Category Archive for "How To"

Importing Students to a Team

One of the things that we heard loud and clear at the VTA Live 2014 User Conference in May was that you wanted the ability to do more importing, similar to the Import Roster functionality that is available in History…

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Status Counts Available on History and Schedule Grids

The 2014 VTA Live User’s Conference was, like all our user conferences, an opportunity for the user community to share ideas with RISC regarding upcoming features and share you did!  Thanks to your feedback we came away with some great…

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Course Code and Classroom Location tags now available in Class Email Templates

April 23, 2014

We were recently asked to include tags for both Course Code and Classroom Location in the Class Field list for email templates with Note Type = Class.  This will allow you to include Course Codes, along with Course Titles and Classroom…

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Course Ratings in VTA v7.1

It has become common on web sites to “rate” offerings, from books to magazines to music. Now, in VTA 7.1 you can let your students rate courses.

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Setting VTA Password Complexity in Backoffice

January 25, 2014

In System Properties found in VTA Utilities, the primary system administrator has the ability to configure password security settings for VTA Backoffice.  These settings are system settings, not site settings.  As such, they will apply across All VTA Backoffice users…

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How To Configure First & Second Requirements Notices

December 27, 2013

Recently, a user confronted me with this business need… “You can specify the timing for first and second reminders on Confirmations, but there is only one frequency for requirements notices.  I would like to have first and second notifications for…

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How to Import a Team

December 23, 2013

Recently, we received a user request to import a team from a spreadsheet that contained student ids and names.  This is nothing out of the ordinary because we offer a number of standard import services to our hosted customers, one…

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New Forward Note feature in Student Mailbox

December 23, 2013

A wise VTA Administrator once said… It would be really handy to be able to forward a note from the Student Mailbox to someone just for those “rare” occasions when a student forgets that he or she received an email…

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Proficiency Levels and Proficiency Indicators – Part 3 of 3 (Site-Specific Indicators)

This is the last of a three-part series.  Refer to Part 1 and Part 2 for things you need to know and do in order to create Site-Specific Indicators. Site-Specific Indicators Provide Greater Flexibility On the topic of Proficiency Levels and…

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Proficiency Levels and Proficiency Indicators – Part 2 of 3

This is the second article in a three-part series on Proficiency Levels and Proficiency Indicators. Examples of Proficiency Level Terminology The table below contains terms used by organizations to label their Proficiency Levels. Before deciding on the number of Proficiency Levels for…

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