Lesson Six - Master Templates
Templates
Once you have made a number of templates in MINTclass you can set a default template for each room. You can find information on creating templates in Creating a New Template.

You can also make existing templates into master templates which will allow all staff to see and use them but without staff being able to make changes. This is useful if you need to apply the same layout to a room for a number of teachers. A template must be a Master template before it can become a default template.  You now have two option, either make an individual template a master or bulk assign templates as masters.


Individual Master Templates
To create a Master template, go to SeatPlanner and click the Templates tab on the sidebar.

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Locate the template that you need, you can scroll down or type the template name into the search box. Click on the template to select it.

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Once you are sure that you wish to make this template a master template, click on the Make Master button on the left of the screen.

Note: Once you make a template a master, you cannot undo that action and only those with administrator access to MINTclass can make changes to master templates. 

Bulk Assign Templates as Masters
Changes to Templates 
For some time, admin users of MINTclass have been asking for a better, quicker, easier way to make Master templates.  Well, here you go!

Bulk assign templates as Masters
Log into MINTclass as an admin user and navigate to Cortex - Misc
Now click on the new Manage Templates button

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You will now see a list of ALL your schools’ templates.  

Click on the tick box to the left of the template(s) that you wish to Make Master

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Next, you will need to click on the Convert Selected to Master (X) button.

Note: the number in brackets is the number of templates you have selected to bulk change.

Once complete the screen will confirm how many templates have been made masters.  These will now be ready for you to link to a room (scroll down for instructions)

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Bulk Template Deletion

As you know we recently added the bulk make master setting to Cortex.  To complement this we have now added the bulk template deletion option within the manage templates area which allows you to delete multiple room templates at once.  The updated Manage Templates screen will also show you which rooms and lessons a template is used in.  

 

Log into MINTclass as an admin user and click on Cortex then the Misc tab then click on Manage Templates

 

You will now see a list of all the templates in your school and the number of lessons and rooms they are being used in.

 

Select the template you wish to delete by clicking in the tick box just to the left of each template.

 

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Once you have selected the templates click on the Delete Selected (X) then click on OK

 

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Important, if a template is being used by anyone it cannot be deleted and you will see the error message above.

 

Once the templates have been deleted you will see a confirmation on screen.


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If a template is being used, you can see a list of the lessons, groups and rooms that the template is being used in by clicking on the number in the Lessons column or the number in the Rooms column as appropriate.

 

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You will need to change the template for each class, group or lesson before you can delete them.  Once this has been completed you can delete as previously described.



Assigning Templates to Rooms
To enable staff to use MINTclass you need to assign a template to a room. You will have a default master template called 6x5, you can use thus template for every room if you want to, however, it is recommended that you create templates that match the room layout where possible.

You can also bulk assign one template to all rooms.

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In Cortex, go to the Misc tab and then click on Template Room Mapping. Here you will see a list of all the rooms in your school which have been brought through from your school's MIS.

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Locate the room that you wish to assign a template to and click on the combo box to the right. Here you will see a list of all the master templates that have been created in your school. Select the template that you need and repeat this for each lesson.

MINTclass will automatically link master templates to rooms if the master template has the same name as a room within MINTclass. For example, say you have a room called '106' and you create a master template called 'Room 106', MINTclass will automatically link these together.

To bulk set one template to all rooms, go to the bulk set option in the top right of the screen and use the drop down to select which template you want to assign to all rooms.

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Then just click SET to the right of each room that you wish to apply the chosen template to.

WARBoards
If you wish to create a WARBoard for your school (work achievement rewards), then please take a look at this guide on Creating War Boards.