Everything you Need to Know about Groups:
One of the best features of POINT’s dashboard is separating your students into groups. You can track hours and data for particular grades and clubs. You can even make private events for only the people in a certain group or groups.
Creating a Group
Navigate to the “Groups” section of the dashboard sidebar
Click “Create Group”
Follow the prompts with these helpful hints:
POINTer: Make the group name indicative of who is in the group, e.g., “10th Grade Honor Roll,” “National Honor Society,” or “Varsity Football Team.”
Creating a Sub-Group
This is a great feature for clubs or groups that may have different sectors or committees. For example, “Environmental Club” might be the parent group and have subgroups like “Water Conservation Committee,” “Forestry Committee,” “Animal Life Committee.”
Navigate to the “Groups” section of the dashboard sidebar.
Create a new group and choose “Parent Group” from the dropdown. Pick the main group that you want.
Pick the students that will be added to the subgroup (they must be a part of the parent group).
Editing a Group
Super easy. Hit the pencil icon at the top of the page. Edit away.
Groups vs. Grades
When you sign up your school, POINT automatically creates four groups: 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade. In order to separate between volunteers (the general public who signs up for your public events) and students (the users whose activity you are tracking), the user must be assigned to a grade. That’s why when you upload a CSV with your students info in it they have to have the “Grade” data field filled out.
POINTer: You can edit the groups and the grades yourself but remember that removing a student from a grade will remove them as a student and transform them to a community volunteer not affiliated with your school. Make sure you pay attention to “Grade” vs. “Group” in the dropdown menu!