When generating a large number of extras at the one time, select the “open in a new window/tab” option on MyExtras. This allows you to open multiple days on your computer screen and then you can simply select the correct day and copy and paste the instructions.
We encourage teachers that best practice with foreseen absence is to generate their extras at least by the evening prior to their absence. The reasons for this are as follows:
it alerts the Daily Org when they import their bulletin if they have missed covering a teacher
it allows the Daily Org to print off extras before school starts as required e.g. say for CRT’s
it ensures that the PDF’s generated become part of the nightly daily backup that occurs at 12.30am. This backup is emailed out to MyExtras Administrators and is useful if the school loses its internet connection or the MyExtras website becomes unavailable.
it is just best practise to be organised and avoid doing things at the last minute when you can easily make mistakes.
We added a “Zoom In” button for teachers taking extras so that they can zoom in and display just the class instructions/homework on a whiteboard for students (rather than display the whole extra notice).
The zoom feature also allows for different background colour themes to help teachers improve the visibility of the instructions while being projected on the class white board.