How Do I Create a Skill?

IN THIS ARTICLE:
Learn how to create/edit skills in iClassPro and how to configure your Skill Bank.

What is a Skill/Skill Bank?

Simply put, a "Skill" is a specific task students will need to master to complete an Event, Level, or Discipline. Skills 

The "Skill Bank" is where you will maintain this list of skills.

Creating a Skill

With iClassPro’s Skills feature you will need to set up your skill bank. The skill bank is a list of skills from your school curriculum.

Step 1:
First you will need to navigate to your skill tracking settings. Go to:

Settings  >  Skills

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Step 2:
To add skills, choose the Skill Bank Tab.

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Step 3:
Click Create New Skill.

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Step 4:
Enter the details of your Skill:

  • Skill Code (Limited to 5 characters)
  • Name
  • Description
  • Notes to Instructors
  • Skill Tags

Having skill descriptions and media will allow your staff to access that information from the Staff Portal.

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A Note about using Tags:
Skill tags are used to differentiate skills of the same name.  For example, if you want a Beginner Handstand and an Advanced Handstand, you can use tags to help organize and label.

Step 5:
Save your skill.

  • Clicking SAVE will save your new Skill and leave it open for more editing.
  • Clicking CREATE ANOTHER will save the current skill and bring up a blank skill form

Adding Media to Skills - Images

If you wish, you can upload images related to the skill.

To do this:

  1. Click on the MEDIA tab
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  2. Scroll down to the IMAGES section. Click BROWSE FILES to locate images on your computer to upload or simply drag-and-drop them into the designated area.

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Adding Media to Skills - Video

You can also embed a video that demonstrates the skill being evaluated if you desire. To do this:

  1. Click on the MEDIA tab
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  2. Scroll down to the VIDEOS section:
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  3. Enter the URL of the video you wish to link.
    • To embed a YouTube video:
      • Go to YouTube.com, locate the video you wish to share and start playing it.
      • Copy the URL from the address bar at the top of the screen.
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      • Paste the URL into the box on the MEDIA tab and click ADD YOUTUBE:
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    • To embed a Vimeo video:
      • Go to Vimeo.com, locate the video you wish to share and start playing it.
      • Copy the URL from the address bar at the top of the screen.
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      • Paste the URL into the box on the MEDIA tab and click ADD VIMEO:
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Editing/Removing a Skill

To edit or remove a skill, simply click on the skill name and make any changes needed.  It is important to note that any changes made to the skill will be reflected anywhere it appears within a skill tree.  Removing a skill will remove it entirely along with any associated skill ratings and student records.

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