#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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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:

^(year–7@testdomain.com|year–8@testdomain.com|year–9@testdomain.com|year-10@testdomain.com|year-11@testdomain.com
|year-12@testdomain.com|year-13@testdomain.com|learners@testdomain.com|mentors@testdomain.com)$

Remember no spaces and groups are separated by a pipe |

Hosting Webpages in Google Drive

We often get asked if there is an easy way to share SCORM content in realsmartcloud, the best option we have found it to host it in Google Drive. In fact you can host lots of stuff in Google Drive e.g Dreamweaver websites, video, whatever?

Just follow these simple steps:

With Drive, you can make web resources — like HTML, CSS, and Javascript files — viewable as a website.

To host a webpage with Drive:

  1. Open Drive at drive.google.com and select a file.
  2. Click the Share button at the top of the page.
  3. Click Advanced in the bottom right corner of the sharing box.
  4. Click Change….
  5. Choose On – Public on the web and click Save.
  6. Before closing the sharing box, copy the document ID from the URL in the field below “Link to share”. The document ID is a string of uppercase and lowercase letters and numbers between slashes in the URL.
  7. Name the root file as index.html
  8. Share the URL that looks like “http://www.googledrive.com/host/[doc id]/” where [doc id] is replaced by the document ID you copied in step 6 – don’t forget the slash!

Anyone can now view your webpage.

Google API Migration

Google have recently emailed all Google Apps administrators to notify them of the discontinuation of the old provisioning API services. This is the service that manages the provisioning of users from your MIS to realsmart and then to Google Apps

We wanted to let you know that realsmart are managing the change of APIs for all the schools we work with and will very soon launch a new provisioning service. The new provisioning APIs allow us to provide a faster, more efficient service and we will keep you updated with improvements to the service.

There is no need for domain administrators to change anything as this will be managed by the realsmart development team. We are currently testing the new API and will be ready to migrate to the new version before the deadline set by Google.

Move to the current 2014 WordPress theme

debaserIntroducing ‘Bossanova’ – a new WordPress theme available for all our realsmartcloud schools. If you are still on the old WordPress theme then please complete the form below or get in touch to talk to us about switching to the the new theme. Lots of new features!

FEATURES

    • realsmart and Google single sign on integration
    • Choice of body text and heading fonts
    • Choice of background textures/colours
    • Choice of sidebar layout
    • Responsive / mobile-ready layout
    • HTML5 code base

If you would like to try this theme for your site please fill in the following form.

#CSS { Hide the header search bar }

Sometimes a search box is either not required or is simply in the way of your fancy new header image!

If you want to hide the search bar in the header area of your site, it's very easy!

Advanced CSS Editor

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

To remove the search bar it just takes one simple line of CSS in the editor.

#search-bar { display:none; }

That's it!
The code is quite self explanatory and simply hides the search bar. If you still require a search form you can always add it as a sidebar widget so you don't lose any functionality.