Starters Tile

Starters Tile

This article describes how to use the Starters tile, what the business rules are for it and how to access the Starters Listing screen.

 

Before You Start

This tile is only accessible from the Dashboard in TEAMS Lite; it is not available in TEAMS itself. Also, if you are logged into TEAMS Lite as a ‘trainer/teacher’ you will not have access to the Dashboard and this tile.

To understand how this tile works and what the business rules the system uses to show counts for starters, you must first read the Business Rules.

Business Rules

This tile works in a similar to generating the Starters Report in TEAMS. However, instead of generating the report it gives you the information automatically in the tile to save you time. Unlike the report, the system uses a reduced set of parameters to list starters and it follows the business rules below:

  • The system looks at the campus or campuses (where you left the campus section of the login screen at All) that you logged into TEAMS Lite as.

  • When you log into TEAMS Lite the system first looks at today’s date, let’s say it is 15th Sep 2018, and it chooses the month and year from the date, so that is September 2018, and it uses this to consider as ‘This Month’ which shows in the Tile header.

  • The system then uses current month dates to find any enrolment that has a start date within the current month. The ‘Starters Tile’ shows the information related to the number of student enrolments who are either flagged as started in TEAMS or they are meant to start within the current month.

  • A student enrolment will only appear in the starters tile count if the ‘Enrolment Start Date’ falls within the current month.

  • For a course to appear on the starters tile, there must be at least one student enrolment linked to the course which has an enrolment start date in the current month regardless whether that student enrolment is flagged as started or not yet started.

  • The enrolment start date appears in the Enrolment Centre top section.

  • The system then takes all the enrolments that meet the above business rules and groups them based on course code and displays each course code in the Tile with the total count of enrolments linked to that course code that have start date in the month and calendar year, such as September 2018, as shown below:

Things To Note

  • The system does not consider if the enrolment is flagged as started or not, it will show any enrolment where it meets the above business rules only.

  • The system will not consider any cancelled enrolments. If you wanted to consider them you would need to log into TEAMS and generate the Starters Report found under TEAMS > Setup > General Reports II menu option.

  • Each Course Code listed has a number to the right hand side of it, which is the total enrolments for the month, with start date within the current month. The number is a hyperlink that opens the Starters listing screen, where you will be able to send bulk Emails or SMS to the students or enter contact logs against the enrolments.

  • Where there are no starters for the month for any courses, there would be nothing listed. To access the Starters listing screen you can select the word ‘This Month’ and it will still take you to the listing screen.

Still having trouble?

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