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Merchant Accounts

Published on 01/25/19 by jose.vega@safetyspot.com
Release 2

New Feature for Training Center

SafetySpot has launched a new feature for the Training Center. Training managers may now charge and receive payment for trainings directly through the training center, instead of going through SafetySpot administrators. Training managers must set up a merchant account either as an individual or business, with a valid checking or venmo account. All you will need is your information, or legal business information, and banking information.

New Feature FAQs

Will the amount paid be sent directly to me?

Yes, instead of going through SafetySpot first, monies paid will be sent directly to the account information you add when setting up the merchant account.

Do I have to have a business account?

No, you can also set up to receive payment as an individual and personal banking information.

Are we able to issue a refund directly through the merchant account?

Yes, issuing a refund is simple and available directly through the merchant account.

Setting up a Merchant Account

Follow this link for a more in-depth tutorial on how to use the Safety Spot’s new merchant account feature.

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Merchant Accounts | How To Create And Use A Merchant Account

Published on 01/25/19 by jose.vega@safetyspot.com

Setting Up a Merchant Account

Note: You must have administrator privileges in your organization to activate Merchant Account.

Step 1

Click on the Organization icon on the top right and select your organization.

Step 2

Click on the settings link to open your organization settings.

Step 3

Click on the Merchant Account and click the activate your merchant account link.

Step 4

Fill out the New Merchant Account form. You can select to either register as a company or as an individual.

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Charging for a Training

Step 1

After setting up a Merchant Account, navigate to the Trainer Management section.

Step 2

Find the Training you would like to charge for and click on the Edit Training button.

Step 3

Find the Charge For Training field and switch it on.

Step 4

Choose the amount you would like to charge per enrollment and check the box to agree to the Terms and Conditions.

Step 5

Click save and the process is complete.

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Training Sets

Published on 01/25/19 by jose.vega@safetyspot.com
Release 2

New Feature for Training

SafetySpot has launched a new feature for the Training Center. Training managers may now group a number of trainings under one set for an organization. When going into the training manager to add a new training, there is now the option to add, or begin, a training set. From there individual trainings may be added. Training sets previously added, along with all of the lessons attached, may also be added to a new training set in its entirety. For example, if 3 lessons were added to a lab safety training set, this entire set including the 3 lessons can be added to a new hire training set, if needed.

New Feature FAQs

How many lessons can we put into one training set?

There is currently no limit on the number of trainings that may go into a set.

Are trainers able to view enrollment by training set?

Yes, there is an option to view enrollment under details of a training set.

When will I need to import a training set?

Importing training sets can be useful for different reasons. You may need to import a training set if some of the lessons required are the same for another training set. Also, for restricted access equipment, managers may import the entire training set needed for access to that equipment.

Using Training Sets

Follow this link for a more in-depth tutorial on how to use the Safety Spot’s new training feature!

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Safety Shop

Safety Spot Shop: Item Search, Adding Items To Cart, Checkout

Published on 01/25/19 by jose.vega@safetyspot.com
Release 2

Safety Shop

The SafetySpot Shop has all of your safety need from goggles to safety vests. Various industries from construction, labs, to restaurants have a need for safety supplies to keep their business running safely. Safety Spot makes searching for these items easy and we include specifics to ensure you are making the right purchase.

Searching for Items

The Safety Shop is easily accessible from the menu on the left. From here, we can search for safety items by typing in simple keywords to describe the desired product.

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Adding Item to the Shopping Cart

Once you've found your desired product, you'll need to select a location and quantity. Then, you can add this item to your shopping cart and either view your cart, checkout or continue shopping.

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Shopping Cart View

This is a view of the shopping cart from which you can continue shopping or continue to checkout.

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Personnel Management

Adding Members To An Organization

Published on 01/25/19 by jose.vega@safetyspot.com
Release 2

Let's take a quick look at how to add members to an organization!

Members are added to an organization to gain access to trainings and communicate within the organization. Members may be added by a manager by phone number and/or an email address. There is a short form to fill in, and the member is added to this organization.

Step 1

Click on the circular, group menu at the top, right of your screen.

Step 2

Click on Members, and this will take you to the member’s section of your organization. Here you can view all members of your organization, as well as, add, remove, and edit members.

Step 3

To add a new member, click on add member just underneath the search bar. This will prompt you to select whether you want to add member by phone or email.

Please note that whichever method you choose, there is still the option to notify the member by the alternate as well. The method you choose will simply be the required information you need to add the member.

