Sync Release: What are the recommended settings for the new Recommendation Configuration Approval options?
Additional approval settings were added to give schools more control in the course recommendation process.
Automatically turn all recommendations into course requests: This parameter was previously labeled “Default Unapproved Recommendations to Approved”.
Default Unapproved Parents/Students/Teachers recommendations to Approved:
Recommend setting this to “Yes.” When this is set to “No” it will require parents and student to ALSO click the “Approved” checkbox for a Recommendation that they have entered. If the teacher/parent/student enters a Recommendation and does NOT check the Approved box before submitting the screen then the Recommendation will be not be added. The teacher/parent/student has the option to check off any Recommendation added by others as well as delete any Recommendation they have added.
Default Unapproved Counselor entered recommendations to Approved:
Recommend setting this to “Yes.” The counselor has the option to delete any Recommendation they have added and the Course Request will be deleted as well.
Parents/Students/Teachers can enter alternates for approved recommendations:
This setting depends on your scheduling process. This would be set to “No” if you want to limit the teacher/parent/student to enter Alternate courses at the same time as the main course Recommendation. It would be set to “Yes” if you want to allow Alternate courses to be selected AFTER the main Recommendations have been approved.