Everyone likes to be up to date with the latest news and Edsby makes that easy. When you log into Edsby there is an engaging News River across the top of your home screen.

It is called the river of news since the news items may come from multiple news “streams”. Each school has their own news stream, and the umbrella organization (district or private school main office) has a news stream as well. The News River collates news from all streams at the top of the home screen.

Creating New News

Creating a news article is easy and anyone can submit a proposed news item. Go to the School page and click on the “Submit an article” button.

Fill in the form with a headline, a picture, and some text. News River articles also support attachments.

To add an attachment to the article, click one of the attachment icons depending on the style of the attachment. Click Submit.

When you press submit, it goes to the school page. However, it is “Pending” and only school administrators can see it until they approve it. They have the option of approving it, editing it, or rejecting it:

Reading the News

Once the article has been approved, other Edsby users will see the news headline in their river of news, as shown in the image above. Articles with attachments have a visual indicator.

When people click on the news headline they will see the complete article:

Attachments can be viewed or downloaded from either the desktop browser or a mobile device.