Active vs Pending Organizations/Employers

Both teachers and students can add organizations/employers:

  • Teachers have access to the entire database of organizations and can modify existing organizations or add new organizations
  • Students can add organizations via the Hour section only

How do students locate organizations/employers that a teacher added?

When an organization/employer is added to the database by a teacher and status is set to Active, a student can locate this organization when they add hours. In the Hour section, students type the organization’s name into the Organization search bar and it will pop up.

Students can search Active employers only (see image below).

What is a Pending versus Active organization/employer?

When a teacher adds an organization, the organization’s status is automatically set to Active.

When a student adds an organization, the organization’s status is automatically set to Pending.

Students are not able to search organizations that are set to Pending unless they were the one that added it (i.e. they only see organizations that they added).

NOTE: For more details on how to add organizations/employers, click here

Teachers can change the status of an organization/employer to Active by following these steps:

Teachers may want to convert a Pending employer that a student added to an Active employer that other students can search and locate too.

1. Click the  tab

2. Set the Status filter to Pending to quickly locate all the Pending organizations

3. Search and click on the desired organization

4. Under the General tab, scroll down until you find the Status field and click on the drop down menu to set the status from Pending to Active

5. Select Save in the top right corner of the page to save your changes

If you don’t want students to add organizations/employers:

You may want students to only search and locate Active employers that a teacher has added. If so, here is how you can do that:

1. Click on the tab with your school’s name

2. Along the centre of the screen there should be a number of tabs such as General, Logo, Access.. etc. At the bottom of that list there is a Settings tab. Click on Settings

3.  Check off the box that reads Do not allow students to add employers/contacts/positions for Hours

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If students are unable to locate an employer then please make sure that the student is only typing a few letters of the organization’s name. It is better to type in a few letters than the entire name of an employer just in case it is spelled differently.

If you type in “Tim”, then anything with “Tim” will come up. If you type in “Hor”, then all of the Tim Hortons stores will come up. But if you type in “Horton’s” into the search bar, our system will not recognize the apostrophe if the employer is not spelled that way (Horton vs Horton’s).

 

How do I create a blank Form?

You can create a blank form by following these steps:

1. Click the  tab

2. Select the form icon that you would like a blank copy of (e.g. WEA):

3. Create a form (see FAQ) by selecting any student and 

4. Under Recent Forms, click on the form that you just created to open up the form

5.  Before auto-filling the form, select the  button to produce a blank form

6. This will create a blank copy of the form that you can now download as a PDF and/or print by clicking the  icon in the top right corner

Hour Republic FAQs Guide

Look no further than this guide to direct you to the FAQ you need

A. General
•    Getting Started Guide
•    How do Teachers/Coordinators sign-up?
•    How do I reset my password and find my username?
•    General Questions
•    Pre-placement Activities

B. Main Administrator Section
•    How do I create a new class? 
•    How do I create a sign up code? 
•    How do I add a new resource?
•    How do I add Bulk Achievements?
•    Adjusting the progress bar
•    Disable/hide certain sections and fields
•    How do I add or change my school’s logo
•    Student Types
•    How do teachers/coordinators customize the Achievements drop-down?

C. Employer/Organization
•    How do I add new Organizations/Employers?  
•    How do I add contacts to an Organization/Employer?  
•    How do I add a Volunteer or Placement opportunity?
•    How do Organizations Approve Hours?
•    Published and Public Positions/Opportunities
•    Active vs Pending Organizations/Employers

D. Students
•   
How do students sign-up?
•    How do I add hours?
•    How do I print a report of my hours?
•    How do I manage my Student Dashboard?
•    Icon Guide
•    How do I Assign an Organization to a Student?
•    How do I see when students registered or logged in last?
•    How does a Student Add More than One Shift?
•    What if a Student has Two Employers/Supervisors?
•    How do Students and Teachers/Coordinators Create an Achievement?

E. Reflections/Journals
•    How do teachers add new Reflection/Journal topics? 
•    How do students submit a Reflection/Journal?
•    How do teachers mark Reflections/Journal topics?
•    How do students delete a Reflection/Journal?

F. Reports
•    How do I create a report? 
•    How do I Create a PDF Version of Reports?
•    How do I print a report of my hours?

G. Calendar
•    Colour Coding in the Schedule
•    Navigating the Calendar
•    How do I create a PDF Version of the Calendar?

How do Students and Teachers/Coordinators Create an Achievement?

A. Student Version

1. Click on the Profile tab on the left side of the screen.

2. Next, select the  icon located at the center of the screen.

3. Click on the icon at the top right of the screen to add a new achievement.

4. Fill in all the necessary fields for the achievement. You can fill in additional fields such as the issuer and add an attachment by selecting the appropriate tab on the sidebar.

5. Once you have filled in all the information, click .

B. Teacher/Coordinator Version

1. Locate the sidebar on the left panel, then click on the Students tab.

2. Click on any student.

3. Next, select the  icon located at the center of the screen.

4. Click on the icon at the top right of the screen to add a new achievement.

5. Fill in all the necessary fields for the achievement. You can fill in additional fields such as the issuer and add an attachment by selecting the appropriate tab on the sidebar.

6. Once you have filled in all the information, click .

TIPS

1. You can delete unwanted achievements by clicking on them while on the Achievement page then selecting the  button.

2. Teachers/coordinators can add achievements in bulk. For more information regarding this feature, please click here

How do teachers/coordinators customize the Achievements drop-down?

