10 Steps to Success for Schools

  1. Register, Login and Create Group for your school (from your dashboard) at http://vocaleyes.org.
  2. Update the header image and logo to suit your school.
  3. Add the first Topics. These are the questions, challenges & topics for the first conversations with students.
  4. Add the first ideas in response to these Topics. Rate and comment on each idea to kick-start the conversation..
  5. Invite a small group of students to engage in the conversation.
    Register, login, search for the school group, join, rate, comment and add their own ideas.
  6. Engage a wider student audience digitally by:
    1. Emailing them with instructions on how to join.
    2. Importing all users into your group. Send CSV file to support@vocaleyes.org
    3. Embed the VocalEyes widget into your intranet (if you have one). http://downloads.vocaleyes.org (contact your IT Dept to progress this)
    4. Use Newsletters and other media to promote the conversation, topics, ideas and other content
  7. Engage students face to face by:
    1. Arranging regular group workshops / sessions where you discuss the ideas in more depth and also help people register and join the conversation online.
    2. Integrating participatory democracy into the curriculum, some examples here.
  8. Identify a small number of students & staff to become the VocalEyes Coordinating Group. Students should become Group Editors & one staff member should become Group Admins to manage content, group settings and membership. (Click on JOIN OPTIONS beside the group logo)
  9. Arrange training for these students & staff with VocalEyes and set up regular ongoing support calls to help you hold a strong and authentic conversation. Email client-support@vocaleyes.org
  10. Create your Student Council meetings as Events inside your school group. (You will need to turn on the Events module on the Manage Modules page in Group Admin)
    1. Ensure the priorities are printed off before each Student Council meeting and help to inform the meeting agenda.
    2. Log Meeting Notes on the Student Council Events during the meeting.
    3. Log actions, outcomes and create news articles on the platform about good ideas that have turned into action. This will create a positive feedback loop with your members and encourage ongoing engagement.

 

10 Steps to Success for New Groups

 

If you’ve just started a new group on VocalEyes, follow these simple steps to hold a successful conversation.

  1. Register, Login and Create Group (from your dashboard) at http://vocaleyes.org.
  2. Update the header image and logo to suit your group.
  3. Add the first Topics. These are the questions, challenges & topics for the first conversations.
  4. Add the first ideas in response to these Topics. Rate and comment on each idea.
  5. Invite a small group of colleagues to engage in the conversation.
    Register, login, search for group, join, rate, comment and add their own ideas.
  6. Engage a wider audience digitally by:
    1. Emailing them with instructions on how to join.
    2. Importing all users into your group. Send CSV file to support@vocaleyes.org
    3. Embed the VocalEyes widget into you intranet (if you have one). http://downloads.vocaleyes.org
    4. Use Social Media to promote the conversation, topics, ideas and other content
  7. Engage people face to face by:
    1. Arranging regular group sessions where you discuss the ideas in more depth and also help people register and join the conversation online.
    2. Integrating participatory democracy into the curriculum, some examples here.
  8. Identify a small number of people to become the VocalEyes Coordinating Group. They will be Group Editors & Admins to manage content and group settings.

    Arrange training for these people with VocalEyes and set up regular ongoing support calls to help you hold a strong and authentic conversation. Email client-support@vocaleyes.org
  9. Ensure the priorities are printed off before each meeting and help to inform the meeting agenda.
  10. Log actions, outcomes and create news articles on the platform about good ideas that have turned into action. This will create a positive feedback loop with your members and encourage ongoing engagement.

 

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Quick Start Guide

Hi all,
We’ve recently discovered a really helpful digital tool called VocalEyes that can assist us with our communications by maintaining an ongoing conversation and helping to identify our priorities.

How to engage:

  1. Go to: http://vocaleyes.org
  2. Click REGISTER then LOGIN
  3. Once logged in on the Dashboard, SEARCH for [YOUR GROUP NAME] (in the top black bar)
  4. Click on your group > open JOIN OPTIONS > Become a MEMBER
  5. Click IDEAS and RATE and COMMENT on ALL the ideas
  6. ADD IDEAS of your own for others to consider
  7. Once you’ve finished, make sure you go to your EMAIL INBOX and VALIDATE your email address.
    NB. If you can’t find it, check your JUNK folder.

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Video Tutorial: Key features of the VocalEyes platform

Welcome to this video tutorial, brought to you by VocalEyes, Ideas into Action!

This video will guide you through some of the of the main key features of the VocalEyes platform. These include:

How to view topics
Rating, commenting and replying
How to add your own idea

For more information on VocalEyes and what we can do for you, visit http://about.vocaleyes.org/

VocalEyes Basic User Guide – Login via Widget (Presentation)

For student training sessions

To be delivered by designated VocalEyes Trainers

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VocalEyes Lesson Plan (Document)

For student training sessions

To be delivered by designated VocalEyes Trainers

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Dealing with inappropriate content on VocalEyes

 

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VocalEyes Widgets (for Public Groups)

All VocalEyes groups have widgets that can be embedded in other websites. These widgets show a list of ideas from the group and enable people to quickly link to the content on VocalEyes and engage.

If you’d like to embed a widget in your website i.e. WordPress, follow these steps:

group widget - public group

Here is an example of a live widget:

VocalEyes Widget Single Sign On (SSO)

VocalEyes provides a seamless Single Sign On integration with your intranet, whether that be Moodle, Sharepoint, Blackboard or any other application. Click the icon below for more information;

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