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The difference between the Tapestry App and the Browser version of Tapestry

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This post will talk you through the main differences you will find between the browser version of Tapestry and the app. 

The app has been designed to give you a streamlined version of Tapestry to make on-the-go observations and providing you with the features required to quickly do this.

The full version of Tapestry, including managerial access to the Control Panel and analysis/snapshot screens, is available via the browser version of Tapestry (using Google Chrome, Safari, Silk, Internet explorer and so forth). You can access the full version of Tapestry on mobile devices by logging in via a browser rather than the app directly. 

Logging in

Browser

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(1) Go to www.tapestryjournal.com and log in by firstly entering the email address used to register your account. 

(2) You then enter your password linked to your Tapestry account.

(3) Click Log-in and you will be taken to the home page on your Tapestry account listing observations. 

(4) If you have forgotten  your email address/password, click on 'Having trouble logging in?' and you will be directed to the following screen. 

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(a) Click here to reset your password. 

(b) Once you have requested the password reset email, you click here to return to the main login page. 

App

Access the Tapestry app from your tablet/mobile device and you will be presented with the following screen:

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(1) Enter your email address.

(2) Enter your password.

(3) Click Log-in and you will be taken to the home page listing observations. 

(4) If you have forgotten  your email address/password, click on 'Login not working?' and the following screen will open up in one of your browsers on the tablet.

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(a) Click on this link to reset your password.

(b) Then to return to main login page, click here.

Available Frameworks

Browser

You will firstly need to enable the frameworks you wish to use from your Control Panel on the browser version of Tapestry (manager profile holders will be able to do this). These frameworks will then also be available to you when using the app. 

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(1) Click on your username.

(2) Select Control Panel. 

(3) Click on 'Settings'.

(4) Click on 'Assessments'

(5) On this page you can enable which frameworks you wish to use by ticking the box labelled 'Enable' next to the title/s and clicking 'Submit' at the bottom of the page.

Once you have enabled the frameworks you wish to use via the Control Panel, they will appear as follows when you go to create an observation. 

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(1) All enabled frameworks will appear here. To collapse the framework you wish to use, click on +Title of framework, for example, +EYFS.

(2) It will then appear beneath the listed frameworks.

App

Once you have logged into the app, you will see the initial screen that lists all the observations on your account (either of all children or your key children only according the the preferences set on your account - tutorial here). To access the available frameworks that have been enabled on your account you do the following:

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(1) Tap on the 'Assessments' tab at the bottom of the screen. 

(2) The frameworks that have been enabled on the browser version of your Tapestry account will also appear here. If they do not, it may be that this particular framework is not yet available on the app. 

(3) Once you have selected a framework, it will collapse beneath the listed frameworks like this (EYFS has been selected in this example). You can then proceed to add assessments as required by tapping on the appropriate areas of learning/statements. You can add assessments from more than one framework by switching between the options available at the top of the screen. 

Adding Observations

Browser

When adding an observation via the browser version of Tapestry, once you have logged in, you will land on the screen listing all observations that have been added to your account so far. You can then click on (1) Add observation to begin creating your observation.

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App

You can add an observation via the app on an iOS device by doing the following once you have logged in:

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(1) Tap on the names of the child/children you wish to include in the observation. 

(2) Then tap on 'Notes' to add a title and/or the notes for the observation. Note: To save the observation, you must select at least 1 child and add a title. You can add notes/assessments/media at a later time as required.

(3) Tap on the 'Assessments' tab to add any assessments as required from the appropriate framework. 

(4) You can then add Media from your tablet/mobile device's library and/or take a photo/video in the moment and save it to your observation. Once complete remember to 'Save' the observation.

(5) The format on an Android device is a little different as the icons appear at the top of the screen rather than the bottom, however the functions are the same as on the iOS device above:

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Filtering by Groups/Key Children

Browser

You/anyone holding a manager profile on your account can edit your preferences so that only your key children appear when logging in on the browser/tablet. You can apply more filters as required on the browser version of Tapestry however these filters are not yet available on the app version. To change your preferences to only view key children you can follow the tutorial at this link. To set page filters to only view key children you can follow the tutorial at this link.

App

If you have set your preferences to only view key children via the browser, the same will apply to the app. Once logged in, you will only be able to view observations made for your assigned key children. You cannot apply any filters on the app at the moment, therefore any changes you would like to make to your preference settings will need to be done via the browser version of Tapestry. 

Tracking (Snapshots and Analysis)

Browser

Any Snapshots/Analysis screens that are available to you for the frameworks that you have enabled will appear on the browser version of Tapestry as follows:

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(1) Click on the 'Tracking' tab at the top of the screen and all frameworks that have Snapshot/Analysis screens available will appear along the top in a row.

(2) Click on the framework you wish to view tracking screens for. In this example we have used 'EYFS'.

(3) You will then be able to see which Snapshot and Analysis screens are available to you according to the framework. 

(4) If you have added any of these screens to your list of 'favourites', they will appear here for easier access. 

App

There are no analysis or snapshots screens available to view via the app. They can only be accessed via the browser version of Tapestry. You can however open up a browser on your tablet/mobile device and log in via this screen to view analysis/snapshot screens as required. 

Managers Only - The Control Panel

Browser

Only manage profile holders have access to the Control Panel on Tapestry. To access the Control Panel via the browser version of Tapestry you can do the following:

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(1) Log into the browser version of Tapestry and click on your username in the top right hand corner of the screen. Select 'Control Panel'.

(2) You will then be able to access all the administrative features available to you via the Control Panel. 

App

You cannot access the Control Panel from within the app - even if you have a manager profile - however as before, you can open up a browser on your tablet/mobile device and log in via this screen to view the control panel as required. 

 

And they are the main differences between the browser version of Tapestry and the App! 

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