Why should I use Guidance Messages?

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By Roxanne Malcolm

updated 12 months ago

Using the Guidance Message feature is a great benefit to schools during the entire Course Selection process.  



The Guidance Message allows Counsellors to add a customised message that appears for students as they plan their courses. Counsellors create their message by clicking on a given course code within the Courses section of their account, then entering details in the “Guidance Message” field. 


This customised message provides valuable information related to a course and can act as a provisional guide for students in their course planning.  This is especially useful to help students select courses independently or at home with parents/family. 


The Guidance Message can provide students with details such as:

  • responses to frequently asked questions about the course

  • important facts to consider about the course before completing the selection

  • additional information on co-requisites and prerequisites for the course

  • details on fees or additional charges for equipment/tools to be used in the course

  • general information about the course such as details of recent changes, equivalent courses, etc. 


Note that Guidance Messages live exclusively in myBlueprint - they are not transferred from your Student Information System (most do not contain this field), and will not be transferred back to your SIS.

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