Step 4

After selecting a method, fill in the form and click save. This person will then be notified. You will also then have the option to fill out additional details for this member. Be sure to save.

The added member will receive a notification based on the method in which they were added, either a text or email to confirm, and allows the member to activate their account. If this person is already a member of Safety Spot, they will see the notification that they've been added to the or...

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Personnel Management

Personnel Management: New Layout & Training Reminders

Published on 01/25/19 by jose.vega@safetyspot.com
Release 2

New Dashboard Layout

Managers now have the option to view the member list in a table view. With this layout, managers are able to see, along with the contact info and other information, which members have incomplete training assignments pending. Managers may also quickly send a reminder to the member, via email or text, to complete this assignment.

FAQs

What does the check-mark under training mean?

A check-mark under training indicates that this member has no incomplete or pending assignments.

What is a training reminder?

Safety Spot will remind all users of any required training that they have not yet completed. However, a manager can now send the user an email or text message reminder that they have outstanding required training.

How do I assign required training?

There are several ways to assign required training to a user's curriculum. For more information, you can check out our How To on assigning training to users!

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Reports For Site Activity

Published on 01/25/19 by jose.vega@safetyspot.com
Release 2

Stay Current with Site Activity Reports

Safety Spot now has a new feature for managers to report and communicate any events that took place at a particular site. If any work needs to be done and reported to the organization, managers can go into Reports and record events pertinent to the site. This feature includes the ability to attach equipment to the report, if the report includes a particular piece of equipment that may have been damaged or malfunctioning in some way, i.e. smoking, won't turn on, or making noises. From there, managers can update reports by marking any action taken and recording the service order number for this repair reaction.

Using this feature, managers may also generate a report for any date or dates, and view all activity for that time frame. This report may be printed or downloaded as a pdf.

New Feature FAQs

What is a Site Activity Report?

A Site Activity Report is a feature that lets users record daily activities. This is ideal for routine inspections or equipment logging. Dates and activities for each entry, along with the selected equipment, are saved for future data analysis.

Who has access to this feature?

Users with manager status are able to create, edit, and delete activities. Regular users are able to view reports posted to the bulletin board.

Can I add equipment from this feature?

Yes, a manager is able \"Quick Add\" equipment from this feature.

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Training

Adding Trainers & Requiring Approval

Published on 01/25/19 by jose.vega@safetyspot.com
Release 2

An important feature of the Training Management tool is being able to add trainers to trainings. Now when managers go in to edit or create a new training, they are able to add trainers. Managers are also able to select whether a training requires approval.

Adding Trainers

Step 1

Go to the Training Center from the drop-down menu at the top, left corner.

Step 2

Go to Training Management.

Step 3

Select the training in which you’d like to add a trainer, and click edit training, or click ‘add new’ to create a new training. Now we’re editing or creating a training.

Step 4

Scroll past the title, description and time of the training, and you will see a drop box in which to select and add trainers. Be sure to save this change.

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Requiring Approval

Also on this form, you will see where we can toggle select whether we want to require approval for this course. Once this change is saved, you will see that approval is required for enrolling in this course.

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Personnel Management

Assign Required Training

Published on 01/25/19 by jose.vega@safetyspot.com
Release 2

A key feature of the Safety Spot platform is the Training Center. Trainers can add and manage training lessons. Managers can assign required training in five ways. Required training can be assigned to individual members, or by team, organization, access level, and department.

Assign Training to Individual Members

Step 1

Start by clicking on the circular group icon at the top, right corner of the screen.

Step 2

Go to Personnel Management

Step 3

Click on the name of the user in which you'd like to assign a training.

Step 4

Go to the trainings tab, then select a training from the drop down bar, and click assign. This adds the training you selected to this individual's required trainings.

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Assign Training by Team

Step 1

From the menu on the left of the screen, go to the Community Center.

Step 2

In the Community Center, select the team in which you'd like to assign a training.

Step 3

Go to the Required Training tab and click edit.

Step 4

Select a training from the drop-down box to assign to this team, and click assign. This training is now a required training for all individuals on this team.

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Personnel Management

Granting Administrator Privileges To Managers

Published on 01/24/19 by jose.vega@safetyspot.com
Release 2

The Safety Spot module gives access to members, managers, and administrators within an organization, including various roles and access levels. Here's a quick tutorial on how to change a manager's status to Administrator, or Super-Manager.

