Managing Recommendations

The Scoir Teacher application offers a few tools to manage letters of recommendation.

Topics covered in this article include:

Fulfilling outstanding recommendation requests

Outstanding recommendation requests will appear on the Requested page of the Recommendations tab.

To fulfill a student’s recommendation request, follow these steps.

  1. On the Requested page, find the student whose request you wish to respond to, then click Recommend to begin fulfilling the recommendation.

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  2. Choose whether to upload a recommendation or write one in Scoir.
    1. If uploading, click Upload Recommendation, click + Choose a file and select the PDF file that you'd like to upload.

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    2. If writing, click Write Recommendation, compose your recommendation in the editor, then click Save for Later or Save & Preview. Recommendation drafts saved for later are available to edit from the Requested page.

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To decline a student’s recommendation request, follow these steps.

  1. On the Requested page, find the student whose request you wish to respond to, then click Decline to reject the recommendation.

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  2. You will be prompted to send a pre-populated, optional message to the student explaining why you cannot fulfill their recommendation request. Edit the message to your liking, or delete the message contents, then click Decline.

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Creating recommendations on behalf of students

To create a recommendation on behalf of a student who has not submitted a request, follow these steps.

  1. On the Requested page, click + Add New.
  2. Search for and select the student the recommendation is for.
  3. Specify whether or not the recommendation is for a specific college.

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    1. If yes, search for and select the college, then click Continue.
    2. If no, click Continue.
  4. Choose whether to upload a recommendation or write one online.
    1. If uploading, click Upload Recommendation, then click + Choose a file.
    2. If writing, click Write Recommendation, compose your recommendation in the editor, then click Save for Later or Save & Preview. Recommendation drafts saved for later are available to edit from the Requested page.

To view drafts of recommendations-in-progress, click Recommend on a recommendation with a Draft Created date, then finish composing the recommendation in the editor. When you’re done, click Save & Preview, then click Submit.

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Viewing or replacing existing recommendations

To view or replace existing recommendations, go to the Completed page of the Recommendations tab.

To view a created recommendation, click the View button next to the created date. You can download the file by clicking Open.

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To replace a created recommendation, click the Replace button, then follow the steps for uploading or writing a recommendation.

Viewing student details

To view more information on a student including their college list and extracurricular activities, click their name in the Recommendations tab via either the Requested or Completed page. Note that a student must be in your Recommendations list in order to view their profile information.

The student’s profile information will be displayed along with the status of your recommendation.

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