Should I create an indicator or a to-do?

Updated 3 months ago by Kaly Nasiff

  • In this article, we will show district administrators when they should create an indicator and when they should create a to-do or reminder

When should I create an indicator?

Indicators should be created when you want to know if an activity has been completed or not, whether it was on SchooLinks or offline.

When should I create a to-do?

To-Dos should be created when you want a student, counselor or guardian to complete a task by a certain due date.

When should I create a reminder?

Reminders should be created when there's an upcoming event that you want students and their guardians to know about.

What's the Difference Between Indicators, To-Dos and Reminders?

Indicators

To-Dos

Reminders

Allow district admins to see whether an activity has been completed

Allow counselors and district admins to create a task

Allow counselors and district admins to create a calendar reminder

Appears on students' casefiles

Appears on students' dashboard and casefile

Appears on students' dashboard

Can be completed, but are not required
Counselors and district admins can view

Required to be completed
Students, guardians and counselors can view

Only viewable
Students, guardians and counselors can view

View completion status in Topic and Deadline Views of Indicator Analytics

View completion status in the Deadline View of Indicator Analytics

Students don't complete reminders

Can have an optional deadline
and can be reset yearly

Has a deadline for completion

Has the date of the event

To learn more about To-Dos and Reminders, go here.


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