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Date10/19/2018
TitleConfigure Family Portal Biographical Information
Summary
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Use the Configure Family Portal Biographical Information operation to determine the student information displayed in the Family Portal. In a multi-school database, each school can determine which biographical fields to display in the Family Portal.
Prior To Implementation

Be a Vision SIS client.
 
Have staff level access.

Resolution

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Use the menu and go to School Configuration > Configuration Jobs > Configure Family Portal Biographical Information or use the search function found in the My Dashboard area.
 
The following window opens:
 

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  1. To add a field for display in the Family Portal, select a biographical field from the Available Fields list on the left and using the arrow highlighted in the previous screen shot, move the field into the Selected Fields list.

  2. Biographical fields that have been added to the database by the school (user-defined fields) do not have the descriptions that the default fields have. See below.

 

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  1. To modify the labels of user-defined fields, click the pencil and the following window opens (see below). Enter the new label and click Enter.


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  1. To remove a field for display in the Family Portal, select the biographical field from the Selected Fields list and using the arrow below the highlighted one in the previous screen shot, move the field back to the Available Fields list.

  2. To change the order of the selected fields, click the field to move, and using the up and down arrows (shown in the screenshot below), move the field up or down in the order.

  3. Fields from the Student Address/Contact Data table (CON) are not included in this configuration.

 

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  1. Save Configuration. The fields set in the configuration are independent of the school year. They do not need to be reconfigured for a new school year or transferred through school year maintenance. In a multiple school database, each school needs to set its own configuration.

  2. In the Family Portal, parents and students have a new option in the Information Links area: Biographical.


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  1. The biographical fields in the Family Portal display left to right, top to bottom, in two columns. If viewing on a small monitor, the fields display in one column.

Additional Information

Additional KBAs are available at CR Knowledge Base.
Additional Tech Bytes are available at CR Tech Bytes.

Applies to VersionsVision SIS: Version 1.7.0 or later.
Key WordsVision SIS, family portal, family engagement website, biographical fields, label

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