Recaps lets you deliver a weekly summary email to students and parents. With one click, they'll have access to features like points balance, points and comments, and more!
Setting up Recaps is easy!
Here are some of our favorite resources for introducing Recaps to your community:
Recaps are only delivered via email when a LiveSchool admin enables them in your school's settings.
Once you've enabled Recaps delivery, any parents with LiveSchool accounts will receive a courtesy email notifying them that Recaps will start delivering going forward.
Each week, on the delivery day selected, students and parents will receive an email with a secure Magic Link to their Recap.
Once you've enabled Recaps at your school, your LiveSchool Admin can disable Recap delivery at any time. Use this to pause over holiday breaks, or turn off Recaps at the end of your school year.
Students and parents are not notified when Recaps delivery is disabled.
When you turn off Recaps delivery, students and parents can no longer use previous Recap email Magic Links to view their Recaps. When they click an existing Recap email link, they are shown the following:
LiveSchool admin can change the delivery day of your school's Recaps at any time. Doing so changes the logic of the "reporting period" on the Recaps view for students and parents.
Note that the "Automatic Weekly Recap Emails" section must be toggled to "On" for students and parents to see any effect of this change.
Students and parents must have LiveSchool accounts in order to receive their weekly Recap email. When you enable delivery, the weekly Recap summary email goes to the email addresses of students and parents who have created accounts. Think of Recaps as an additional communication option on top of the student and parent accounts.
For more detail on inviting students and parents to create accounts and receive Recaps, see the following articles:
Once students and parents have created LiveSchool accounts, you or your staff can manage their email and password settings on their behalf. Because Recap delivery uses the same email as the student and parent's LiveSchool account, changing a student or parent's email address in LiveSchool will change the address to which their Recap email is sent when delivery is enabled.
It's important to note that if your school has Clever Single Sign On for students enabled with LiveSchool, the email address to which student Recaps will be delivered is managed by Clever.
If you wish to manage the email address for a student when using Clever SSO, you must make this change in Clever — not LiveSchool. Please contact your Clever administrator to manage the student's email address.
Teachers and admins at your school can access any student's Recap at any time, even if Recap delivery is not enabled. This is a great tool for 1:1 conferences with students or parents.
To access a student's Recap: