WELCOME TO ENGAGE!

  • If you have no quick way to access all the information about your school's activities, who organizes them, which students belong to which organizations or clubs, and all the details of every week's events, attendance, constitutions and bylaws - then Engage! is right for your school.

    If you have no simple way to find out which students are NOT engaged in student activities and might be on the track to being social misfits, or dropouts - then Engage! is right for you.

    If you cannot provide benchmarks and metrics for student engagement in your school - then Engage! is right for you.

    This could be a very long list ...... !

  • This lesson provides a quick overview of what you may find in our Demo system.

  • Whether you are logging in to the Demo system, are entering your own school database for the first time, the method is the same.

  • There are multiple levels of data security built into the program.

  • We designed this section as a quick primer for those who are brand new to Engage!

SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR

  • The following considerations will help you decide who would be best as System Administrator.

  • CSV means Comma Separated Values. All file uploads into the Engage! database need to be CSV files. Although they look almost identical to regular Excel spreadsheets, there are important differences. This lesson shows you how to change an Excel spreadsheet into a CSV spreadsheet.

  • This will normally be the very first step in your data set up.

  • This is a protected area of the system to which only a few people should have access. Only System Administrators have permission. But so also does the technical support team from Software 4 Schools. By this means they are able to provide real, hands on support when required.

  • This Lesson describes what you need to know about User Types, how they log in, and what they see once they log in.

  • Engage! has a way of grouping similar activities together into Categories. You will find these under Settings. Only the System Administrator can edit categories.
    We briefly covered this under initial set-up.

  • Here we explain why you need to keep control of All Activities. As we saw in the previous article, Categories are a way of grouping like Activities.

  • The Student Survey is unique to Engage! It provides a snapshot of how the student sees himself. The survey answers can be searched to discover any number of correlations and useful information. Please see the Reports section for more details.

    Early versions of Engage! were shipped before the Questions and Answers had been optimized. But as of August 11th, 2014, these have been carefully edited to save you time making your own edits. Nevertheless you need to know how you, as System Adminstrator, can edit the Student Survey.

ADMINISTRATORS

  • This lesson covers all you need to know to make effective use of the system.
    Administrators are normally Principals, Assistant Principals and Counsellors. Other staff may be set up as Administrators. Your System Administrator will give you your default Username and Password.

  • This is the springboard for all you will normally need to do in the ENGAGE! system. It has been designed to put great information at your fingertips really fast.
    The page carries two main entry points:
    * Quick access to reports
    * Quick access, through the menu icons, to all other information

  • Here we explain in detail how these reports work

  • This report takes the current student GPA and a simple measure of their activity engagement to compute a percentage value which we call the Success Index. The higher the Success Index rises above 50 the greater the likelihood that the student is thriving at school. The lower end of the scale might well be called the Risk Index. With a combination of less than average GPA and few, if any, activities there is cause for concern. The report enables you to discover who these more vulnerable students are very fast.

  • This graphic report give a quick overview of the school activities, grouping them by Category and percentages; and then providing the ability to see the percentage of students engaged in each activity.

  • This graphic report will give an instant overview of which staff are active as club or organization leaders ( and those who are not).

  • ENGAGE!

  • Here is the description of how Administrators may search all school activities. Most of this information is assembled or input by advisors or their trusted student officers.

  • The system needs to hold the details of all the Advisors. In fact it may hold the details of ALL faculty, only some of whom are advisors. That's a school choice.
    This page display data with which you are familiar and can be searched in similar fashion to Students and Activities. The columns are also sortable.
    The real power lies in the View button!

ADVISORS

  • This chapter deals comprehensively with the ways advisors will use the ENGAGE! system. If you don't find the help you need, let us know and we will add in the extra help text.
    Here's a secret, right from the get-go. This is an excellent way to get students involved in running activities. You set them all up. Then they run them on your behalf; unless you can't bear to let go!
    And let it be said - we have the highest possible regard for school advisors who always seem to go far beyond anything ever expected of them.

  • This lesson explain what you may do and where you may go from your dashboard.

  • Here is the basic information the system holds for each advisor.

  • A detailed overview of setting up an activity.

  • This lesson covers the Calendar, the Roster and Attendance

STUDENTS

  • What's this all about? This Help section will explain why the ENGAGE! program is so beneficial to you, your activity organization and to your school.

  • This lesson will walk you through all you need to know about the use of Engage4Schools. Most students will figure this out intuitively. But, you never know, some might like to do the reading here!

  • This lesson will give you full information on how to find and sign up for activities.

  • This is where you may have your say!

PARENTS

  • Hello Parent or Guardian.

    The role you have in the upbringing of your student is more important than you can possibly image. Usually, it's many years later that parents and grown up kids appreciate the supportive (or maybe destructive) influence of parent participation in a chiild's education. Nurturing growing kids is NOT easy!

    But you can help.

    In this document we will show you how you can help your student in one crucial part of his or her time at high school: Student Activities!

  • This lesson briefly explains what you may see once you get logged in.