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Category Setup

These are configurable fields that can hold any additional information relating to student’s. i.e. sports activities, awards, internet access.

How do I set up our School columns/categories in Edge?

  • The setup is similar to markbook configuration where data types are first created (Category Value Setup) then applied to the relevant categories (Category Configuration). An example of this would be: .. create a Lookup Data Type of Yes/No, this could be then used on categories such as Internet Access Permission and Prefect. i.e. the data type is created once then applied to as many categories as needed.

  • The available data types are: Text, Number, Lookup, Comment (max 50 characters).

  • Custom Categories can be set up by staff with Enrolment Office User Responsibility.
    Admin > Setup > Category Setup.

NB. up to eight values can be applied to each category. Designated under maximum Value column.

  • Data Entry can only be done and viewed by staff with Enrolment Officer responsibility. People>Student Details .. select student .. > Custom Categories.

  • There is also the option to show the Value 1 entry at the bottom of the Student Profile page. People>Student Details .. select student.

  • Teachers can view Custom Category entries via Classes > Student Details > Custom Categories

  • Data can be output via New Filterable Lists.