Find step-by-step instructions and how-to videos on using TalkingPoints effectively in our Resources Center and view some of our most-used resources by topic below.
How do I get started on TalkingPoints for Teachers?
This Getting Started Guide gives step-by-step instructions for logging into and setting up your free account. Learn the ins and outs of engaging families by exploring our how-to videos and printable resources. Read more
How do I add students?
Learn how to add students and their family contact information into your TalkingPoints for Teachers account. Photo and video walkthroughs show the various options for adding students to your account. Read more
How do I schedule messages?
Plan ahead by scheduling messages and announcements to go out at a preselected time and date. Learn how to schedule, view, and edit these messages here. Read more
How do I set office hours?
You can choose when to receive message notifications by selecting available hours within your TalkingPoints profile settings. Learn how to set your office hours here Read more
Schools & Districts
Where can I watch a webinar?
We provide live and pre-recorded webinars to help teachers and administrators learn best practices for engaging families with TalkingPoints. See these links for more information. Read more
How do I get started on TalkingPoints for Schools & Districts?
This Getting Started Guide gives step-by-step instructions for logging into and setting up your school or district account. Learn the ins and outs of engaging families by exploring our how-to videos and printable resources. Read more
How do I view analytics reports?
Every account includes a custom analytics dashboard. Learn to customize, analyze, and print the data here. Read more
How can I change a staff member’s permissions?
Learn how to update and make changes to the staff roles and permissions in your school or district account here. Read more
How do I send a poll?
Polls are a great way to gather information quickly and easily from many families. Learn how to create, send, and understand poll data in this article. Read more
How do I send photos/pictures?
Learn how to attach photos to any TalkingPoints message to add a visual element to your family communication. Read more
How do I send videos?
Learn how to attach videos to TalkingPoints messages and how to add translated captions in each of your families' home languages with the click of a button. Read more
How do I send links?
Whether it’s a homework assignment or a newsletter, sending a link is a useful way to send files and information and it’s easy with TalkingPoints. Learn how to do it in this article. Read more
How do I build strong relationships with families?
This resource gives great tips on engaging parents and family members to build lasting and meaningful relationships that support student success. Read more
How do I get families started on TalkingPoints?
Use these translated parent letters to send home the information your families need to get started on the TalkingPoints for Parents app and text messaging. Read more
How do I engage families at back to school night?
We’ve created a presentation for you to use when introducing families to TalkingPoints at the beginning of the school year. It is translated in our top languages for your convenience. Read more
How do I introduce parents and families to TalkingPoints?
For parents and families who cannot come into the school to learn about TalkingPoints, send home this one-page flyer. Read more
How are messages translated?
TalkingPoints's unique solution uses both machine and human translation to provide the most effective communication for family engagement. Learn more here. Read more
How do I write for translation and understanding?
We've compiled a list of tips for composing messages that are easy to read and understand in any language. This will make your communication with families seamless and effective. Read more
What languages does TalkingPoints Support?
TalkingPoints currently supports translation in 145 languages. See the growing list of languages here. Read more
Can I see my translated messages?
Learn how to see your message after it has been translated by viewing these instructions. Read more