Adding Personnel

Who can do this with default capabilities?

School Network Administrators, School Network Staff, School Administrators

Follow these steps to add the personnel who will use the software, including school network administrators, school network staff, school administrators, school staff and teachers. School network administrators and staff can add either school network personnel or school personnel (such as head teachers or teachers). School administrators can add personnel assigned to their own school.

If you can export personnel information from other software, you may be able to import personnel instead of adding them one by one.

If you are a school administrator and you are assigned to more than one school, on the Home page, select your name and then select Change Role to choose the school you want to work with before following these steps.

  1. On the Home page, click Users.
  2. If you are a school administrator, click Add Personnel.
  3. If you are a school network administrator or school network staff member, click Add School Network Personnel if you are adding personnel who report directly to the school network office, or click Add School Personnel if you are adding personnel who are assigned to the school.

    If you are not certain whether the person should be added for a school or the school network, see the list of positions and user groups in the Capabilities topic.

  4. The Add Personnel page will open. Type the person's information in the appropriate blank fields.
    • Required fields are marked with an asterisk (*).
    • You can press the Tab key to move from one field to the next.
    • If you are a school network administrator or school network staff member and you are adding school personnel, you must also choose the school by using the drop-down list; school administrators cannot change the school.
    • First and last names are limited to 35 characters in length.
    • The user name and password cannot be the same.
    • To choose the person's title, primary position and gender, use the drop-down lists.
    • Please note that the position you select will determine which features this person can use. If the person is assigned to more than one location, the position will only be changed for the location you chose.

    • If you want to require this person to change his or her password the next time he or she logs in, tick the User must change password at next login box. Passwords expire after one year; even if you do not require a password change, users will be asked to change the password after one year.
    • When you enter a password, you will see dots instead of the characters you type.

  5. To save the information and then add other personnel, click Save and Add. Then, repeat step 3 to add the next person.
  6. To save the information and exit this page, click Save.

    To exit this page without adding the person, click Cancel.

If you are a school administrator, you cannot add a duplicate person. A message on the page will tell you to contact your Renaissance Place administrator.

If you are a school network administrator or staff member, the Duplicate Personnel Record Found page will show you the information for the new person and the existing person in the database. You can do one of the following:

  • If the person you were adding and the existing person in the database are in different schools (or if the existing person is not assigned to a school), you can click Add below the existing person's information to add that person to the school you chose for the new person.
  • If the duplicate found in the database is a person who was deleted or unassigned (inactive), the page includes an Activate button, which allows you to restore the deleted person instead of adding him or her again.
  • If you want to add a new person with the same name as the original person, click Add Personnel.
  • To stop the process of adding the personnel member, click Cancel.