This article is for Get Connected and Campus Connect Site Managers who are using Galaxy Digital's Service Learning Module (SLM). For more information on the SLM, click here.
As an SLM Site Manager, you are responsible for your SLM's site settings, as well as setting up the semester blocks and courses. The instructions below walk you through the process of setting up the SLM for an upcoming semester block.
Accessing the SLM
To access the SLM, go to your Site Manager Panel and click Modules > Service Learning.
You will see a table listing all of the blocks on your site. Click here to learn how to create a new block.
To access the SLM settings area, open the SLM and click Settings, located under the Service Learning heading.
Listed below are the settings controlled in this area of the SLM:
- Indicating whether needs that are posted will required Site Manager approval
- Entering Community Engagement Office emails
- Specifying transportation types for the selection box that is used when students submit their hours
- Uploading terms and conditions that students must agree to before joining a course
All of these settings apply for all courses in the SLM.
Here is where you can specify whether SLM needs will require Site Manager approval before students and professors can see them.
Note: These settings override your site-wide settings. In other words, you can require that SLM needs be approved even if you don't require approval for needs posted outside of the SLM.
Your options are:
- Needs Submitted Will Require Admin Approval. You will be notified anytime a new need is submitted for service learning and will need to approve the need before it can be seen in the SLM. Click here to learn how to approve SLM needs.
- Needs Submitted Will Be Auto Approved. Needs are visible in SLM as soon as they are posted; no Site Manager approval is required.
In the Track Hours & Expenses area of the student SLM view, a student can select to email the staff with any questions or comments. After clicking the Message Staff button, they will see a Recipient dropdown list, shown below. One of the options in this list is "Community Engagement Office."
Emails send to "Community Engagement Office" will go to all of the emails you have listed under Community Engagement Contacts in the Settings area of the Site Manager Panel.
To add a contact, begin typing the individual's name or email address. You may select the name when it appears.
Note: An email must be associated with a Get Connected user account in order to be added as a community engagement contact.
List the types of transportation likely to be used by students to travel to their volunteer opportunities. Default types are personal vehicle, carpool, and public transportation. You can add your college's campus transportation system, or any other mode of transportation students are likely to use.
To add a transportation type, type it into the Transportation Type field and click Add.
Note: To delete a custom transportation type, click the X beside it. Default transportation types cannot be removed.
These options appear on the hours submission form for students.
Click here to learn more about students' hours-submission process.
Terms and conditions come into play when a student attempts to join a course in the SLM. The student goes to open the course, or go to the link provided to sign up, and the following pop-up is shown:
The student may click the Terms and Conditions link to view the uploaded document and must click Agree in order to "unlock" the course.
To upload terms and conditions, click the Choose File button at the bottom of the Settings page. Browse to the terms and conditions file to pull it in. Get Connected accepts PDF files, Word documents, and image files, but we recommend that terms and conditions be uploaded as PDFs.
Note: Terms and conditions must be agreed to by anyone signing up for any course within any block. If terms and conditions are uploaded for an individual course, that course's terms and conditions will override the ones entered here.