Pre-Placement Activities for Students

A. Career Interests

Students can specify their career interests by following these steps:

1. Click on the tab to Edit your Student Profile (left-panel) or click on beside the hour tracking icon under your student profile

2. Click on the tab called Career Interests (left-side of student profile)

3. You can scroll through the Career Interests page and click on items that interest you. These interests will appear at the top of the Career Interests section after you click on them.

4. If you have additional interests that are not listed, then you can type them into the Other Interests field and click enter.

5. Once you’ve added all your interests, click thebutton.

NOTE:

1. Teachers/Coordinators can run a report on student’s career interests by clicking on the Reports tab.

2. Once on the Reports page, scroll down until the Interests report is located.

3. Click the report, set up the filters, then select Generate Report.

A. Availability

Students can add the times that they are available and unavailable by following these steps:

1. Click on the tab to Edit your Student Profile.

2. Among the series of icons along the top, click on the Availabilityicon.

3. Select thein the top right corner.

4. Once on the Availability page, fill in the Date Range and specify whether you are available or unavailable during this time.

5. You can also click the Timeslots tab on the left to specify which times you’re available during the week.

6. Once finished, click the  button.

NOTE:

1. Teachers/Coordinators can run a report on student availability by clicking on the Reports tab.

2. Once on the Reports page, scroll down until the Availability report is located.

A. Employers

Students can add organizations following these steps:

1. Click on the Hours tab.

2. Selectin the top right corner.

3. Click the next to the Organization field or, search the Organization field (the employer may have already been added by a teacher/coordinator or previous student).

4. Fill in all the necessary fields for your employer.

5. Once you filled in the necessary information, click on  in the top right corner.

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.

 

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.

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.

 

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.

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How do I reset my password? > I forgot my username > How do teachers reset passwords?

Can’t remember your password? Please follow the instructions below.

Log In Page

1. On the Hour Republic home page, click Log In

2. Click the Reset Password button

3. Enter your email address, then click Reset Password, and you will be sent an email containing your new password

Tip

Change Your Password

If you would like to update your newly reset password into something that is easier to remember, then follow these steps:

1. Visit to your Account Settings

2. Change your password in the Password field

3.Click 

Teachers / Coordinators Can Reset Passwords

Students can ask their teacher/coordinator to send them a temporary password.

(i) In the Students section, you will notice 3 dots to the right of a student name 
Click the 3 dots, and select Reset Password in the drop-down.                                    This sends the student a temporary password.

(ii) Under the student’s profile, click this icon then click the General tab

At the bottom of the General tab, you can see the email address associated with the student’s registration as well as the student’s username.

Teachers / Coordinators can look up the username and email address associated with your registered account:

(i) In the main Students section, there is a Username column that shows a student’s username

(ii) Under the student’s profile, click this icon then click the General tab

At the bottom of the General tab, you can see the email address associated with the student’s registration as well as the student’s username.

 

 

Hour Status Definitions

Draft
A student has saved the information but has not submitted the log for verification.

Pending
A student has submitted their log (to an employer for their placement; to a parent/guardian and organization) but it has not been verified yet.

NOTE: Students and teachers/coordinators can re-send the form as a reminder to verify hours. They can also Cancel a form to turn it back into a Draft form to re-submit for verification.

Declined
Student hours were declined by placement supervisor or by their teacher/coordinator.
Possible reasons: the information submitted by the student was not accurate; there was not enough detail; and/or, the student forgot to mention a task or project.

Verified
Student hours were verified by placement supervisor or by their teacher/coordinator.