2015 Centres of Excellence

We are realsmartproud to welcome two new Centres of PrintExcellence to the realsmart elite: Bosworth Academy and St Thomas More Catholic School.

Andy Dolinski at Bosworth Academy has pointed his school on a journey to collaboration by harnessing technology to enable “more to be done in less time”.  Find out more
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St Thomas More Catholic School moved to realsmart in 2014 and have not looked back, in 2016 Their Digital Leaders will be presenting for Google at the BETT Conference. Andrew Strachan descbribes their journey in more detail here

#CSS { Hide the meta data } post creator and date

Some schools may not want to display post creator details!

If you want to hide the post meta data follow these easy steps

Advanced CSS Editor

If you haven’t used the CSS editor before please read our guide to the editor here.

To remove the meta data it just takes one simple line of CSS in the editor.

.entry-meta { display:none; }

That’s it!
The code is quite self explanatory and simply hides the name of creator and date created

Google Apps Support

Google can support you with any aspect of the Googe Apps for Education.  Please note that only school Google Apps administrators can request this support.

To access the support control panel log in to realsmart and navigate to your email page.  From the email page select the mail cog and choose manage this domain.


Here you will be logged in to the Google Apps control panel.  From here select the “support” menu.

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In the support menu there are a range of different support options from FAQ’s, forums, email support system and a contact telephone number.

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Change Google Display Names for your staff

Did you know that we can change the way your staff display names appear in google.

Are you getting tired of not being able to find the right user to email as there are lots of Mr A Smiths or would you just prefer your staff to be identified in google by their First names-
You can now choose how to display staff members First names.

There are 3 options:

  • Forename
  • Initial
  • Title plus Initial (If you keep Titles in your MIS)- This is the default setting

Just let us know which option your school would prefer?

The screenshot below shows an example of sharing a doc once names have been changed to display forename :

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Adding Google Classroom to your realsmart cloud site

Schools who want to use Google Classroom can easily add the Classroom SSO link to their Staff and Student Apps panel in wordpress-

The school WordPress administrator needs to follow this simple guide to add Google Classroom in your smartPanelhttp://manual.realsmart.co.uk/smartpanel/

Once you’ve done this, contact us to change the way we provision your groups to Google. The short video below shows how classroom groups will work once we’ve provisioned groups to Google Classroom.

Contact us for help setting up your Google Classroom groups

Add SSO links to your realsmart cloud site

Did you know you could add an sso function to your website for gcse pod, I am Learning, Show my homework, education city and many more.

This is a list of SSO links that you could be using:

Show my homework (if you have a license)
Education City Contact their support for a custom url
Britannica (if you have a license) http://school.eb.co.uk
ImageQuest (if you have a license) http://quest.eb.com/
Philip Allan Magazines (if you have a license) http://magazinesonline.philipallan.co.uk/archive.aspx
EasyBib https://www-secure.easybib.com/login
Lexia (if you have a license) http://www.lexiastrategies.com
Khan Academy http://www.khanacademy.org/login?continue=/postlogin?continue=/&direct=1
Picasa Web Albums https://picasaweb.google.com/home
Go animate http://goanimate.com/#
Linoit https://linoit.com/session/login?dispLang=en_US
Padlet http://padlet.com/auth/google_oauth2
Pixlr http://pixlr.com/editor/
Pixton http://www.pixton.com/
Codecademy http://www.codecademy.com/auth/google_oauth2
Spicy Nodes http://www.spicynodes.org/access/login.html
Stupeflix http://studio.stupeflix.com/accounts/login/
Soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/
Soundation http://soundation.com/studio
i am learning Contact their support to set this up https://iamlearning.co.uk/
GCSE Pod Contact GCSE support for your link http://www.gcsepod.co.uk/home/
My Stickers http://www.mystickers.co.uk/
StudyBlue https://www.studyblue.com/
Quizlet https://quizlet.com/
Gliffy https://www.gliffy.com/

Short Video showing how to add a link to your realsmart cloud site

A few schools have recently contacted us about students sending joke or spam emails to their large email groups e.g. learners@schooldomain.

You can easily create a sending rule that will only affect learners and prevent any future spamming. This short video talks you through the steps.

You’ll need to be a google admin user to access the google admin settings at admin.google.com

This is the example regex used:


Remember no spaces and groups are separated by a pipe |