How Do I Create a Skill Level?

IN THIS ARTICLE:
Learn how to create/edit Skill Levels in iClassPro and how they are used to configure your Skill Tree.

What Is a Skill Tree?

A Skill Tree is a visual representation of your curriculum. Your Skill Tree is constructed in a hierarchy, where one layer nests below the previous one:

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These skill tree layers allow you to customize your skill tree to your class needs. As a student progresses in their skills, they will work their way up the skill tree until the discipline has been mastered:

  • Individual SKILLS are achieved until an EVENT is completed.
  • Individual EVENTS are completed to finish a LEVEL.
  • Individual LEVELS are finished to master a DISCIPLINE.

What is a Skill Level?

Levels are the second-highest layer of a skill tree, and nest directly below the Discipline. They can be easily customized according to your school’s curriculum.

Examples of Levels are: Level 1, 2, 3, 4 or Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

If desired, Level Codes can be assigned to each Level for use on the Roll Sheet Report (CLA-4), Instructor Roster Report (STA-8), or Class/Camp Roster Report (STA-9).

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Note that currently there is no direct correlation between the Class Level and Skill Tree Level.

Creating a New Level

To create a new Level:

  1. Navigate to SETTINGS>SKILLS.
  2. Expand the Discipline to which you wish to attach a Skill Level and click the “Add a Level” button.
  3. This will launch the “Create a New Level” panel.
  4. Enter the “Level Name.” This name must be unique.
  5. (Optional) Enter a “Level Code.”
  6. (Optional) Enter a “Level Description.”
  7. (Optional) Select a custom email template to use for the Skill Level from the “Email Template to Use For Level” drop-down menu
    • This email template will be used for the email sent if "Enable prompt to send congratulations email when passing level" is enabled under SETTINGS>SETUP>GENERAL SETTINGS>SKILL TRACKING.
      • If this setting is enabled but NO email template is selected, then the system will not prompt you to send an email if the Skill Level is marked “Passed.”
    • See “How Can I Be Prompted to Automatically Send an Email When a Skill Level is Marked ‘Passed?’” for more details.
  8. Under “This Level Includes”, select which other layers will be nested below the Level in the Skill Tree hierarchy.
    • NOTE: While Events are optional, at least one skill is required to be attached to the Level in order to save it.
  9. Click SAVE LEVEL to create your new Level.

After saving, you will be able to add media files to the Level.

(optional) Adding Media to Levels - Images

If you wish, you can upload images related to the Level. To do this, click on the MEDIA tab.

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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.

(optional) Adding Media to Levels - Video

You can also embed a video that demonstrates the Level being evaluated if you desire. To do this, click on the MEDIA tab.

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Scroll down to the VIDEOS section and enter the URL of the video you wish to link.

To embed a YouTube video:

  1. Go to YouTube.com, locate the video you wish to share and start playing it.
  2. Copy the URL from the address bar at the top of the screen.
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  3. Paste the URL into the box on the MEDIA tab and click ADD YOUTUBE:
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To embed a Vimeo video:

  1. Go to Vimeo.com, locate the video you wish to share and start playing it.
  2. Copy the URL from the address bar at the top of the screen.
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  3. Paste the URL into the box on the MEDIA tab and click ADD VIMEO:
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Editing/Removing a Level

To edit a Level, click on the Level name and make any changes needed. Once you have made your changes, click “Update Level” to save your changes. It is important to note that any changes made to the Level will be reflected anywhere it appears within a skill tree.

To delete a Level, click on the Level name and click the red “Delete Level” button. Deleting a Level will completely remove the Level along with any associated Events. However, it will not delete individual skills or skill evaluation records.

Need more assistance?

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