The desktop is a place where staff can place their “Favourite” controls for quick access to the ones they use the most. The “Alert Dashboard” is designed to show users important messages as they log in. Users can now select their own starting page and schools can configure the controls to either open a new tab or open within the current tab. For a video preview of the single tab option and how to activate it, click here.
- The menu drop-down has been replaced by icons on the left hand side of the desktop. Hovering over the appropriate icon will expand the menu options available. This replaces the previous drop-down.
- The username and security information has been shifted to the right hand side
- A new “Notification Panel” has been introduced. This consolidates the options that used to run across the top of the desktop.
- A new feature of the quick links is to allow links to be shown on the panel without the user having to select them from a drop-down
Menu Selection (Spider 2018)
By hovering over the left hand side icons, the menu map will appear. This allows users to see all available options without having to look into each category.
Control Page Icons
|Log Out of Spider|
|Add to Portal Home Page (Desktop will need refreshing or you will need to Log Out then In to see the change)|
|Love this page – you can set this to Auto-launch when you sign into Spider instead of showing your Home Page|
|Return to your Home Page|
|Help information for this page/section|
|Toggle between show/hide the Search screen|
Alert Message Bars
The alert message bars provide a visual clue that there is information pertaining to one of the following categories about the student. Clicking the bars shows a summary of the information. It is important that staff are aware that when using this feature, accidental sharing of this information can occur if the display is open to the public eg roll marking connected to a whiteboard.
|Dark Blue||Student Alert Message (Medical Tab)|
|Light Blue||Family Alert Message (Fam Misc>Parents Tab)|
|Lime Green||Special Needs Overall Level (Personal Tab), as well as the description for the ALERT type entries.|
|Olive Green||Medical Conditions (Medical tab)|
|Pink||Boarder Status (Based on boarder codes within sysfile)|
|Light Brown||Enrolment Status (Foreign Fee)|