Article List: November, 2013

Custom Lists and Mail Merges

We have witnessed an explosion in the number of “custom lists” being built every day as coordinators uncover more and more uses for the Host, Student and Placement Custom List screens. Custom lists are like a BYO reporting system on steroids and it’s great to see building their own perfect lists with just the right criteria and some very funny names to ensure they are recognisable. We see anything from “Tom’s Great Placements” to “Trouble is Brewing” to the more mundane like “2013 Term 4 Work Experience Placements for Followup. The sky is the limit. One function that is dynamite read more…

November 12, 2013 Tags: , , , ,

Attach Files to your Student Profiles

Updates to our Pathways Work Experience platform are accelerating this quarter – the latest addition is a file storage tab in the student profile that allows you to upload one or more documents to any student record. Common examples include attaching PDF copies of VET Certificates and Statements of Attainment, resumes or any other documentation that may be useful. For many clients this will save them needing to record the Units of Competency when not necessary, as the attached documents would show the detail needed.

May 24, 2013 Tags: , , , ,

Custom List Upgrades

Pathways users logging in today may notice a few enhancements that will be very handy if you run a VET in Schools program that needs to record courses and not just manage placements. Last night we included the ability to use the student’s one or more course enrolments as a filter/condition in the custom list screens. Building student and placement lists by course just got a lot easier.

April 26, 2013 Tags: , , , , ,

The Art of the Mail Merge Package

For about 10 years Pathways users have been able to automatically generate mail merge documents in Microsoft Word including parent letters, host letters, work experience and placement agreements, surveys and workplace diaries. This in itself is quite handy as it makes document production really easy, however there are smarter ways to handle mail merging where you do many placements and are looking to really simplify document production. In the mid nineties a gentleman named Frank Hayes managed a placement cluster in Mackay that processed a huge number of placements with only a handful of coordinators –  one of the biggest read more…

April 3, 2013 Tags: , , , , ,

Pathways March 2013 Update

The Pathways March update is now live and adds our most requested features to the platform including custom lists for students, hosts and placements, the latest state work experience agreements and a new dashboard home page.

March 12, 2013 Tags: , , ,

2013 QLD Work Experience Agreement

Pathways Classic and Pathways Cloud have recently been updated to include the new 2012/2013 Queensland Work Experience Agreement – often called the Form C. The most obvious change to this latest agreement is the department name change to DETE in the header. You have automatic access to the latest updates to Pathways as part of your subscription – the version 9.9 update to Pathways includes this new QLD Agreement in the Briefcase. Unlike previous agreements the latest version has been added as a briefcase document and appears automatically in the Placement Details and Reports screens. We have left the old read more…

March 11, 2013 Tags: , , , ,

Pathways Electronic Delivery is Here

It’s been 15 years in the making, however Pathways 9.7 Work Experience Software and later are all delivered electronically from now on! We’re excited to finally be at the point where our distribution is completely electronic as it allows us to ship new orders, updates, upgrades and helpdesk patches to schools the day they are required, and include all the documentation needed in searchable PDF files. One of our most common requests is to replace lost manuals that often get lost within schools or offices – by migrating to an indexed and searchable PDF file we are able to not read more…

October 10, 2012 Tags: , , ,