Users can sign up for an account either on the website or via the Squad in Touch mobile app which is available for installation from the App Store and Google Play.
Details every user is required to provide include:
- name and surname;
- email address;
- mobile phone number;
- password for accessing an account.
The Email address and mobile phone number the user specifies will be used for verification purposes, a different verification code will be sent to a users email address and phone number; the platform won’t allow an individual to proceed with the registration unless both codes have been confirmed.
Selecting a role and school
After you have verified both the phone and email codes you will be able to select the role you would like to sign up with. Options available are:
- member of school staff;
When selecting a school you are going to send a role request to the list of available schools is defined by the school settings. By default, with schools that don’t have an active account yet you can only sign up as a School Admin. Once you have started your trial all other roles will become available for users to sign up with.
School staff registration
When selecting a role within your school to sign up with you can choose from a range of options that have been enabled for your school.
If you are the first member of staff within your school to sign up you will only be able to select a School Admin role. If you are joining an active school you can choose a role based on your area of responsibility within your school. You can learn more about school staff roles in the Account types section of the Support Knowledgebase.
Your school settings define the fields the parents will have to fill out when signing up.
When a parental user signs up, they can add details about the child(ren) they are requesting to be linked to. This is up to the school to specify the required information the parents need to fill out; , the options are:
- First Name
- Last Name
- Form Group
We can turn on the option to enable parental Auto-accepting; when a parent is automatically accepted onto your school Squad In Touch platform. This can be based on factors of your choosing;
- Emergency contact details (phone number and/or email address);
- Unique code that can be provided by the school or assigned by Squad in Touch.
When a parent is auto-accepted they will be linked with their child(ren). The alternative to this would be to accept each parent individually
When you choose that students can sign up for their own accounts an auto-accepting option based on unique codes can be turned on for them also.