Ready to set your organization up with your new Remind plan? We have everything you need to onboard your community—including your staff, parents, and students—with a comprehensive step-by-step guide.
Here's what we'll cover:
- Step 1: Set up your administrator account
- Step 2: Plan your rollout
- Step 3: Roster your organization
- Step 4: Notify your community
- Step 5: Train your staff members
Each section includes how-tos, resources, and other tips that you need to lead a successful Remind rollout as an administrator. Let’s get started!
Step 1: Set up your administrator account
[Estimated time: 1 hour]
First, get familiar with the basics of your administrator account, from understanding your account settings to exploring the ins and outs of your dashboard.
From there, visit your account preferences to choose how you receive messages.
If you need to add other administrators to your organization, here’s how to set them up so they can access Remind right away.
You—or any other administrator—can also set default preferences for your organization.
Step 2: Plan your rollout
[Estimated time: 1 week]
Before you roll out Remind to the rest of your organization, make a plan to stay on track. We recommend keeping your launch date in mind and working backward to account for all the important milestones.
- Planning your Remind rollout (video)
Once you have a good sense of what’s involved, download a copy of this timeline and fill it out with key dates and owners for your organization.
This is also a good time to create a communication policy to set clear expectations and help your community get the most out of Remind. Here are a few guiding questions to help get you started.
When you’re ready to build a policy for your organization, no need to start from scratch—just download and use our template as a guide!
Step 3: Roster your organization
[Estimated time: Up to 30 days, depending on your organization]
Rostering is the fastest, most effective way to roll Remind out to your community. Instead of waiting for students and parents to opt in, you can sync your student information system (SIS) directly with Remind to create accounts and classes automatically.
This process may be a little more technically involved, but it doesn’t need to be daunting. Here are a few short videos that break it down:
Once you’re familiar with the process, choose a sync method and prep your organization for rostering.
Now, it's time to set up your first sync and create user accounts and classes. The specific instructions will depend on the rostering process you’ve chosen.
If you’ve decided that rostering isn’t right for your organization right now, you can always set it up later and move on to the next step. Just keep in mind that the best times to roster are when you’re setting up Remind, before a new school year, or during a term change.
Step 4: Notify your community
[Estimated time: 1 day]
Communication is the key to adoption, so let staff members, parents, and students know what to expect with an email to everyone in your community.
If you’ve rostered your organization, it’s important to notify staff members, parents, and students so they can access their accounts.
- Send teachers and staff members the Teacher Onboarding Guide
- Let rostered users know their accounts are ready
P.S. Check out how Pennsbury School District in Pennsylvania announced their Remind rollout.
Step 5: Train your staff members
[Estimated time: 1 week]
Now that you’ve got a plan in place, help your teachers get started with their accounts and message the expectations you’ve set for Remind usage.
We've put together some materials you can use to lead a 60-minute teacher training for your staff:
- Customize our teacher training deck for a staff presentation
- And lead your training session with these step-by-step talking points and examples
You're all set up! We can't wait to see what your community can do with Remind.
Questions on any of the material? Don’t hesitate to contact our Support team at firstname.lastname@example.org for priority support.