(New Version 2020) How do I Assign an Organization to a Student?

Option I – Students Tab

Students normally pick or add new organizations when they add hours for the first time. It’s normally easier that way and less work for teachers / coordinators. However, if you want to do the intial leg work, you can.

NOTE: Organizations added by students via the Hours section are automatically set to Pending. Teachers / Coordinators can update the status of organizations / employers to Active if they wish.

NOTE: Students do not have access to the Organizations / Employers section which houses the detailed database. However, students can search the database or add new organizations (name of organization, positions and contacts) via the Hour section.

1. Click on the Students tab (left panel).

2. Search and click on the desired student; this will automatically take you to their Hour page.

3. Click on in the top-right corner.

4. Type in the name of the organization (e.g. Food Bank) to search the database. Or, next to the Organization field, you will see a  icon. Click on it to assign and add a new organization to the student.

5. Fill in all the necessary information regarding the organization.

6. if you wish, continue to fill out the information for the hours such as Skills Learned and Description, then select one of several Save options.

Option II – Organizations / Employers Tab

You may want to pre-polulate the student employers before students add hours for the first time. If so, follow the intructions below.

1. Click on the Organizations/Employers tab (left panel)

2. Click the  in the top-right corner to create a new organization. Or, click on an exisitng organization to add or edit information.

3. Fill in all of the necessary information regarding the organization. Key sections to complete and support the student, include:

  • Contacts (First Name, Last Name, Email)
  • Position (the job title of the student)

4. Once you finish creating the new organization, click 

5. Now go to the Students tab, and complete the steps in Option 1 above.

 

(New Version 2020) How do I add Bulk Achievements?

Bulk Achievements are a fast and easy way to designate achievements (e.g. Safety Training, First Aid) to large groups of students. If you would like to learn how to do this, then please follow the following steps:

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

2. There are a series of icons at the top of this section, and at the far-right, you will find the Bulk Achievements icon. Click on the icon: .

4. Create a new bulk achievement by clicking onin the top-right corner.

5. This will take you to the General tab where you fill out information such as the Type, Completion Date, and a short Description of the achievement.

6. Indicate which students received the achievement by clicking the Students field at the bottom.

7. Check the box next to the name of students who received the achievement.

8. Once you’re finished selecting the students, click  at the bottom-right corner of the menu.

9. If you know who issued the achievement, click the Issuer tab (left-side). You can fill in information regarding the the Name and Contact Information of the issuer.

10. Have an image file or document to go along with the achievement? Click on the Attachment tab then select  to upload your file.

11. Once you’re finished setting up the bulk achievement, click in the top right corner.

NOTE:

If a group of students received an achievement and it’s already listed on the Bulk Achievement page, you can click on the desired achievement, check off the names of the new students then click . This keeps the Bulk Achievement page organized and free of duplicate achievements.

(New Version 2020) Getting Started

1) First, Create a Class

FAQ: How do I create a new class?

2) Next, Create a Sign up Code

FAQ: How do I create a sign up code?

3) Students Register Accounts

FAQ: How do students sign-up?

4) Students Track Hours

FAQ: How do I add hours?

5) Teachers / Coordinators Monitor Student Progress

Teachers / Coordinators can do anything that a student does on the system.

All of our FAQs are summarized here.

(New Version 2020) Navigating the Calendar

A. How do I set up an Event?

1. On the sidebar, click the Calendar tab.

2. Once you’re on the Calendar page, click on the  symbol in the top right corner.

3. Create an event by filling in the necessary fields (required fields have an asterisk (*).

4. Once you fill in the necessary fields, you can choose to select the Class that has access to this event, invite specific students and write a short description.

5. Select the Recurring tab to decide if you would like this event to occur over a certain time interval and what days you would like it to occur.

6. Click Save.

A. How do I Invite Specific Students?

1. When you’re creating an Event, you have the option to invite specific students by clicking on the Students field.

2. Select the students you would like to invite by checking off the box next to their names.

3. If you have a specific group of students in mind, you can filter students by Status, Role, Semester, and Class.

4. Once you have chosen your students, click .

NOTE:

1. You can check off the box next to the Student column to select all members of your school or program.

A. How do I Edit Events?

1. In the calendar view, click on the event that you would like to edit.

2. Now you can edit information regarding the event such as the name, contact, start and end time, etc.

3. If you invited students to the event, you can check the status of their invite by clicking on this icon: 

4. If the invite is still pending, you can choose to  the invitation or you can manually accept the invite by selecting the student’s name

5. Once you select the student’s name, you can click the status field to edit their status.

6. You can also remove the student from the event by selecting .

6. Click Save to maintain any changes.

NOTE:

1. You can click on Today to go to the current date and click the left and right arrows to move between months

2. Selecting Day, Week, or Month will organize the Calendar accordingly.

A. How do I filter Events?

1. There are multiple ways you can filter events. When you’re on the Calendar page, you can find the filters at the top left of the page.

2. If you know the name of the event of interest, you can type it into the Search Bar.

3. You can filter events depending on if students are needed or if you’re invited to the event by selecting the filter to the right of the search bar.

4. You can also filter events by Class by selecting the filter to the left of .

5. Once you’re content with the filters, select  to apply the filters.

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For more details on calendar colour coding, please click here.

(New Version 2020) Colour Coding in the Schedule

Q. What do the Different Colours mean for Teachers/Coordinators?

Gray signifies that no students have been invited to participate in the event.

Dark Gray signifies that students have been invited to participate in the event, however, none have accepted the offer yet.

Orange signifies that the shift is partially filled. Some of the invited students have accepted to participate in the event.

Green signifies that all invited students have accepted to participate in the event.

Q. What do the Different Colours mean for Students?

Gray signifies an event has been scheduled.

Green signifies that the student has accepted to participate in the event.

(New Version 2020) How do students delete a reflection?

In need of deleting one your reflections? Then follow these steps:

  1. Go to your Reflections / Journal Topics tab and click on the reflection you would like to delete

2. Next, click the Delete button

3. Once you click this, you will get a prompt to confirm your decision. Select OK to permanently delete your reflection

NOTE: These steps apply to deleting hours, achievements, notes, check-ins and attachments as well. For example, you can visit your Hours page, click on the hours you would like to delete, then select the Delete button to permanently remove them.

 

(New Version 2020) General Questions

General Questions:

Q. How do I reset or update my password?

A. Please follow these instructions to reset or update your password here.

Q. What is a label?

A. The purpose of labels are to let students and teachers/coordinators easily keep track of their work (e.g. hours) by writing short descriptions or ‘subjects’. For example, students can set a label for hours to “Week #1”, “Week #2”, and so on. Or, “AM” for morning placements.

Q. What is the upload or attachment size limit?

A. You can attach or upload files up to 10 megabytes (MB) in size.

If you weren’t able to find the answer to your question, please contact our customer support team at info@charityrepublic.com

(New Version 2020) 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?
•    General Questions

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?

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?

D. Students
•   
How do students sign-up?
•    How do I manage my Student Dashboard?
•    Icon Guide
•    How do I add hours?
•    How do I Assign an Organization to a Student?

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? 

G. Calendar
•    Colour Coding in the Schedule
•    Navigating the Calendar