When your logged in to a teacher account, and you've created a chatgroup, you'll see the chatgroup looks like the screen that's in the image below. On the left hand side of the chatgroup screen, you'll see a list of codes. You can share those codes with anyone you want to join your chatgroup. In our example, we'll go through how to add a student to your chatgroup, but the process is the same if you're adding parents. In the image below, the code to add students to the chatgroup is V8877W.
Now, we'll look at how a student uses that code to join the chatgroup. While logged in to a student account, the student will click on the big red button at the bottom of the screen you see in the picture below. Then, the student will click on the blue "join a chatgroup" button.
After clicking on that blue button, the student will enter the code into the form that pops up. In the image below, you can see this.
After entering that code into the form, the student will be notified that she's requested to join the chatgroup, and she must wait for a teacher to approve her request. At this point, the teacher, while logged into her account, can approve the request to join the chatgroup. This is what you see in the next picture. The teacher should click on the "Add members" button at the top of the screen, and then click on "Join Requests".
After clicking on the "Join Requests" button, the teacher will see a page that looks like the image below. The teacher can click the checkbox next to the name of a student or parent. After clicking that checkbox, the teacher can click the "approve" or "deny" button, which will either add that person to the chatgroup or deny their request, respectively.
After the teacher approves this join request, the student will then be able to see the chatgroup on their account. This is what you see in the follow image. The student can enter the chatgroup, and start participating in the teacher's chatgroup discussions!
In the next Jeffity professional development tutorial, we'll give you some tips on how to get a Jeffity discussion started.