Parent Management vs. Contacts: What Is the Difference?
Parent Management is the feature Illuminate Data and Assessment (DnA) clients use to manage the Illuminate Home Connection Parent Portal, whereas Contacts is the feature Illuminate Student Information (ISI) clients use to manage the portal. Continue reading for details on how to use Parent Management or Contacts to control your Parent Portal.
Where to Start
Know which feature to use:
If you use Illuminate Data and Assessment (DnA) (e.g., for scanning assessments, building reports with state and local data, etc.), you should use Parent Management to manage the Illuminate Home Connection Parent Portal.
If you use Illuminate Student Information (ISI) (e.g., for attendance, discipline, health, etc.), you should use Contacts to manage the Illuminate Home Connection Parent Portal. There are several features which work exclusively or better with the Contacts module such as the Custom Forms.
Scroll to the appropriate section below based on the above criteria.
Find the name of the parent for whom you are searching and click on his or her name where it is featured in blue. There is much you can do after that. See the "Home Connection Portal" Help manual for details.
1. Click Add a Contact to add an additional contact for the student.
2. Click Edit next to a contact's name to reset portal registration and more. See the "Home Connection Portal" Help manual for more details.
You might be interested in viewing other lessons within the "Home Connection Portal" Help manual.