What: Create a Trigger

Why: To create automated notifications of updates/alerts to members of a student’s Success Network based on various elements of information about a student.

Who on your campus can create this: Administrators

Who at Campus Labs can help with this: Support Team (Contact us through our web form) and your Consultant

When should this be set up: Any time after you set up a Success Network in the system

Where is this located: Settings --> Triggers

How to create a Trigger

1. Log into Beacon

2. Select Settings

3. Select Triggers

4. Select the blue New Trigger button

5. Choose a Data Source. These sources include:

  • Recommended: Pre-configured Triggers based on common responses that may suggest the need of additional attention.
  • Absences: Attendance-based Triggers used to notify students and members of their success networks when an individual approaches or exceeds the maximum number of allowed absences for a course section. (See full article on Creating an Attendance Trigger)
  • Assessments: Based on included instruments (such as the Student Strengths Inventory), these Triggers utilize student responses to non-cognitive reflection items. (See full article on Creating an Assessment Trigger)
  • Custom Questions: These Triggers utilize student responses to key institutional questions that have been added to the included instruments. (See full article on Creating a Custom Question Trigger)

6. Fill out all required information for the Trigger, noted with the asterisk.

7. Take Action. Create a Name, choose your Audience, set your Notification Type:

  • Data Insight: Content will appear as an insight on the Success Stream and will be distributed to the student's Success Network
  • Alert: Content will appear as an Alert on the Success Stream. The student's Success Network will be notified that a new alert has been created and they will be expected to take action on this information.

8. Activate Trigger

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