Scouts will begin to submit applications as soon as your research advisor launches your screener.
Use filters, sorting, and scout ratings to help pick scouts that are right for your mission.
Ratings (Potential Fit)
All scouts who are not knocked out will come into your screener as "Unrated." From there, you will use scout ratings to determine which scouts you want to invite to your mission. Use the following definitions:
- Amazing: Scouts you definitely want in your mission
- Good: Scouts who would make solid backups if necessary
- Weak: Scouts you definitely don't want in your mission
- Poor: Scouts who were knocked out (or terminated, or disqualified) based on the questions in your screener
Use the slider at the bottom left of a specific application to rate that specific scout, and feel free to change your mind and re-rate as you see fit.
You can also rate groups of scouts at a time, by using "Select All" and the flag icon.
And don't worry — Scouts cannot see your ratings!
You can filter your scouts by responses to closed-ended questions, demographics, tags, or bookmarks by choosing from the filters menu on the left sidebar.
All applications views and exports will respect filters you've applied.
Tags + Notes
When viewing an individual application, you'll see 3 tabs on the right that give you access to scout details, tags, and notes.
To tag an application, you'll click "Create Tag" and type the tag name.
Click the "Notes" tab on the scout sidebar to write a note about a specific scout's application for the benefit of your colleagues. (Scouts cannot see notes).
Click and drag across open-ended questions or video transcriptions to highlight text. By clicking the highlighter icon that pops up above the highlighted text, you'll be able to add that highlight to the Notes sidebar. Alternatively, clicking the "Copy" button will copy the quote, pre-formatted for you, to paste elsewhere.
Use bookmarks to take note of applications you'll want to return to later.
To bookmark an application, you'll click the ribbon icon, found on the bottom right below the scout Details/Tags/Notes sidebar.
You can sort scouts by a number of characteristics:
- Application date (i.e. recency of application)
- Scout name (first name)
- Unread (if you've already viewed the application)
- Potential fit (the scout rating)
- Tag count
- Bookmark count
- Note count
- Expressiveness: Scouts' likely ability to participate well in your mission, as determined by dscout's proprietary machine learning algorithm!
You're able to sort scouts in ascending or descending order. The default sort is Date, descending; so, the most recent applications will be first in your view.
Other ways to view applications
Click "Summary" on the bottom toolbar to view your closed-ended screener data summarized in charts.
Click "Map" on the bottom toolbar to view the location of each scout when they applied (if they have enabled location sharing with dscout), or according to their home address (if they have not enabled location sharing).
Export screener data
To export your screener data, you'll click the export icon (a box with an arrow pointing into it) in the bottom right corner of your screen. Export options include:
- Application Photos and Videos: Bulk download all media files in a .zip archive folder
- Application Data: A .csv file of all non-media questions and answers
- Application Notes: If you've written notes (described above), a .csv of all notes
- Print/PDF: 1 application per page PDF file, including the data you specify on the righthand side of the dialogue box
- Crosstab: A cross-tabulation determined by the options you select in the dialogue box
Close your screener
When you no longer need additional scouts to apply for your mission(s), it's time to close your screener. You'll still be able to access all of your applications, as well as add scouts to your mission. Closing your screener will simply prevent new scouts from applying.
Just click "Setup" on the top toolbar and then scroll to the bottom of the page to find the "close screener" button. (Once a screener is closed, it cannot be reopened).