The FrogStore application allows admin and staff users to download resources such as sites, themes and apps directly to your FrogLearn platform. This application is available to all FrogLearn platforms.
When FrogStore is opened by a user for the first time, the user will need to accept the terms and conditions before continuing.
Once this has been accepted you are then presented with the FrogStore welcome page. From here you can look through and search for many different themes, sites and apps. These are separated into the following three sections for easier use:
- Themes - Themes can be downloaded to be used with your sites. If downloaded, they are available to everyone who can create sites on your platform. Themes sit around the site content and define the majority of aesthetics within a site, for example the site name description location, size and colour etc.
- Sites - A vast array of sites are available to download and be edited then shared amongst users on your platform. There are teaching and learning sites, to departmental sites to extra curricular sites and more.
- Apps - Applications are available to download for use with third party software. The uses of these applications vary depending on the provider but the majority of these have Single Sign-On functionality. In order for these to work you will need to contact the Frog Service Desk and provide the necessary information (each third party varies).
If any of the above areas are selected you will be taken to that particular resource area. In the top pane is a "My Sites" button that when clicked will display and sites that you as the logged in user have submitted to the FrogStore for other schools to access. To the right of this is the global search. Here you can type in the name of a theme, site or app that you may be looking for and the results will be shown to you in this window.
In the right hand pane is a list of the most popular sites that have been downloaded. To access these simply left click them from the list to be taken to that sites page.
In the central/bottom panel are the last 4 resources for each "type" that have been uploaded that can be accessed by single left clicking the preview image.
When you click into one of the areas on the left hand panel you are provided with further information. The screenshot below shows an example of how it looks when accessing the sites area. Here you are shown the top sharing users, top sharing schools and most popular sites.
Furthermore, below this displays "recently uploaded" sites (the last 4 uploaded) and "all sites" which shows sites previously uploaded.
When you click into a resource (in this example, a site) you are provided with a number of screenshots and some basic information about the site. These include who has created the site,an overview of the site, when it was uploaded and tags provided for the site.
In order to download a site (or resource) to your FrogLearn platform click the blue "Install" button at the top right of the site window. You will then be presented with a similar popup to below, indicating the download process has begun. Depending on the size of the resource this can take anywhere from a few seconds to a minute. Click "Close" to close this popup.
You should then see a FrogStore download notification at the top right of the platform appear for a few seconds. Similarly when the download is complete the platform should notify you accordingly. Sometimes refreshing your FrogLearn platform can induce this notification to appear.
When you have downloaded the resource it will then become available on your platform. If it is a theme or app you will need to refresh your platform, a site should appear in your My Sites area for you to modify accordingly and share with your users as your own.
If you are happy with any sites you create please do submit them to the FrogStore when complete if you feel other schools will benefit from this. You can do this when clicking "Share" when viewing a site on the top black navigation bar then by clicking "Submit to FrogStore" (enabled by default but schools can turn this off).