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Jobs with a red * require training and certification in Schoology. See instructions below. 

Training Manuals:                                                                                                    *Schoology*    FAQs     *Training & Certification Required

Game Manual Part 1   Game Manual Part 2   Game Video   Game & Season Info   Tournament Guide   Volunteer Resources    

Field Reset Guide     Field Tracker     Queuer Manual    *Referee & Head Ref Manual    

*Scorekeeper Manual  Scoretracker Manual   *Scoring System Guide    *Score Sheets: 1 per page - red | 1 per page blue |  2 per page

   Emcee & Game Announcer TRAINING      Game Announcer Manual      See an Announcer in action #1 #2 #3 

Opening Ceremony Script   Alliance Selection Script   Award Ceremony Script     

Volunteer Check-in Table    Volunteer Coordinator Manual     Volunteer Roles and Descriptions   VIMS (Volunteer Info Matching System) FAQs

Event Director Manual   WiFi Technical Advisor Manual   WiFi Event Guide   WiFi Event Checklist   

Mentor Manual    Volunteer Coordinator Manual   

Jobs listed above with a red *, require training and certification through Schoology.  (see instructions below)

Volunteer training and certifications are completed through the Schoology learning management system. 

If you volunteered at a FIRST Tech Challenge event last season and used Schoology, you can skip Step 1 
and just sign in and then join the course as described in Step 2. 

If you don’t have a Schoology account, please create a new account by following instructions in Step 1 below, and then join the course.

Open a web browser and go to www.schoology.com
In the top right corner, select 'Sign Up'.
You will then be prompted to sign up as 'Instructor', 'Student', or 'Parent'. Choose 'Instructor'.
IMPORTANT: Please use your same email address used to register in the Volunteer Information and Matching System (VIMS).
Then fill out the registration form and select 'Register'.

Once you have created a Schoology account, you will need to join the volunteer course for the role/job you were assigned.
Select 'Courses' from the menu at the top of the screen.
Then select 'Join' from the drop-down menu.
You will be asked to enter the Access Code for the course. 
    Enter the Schoology Access Code (from the list below) for your assigned job/role.
Then select 'Join'.

Visual Instructions: To view pictures of this process along with these instructions, view the following document: Schoology Instruction Doc

Schoology Access Codes:
Field Inspector NRJQK-MMQX5
Field Manager 7V4G2-5TCPZ
Field Reset B33VZ-J38WM
Head Referee ZKCZJ-5WT3D
Judge Advisor SW22T-KHZ9K
Judges 3FXZW-V7ZZX
Queuer 2QR25-NBWVD
Robot Inspector PJ2JC-NM8GQ
 Score Tracker  34KCH-9WW8D
Scorekeeping 2SC92-3XXRV
Volunteer Coordinator MZ8Z3-N9ZMJ
Wifi Technical Advisor C95SV-2BQ9M

Judge Advisors NOTE:

JAs should inform their judges that mentors aren't to be engaged as part of the judging process. An incident occurred at an event last week where a judge, during a team's judging session, repeatedly directed questions to the observing mentors. The mentors were reluctant to respond as, per the rules, they knew they were supposed to speak during judging which caused confusion and tension for all.

It is recommended that judges welcome teams into the room with a kind word and a smile. Then, ask the team if they have a presentation (less than 10 minutes) or if they'd prefer to go right to Q&As. This will help alleviate that awkward moment when no one knows what to do next!
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