One of the great ways Edsby helps build community is by connecting students, parents & staff. Including profile pictures for students helps make the system more personal.
There are two ways staff photos can be assigned in Edsby:
Staff assignment of photos
Staff may assign their own photos by opening their own Profile. In the upper-left corner of the portfolio, hover over the placholder image; in the Options menu that appears select "change photo":
Bulk upload of staff photos
If desired, profile pictures for staff (and students) can be sent to Twine support and uploaded in bulk.
You may send us photos in any format (PNG, JPG, etc.) -- the only trick is in the naming. The photo for each for staff member needs to be their "GUID" (globally unique identifier in Edsby), followed by .jpg or .png or whatever the file type is. So a staff member with GUID 2345U would need a photo named 2345U.jpg or 2345U.png.
To get a list of the staff GUIDs for your school:
- From your Edsby home screen, click on the Staff zoom
- In the drop-down menu at the top of the student list, choose Export:
Your export will be provided as a .CSV file that may be opened in Excel or the spreadsheet of your choice. The GUID for each staff member will be presented in the first column: