Watch a (1:59) video tutorial on Using Student Skills in the Staff Portal
The Skills/Levels feature in the Staff Portal allows your staff to track the skills/levels of the students enrolled in their classes without having to have access to your Jackrabbit database to do so. Staff can log into their portal when it is launched from within your database or they can launch their portal remotely through a web address (URL) in a secure, mobile friendly environment on an iPad, iPhone, or other smart device. The choice is yours! See Launch the Staff Portal for further details.
In order to utilize Skills/Levels in the Staff Portal skills/levels must first be assigned to classes in your database. See Students: Skills/Levels for more information.
With the Skills/Levels feature in the Staff Portal your staff can:
- Update skills/levels progress
- Email student skills/levels progress to the parent
- Enter notes for each student
- Manage skills/levels videos
Once logged into the Staff Portal (Launch the Staff Portal), the Manage Classes tab is where skill progress tracking starts.
The Manage Classes Screens
Manage Classes - Main Screen
The classes that are available to your staff when they are logged into the Staff Portal is determined by the settings in the Manage Classes Tab section of the Portal Settings tab in their individual Staff record. For an explanation of these settings refer to Skills/Levels Settings: Staff Settings.
There are several Class Filters available allowing staff to drill down to specific classes including: Date, Time, Cat1, Session, Room, and Attendance Status (Completed or Not Completed). Use the arrow to display these options. If the What classes should this staff person see? is set to Their Classes with option to Show All of Today's Classes (Staff record > Portal Settings tab) a Show All of Today's Classes checkbox will display.
Additional class information is available by clicking the arrow next to the class name.
Manage Classes - Skills/Levels Progress Screen
Click the Skills/Levels button on the main Manage Classes screen to move to the Skills/Levels Progress screen showing a list of enrolled students and their current skills/levels status.
From the Skills/Levels Progress screen there are 3 ways that the staff person can update skills/levels.
Click the pencil icon under the student's name to update all class skills/levels (and subskills) for only that student.
Click the skill/level name to update only that skill/level (and subskills) for all students.
|Click a skill/level status icon for a particular student to update only that skill/level for that student.|
Manage Classes - Skills/Levels Information Screen
Skills/levels videos can be added to your main skills/levels (and subskills) from this page.
Log into the Staff Portal that has been launched through your database or remotely. See Launch the Staff Portal.
Navigate to the Manage Classes tab to view your classes. As a default, the current day's classes are displayed. Use the Class Filters to display different classes as needed.
Click Skills/Levels next to the class that you are working with to open the Skills/Levels Progress screen.
Click the pencil icon, the skill/level name, or a skill/level status icon to make any updates. Add notes as needed with the page icon; these notes copy to the Student record on the Skills/Levels tab and can be viewed in the Parent Portal on the My Student tab.
If the staff person is enabled to send emails in the Staff Portal and your Staff Portal Settings are set to Staff option to send email, click Yes orNo to email the student's skill progress to the parent. If you are set to Automatically send email an email is generated and automatically sent for each skill/level update with the exception of updates to the status Tested. When a student's skill/level is updated to Tested no progress emails are automatically sent.
Example of email received:
A history of these emails will be kept in the Family record > Misc tab > View Sent Emails.
When a parent replies to a skills/levels progress email it is sent to your organization email address as designated on the Edit Settings page from the Tools menu.
View Skill/Level Progress in Your Database
Skill/Level progress that is entered by your staff in the Staff Portal can be seen inside your Jackrabbit database in both the Class and Studentrecords on the Skills/Levels tab.
For more information on working with Skills/Levels in your database see Students: Skills/Levels.
When you have worked through all of the articles outlined in the lesson plan, select the Take the Quiz button to be taken to the Lesson #4 Quiz where you can test your understanding of the concepts in this lesson. You will be asked to enter an email address for quiz results to be sent. The quiz includes Review questions.
Quiz #4 - Staff Portal - Update Skills/Levels
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