Step 1

At the top, right corner of the screen, click on the circular group icon and click on Personnel Management.

Step 2

Click on the Managers tab, and go to the manager you'd like to make an Administrator.

Step 3

Click on Manager Settings to the far right of their name.

Step 4

Go to Organization Administrator and select toggle this option ON.

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New Training Feature: Sessions

Published on 01/24/19 by jose.vega@safetyspot.com
Release 2

New Training Feature

Safety Spot has launched a new feature for trainers. The training management module now includes Training Sessions. Training Sessions allow trainers to create and manage training sessions within the online training module. Trainers can now create sessions, such as a fall or spring sessions. Sessions may be toggled opened and closed to better manage enrollment and required trainings.

New Feature FAQs

Can students enroll in a closed session?

No, when enrolling in a course, students are only able to view and enroll in open sessions. Closed session will not show up in the selection bar.

Is there a limit on the number of enrollments for a session?

Not at the moment. Our team is actually working to implement this feature soon.

Can a student change their session enrollment?

The enrolled session may be changed; however, this must be done by a trainer.

If a student cancels a training, will a refund be issued?

If a refund is required, please contact Safety Spot at help@safetyspot.com

Using the Sessions feature

Follow this link for a more in-depth tutorial on how to use Safety Spot’s new feature!

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Safety Shop

Safety Spot, Inc. Wallet

Published on 01/24/19 by jose.vega@safetyspot.com
Release 2

New Feature for Safety Shop

SafetySpot’s Safety Shop now has a new feature to make payments easier! Instead of re-entering your credit card information for each purchase made in the safety shop, customers now have the option to save payment methods for future purchases. Cards may now be stored in a virtual wallet after a payment is made.

New Feature FAQs

Can multiple cards be stored in the wallet?

Yes, multiple cards can be stored. Cards may be stored after a purchase, so as long as the card is used for a purchase it may be added to the wallet. A card will set as the default payment option, but this can be changed in the wallet settings.

Can I add a payment option without making a purchase?

No, a card may not be added directly to your wallet without using the card to make a purchase. The option to save the credit card information is included the checkout process.

Will my credit card information be stored automatically when I make a purchase?

No, your information is not saved automatically. There is a box (located at the bottom of the payment form) that must be checked in order to store your information. Customers also have the option of deleting a payment method from their wallet.

Using the Safety Spot Wallet

Click here for a more in-depth tutorial on how to use the Safety Spot’s new wallet feature!

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Chemical Management

Automatically Build And Print Safety Data Sheets (Sds) Binder

Published on 01/24/19 by jose.vega@safetyspot.com
Release 2

Another feature we will demonstrate is generating and printing the SDS Binder for a particular site.

Step 1

Start out by clicking Chemical Management on the menu on the left.

Step 2

Scroll to the site or building in which you'd like to generate the SDS Binder for; click on Go to Chemical Inventory on the right of the selected site.

Step 3

From the menu bar at the top, click on the Collate SDS Binder tab. You will receive an alert message saying an email with this information will be sent to you.

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Equipment Management

Uploading Pictures For Equipment And Locations

Published on 01/24/19 by jose.vega@safetyspot.com
Release 2

To reinforce maximum efficiency and accuracy, managers now have the ability to upload pictures for locations within a site and equipment in their inventory. Managers may add, delete, and select a main picture for each piece of equipment and/or location managed by their organization. This ensures proper identification when equipment or a location is being used or out for maintenance.

Uploading Photos

Step 1

Click on the drop-down menu in the top, left corner.

Step 2

Go to Equipment and Assets (or Locations to add picture of a location).

Step 3

Select inventory from this list (or select a location under sites).

Step 4

Once on the landing page of the equipment or location, click on Add Picture in the top, left corner.

Step 5

Select the appropriate picture and upload.

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Removing Photos

Step 1

Click on the drop-down menu in the top, left corner.

Step 2

Go to Equipment and Assets (or Locations to add picture of a location).

Step 3

Select inventory from this list (or select a location under sites).

Step 4

Once on the landing page, click on the picture in the top, left corner.

Step 5

Click on Settings in the top, left corner. Select Delete Picture.

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Personnel Management

Manager Password Reset

Published on 01/24/19 by jose.vega@safetyspot.com
Release 2

The manager password reset feature allows managers to send individual members of their organization a link to reset their password or reset and send a new password to the member.

