Administrators use the Content Management System (CMS) to create and update information on school profiles. SchoolMint supports the creation of custom roles and permissions so that designated users can access and interact with the CMS.
When a SchoolFinder customer logs into SchoolMint, they see a link to SchoolFinder in the main navigation bar. Clicking this link takes them to Manage School Profile and Webpages. “Super admins” have access to a list of profiles for all schools in the organization, whereas other “admins” have access to a list of profiles for the subset of schools to which they are assigned. All admins can search by school name to filter the list of profiles.
All admins can sort by status to see public versus not public profiles. Public profiles show up on the SchoolFinder site, whereas non-public profiles do not. Admins may choose to mark profiles as not public because, for example, the school shut down.
Certain users can search by Needs Approval to see the list of profiles with content changes that require approval before going live on the SchoolFinder site. Each profile has an approval workflow: school-specific admins enter content into the CMS, district-level admins review updated content and accept or reject those changes, and accepted changes go live on the SchoolFinder. Workflow email notifications inform reviewers of when they need to log into the CMS to approve content.
Super admins have the option to add new profiles. On the Setup Profile page, there is a list of all schools in the organization. Super admins select a school to create a profile for that school. To create a profile for a school that does not yet exist in SchoolMint, they click Add New School or Program and navigate to the Add Schools page. When they finish adding the school, they navigate back to the Setup Profile page, where they select the new school to create a profile.
Super admins also have the option to Export as CSV. They can download all profile data for the organization in English and any other languages the organization supports.
Once an admin clicks on a school profile, they see different content fields. District-level admins determine what content to display on the SchoolFinder profiles and how to collect that content in the CMS. CMS fields include text areas, multi-select dropdowns, and buttons to upload images and videos. Admins can manage translations by translating content themselves so that when they update English content, they can update e.g., Spanish content at the same time.
School profiles offer families a glimpse into school culture and provide information about what schools have to offer. The people who know that culture and information best are the people who work at the district and the schools. For this reason, we empower administrators to generate content for their SchoolFinder profiles using the built-in content management system.