Placements Overview

The Placements tool allows you to create and manage the fieldwork of students at your institution. This tool uses acquired student data to provide diversity statistics on preloaded school information, which can be viewed prior to Placement creation. Diversity Reporting is also possible and shows the diversity exposure and knowledge area coverage of candidates or groups, based on previously assigned Placements at your institution.

There are three separate workflows that can be followed for the creation and application of Placements:

  1. An Administrator creates a Placement and assigns it to a student.
  2. An Administrator creates a vacant Placement to which a student can apply.
  3. A student creates a Placement proposal for an Administrator to confirm or deny.

Options 1 and 2 require creation by an Administrator. Placements can be created by an Administrator via the Bulk Creation method, Template Creation method, or Singular Placement Creation method. More information on each of these methods, along with links to the appropriate help pages, can be found below.

Placements: Video

Administrator Creation Methods:

Bulk Create Placements from a Template

This creation method requires you to create a template, which you can use over and over again to generate the same or similar Placements. You can use this method to bulk create Placements to multiple students.

To learn more about this process, please visit our Bulk Create Placements from a Template help page.

Create a Placement from a Template

This creation method requires you to create a template, which you can use over and over again to generate the same or similar Placements. You can use this method to assign a Placement to a student or to create a vacant Placement.

To learn more about this process, please visit our Create a Placement from Template help page.

Create a Singular Placement

This creation method allows you to create a stand alone Placement. No template or accompanying Placements are required. You can use this method to assign a Placement to a student or to create a vacant Placement.

To learn more about this process, please visit our Create a Singular Placement help page.

Bulk Import Placements

This creation method allows you to create multiple placements at once using our Placement importer. This is the fastest method for creating multiple Placements, and can be used to assign a Placement to a student or to create a vacant Placement.

To learn more about this process, please visit our Bulk Import Placements help page.

Student Creation Method:

Students Propose Placements

This does not require any setup by an Administrator. Instead, students are able to access the Placements feature and propose a placement which an Administrator can either confirm or deny. If you are interested in learning about the student process, please visit our Student Propose Your Own Placement help page.