Step 1

Go to Personnel Management from the circular group icon in the top, right corner.

Step 2

Scroll to the member in need of a password reset. Click the small gear icon on the far right.

Step 3

Scroll to the bottom of this form and click Reset Password.

Step 4

Here you can choose whether to send the password reset instructions to the member by email or phone or reset the password on their behalf and send the member the new password.

Note:Members can also independently reset their password by going to Safety Spot's sign in screen and clicking on the Forgot your password? link

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Training

Using Training Sets

Published on 01/24/19 by jose.vega@safetyspot.com
Release 2

Starting A New Training Set

Importing training and other training sets

Step 1

Go to the Training Center from the drop-down menu at the top, left corner.

Step 2

Go to Training Management.

Step 3

Click +New at the top-left corner.

Step 4

Select New Training Set.

Step 5

Enter set name and click Create Training Set.

Step 6

Add existing training and training sets from the drop-down bar. Click add/import. Save.

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Importing a training set for access to restricted equipment

Step 1

Go to Equipment and Assets from the drop-down menu at the top, left corner.

Step 2

Select the equipment in which you'd like to attach a training set for access.

Step 3

Go to Access Requirements at the far right.

Step 4

Click Edit Required Training.

Step 5

Import the necessary training for access to this equipment.

*Now under Access Requirements for this equipment, you will see all the added training required for access.

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Granting Trainer Privileges

Published on 01/24/19 by jose.vega@safetyspot.com
Release 2

As a manager or administrator, you may need to grant a member of your organization with Trainer privileges. This allows this member to add and edit trainings on your organization's platform.

Step 1

Start out by clicking on the circular group icon in the top, right corner of the screen.

Step 2

Click on Personnel Management from this drop-down menu.

Step 3

Here you will see a list of all the members of your organization. Find the member you'd like to grant trainer privileges, and click on the edit button on the right.

Step 4

Once in the member's profile, scroll down to Trainer and toggle ON, then click save.

Step 5

Once the profile is updated, you will see a green check by the Trainer label.

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Training

Using The Training Sessions Feature

Published on 01/24/19 by jose.vega@safetyspot.com
Updated on 04/29/19.
Release 2

Getting Started with Sessions

To use the sessions feature, go into the training center and click on training management. Here is the list of your available trainings. Click on edit training for the training you'd like to add sessions to. At the bottom of the edit training screen is a toggle selection for sessions.

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Editing Sessions

Once sessions are turned on, you can click on the edit training sessions option. This is where sessions are added. You can add sessions by title, start date, and open or close a session.

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Enrolling in a Session

Now, when a student enrolls in a training course, they will be prompted to select a session. Notice the closed sessions do not appear.

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Managing Sessions

Now that there are users enrolled, trainers can go in and manage enrollment by session. Under the training manager, click on enrollment for the same training we added sessions to and enrolled in. This view will show enrollment for all sessions. The selection bar allows you to choose a specific session and view enrollment ba...

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Promoting Courses

Published on 01/24/19 by jose.vega@safetyspot.com
Release 2

The Safety Spot interface makes it easy to promote a course via several social media sites directly from the course page. Trainers, managers, administrators and the like can conveniently share a course/training to Twitter, Medium, Facebook, or copy the link to send in an email or post on another social site.

Step 1

Start out by going into the Training Center from the drop-down menu at the top, left corner.

Step 2

Click on the training course you'd like to share.

Step 3

The share icons are in the top right corner of the course page. Click on the icon of the site you'd like to post this course.

Step 4

You will be prompted to log in to your account, then click share or post, and the link to this course will be posted to your social media account of choice.

Step 5

There is also the option to copy the link to the course and manually share it on another site not listed, or share via email.

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Granting Manager Privileges

Published on 01/24/19 by jose.vega@safetyspot.com
Release 2

As an administrator of an organization, you have the access to add new members as managers. This grants members with more access options.

Step 1

At the top, right corner, click on the round group icon. And click on Personnel Management.

Step 2

From the Personnel Management screen, click on the Managers tab.

Step 3

Click on the blue Add Manager tab on the left. This will take you to a list of members of your organization.

Step 4

From this list, scroll to the desired member and select Add to add this person as a manager.

Step 5

You will be prompted to fill out additional details on the manager role and settings for this individual. This includes trainer privileges, security manager status, administrator privileges, and other manager settings. Click save, and you will see this individual added to the manager list.

