Essential Steps to Prepare for the Opening of Course Selection

Ensure you have checked the boxes you need to at your end, to make for a smooth experience for you, your staff, your students and your caregivers, by following these steps BEFORE opening up course selection for 2023.

Until everything is correct and you have checked all of the below steps have been completed, ensure you have selected NO on the General Settings Page to " Allow Students/Caregiver to Login". You may still choose yes to "Allow Browsing learning areas and courses without logging in" if you wish.
Also, under Settings => Course Selection: ensure each year level is switched to No- Selections cannot be adjusted, again until you are ready for the students to start selecting, or you want to start testing.

Make sure that your compulsory courses are set correctly. These are then added to students' selections automatically. Once they log in they are unable to remove them. However, if they are added after the students have already began selecting courses, these ones will not be enforced. It is also very important to double check your Learning Area rules- minimums and maximums for students to select from each learning area, as well as in-course rules such as prerequisites.
You can check these at a glance under Courses => Learning Areas.

Under Course Selection Settings, ensure the first drop down option is selected for the year the students are SELECTING for.  This is important to ensure that the right year level courses show for the right student's year level. So currently for next year, choose 2023.

While under Course Selection Settings, ensure each year level has the right amount of required courses to be able to choose. These required courses also take into account the compulsory or required courses already selected for the students, so just bear this in mind.

Go to Administration, and under Student DATA & Selections click the DELETE button to clear out/ reset all out of the selections that may have been made by staff when testing/ setting up courses.

Go to the Settings in the Main Menu, and check through ALL the setting options (either in the left Menu or the Squares) to ensure all settings are how you want them and they display to students how you want them to, and ensure the display labels and messages read correctly and consistently as many of the message labels are customisable. Then, go to "Student Navigation" and make sure all the "Pages" are selected depending on year level that you want to show the student when they log in. For example, if you have "Useful Information" unchecked for all year levels, Students will not be able to see or access these pages.

Once these checks have been done you can allow students/ caregivers to log in by going Settings => General Settings => Main Settings and click the box for "Allow Students/Caregiver to login"

Turn on the course selection settings for the year levels you want, to be able to select courses momentarily, and log in one more time as a student to double check they can see everything you want their year level to be able to see.

Turn OFF course selection again by year level and in the Main Settings until you are ready for your go-live time and date.
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