Providing and managing recommendations is easy in SCOIR. A record is kept of all the requests as well as the completed recommendations! Depending on your school account settings, teachers have the ability to either write recommendations directly in SCOIR, and/or upload existing documents. The example below assumes your high school settings allow both of these options. Screens may appear different if your high school settings are different.
As a Teacher in SCOIR, the 'Recommendations' will be displayed for management of student records. This will consist of a 'Requested' and 'Completed' tabs, as well as the ability to decline any student recommendation.
Teachers also have the ability to turn off their 'availability' of accepting recommendations from students.
On is accepting recommendation requests.
Off is not accepting recommendation requests.
As students' requests are submitted, they will arrive via email to the teacher as well as to the requested teacher's 'Requested' tab. Emails will contain a direct link to log in and 'recommend' the students. If requests are pending, a number will be displayed next to 'Requested', indicating the numbers of pending requests. Clicking on the student name in blue will open the student's profile page to provide more information on that student. NOTE: school and account settings will determine the ability to view the student profile.
To provide a student recommendation, click on the 'Recommend' button.
This opens a window to write a recommendation directly in SCOIR, upload an already written recommendation, or view a sample recommendation. If 'Write Recommendation' in SCOIR is selected, simply start typing directly into the window.
[Save for later] will create a draft document and save the document. [Save and Preview] will save document and open a preview screen for proofreading prior to submission.
Drafts will be indicated in the 'Requested' tab.
[Save and Preview] will offer the option to Open or Submit the recommendation.
Clicking submit will move the recommendation to the 'Completed' tab where a [View] button is present to view a submitted recommendations at any time. Information on the requested and completed dates are also available on this screen.
To Decline a student recommendation, simply click the decline button. A pop-up box will be displayed which is pre-filled but can easily be edited to your own verbiage. Click the Decline button to send a message and decline the request. Once a request is declined, it can no longer be submitted or changed by the teacher.