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Create A New Training

Published on 01/24/19 by jose.vega@safetyspot.com
Release 2

As a trainer, manager or administrator, you have the access to create a new training for your organization. Trainings can be for new hires or for access level purposes. This step-by-step guide and video will demonstrate how to create a new training, including the initial form and editing lessons with slides and quizzes.

Create New Training

Step 1

Go to the Training Center page from the drop-down menu at the top, left corner.

Step 2

Click on the blue Trainer Management tab in the upper, right corner of the Training Center.

Step 3

Click on +New in the upper right corner of the page to create a new training.

Step 4

Complete the short form, including the name of the training and a description of the course, if available. Click create training.

Step 5

Complete additional details regarding this training such as adding trainers by name, turning sessions on and off, and selecting whether there will be a charge for the training. Click save once all additional details are correct.

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Creating Lessons (within a training)

Step 1

After saving the additional details to the training, click on +New Lesson on the right side of the page of the new training.

Step 2

Enter a title for the lesson, and fill in additional details. Be sure to make the lesson visible. This is an important step...

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Reports

Using Site Activity Reports

Published on 01/24/19 by jose.vega@safetyspot.com
Release 2

Site Activity

Communicate with members of your organization easier with Site Activity Activity Reports. Start by going into the Reports tab and clicking on Site Activity. This will bring you to the site activity homepage where you can select the specific site in which you’d like to report an activity. After selecting the site, you are able to add reports and view existing records on the next page. When adding a new report, you will need to enter a date, select equipment if needed, and a message.

Step 1

Go to Site Activity Reports from the drop-down menu at the top, left corner.

Step 2

Select a site.

Step 3

Fill out the information under Add New Record; date, equipment, and explain the event/issue with this equipment. Save activity and the entry will be recorded at the bottom of te screen.

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Adding Action Taken

Once an activity report is saved, managers may go back and add any action taken regarding this issue.

Step 1

From the selected site's Site Activity page, locate the record, and click the small gear button to the right.

Step 2

Click on the box with the 3 dots on the right.

Step 3

Select Action Taken and fill in what action has been taken regarding this issue. Save activity.

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Safety Shop

Using The Wallet Feature

Published on 01/24/19 by jose.vega@safetyspot.com
Release 2

Safety Spot’s new wallet feature

Located at the bottom of the payment information form, there is the option to save your credit card information to a virtual wallet that may be used for quick, 2-click purchases in the future. Check this box only if you want your payment information saved.

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Once a card is saved to the wallet, it will become the default payment method for future purchases. After selecting the address for your order, your default card will appear, so you simply have to click Place Order.

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Storing cards in the wallet

Please note that cards are not stored across organizations; only within the organization in which the purchase was made, will your credit card information be stored. If storing multiple cards, the first card used is automatically set as your default card. Your default card may be changed by going into settings>payment methods, or clicking the Open Wallet option.

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Training

Creating And Viewing Course Previews

Published on 01/24/19 by jose.vega@safetyspot.com
Release 2

Creating a Course Preview

Step 1

Go to the Training Center from the drop-down menu at the top, left.

Step 2

Click on the blue Training Management button in the top, right corner.

Step 3

Click on the name of the training in which you'd like to create a preview for.

Step 4

Click on Settings in the top, right corner and scroll down to the list of lessons for this course.

Step 5

Click on edit lesson and scroll down to the lesson options.

Step 6

Turn the Use as Preview option to ON. Click save. This will take you back to the page and you will notice a small green, flag icon marking the lesson as a preview.

Viewing a Course Preview

Step 1

Go to the Training Center from the drop-down menu at the top, left corner.

Step 2

Here in the Training Center, you will see a list of available trainings and the ability to search for various trainings. Click on the training in which you'd like to view a preview.

Step 3

In the upper-left corner, click on the Preview box beneath the course title.

Step 4

Here, you are able to view the slides available in the preview. Click finish once done and you will receive a completion message.

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Mark Training Completed

Published on 01/24/19 by jose.vega@safetyspot.com
Release 2

We've added the option to manually override and Mark Lesson as completed. Trainers may mark a lesson as completed without waiting for the student to complete it.

Step 1

Go to Training Center and click on Training Management.

Step 2

Go to the training course and click on Enrollment. You will see a list of enrolled students.

Step 3

From there, click on Show Details of the student you'd like to mark as complete.

Step 4

Under Lessons on the right, you will see a small box. Checking this box marks the lesson as complete for the student.

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