Goals: General Information

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On this tab you will specify many of the goal details:

  • Active: if this checkbox is checked/on, this goal is available for your students to work on and new students to join. If you make a goal inactive, students will no longer be able to access it (or its assessments’ study paths), though associated assessment data will still remain in their downloadable report.

  • Exclude from Reports: if this checkbox is checked/ on, this goal will not be available for your reporting users to view. You may choose to set this value for a goal that was used for testing/demo purposes, or for historical goals that no longer need to be accessed.

  • The Name of the goal: displayed to students throughout EdReady & available as a report filter.
    • note: most non-alphabet characters cannot be included in goal names. You can find more details here

  • Instructions (optional): are used to give students additional information on the goal's assessment page.

  • Description: If a student clicks on the goal image (either from the dashboard or anywhere else in EdReady), a larger pop-up window will display and they will see the goal description. This field can accept html formatting, including links and images.

  • Owner: Used only for back-end administrative purposes, this field is used to help EdReady administrators reach out to the correct person(s) should there be any goal-specific questions. This field defaults to the name of the person who created the goal.

  • Access Type: this designation determines how students can see & join your goal:
    • Public Goals: are displayed on the "All Goals" tab of the student dashboard and can be joined by any students using your version of EdReady.
    • Private Goals: can only be joined (and become visible) when students enter the appropriate key/access code (i.e. goal access code). Since this goal is not displayed on the "All Goals" tab by default, this ensures that only students who have the key/access code will be able to join and work on this goal. The student only needs to enter the key once.
    • Note: Once a student has joined a goal, public and private goals behave the same way.

  • Goal Type: Goals within EdReady can be one of two types:
    • EdReady (internal): these goals make use of EdReady's functionality and students will be working on assessments within EdReady.
    • External: these goals allow you to provide links to external websites, resources, etc. Depending on the audience using EdReady, this can be a way to ensure that students are aware of relevant information they may want to access.

  • Goal Key: if the goal is private, students will need a key/access code to join the goal. EdReady will assign a default key or you can enter your own (alphanumeric) code here.
    • note: Goal Keys are case-sensitive, so students will need to type them in exactly as you have them entered. To avoid confusion, we suggest you use all lowercase (or all uppercase) letters

  • Tags: You also have the ability to apply tags to goals so they can more easily be identified in a list
  • Goal Image: Image that should represent the goal throughout the site. Students will see the goal image on their dashboard & also (smaller) in the header of the remainder of the site as they pursue the goal. Image specifications: 148 px tall x 234 px wide.
    • We have a library of goal images available for you to download and use in the EdReady Toolkit here.


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