Online learning with Hero

Schools are so much more than merely a place where children learn to read and write. Our schools provide young people with a place to feel safe, secure, and above all, they provide a sense of connection and community.

  1. 1
    Ensure parents can access Hero

    What: All parents need to have a valid email address and the the following “contact” setting turned on:

    How: Set options for what parents can see


  2. 2
    Ensure students can access Hero

    What: Students need a unique email address entered on their profile. Ensure student access is turned on for the features you want them to interact with such pages and goal setting .



  3. 3
    Set up a page or pages for students to post to

    What: Your school can set up a page (for example, an ‘Online Learning’ page) where students can post work or add reflections. Having a new page provides the option for content to sit separately from formal reporting.

    How: This article includes instructions on how to set up a new page


  4. 4
    Add student guidelines

    What: Within the setup of a page is a section called ‘About This Page’. Here you can add information to support students with their use of Hero, such as guidelines for posting, links to documents, sentence starters, or other learning scaffolds..

    How: This article includes instructions on adding About this Page Information


  5. 5
    Revisit your Digital Safety Agreement via Community & Student Feeds

    What: In preparation for students accessing online tools more independently, it’s a good time to revisit your school’s cyber safety agreement..

    How: This can be shared via Community and Student Feeds, or linked from your “About this Page”.

  6. 6
    Streamline your school’s communication.

    Actively join the learning conversation and strengthen 3-way learning partnerships through posting, commenting and reacting to content - from anywhere, anytime.

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