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Quick Start Guide

1. Setting up AccuCampus

This is the first step to getting your centers and classrooms set up in AccuCampus which should allow you to start collecting data on the Students. We will go through the basic settings necessary to get the account custom to your environment.

In this step, you will upload your institution's logo and set up the Time Zone for the campus. This sets the system to record the correct date and time when students sign-in/sign-out.

In order to upload your institution logo and set the correct Time Zone, do the following:

  1. Click the Settings link, under Advanced Options in the menu on the home screen.
  2. Click the General link at the top.
  3. Now simply click the “Upload Logo” button to select your image file (JPG, BMP, PNG).
  4. Click the OK button once you select the image file from your computer.
  5. Finally, we will select your time-zone in the Time Zone option.
  6. Click the Save button to retain the logo and save the time zone.
If you need to select a time zone outside of the common U.S. time zones place a check in the checkbox labeled “Show All Time Zones” so you can see more options

Adding your Locations

Locations are places that your Services are offered.

  1. On the left-side menu click the General > Locations section.
  2. Click the Create Location button now.
  3. Fill in the Name and located in information (this will help guide students when using the app).
  4. Now click the Save button.

This Location can now be used when creating a Sign-in Station and can also have Services associated with it.

Setting up Semester Dates

Semesters are times that your Locations are available.

  1. From the left-side menu click on Advanced Options > Settings.
  2. Next, click the Semesters link in the middle of the available sections.
  3. Click the Create New button now.
  4. Fill in the Name, Start Date, and End Date for your first Semester.
  5. Now click the Save button.
  6. You'll now be asked to enter any Days Off/Holidays that all Locations will be unavailable during the semester dates (you can always skip this step for now or just click on the list of major US holidays listed in the box on the right).
  7. Finally, click the Save button again.

This Semester can now keep Student Enrollment, Instructor/Faculty Classes, etc. associated with it.

Semesters can overlap depending on the course offerings. Each Class in AccuCampus will be associated with the dates for that specific assigned Semester. This will build the schedule for the classes if Faculty will use AccuCampus to manage attendance.

Entering your College News and Announcements

This option can help make your AccuCampus home screen be customized with information that represents your campus(es). You can always skip this step but it will help brand the site to your institution.

  1. From the left-side menu click on Advanced Options > Settings.
  2. Next, click the Home Page Quick Panels link in the middle of the available sections.
  3. This screen represents your home screen and is split into the main section and a smaller right-side section. Start by choosing which section you want to customize.
  4. Once selected, by clicking the button to + Add widget on the (left or right), you are presented with options to add to your home screen. You can choose from:
    • HTML Content.
    • RSS Feed Reader.
    • Notifications.
    • My Action Plan.
    • Seminars.
    • Upcoming Courses (students).
    • Courses taking place now.
    • Upcoming Courses (staff/faculty).
    • Upcoming Appointments.
  5. Once you choose an option simply follow the options presented and save the page to add it to your campus's home screen.

This is only an example of the many widgets you can use.

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