The LearnLink portal provides a single reference point where the information accessible displayed within, and accessed from, the portal is tailored to individual staff members and students.
Staff and students will be able to access their personal calendars in Live@edu, monitor their internet usage and access other applications, as appropriate. Teachers will be able to mark attendances for their classes and view information related to their students without having to log into another system.
The portal also provides the ability for schools and preschools to collaborate and share resources in an online environment both within their schools or preschools and across the ECD community. Schools and preschools can also choose to create their own local intranet and online class collaboration sites. Links to other school based portals can be provided if required.
Click here for a demonstration of the LearnLink school portal.
Use of the LearnLink portal is optional.
You can request an intranet site is created for your school and add links to other web sites (including your local portal) from that site.
Primary and secondary schools can use the portal to mark attendance. To do this, these sites will need to ensure their classes are correctly set up in EDSAS. At the start of each working day this information will be reflected in the LearnLink Portal for staff to mark attendance.
Early Childhood services will continue to use the Early Years System (EYS) to record attendance.
As EDSAS remains the "authoritative source" for attendance data schools and preschools are required to extract the attendance data from the LearnLink Portal and import the data into EDSAS, as per existing processes where attendance data is captured in another system.
Once the intranet site has been created for you for the main school or preschool, then you can add additional members to that intranet site. To do this please follow the instructions in fact sheet FS70-594 - How to manage membership of sites (groups, classes, school intranet & staffroom sites). However rather than adding one user at a time, you can add a group of users for that site. For example a site called "Test School" with id "0000" would have a group called "Test School Staff" with id GRP_0000_Staff . There are similar groups for students (GRP_0000_Students).