Bulk Reading Entry

Bulk Time Entry allows an organizer to make a reading entry for an entire reading group with one action.

This feature is especially useful for classroom and group reading and reading events for schools and libraries.

To make a group entry, an organizer visits the reading group page and clicks the “Bulk Reading” text on the right-hand side of the dashboard for a given group.

 

 

 

The dialog box will open and allow an organizer to select the entire group by clicking “select all” at the top of the list.  Or, select the readers who were present.

 

 

Once you have selected the readers who will receive the bulk entry, click Next.

Input the amount read and the date and click “Complete”.  This will save the time for all readers selected.

The metric for the goal will appear between the value and date fields of bulk entry function.  In the case of this example, it is minutes.

You can go back and enter reading for any day that is within the time frame of the reading goal.

After the entry is made, the dashboard will update all within the group with the added entry.

The cumulative total for the reading group will update accordingly.  If there are 10 readers in the group and you make an entry of 20 minutes, the total will rise by 200 minutes for the group.

Reading Log Goal

 

 

Reading Log Goal Type

The Reading Log goal allows an organizer to set up a reading log that does not track against a set goal.

An organizer will not select a set value for the goal, e.g. 400 minutes, they will select the goal time frame, e.g. May 1 to September 1.

The goal set-up process for a Reading Log is very similar to a fixed goal.

The first screen an organizer sees is the Goal Type Selector.

From here, select the “Reading Log” box and the the type of data you want readers to log, minutes, pages, Chapters, Books or a yes/no metric.

The next step is selecting a time frame for which you will collect reading data.

 

 

 

 

 

 

After dates are selected, click “Continue” to see the goal confirmation dialogue box.–Click “Save” to set the goal.

 

 

 

With the Reading Log goal, a reader will be presented with an input screen that simply asks for a metric entry that the organizer selected, minutes, books, pages, chapters or yes/no.

Once the entry is made the screen confirms the entry and displays the cumulative amount read for the goal interval.  They can make entries for the past 10 days by clicking “enter past reading”.

The Reading Log goal type is especially useful for reading contests and mixed groups of readers.  It’s a “no pressure” way to log reading and show progress over time.

If you decide to change a set goal to a Reading Log goal in the middle of a reading goal, your readers will see how much they have read and the goal information will not appear on the reading entry screen.

Fixed Reading Goals

Reading goals are the essence of Reader Zone.  Reading groups of all kinds need to work toward and accomplish reading goals.

Setting reading goals is simple and intuitive.

Once you have created your reading programs and reading groups, you can set reading goals.  If a reading group does not have a reading goal, you will be prompted to set one by seeing the this screen:

 

 

 

 

By clicking “+Add Goal”. you will be presented with the goal creation function.  Your reading goals are set at the group level. Each reading group can have one active reading goal at a time.

Time to make a decision:  Do you want a fixed goal or a reading log?

A fixed goal specifies that all within a reading group will read a pre-determined number of pages, minutes, chapters or books for a given time frame.

Fixed reading goals have four elements:

1. Metric  This can be pages, minutes, books, chapters or a yes/no.  The yes/no goal simple asks a reader if they read that day, it does not capture what type of reading.
2. Goal Amount  This is the amount of the metric you want your readers to read, e.g. 400 minutes
3. Frequency  Daily, Weekly. Monthly, or the duration of the entire time frame you select.
4. Date Range  This is the time frame for your goal.  Select a start and end date.

 

An example goal is: 600 (goal amount) minutes (metric) per month (interval) for September through May (goal time frame).

Another goal can be:  100 (goal amount) pages (metric) each month (interval) for the month of June (time frame).

After you select the goal type, you select the metric and time frame in the next step that looks like this:

 

 

At this point, you complete goal set up by selecting the Goal Amount, Goal Frequency and Date Range.

After you have completed each field, you will see a confirmation screen that shows the exact goal you have created. that looks like this:

If you need to change any part of the goal, simply click “back” to alter the goal settings.

 

 

 

 

 

When you have saved your goal, it will appear on the dashboard for its reading group.

 

**Please note that your reading groups will not be visible to users unless they have an active reading goal.

Once a reading goal is finished, you can archive it and create a new one for the same reading group.

Archived goals can be viewed anytime.  A goal can be edited after it begins.  However, the data that has already been collected will reflect on new goal parameters.  Please use caution when altering a goal after it has already begun.

Your readers will always have access to the data for their reading, even after your goal is completed.

The option to Archive a Goal allows you to save the goal and all its data so you can view it anytime.  Your archived goals will appear in the reading group to which it was associated.  If you delete a reading group, you will remove access to view data for archived goals.