See the new school library and navigation menu on your Stile homepage.
Big improvements are in the works for Stile teachers! You can now try the new features by clicking the 🎉 blue button in the top left corner of Stile. This is an opt-in, opt-out change so you can always back to classic Stile if you're not happy with the changes yet. We would love to hear what you think! Send us a message via the Support menu or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The teams working on these new features are eager to hear from teachers and make sure we get everything just right.
The rest of the Help Centre will still reflect the look, feel, and workflows of classic Stile, so please contact the Support team if you have any questions about how to use these new features listed below.
Note: More improvements are in the pipeline! We'll do our best to keep this article updated with the latest and greatest.
Click to jump to the feature that interests you, or keep reading below:
- The new navigation menu;
- Organise Subjects by colour;
- Create or join a new Subject;
- Switch School;
- School library.
The new navigation menu
The navigation menu organises your most important Stile links into a single column. From here you can access both the Stile library and your school library, the Manage Staff and School Insights pages if you're the school's Stile admin, and all of your active and archived Subjects. This menu can be accessed both from your Stile home page and also from within any Subject, so you can easily switch Subjects without going back to a homepage.
If you don't see the menu on the side of the screen, click the Menu button in the top left corner of your Stile page. Click the button again to hide the menu.
Organise Subjects by colour
By popular demand, you can now colour-coordinate your Subjects. You can also reorder your Subjects by clicking and dragging them up or down in the navigation menu. This reordering will be reflected on your homepage, however the custom colours will only appear in the navigation menu. Both of these customisations are just for you; your co-teachers can pick their own colours and order of appearance.
Create or join a new Subject
Click the + NEW button next to the My Subjects header to either create a new Subject, or join as a student using a Class code. The new Subject will appear on your homepage and in your navigation menu, ready to be colour-coded and organised.
If you are enrolled in multiple schools, or if you've ever attended Stile Professional Learning, then your school name at the top of the navigation menu will be a dropdown menu. Click on your school's name to open the menu, and select another school's name to seamlessly move to that school's homepage. Your navigation menu will refresh with that school's library and your Subjects in that school. This drastically reduces the number of clicks and loading time from the old Switch school page.
Your school library got a big glow-up, and there's more to come. Folders are now much more visible with header images within each Subject, mirroring the look and feel of the Stile Science library. They are still organised by Subject so you can see who shared them and from where. Watch this space as we refine the experience and add more features!
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