Boardingware's Roll system has two main components: Emergency Rolls and Daily Rolls. This guide will show you how to create your Roll Types from the perspective of the School Administrator. If you were instead looking for how to take rolls, please click here to go to that guide.

Web app only

First access School Management Menu. How?

In the School Management page, open the 'Manage Rolls' tab. Then click on "New Roll Type"

At this point you will be greeted with the options of creating an Emergency Roll or a Daily Roll. 

Daily Roll

First name your roll, then you can choose from the following options:

  1. Assignments: Who does this Roll apply to, specific houses, or all school?
  2. Default Options: What groups/houses would you like the Roll to automatically use when you start it?
  3. Permissions: Which staff can start the roll, invite other staff, or complete it?
  4. Actions: You can customise the different states available to you during the roll (Present, Late, Absent), you can also add new states, based on the principle of attendance. See animation below for an example

4. Actions example

You will now see your roll type on your Manage Roll page and you will now be able to select this roll type when completing a roll check.

Emergency Roll

First name your roll, then choose from the following options:

  1. Assignments: Who does this Roll apply to, specific houses, or all school?
  2. Default Options: What groups/houses would you like the Roll to automatically use when you start it? Should students be automatically signed in when marked as present? Is this a Live Roll and if so, which staff are collaborators?
  3. Permissions: Which staff can start the roll, invite other staff, or complete it?
  4. Alerts: What is the messaging to be sent to Collaborators, Students, and Parents and how is the messaging being sent? (Note: messaging is optional)
  5. Actions: You can customise the different states available to you during the roll (Present, Late, Absent), you can also add new states, based on the principle of attendance. 

See screenshots of the Alerts area of Emergency Roll:


Once all settings are chosen, you will see your roll type on your 'Manage Roll' page and you will now be able to select this roll type when completing a roll check.

Ready to find out how to use rolls? Click here

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