8 Guidelines for Your Community
Engaging students, parents, and faculty to capture and contribute their share of memories can transform your school archive into a treasure trove of rich and authentic content – for the classroom, for communications, and for building connection! But like any media management tool, having some guidelines is always helpful, so you can make sure memories are collected, shared, and used in a way that is responsible and rewarding. Here are 8 guidelines for you and your community to effectively make the most out of Vidigami:
1 – Make Vidigami the place for school memories
Vidigami is a great tool for you and your community to share and engage with everything going on at school. We encourage everyone who has access to upload their photos from events like classroom activities, sports events, student work, and more but always keep in mind that this content should always remain school-related. Photos taken of children and families at home or outside (e.g. non-school related events) are considered personal, and should not be added to Vidigami.
Examples of media schools can capture in Vidigami:
- Classroom activities, projects, artwork, school sports tournaments, school-related faculty and parent events, field trips, competitions, extra-curricular activities.
Examples of media we advise against:
- Home videos and photos, family events, external parties and non-school-related off-campus events (staff or student), personal events.
2 – Respect privacy
When you activate your account, you will be prompted to accept Vidigami’s End User License Agreement (EULA). One of the terms stated here is that you and your fellow members give one another consent for downloading media shared within Vidigami Vidigami (if your school enables you to do so). When downloading, always be mindful of other families’ privacy rights, and never re-publish photos or videos that include other students, parents or staff members to social media channels, websites, or any other public 3rd party platforms, without their given permission.
3 – Upload good quality imagery
In Vidigami, what you upload to group albums gets shared with all the people who are a part of this group. It also becomes a part of your school’s central archive over time. Let’s make sure that each moment is edited and captured in the best way possible. By doing so, you can repurpose them as a prints, add them to books, and so much more for your family. Avoid dark, blurry, and pixelated images, and, keep a lookout for possible duplicates! This will keep everything in Vidigami clean, useable, and looking fabulous!
When it comes to photos of people, Vidigami assists you in tagging faces using Facial Recognition. The more good quality, front-facing photos of people you upload and manually tag in the system, the more quickly Vidigami will learn to confidently auto-tag people in photos based on the strong collection of reference photo you have already added and tagged in the system. This takes time and community effort to perfect, which is why working with high quality photos makes all the difference!
4 – Get the Vidigami mobile app to capture photos on-the-go!
Vidigami provides a mobile app that can be downloaded from the Apple or Android store for free. It’s a quick and easy way to upload photos from sports tournaments, plays, field trips, and other events, saved on your camera roll or captured on-the-go. Parent and teachers love the mobile app and find it to be a great way to quickly and easily share their photos! Watch the Mobile App Overview Video.
5 – Tag People
As and when you upload content, we encourage you to also tag the faces of your children and other people at your school that you might know. For teachers, adding students as Creators under media also helps build incredible portfolios. Tagging people pushes content to those students and their connected family members, making the experience even more personalized and engaging. Every time a user is tagged in Vidigami, they will get a notification in the app, and see the story on their Feeds page.
Note: We encourage all users to fix incorrect face tags should they come across any.
6 – Add Context
Make your photos and videos even more searchable! In addition to face tags, add some context tags (keywords) that quickly pull up specific content when searched for in Vidigami. For example, simple division tags like upper school or teachers will bundle any photos with those people under those keywords. This will benefit not only staff and faculty, but also parents and students (helping them add context to their work…etc). Learn about all the different ways you tag content here.
7 – Report
See something that shouldn’t be in Vidigami? Report it right away. Open the media and flag it with a specific reason. This will immediately unshare it with your community and notify the school admin, so they can review it accordingly. Anyone can report media in Vidigami, as long they as they provide a reason. Also keep in mind that reporters are not anonymous, allowing admins to verify flagged content prior to removing.
8 – Help share!
Your participation will do wonders for the school. Become a pro, spread the word, and start sharing! The more users who actively upload media, tag faces, and share in the right place, the more content will be pushed to you, your friends, family, and colleagues at your school. With a smartphone in everyone’s pocket, there are always new surprises waiting to be discovered, and Vidigami will open up a new way for you to reach them in seconds!