To set up Merit A.I. you will want to visit the Achievements tab inside your account:
After entering a feed, Merit A.I. will let you know if there are any matches. On your Merit A.I. tab you'll see a list of all of the stories that were discovered:
You can investigate any story to see its connection to your students. This will pop open a window where you can view the story as well as a list of the students who matched up to it in Merit:
After fine tuning your list of students, you can either delete the suggested story or turn it into a Merit achievement. Clicking the button will take you directly into the achievement workflow with the details of your story preloaded:
Then simply advance through the workflow to finish granting your achievement.