brightwheel for Pc

  • Category: Education
  • Last Updated: 2018-11-15
  • Current version: 3.9.2
  • File size: 99.76 MB
  • Developer: DSSV, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10

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Downloading and installing brightwheel on your Windows PC

Download brightwheel for Windows: brightwheel is an Education App, developed by DSSV, Inc.. The Education App was officially released 2014-08-25. Today, it has gone through many interations by the developers - DSSV, Inc., with the latest current version being 3.9.2 which was officially released on 2018-11-15. As a testament to the app's popularity or lack thereof, it has gathered a total of 1,904 Reviews on the App Store alone, with an average user rating of 4.5 out of a possible 5.

Using brightwheel on your Windows computer is actually very easy but if you are new to this process, you will definitely need to pay attention to the steps listed below. This is because you will need to download and install a Desktop App emulator for your computer. We will help you download and install brightwheel on your computer in 4 simple steps below:

1: Download an Andriod Software emulator for Windows

The importance of the emulator is that it emulates or immitates an android environment on your computer, making it super easy to install and run android apps from the comfort of your PC without buying a phone that runs android. Who says you cannot enjoy both worlds? To begin, you can download such an emulator app made by too top dogs in the space.
A. Nox App . OR
B. Bluestacks App .
Personally, I recommend the "B" option as Bluestacks is very popular so if you run into any trobles using it, you can find good solutions on Google or Bing (lol). 

2: Now Install the Software Emulator on your Windows PC

If you successfully downloaded the Bluestacks.exe or Nox.exe, go to your Downloads folder on your computer or anywhere you ususally store downloaded files.
Once you have find it, click it to install the application. It should start the installation process on your PC.
Click Next to accept the EULA License agreement.
Follow the on screen directives in order to install the application.
If you do the above correctly, the Software will be successfully installed.

3: How to Use brightwheel for Windows PC - Windows 7/8 / 8.1 / 10

Now, open the Emulator application you have installed and locate the search bar. Now type brightwheel in the search bar and hit Search. You will easily see the app. Click on brightwheel application icon. A window of brightwheel will open and it will display the app in your Emulator Software. Hit the Install button and your application will start downloading. Now we are all done.
Next, you will see the "All Apps" icon.
Click on it and it will take you to a page containing all your installed applications.
You should see the brightwheel icon. Click on it and start using the application.

Hope it was not too difficult? If you have any further inquiries, contact me through the "Contact" link at the bottom of this page so I could help You. Have a nice day!

About brightwheel

Developer Description

Brightwheel is the #1 software solution for schools, childcare, camps, and after school programs. Brightwheel lets you manage your center, streamline workflows, and engage with parents. Brightwheel is the only app that integrates everything you need: sign in/out, messaging, assessments, daily reports, photos, videos, calendars, online bill pay for parents, and much more. Most importantly, brightwheel is proven to save you time and money, to make life easier for your staff, and to improve satisfaction for your parents. Join the thousands of programs across the globe that have fallen in love with brightwheel! SCHOOLS / CHILDCARE / CAMPS: Manage your students and classrooms, track attendance and room ratios, share photos and videos, assess learning milestones, communicate with parents, send paperless invoices and payments, and manage staff. Brightwheel is your all in one preschool and daycare management app! PARENTS: Engage in your child’s day with a real-time feed of photos, videos, reminders, and updates, use brightwheel’s digital check-in to securely sign in and out, pay tuition online, and even invite grandparents, nannies, and friends to join in the fun! Features include: • Central Database: Store everything related to kids and families in one secure place. • Student Check-In: Multiple digital check-in options available including digital signatures, 4 digit check-in codes, and a kiosk mode - all aligned with child care licensing requirements. • Staff Check-In & Ratios: Make administrative tasks easier by managing staff check-in to see your ratios across all your rooms in real time. • Attendance: Easily log attendance and absences for your school-age students, infants, and toddlers. Use our attendance tracking system to keep track of your toddlers. • Photo and video sharing: Snap photos, record videos and tag students with one click. Automatically saved to your account and shared with parents (with no extra work!). • Daily Reports: Log naps, meals, bathroom, and other activities. Parents get a feed and daily summary. Daily sheet reports are a breeze with brightwheel. • Assessment & Observations: Make note of progress, achievements, and activities with pre-loaded state standards and a DRDP tool. Share with parents or privately amongst teachers. • Student Feed: Parents get a personalized feed throughout the day. Save time – no more paper tracking sheets or sending individual photos. • Parent Communication: Manage parent communication from one central hub (notices, calls, texts, etc.). • Calendar: Share events, holidays, and important dates with both families and staff. • Paperless Billing: Seamless electronic billing and payments for tuition and fees. Use brightwheel for all your child care accounting needs. • Reporting: Detailed reports of every brightwheel feature for billing and licensing requirements. • Seamless Sync: Brightwheel stays up to date across all phones and tablets – so teachers can use their own device or a school device. • Web Portal: Easy management and great functionality available on the web, too. • Affordable. Both free and premium plans available to fit your needs. And... much more coming! Brightwheel is the early education platform that is committed to innovation with frequent improvements and new features.

