Add a guidance note

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Write a Guidance note on a student's Xello profile to keep track of your notes, resources, and meeting summaries with them. This is a useful way to organise and monitor their progress, and it can also improve collaboration with other teachers, and communication with your student and their parent/guardian.

Your notes will sit on the student's profile in your educator account for you to review. A note can be up to 2000 characters. If you'd like to add more, upload a file to the note to attach longer documents and relevant resources. Only you can edit or delete your own.

You can select who can view the note. Keep it exclusively to yourself, or allow other educators, the student, and the student's parent/guardian to view the note as well. If you allow other educators visibility, only those at your school who have a Xello account and can see the student's profile can read it. This means educators with Limited access can only view the notes on students assigned to them.

To add a guidance note to a student's profile:

  1. In the search bar located at the top of any page in your educator account, enter the student's name or ID.
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    Search bar in Xello educator account highlighted with cursor hovering
    tipTip: Alternatively, from the left menu, click Students and select Student list to browse the full list of students.
  2. Click on the student's name. The About student tab of their profile opens.
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  3. Click the Guidance notes tab.
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  4. Add your notes, include the date you met with the student (this is optional), and choose who the note will be visible to. You can choose to make it visible only to yourself, to other educators who have a Xello account at your school, the student, and to the parent/guardian of the student.
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  5. Attach any files, if necessary, and click Save.