Student Manager data is managed through three major areas….. Names - your students, your potential students Courses – Your programs, classes, workshops, conferences, online programs, etc. Registrations – and the payments related to them
Other icons on the toolbar include: Lookup Faculty Add/Edit Codes Edit Preferences Open the Online Help Guide Log on a Different User
Click on the icon, or use the drop-down menus to access each area.
To Leave Student Manager... Go to File and choose Exit When you leave your office, ALWAYS Close (EXIT) Student Manager
Clicking on Edit provides the opportunity to Undo, Copy, Edit, Paste, Clone and Paste Name record, set Preferences and establish or edit your User Profile.
Module Is where you can get to your data… To add/edit or Delete records in your system….
Reports ….. 290 + reports in 84 different areas… (all reports can be modfied…)
Click the + sign to add a name 3 ways to begin! 1 2 3 On the keyboard – Alt + A From Modules, select Names, Add New Name
Since only checked fields display, you can remove fields, improving accuracy. NOTE: Many fields can be re- labeled and/or validated. Customize the name screen with Preferences We’ll cover this in more Detail in the Last Series # 5 - Codes
Pink brackets are also validated data fields, but link to a table. Data Validation fields with dropdown arrows) Remember.. What you “See” depends On what fields you’ve enabled in The Name Preferences Area.. The + sign means you can add codes On-the-fly
Student ID # The ID # is the unique identifier for the Names table. Organizations have the option of entering a unique 9 digit ID, or allowing the system to generate an ID number for the Name record (if you do not enter a #, the system will generate a unique ID number when you save the record). System generated ID numbers begin with your site code (e.g. if 'X' is your site code the numbers would begin at X00000001; select Edit / Preferences / Organization Defaults to set the site code.
A few fields deserve extra mention... Badge Name: for those people who don’t like the name their mother gave them, or prefer to go by the name “Bubba” When a husband and wife enroll for ballroom dance, you don’t need to send the household two brochures. “Don’t mail” lets you hide one of the names when running mailing lists. NOTE: in 7.2.A you can “Re-Purpose” this field
A few fields deserve extra mention... A complimentary field to “Don’t Mail” is Excl which excludes the name from mass emails (This allows you to comply with “Can Spam” regulations )
A few fields deserve extra mention... Source identifies how the customer arrived at your doorstep the first time. Add Interest identifies those classes in which the customer expressed an interest. As they register for courses, the subject code from the course is added to this field. No limit is placed on the amount of Interest codes a student may have.
Interest Codes are a POWERFUL tool for Marketing and Program Management!.. Can add as many as you want Can “Scope” by program area Can auto-fill from Course “Subject” Can be edited or deleted
A few fields deserve extra mention... Occupation and Organization Record the student’s career choice in occupation, and the industry in which they work in organization. For example, on campus you have nurses and law enforcement officers (occupation) who work in education (organization). Recording both is more accurate when generating mailing lists. NOTE: again… in 7.2.A you can “Re-Purpose” these fields
Membership(s) A powerful tool to manage, track, and control access to classes. There is a special webinar devoted to handling memberships in the webinar archive.
Student Manager Automatically adds…. Add Date, Updated Time, Updated, Created by, and Updated by. This creates a historical record of activity on the record.
Saving your work…. Any Button EXCEPT Undo Abandon Esc Will SAVE your edits Saves.. Screen Remains Open Saves (Closes Screen) If you have NOT saved changes, will UnDo any Edits (Screen Remains Open) You do NOT have to hit SAVE Before an OK/Close If you have NOT saved changes, will UnDo any Edits (Closes Screen) Looks up (finds) a new name (also SAVES)
Once you’ve built a list of names, use the Find tool to locate a name in the list. Find
Navigating the FIND window No extra click – just type! For name lookup, type last name, first name Tab to search by next column When you find the name, ENTER or Dbl Click to open edit screen To EXIT the Find Window.. Press ESC (the X close box does NOT do it) What you type appears here….
Getting your Timing down You may set the # of seconds the FIND window “waits” for you to enter the next keystroke(s) in Preferences (The Default is 3.5 seconds)
Lets you search using about a variety of options First Name Partial Address Key word in Firm Notes in Comments Part of email address Or custom conditions
A whole new tab on the name screen that helps you record test scores (think Work Keys), transcript info from other schools, job placement, etc. You can even track multiple scores for the same test, filter results, and keep notes.
1.Locate name 2.Edit / Clone name 3.Add a blank name record (or locate an existing record) 4.Edit / Paste Address When adding names, the Last name added/edited is By default.. The address that would be Cloned Clone Name (copy address from an existing record)
Deleting an email from the name screen will bring up a dialog box For the special case when you REALLY, REALLY don’t want to ever email this person… Blacklisting prevents the email address from being inadvertently added later. NOTE: this is a System Wide Preference.. That is by default OFF.