Managing my class from the Lesson Dashboard Overview

The Lesson Dashboard Overview lists all the students enrolled in the class, the staff members assigned to the class, as well as a list of the behavioural points and incidents, as well as any assignments linked with the class.

It can be accessed by clicking on the lesson in your or another staff member's calendar or going to Students > Attendance and selecting the class.


Taking attendance

To access the particular class' previous and following lessons, click on the Previous lesson and Next lesson buttons on the right. 


Before the register opens, you can see any students' planned absence marks.



To record attendance marks, click on Take Register. Take a look at this article for how to take the register.


Logging behaviour

You'll see a behaviour section at the top of the page when appropriate. Here, Arbor automatically lists upcoming detentions or interventions for students in that class that day.



To record a behavioural incident click on +Add within the 'Behaviour' section.



To record a new assignment that is given to students, click on +Add within the Assignments section, and input appropriate notes on the work to be carried out as well as how submitted work will be graded. This same assignment record can be viewed to update and grade assignment work. Take a look at this article for more details on assignments.


Student contextual details 

On your lesson dashboard, above your list of students, you should be able to see a drop-down menu titled Contextual Information.

The Pinned notes column will display pastoral notes, behaviour notes, SEN notes and safeguarding notes that have been pinned to the top of the student profile. We do not display Child protection notes or any other kind of pinnable note



Simply click whatever column you would like to see, then click Apply, and that context will appear next to student names for this lesson from now on.

If you do not have the ability to add or hide any of these columns yourself, your school has probably chosen to centrally set which columns show as a default. Please ask your school admin staff to change them using these instructions.


Managing behaviour, adding interventions and communicating with students using the bulk actions

Tick the students you want to complete the action for, then click the blue pencil icon to choose which action to take. You can assign behaviour, add students to an intervention or send communications for specific students rather than a whole class.


Adding students or staff

To add students into this particular lesson, click on +Add within the Students section.

To add staff members to this particular lesson, click on +Add within the Staff section.


Attachments and downloads

To add attachments to the lesson, drag and drop files to the box or click to upload.


To export the lesson's attendance register click on Download Register, and to export the lesson's list of student names click on Download Student List.


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