. If a tornado destroyed a large factory just outside of your city, you'd probably want to display it prominently on the site. Another thing to consider is whether or not an image is . . .