Class or Group Administrator Checklist

7 steps to make on-boarding to HEARD seamless for your classroom or group:

▢    Inform your community. Email your community to let them know you’re moving communication to HEARD. Here’s a sample announcement letter you can edit and share. And this Quick Start Guide can help with seamless onboarding. 

▢    Designate a Community Manager. Assign someone to add and remove members and facilitate communication on the tool.  

▢    Post content before your community joins. Whether it’s a welcome post or photos from a recent event, this content will give your community something to see and engage in when they join.  For classrooms, we encourage teachers to post a welcome message to their class.

▢    Provide do's and dont's for posting on HEARD. Here are sample guidelines you can edit and share.

▢    Encourage people to create their own groups. Your community members can create other groups -- i.e., admin group, an event planning committee, etc.

▢    Encourage adoption and participation. In order for HEARD to work effectively, it’s important that the entire community use the platform. Your encouragement can go a long way in making this happen

▢    Contact our team at HEARD to help:

Add links your school uses most. Email our team at with links to online content that your community regularly uses -- i.e., school website, lunch menu, handbook, etc. We’ll add these links to the right side of the tool for easy access and reference.

Integrate your school’s calendar.  If you have a public Google calendar, contact us at to integrate it into the platform’s calendar.