By default, Hour Republic comes with several achievement types including: Parent Consent Forms, Background Checks, WHMIS, and WEA Forms. However, if you would like to add more achievement types, there are 2 ways that teachers/coordinators can do this:

Method A

1. Locate the sidebar on the left panel, then click on the tab with your school’s name (this is the Admin section).

2. Select the tab on the left that says Achievements.

3. Once you’re in the Achievements section, click on the  button.

4. Type in the desired achievement in the Achievement field (e.g. WHMIS).

5. Once you’ve typed it in, click .

Method B

1. Locate the sidebar on the left panel, then click on the Students tab.

2. Click on any student.

3. Next, select the  icon located at the center of the screen.

4. Select thein the top right corner.

5. Click on the text that says . This will take you to the Achievements page.

6. click on the  button.

7. Type in the desired achievement in the Achievement field.

8. Once you’ve typed it in, click .

TIPS

1. If there is an achievement you’d like to remove, select the  button next to it.

2. For more information on how teachers/coordinators and students can create achievements, please click here

Student Types

Student types let you indicate whether a student is in a Co-op, SHSM, or Dual Credit program and can be useful when running reports. Follow this guide to learn how you can create and set student types.

Q. How do teachers/coordinators create new Student Types to be added to the drop-down?

Method A:

1. Locate the sidebar on the left panel, then click on the tab with your school’s name.

2. Select the tab on the left that says Student Type.

3. Once you’re on the Student Type page, click on the  button.

4. Type in the desired Student Type in the Student Type field.

5. Once you’ve typed it in, click .

Method B:

1. Locate the sidebar on the left panel, then click on the Students tab.

2. Click on any student’s name.

3. Once you’re on the student’s profile, click on the  icon.

4. Select the tab on the left that says Demographics.

5. Click on the text that says . This will take you to the Student Type page.

6. Select on the  button.

7. Type in the desired student type in the Student Type field.

8. Once you’ve typed it in, click .

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If there is a student type you’d like to remove, select the  button next to it.

Q. How do I Change Student Types?

1. Go to the desired student’s profile.

2. Select the tab on the left that says Demographics.

3. Select the drop-down menu for the  field.

4. Choose the appropriate student type.

5. Once you’re finished, click .

How do I Create a PDF Version of Reports?

You can create a PDF version of reports by following these steps:

1. Click on the  tab on the left sidebar.

2. Select the desired report. Once you apply all the filters, click .

3. You will be taken to a web version of the report, right-click anywhere on the page to open up a menu. Select the Print… option.

4. Once you click Print… a pop up menu will appear. Set the Destination to Save as PDF.

4. Select the  button at the bottom of the page.

5. Save the file to a location on your device.

Published and Public Positions/Opportunities

What is a position?

For work placements, this is the position of the student at placement (e.g. Automotive Assistant).

For community service, these positions represent volunteer opportunities (e.g. Food Bank Sorter).

Access the Positions / Opportunities section

1. Click  on the left toolbar

2. Search and select the desired organization, then click on the Positions icon

3. Select an existing position (e.g. Food Bank Clerk)
At the bottom of the General tab for a position, you will see the Published and Public fields.

NOTE: If you’re looking to create a new position/opportunity, then please reference our FAQ here.

When both PUBLISHED and PUBLIC check boxes are not checked

By default, all positions are private (i.e. only visible to a teacher/coordinator) since neither the Published nor Public boxes are checked.

When both the Published and Public boxes are unchecked, the position/opportunity cannot be viewed by students under any circumstance. This is essentially a draft version of the position/opportunity and can only be accessed by teachers/coordinators.

NOTE: Publication Dates (i.e. when a position/opportunity is visible) do not work unless either the Published or Public boxes are checked (see below).

When only PUBLISHED is checked

When only the Published box is checked, only students from your school are able to view the position/opportunity on their Opportunities page. This is ideal if the position/opportunity is exclusive to your school.

If the Publication Date (i.e. when a position is visible) is expired or has yet to be published, this position/opportunity will no longer be available to the students at your school and will not show up on students’ Opportunities page.

When only PUBLIC is checked

When only the Public box is checked, the position/opportunity is viewable to anybody with a link to it. However, it is otherwise inaccessible to anybody except teachers/coordinators and will not show up on students’ Opportunities page. The link can be found under the position/opportunity’s title in the Preview and on the page advertising it.

NOTE: Publication Dates (i.e. when a position is visible) do not apply or work for this type of position/opportunity.

When both PUBLISHED and PUBLIC are checked

When both the Published and Public boxes are checked, the position/opportunity is accessible to everybody. The position/opportunity will show up on students’ Opportunities page. It will also have a shareable link that you can send to students inside and outside of the school.

NOTE: If the Publication Date (i.e. when a position is visible) is expired or has yet to be published, this position/opportunity will no longer be available to anybody without the web link. This means that it will not show up on students’ Opportunities page anymore.

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1. Public events can be shared on social media through Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter:

2. If you leave the Publication Date blank, the position/opportunity will be advertised indefinitely.

3. For more details on how to create a position/opportunity, please click here.

How do I Create a PDF Version of the Calendar?

You can create a PDF of your calendar by following these steps:

1. Click on the  tab on the left sidebar.

2. Right click anywhere on the calendar and a menu should pop up. Select the Print… option.

3. A pop-up menu will appear, set the Destination to Save as PDF.

4. Select the  button at the bottom of the page.

5. Save the file to a location on your device.

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You can change the format of the calendar by clicking on the  buttons to set it to a daily, weekly, or monthly calendar.