COVID-19: 6 Ways Operoo Can Help
and Complimentary Distance Education Tools
As Operoo schools and other organizations navigate uncertain times due to the spread of Coronavirus, including the real possibility of widespread closures, Operoo is here to support you in any way possible. And, if other schools can benefit from what we’re posting here today, we’re only too glad to be of assistance.
We’ve taken steps to ensure our ongoing availability
At Operoo, we’ve already enacted a work from home policy, to ensure our team remains available to continue supporting your needs during this time.
The best way to reach us is by using our online chat service (which you can access by clicking the chat icon in the bottom right corner of our website) or emailing our dedicated support team: [email protected]
How can you use Operoo to help?
As you continue to manage the wellbeing of your students or members, and communication with your broader community, Operoo is well-placed to help you conduct important activities, including:
- Sending broadcast SMS’ to parents and carers: See instructions for admins (Community Edition and Group Edition) and staff members (Community Edition and Group Edition)
- Building email templates and distributing emails for school or organisation announcements (Community Edition and Group Edition)
(Eg: School closure announcements)
- Creating eForms and eForm templates, distributing and viewing eForm responses
(Eg: You could send remote learning plans for certain groups of parents and students, and working from home policies for staff)
- Tracking student and staff absences and using filters to distribute targeted communications
(Eg: Communicating school or organisation policies, such as advice regarding social distancing following flu-like symptoms, to affected staff, members or students)
- Verifying and updating the medical conditions of staff, students or members (Community Edition and Group Edition)
- Digitally marking the roll
For additional Operoo resources and guides, please visit the Operoo Knowledge Base HERE >
And remember, because Operoo is a cloud-based platform, it’s accessible on any web-enabled device that’s connected to the internet.
Complimentary online resources for distance education
As some schools move towards remote learning, we want to connect you with free online tools and resources to help.
Our partner, Firefly, is extending free access to the core elements of its Learning Management System to schools in need until the end of next term. The Firefly platform allows teachers to deliver engaging lessons remotely, set work, and share resources.
- For details of the complimentary Firefly Distance Education Program, go HERE >
- Register for Firefly’s series of webinars on implementing distance learning HERE >
- For more information on Firefly generally, go HERE >
Create an account with Zoom, one of the world’s leading video conferencing tools, to request free usage for your school during the COVID-19 pandemic. Find out more HERE >
Google for Education is providing distance learning solutions, training and resources, including free access to advanced features of its video conferencing tool, Hangouts Meet. Find out more HERE >
With Microsoft Teams, all your class conversations, files, meetings, and apps live together in a single shared workspace. If you want to set-up teachers, students, and administrators on Microsoft Teams, use Office 365 A1 (the free version of Office 365), which is available to education institutions. Sign up HERE >
Thanks for your time, and good luck
If we can be of further support during these difficult times, please reach out to your Customer Success Manager, or to the Operoo Support Team: [email protected]
We are stronger when we work together, so please lean on us if you feel we can be of help. We can work with you to connect you to the right resources as you transition through this difficult time.
The Team at Operoo
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