App Reviews

  • Big Privacy Issues

    By betterPropaganda
    I logged in recently and was shocked to find someone else’s child’s info on my home screen. I was able to access all their care info, see the medications they were taking, all their photos, potentially change personal details; I could have even sent messages as if I was the parent. (Though, of course I did not.) All this blew my mind and gave me pause. As a technologist, I have a few ideas how it might have happened. What I can tell you for certain, there’s no one at BrightWheel all that concerned with the privacy a security of your family’s most intimate information. In fact, we notified BrightWheel immediately after finding this “bug”, and they brushed off our concerns and gave us some possible ways to delete the aberrant user from our profile. In other words, it’s up to us to address their security issue. They appear to have no policies and procedures to deal with what I (as developer) would consider a red alert, all-hands-on-deck emergency. The worst part is that we have no idea now who’s seeing all of OUR child’s info or where else it may be ending up. All this is unfortunate, we otherwise like and enjoy this app quit a bit. But, if you’re at all concerned about the security and privacy of your child’s information, your most intimate information, it’s simply too risky to use this app.
  • USED to LOVE brightwheel......

    By AmberGee1993
    We used to LOVE brightwheel. We have been using it for almost 2 years now. It was free, and they priced themselves on ALWAYS being free, but that changed when they asked us to try the premium version, which had lots of cool new features, such as videos, or assessment tools! All awesome features, but the owner would not pay for prices they were asking for so we couldn’t use brightwheel premium anymore... When we went back to the free version.. so many of our beloved free features such as parent messaging, incident reports, name to face, etc. are no longer available for free users. :( We have worked so hard to get our parents on board, and they all LOVE brightwheel so much and how much we are able to communicate through it. Makes us sad we will no longer be able to use brightwheel anymore. It also brings a lot of confusion that we will have to explain to our parents. 😔
  • Best. App. Ever!

    By User since 2014
    4 weeks ago I hadn’t heard of this app and now I love it. Check-in and check-out notifications give peace of mind. Activity updates confirm that all is well. And pictures taken by the staff let us see him having fun. I know the staff gets credit for the updates during the day, but Brightwheel helps us know that we chose a great pre-school with a terrific staff. I’ve thanked the staff for their use of brightwheel. Now I thank Brightwheel for a simple to use interface that was intuitive to set up and provides a great service that I hadn’t even thought about. You know it is a great app when it goes straight from “what’s this” to “indispensable”. Awesome!
  • Love getting real time updates and photos

    By Froggiefire
    As a parent I love that my child’s daycare uses this app. It allows me to know how much he ate, what he ate, when his diaper was changed, what activities they have been doing as well as getting pictures. I do wish there was a way to “like” the pictures so that I could let the teachers know that I appreciated getting the picture without having to send them a message, which is another awesome feature of the app. I would and have recommended this app to friends who have their kids in daycares that are not yet using brightwheel.
  • Review

    By CherryBlossomLuv
    We use this app for my daughter‘s daycare. I really like it it’s very helpful I can login anytime and as long as the daycare updates everything with her day I can know restrooms breaks what she had for snack and lunch. You can also make your payments online I really like that. However I do not like that when you bring Brightwheel up online on my computer you cannot send or receive the messages. That really needs to be updated some people are not allowed to have their cell phones and you need to be able to communicate about your child through the Internet as well.
  • No Touch ID Support?

    By Adam V.
    Overall, I like the Brightwheel app. It gets the job done and allows my wife and I to stay in touch with what’s going on during our son’s day at daycare. However, one thing that’s baffled me since we started using this app about a year ago is that it doesn’t support Touch ID or a passcode to access the app. If your phone is unlocked and someone picks it up, they can get right into this app. I keep thinking that Touch ID/passcode support will be incorporated in a future release, but after several releases now, I have yet to see the feature added.
  • Good start, some key features still needed

    By M_Princess
    This app is fairly reliable, intuitive to navigate and has a clean, appealing UI. Adding a few key features for parents would take it to the next level: 1. Display who sent a message. Currently, I only know if a note is from my child’s teacher, preschool director or an assistant if she/he remembers to sign their name. 2. Allow message threads. I need to be able to reply back to a specific message (this is compounded by not knowing who wrote a message). 3. Badge notifications. I want to be able to see quickly whether there are new notifications without opening the app and scrolling. 4. Enable payments. I should be able to view and pay an invoice from within the app. With these 4 features, this app would be a solid five stars. A bonus feature would be the ability to customize notifications by child (e.g. I have two kids and want to receive food notifications for one child but not the other).
  • Very Disappointed with this Co

    By Jets21NY
    We have been using the app regularly since our daughter joined daycare over a year ago. The school just informed us that the messaging function will no longer be available starting next week due to it becoming a ‘premium’ feature. This is horrible, taking something away that was included before and that as parents we rely on heavily on a daily basis when we need to communicate with the teacher. If you’re going to have a premium package, make it for new features coming out not for features that your customers have been using for years. I’m sure now other features will follow this path eventually making the whole app useless. Corporate greed at its finest, thanks a lot.
  • All-time favorite App!

    By JessScarat12
    Brightwheel is an amazing tool that allows parents to feel apart of their child’s day and alleviates some of the “working mom woes.” I love being able to open my app anytime and see what my son ate for lunch, how long he took a nap for, and most days a picture or video is waiting for me to show me his daily activities. I can easily pay tuition now as well instead of trying to remember to bring my checkbook once a week. No complaints! Id give it 6 stars if I could!
  • How could I go without ?

    By JuliedotJohnson
    I can’t imagine having my kid at any other daycare that doesn’t have Brightwheel. This app makes me feel so much better because I can see the updates on him everyday. Pictures, notes, what he ate etc all important to keep up on his day to day milestones and well being. I love that I can pay right through the app as well. I wish you could do split payments like two cards or two accounts but I still love it.