The Manage Departments/Advisory groups allows you to add, edit, and delete departments. Your school will likely want to assign staff members and their courses to specific department, or advisory groups as your school may call them. These departments will help you organize your staff within the Enriching Students application.
To get to this page, logged in as a site admin, go to the Settings page. In the Manage Staff and Students box, select 'Manage Departments/Advisory Groups.'
Here you will see a place to add a new department, and a box listed 'Departments' which shows all of your current departments, how many users are in each one, and whether or not the department is active.
To add a new department, simply type in its name in the 'Add New Department' label, and click save. The newly added department will now show in the 'Departments' box.
You can also edit any department name by clicking in the label listing its name, and making the desired changes. Once you've made a change, make sure you click 'Save.'
You are only able to deactivate or delete a department if there aren't any user assigned to it. This is most often the case when you've added a new department. In the example of the department that was just created, this image shows that there are 0 users in the department. Because of this, it can be deactivated, and note that a delete button shows up next to because that is an option as well.
In every school, there is a default Homeroom department. You can rename this department, but you are unable to deactivate or delete it, even if there are currently no users assigned to it.
You can add departments to your Enriching Students account at any time. To assign staff members to a department, select the department on the Manage Staff page. You can also upload a roster file that will assign a staff member to a course and department.
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