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Overview of Co-Curriculars and Rosters

Last Updated: Feb 23, 2017 12:32PM EST

What is the Co-curriculars section?

The Co-curriculars section of Merit shows you all of the clubs, activities, student groupsteams (and more) that your students are members of. The activities you see here contain both those added by students and the ones that your school adds. 

What is a roster?

Each co-curriculars has a roster of students that you can manage. 

What can I do with rosters?

Student rosters can be used as lists for the purpose of publishing updates to Merit, so you don't have to use a spreadsheet.

Can I add co-curriculars for my school?

Yes, you can add co-curriculars for your school, and you can add students to those co-curriculars. See Adding Student Rosters to Activities

Where do co-curriculars come from?

Co-curriculars can be added by schools, or added by students. 

School added co-curriculars: C
o-curriculars can be added by schools using a workflow in the Co-curriculars section of Merit. Activities added by a school are "verified" co-curriculars On a student's Merit page a verified co-curricular would be labeled as such, saying "verified by (your institution)." See: Adding a roster of students to a co-curricular.

Student added co-curriculars: Students can also add co-curriculars to their Merit page from their account settings. Co-curriculars added by a student are "non-verified." 

Verified vs. Non-Verified co-curriculars on a student Merit page:

How do co-curriculars become verified?

Co-curriculars become verified when they are added by a school. If a co-curricular has been added by a student and it is later added by a school, then the co-curricular will switch from "added by (student)" to "verified by (school)."

Can I import co-curriculars to Merit?

Yes! And we strongly encourage that you do. Ask your Merit account representative about importing student clubs and co-curriculars into Merit. Merit supports connections to services like OrgSync and CollegiateLink. Contact us to learn more! 

Adding rosters to achievements

Rosters of students can be added to achievements right from the publishing workflow. This allows you to set up specific groups of students, like sports teams, academic clubs, intramural clubs, and any other kind of student group. These rosters of students can be added to a story as often as you wish so you don't have to use a spreadsheet. 

Add roster button in the publishing workflow:

Viewing and Filtering Co-Curriculars

You can filter co-curriculars by category, order by popularity or name, and search for co-curriculars

View/Manage co-curricular details

Click on the name of a co-curricular to view its details and click manage activity to edit things like the image, name and description. 

Related Articles:

Managing Co-Curriculars

Adding a roster of students to a co-curricular


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