The Tech Specs


What hardware and software do you need?

In all likelihood, just what you’re currently using will be fine. However, keep in mind our system does work best on the following browsers:

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer – version 8 and above
  • Mozilla Firefox – all versions
  • Apple Safari – all versions
  • Google Chrome – all versions

To make Class Cover as user-friendly as possible, we use cookies and JavaScript. If your browser has either of these disabled, you will see a warning with a link to instructions explaining how to enable them.


Is my information private?

Your information is as safe as possible, without compromising the time it takes to get the urgent job of finding your relief teacher ASAP. There are three levels of access:

  • Relief Teachers – Just like any of the millions of sites that require you to have a username and password this is what we require you to do. We don’t ask you to change your password every 3 months like the DET, as we know that can be painful. We do though recommend that if you’re worried about password security you should change it every so often. Regarding your password, the usual tips are just to make it long; include numbers and best not to write it down.
  • Administration – The school office staff (or person responsible for booking relief teachers) use a secure login system to access administration functions. If a school is wanting to change their password then this is as easy as going into your settings.
  • Teaching Staff – The school that asks its staff to find their relief teachers has a two layer system where the ‘administrator’ has full access to the school profile (including adding new teachers). ‘Secondary users’ (Teaching Staff) have the ability to search and book relief teachers as well as communicate with the casuals to pass on information such as notes and teaching resources to the teacher that is replacing them.

How do I enable cookies?

Class Cover needs cookies to be enabled in your browser. If you get a message asking you to enable cookies, follow the instructions below for your browser:

Firefox 2 or 3

  1. Click the Tools menu.
  2. Select Options.
  3. Click the Privacy tab.
  4. Select the ‘Accept cookies from sites’ checkbox.
  5. Click the OK button.


Internet Explorer 8 or 9

  1. Click Start > Control Panel. (With Windows XP click the Windows Start button > Settings > Control Panel).
  2. Double-click the Internet Options icon.
  3. Click the Privacy tab.
  4. Click the Advanced button.
  5. Select the option Override automatic cookie handling under the Cookies section in the Advanced Privacy Settings window.
  6. Select the Accept option under First-party Cookies.
  7. Select the Accept option under Third-party Cookies.
  8. In the Internet Options window, click OK to exit.


Safari 3

  1. Click the Safari menu.
  2. Select Preferences.
  3. Click Security.
  4. In the ‘Accept Cookies’ section, select Always.
  5. Click OK.

How do I enable JavaScript?

Class Cover needs JavaScript to be enabled in your browser. If you get a message asking you to enable JavaScript, follow the instructions below for your browser:

Firefox 2 or 3

  1. Click the Tools menu.
  2. Select Options.
  3. Click the Contents tab.
  4. Select the ‘Enable JavaScript’ checkbox.
  5. Click the OK button.


Internet Explorer 8 or 9

  1. Click ‘Tools’ on the menu bar’
  2. Select ‘Internet Options’
  3. Click the ‘Security’ tab
  4. Click the ‘Custom Level’ button
  5. Scroll to the ‘Scripting’ section
  6. Select ‘Enable’


Safari 2 or 3

  1. Click the Safari menu.
  2. Select Preferences.
  3. Click the Security tab.
  4. Select the ‘Enable JavaScript’ checkbox.

Privacy

Customer Data. We obviously collect and hold information about schools, staff and casual teachers in order to provide our service. We treat this information as your property – you have trusted us to hold it and we will protect it to the best of our ability, but it is not ours to sell or give to anyone else.

No Spam. We will only use your email address to contact you about matters relating directly to Class Cover.

Cookies. We use a cookie to allow us to redisplay your information when you revisit our service. This cookie consists of a single random identifier, and contains no personal information.

You can read our full Privacy Policy here 

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