Article List: February, 2014

Teacher Login is Live

One of the biggest requests in recent years has been to somehow provide select school teachers with read-only access to their own placements and classes, to promote more self-service of information requests and also give teachers huge vision into what’s happening with their own placements in real time. Less reports to run! Where do I find a teacher’s login username and password? Visit the school record in Pathways Cloud (from the top menu) then click on the teachers name on the right of the screen. You will see a username and password in BLUE ready for use. Where is the Teacher Login Screen? From read more…

February 15, 2014 Tags: , , ,

One Click Mail Merge for Workplace Learning

Workplace Learning and VET in Schools programs are often a sea of paperwork. The Mail Merge and Briefcase functions in Pathways allow quick production of documents like Placement Agreements, Student Placement Records (SPR’s) and Parent/Host Letters. Up until now you needed to know how Microsoft Word’s mail merge functions worked to build templates, however our new Cheat Sheet guides make it child’s play. Today we have launched our new starter template guides for Pathways Cloud that make it ridiculously easy to build your own mail merge and upload it in a few minutes. These new starter guides (or Cheat Sheets) read more…

April 26, 2013 Tags: , , , , , , ,

Pathways + Units of Competency

Pathways has a strong focus on simple tools for managing students in the workplace – however an increasing number of customers are using the course functions to track more details about the VET subjects being studied and in some cases the Units of Competency (sometimes called modules). So whilst a student may start by just being involved in the school work experience program, they may also have VET subjects that involve structured work placement. Pathways Cloud will be expanding on it’s course recording features in late April to include Unit tracking so you can not only attach courses to a read more…

April 12, 2013 Tags: , , , ,

Pathways Update : Speedy Gonzalez

We are 8 weeks into our speedy gonzalez project – the aim of which was to make all screens and operations in Pathways complete in under 1500 milliseconds. This means that after click the page will load a second later no matter what you are doing or what data is being presented. So far more than 90% of the screens are actually under 500ms (half a second!) and extra lag is typically a result of the user’s broadband connection (or Youtube addiction) Using some cutting edge monitoring software we can xray into each page and function and see where things read more…

March 15, 2013 Tags: , ,

Work Placement and Work Experience Agreements

Since the mid nineties Pathways has automatically generated various state agreements automatically as a fixed report. The complex formatting, colouring and layouts of most state agreements have historically not been particular “auto create” friendly so we had to build highly complex custom reports. Simple things like your attendance details field for a placement being too long would spill over and break the layout – and this is increasingly common as the forms are rarely designed with their actual practical use in mind (they are legal docs first and foremost). From Pathways Classic (9.9) and later including Pathways Cloud in 2013, read more…

January 6, 2013 Tags: , , , , ,