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What is a Community?

A Community is a set of Classes (within Ascend and Elevate) or Groups (within Catalyze) that can be managed together and reported on together.


☝ What should I name my Community? The name you select for a Community should be descriptive of the Classes/Groups and individuals that will be in the Community. Try names like: "Springfield School" or "Springfield Math Department" rather than names like "PERTS Survey" or "The Go Getters."

Community Need-to-Knows
  • To set up a Community, it must include Members, Classes/Groups, and a survey schedule. The program provides prompts and guidance along the way.

  • Defaults can be used to apply special rules to every Class/Group created in a Community, making setup even easier.

  • The name of the Community will be seen on the program homepage, in reports, and in email invitations to Community members. It’s important that the name is descriptive and clear, particularly for individuals who may belong to several Communities.

  • There are three roles in a Community, each with unique permissions and report access. You can read about each in the roles and permissions article.
  • Every Class/Group and its corresponding Leads must belong to at least one Community and can belong to several. For example, the Class “Ms. Fenton – US History, P7” (and Ms. Fenton herself) might belong to the Communities “Tubman High School” and “Tubman Social Studies Classes,” like in the example below.

How do I create a Community?
  1. Sign in

  2. Click +Create Community

  3. Enter a Community name, then click Submit

How do I pin a Community?
  1. Sign in

  2. Click the pin icon next to the Community you'd like to pin

  3. Pinned communities will now appear at the top of your list of Communities

How do I edit a Community name?
  1. Sign in

  2. Click the pencil next to the Community name 

  3. Make the edit and click the ✓

How do I delete a Community?
  1. Sign in

  2. Click the 3 dots next to Community name 

  3. Click Delete Community

  4. Confirm by clicking Delete Community

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