1. How To: List Management
Posted by JT Burns on 13 September 2013 01:27 PM
Student may belong to an unlimited number of lists. Lists may be either static or dynamic. Static lists allow more flexibility but require manual management of the students that belong to the list. Dynamic lists require only a specific search criteria and only students that match the criteria are stored as members of the list.
Student List Management Overview
The List Management capabilities allow you to add students to a list and then retrieve the list of students at a later time. Lists may be compared to each other in order to find intersections, unions, and differences. Lists may be static or dynamic.
Practical Uses for Lists
Lists may be used to group any population of students together and give the user the ability to quickly display all students that belong to a list. This functionality in and of itself makes lists useful indeed. But there are other ways that lists can be utilized to provide added functionality in the use of the tracking software.
Static Lists are lists of students that you create where you may manually add or remove the student from the list. Thus the student stays on the list statically until you remove the student.
Dynamic Lists are lists where you provide search criteria that describes the students that belong to the list. Each time the list is displayed the stored search criteria is executed to find the list of students that match the criteria. Thus the population of students can change from day to day, making this list very dynamic.
Dynamic Lists may be based on another dynamic list. For example if you had two dynamics lists, one called Baseball that searched for all students that have the value baseball entered for the sport field, and another dynamic list called football that did a similar search for the key value foot ball, you could then have another dynamic list called Athletes that looks for all students that are members of either the baseball list or the football list. This means that anytime the value of the sport field changes for a student, his or her membership any related lists are automatically updated.