Advice and answers from the Storypark Team

What is story approval?

Story approval is a feature that can be turned on for individual teachers that requires someone else to approve their stories before they are published and visible to family.

If story approval is turned on for a teacher, instead of a 'Publish' button the teacher will see a 'Submit for approval' button.

Once a story is sent for approval the approving teacher(s) will be sent a notification with a link to the story that needs approved. They can then make any changes i.e. fix a typo and then click the publish button to publish the story on behalf of the author who sent it for approval.


Where can I find stories pending approval?

As well as receiving a notification the approving teachers can find stories that need approving on their 'Pending stories' page. To get to this page click the menu button at the top left of the page and select 'Pending stories'. You can then select the story that needs approval then make any changes, or simply 'Publish'.

Who can control story approval?

Admins can set up story approval for any other teachers (Admin or non-Admin). An Admin can also turn on approval for themselves if they want their stories peer-reviewed. Only Admins can turn off story approval for themselves.

Who can approve stories?

Admins can choose any teacher (Admin or non-Admin) to approve stories.

Turn story approval on or off

1. Click on your early learning service's name at the top of the page to go to your early learning service's profile page.

2. Click the 'Teachers' tab. Find the teacher whose stories you wish to approve, and in the top right corner of their tile click the small arrow. From the drop-down menu select 'Turn on story approval'. Admins can do this for themselves and for others.

3. Then select the teacher(s) who you want to be assigned to approving that teacher's stories.

4. To turn it off click the arrow again and select 'Turn off story approval'.

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