Rx Audio On-Line™ Coaching Instructions
A. Log-In (Accessing the Program):
- Go to: http://www.rxcdsonline.com
- Enter the username and password you created in Step 6 of the Registration process and click “Login”. (Remember – this is a secure site. Your password is confidential and should not be shared.)
B. Navigating the Site: For new coaches, we strongly recommend that you become familiar with the features of the Rx Audio On-Line™ website and program. Start with the Rx Audio Reinforcement Home Page. A box on the left side of the Home Page contains nine links. (Sample Coach’s Home Page)
- Home: Return to the Home Page from any screen.
- Personal Skills Titles: Access the audios and workbooks associated with the Core Skills list and results found on pages 14 through 16 of a Brooks Talent Index.∗
- Brooks Talent Index: Access the audios and workbooks associated with the BEHAVIORS, JOB ATTRIBUTES (Personal Skills Hierarchy) and REWARDS/CULTURE (Personal Interests, Attitudes and Values) results found on pages 2 through 7 of a Brooks Talent Index.∗
- Military Recruiting Skills Index (MRSI) Titles: Access the audios and workbooks associated with an IMPACT Military Recruiting Skills Index Coaching Report™.∗
- Test Your Knowledge: Access the quizzes associated with each study lesson.∗
- Progress Reports: Access reports that track every participant’s academic performance.∗
- Manage Your Team: Visible only to coaches, this takes you to a screen with two sub-links. The first link allows you to assign members (participants) to a manager (coach). (See Sample) The second link allows you to email instructions and other messages to the participants in your coaching group.
- Contact Us: Click this link to create and send an email question to The Brooks Group Information Technology Director.
- Log Off: Exit the program.
∗ There is also a more detailed explanation of this link on the right side of the Home Page.
C. Managing Your Team of Participants and Directing Study Assignments: As a coach, start by building your team. Click the Manage Your Team link on the Home Page.
- Assign Team Members to a Manager: This link allows managers (coaches) to control to which registered team members’ records they have access (coach).
- From the Select a manager below drop down menu, select your name and click Submit and wait for the screen to update.
- To assign a participant to a manager (coach), click the Select One drop-down menu in the “You can add more users for this manager” box. The names of registered participants will appear. Select the name of a participant you wish to “coach” and click the Add User button. The name of that person will now appear on your list of students. You may remove a person from your team by clicking the DELETE button next to the participant’s name.
- When you are finished assigning/deleting names, click Back to Manage Your Team.
- Email Your Team: Use this link to email instructions and other messages to all of your team members.
- Construct an email in the usual manner. When sending out assignments, be sure to include a suspense date for completion of the audios, workbooks and quizzes.
- Click the Back to Manage Your Team link.
D. Assessment Analysis and Rx Audio Selection: As a coach, one of your responsibilities is to review the assessment results of each of the people you supervise, train or coach. After analyzing the scores, we recommend selecting 4 to 6 subject areas at a time, selected from a mixture of the Personal Skills, Brooks Talent Index and MRSI Titles, for study and testing. Be sure to instruct the participants to complete their assignments and quizzes by a specific date.
- Example: A participant’s Brooks Talent Index indicates a weak area in the “Self Improvement” Core Skill. In turn, you direct the participant (student) to study the “Self Improvement” audio and workbook. (Keep in mind that it is just as important to reinforce strengths as it is to improve weaknesses. Therefore, you should also recommend subject areas for study in which the student is already strong. This will help the participant stay proficient.
- In this example, since “Self Improvement” is a Core Skill, the participant must first click on the Personal Skills Titles link. The new screen contains links representing letter ranges in the alphabet. Since “Self Improvement” begins with the letterS, the participant must click on the S-U link.
- Here you will see links to the audio and the workbook. We recommend that you print a copy of the workbook so you may follow along as you listen to the audio. (Note: They are very similar in content; however, the workbooks usually contain some extra exercises and hints to help you.)
E. Accountability: There are two built-in accountability features of the Rx Audio On-Line Program: Quizzes and Progress Reports.
- Quizzes: Test Your Knowledge is one of the accountability features of the program. Following our example from above, we’ll say your coach directed you to complete the “Self Improvement” audio and workbook. Your next step is to test your comprehension by completing the associated quiz.
- Click the Test Your Knowledge link.
- Under the Personal Skills Titles, click S-U.
- Carefully read the instructions for taking a quiz. Disregard the statement saying you have 40 seconds to input an answer. This feature has been disabled for your organization.
- Click the Self Improvement link to bring up the quiz.
- Select the best answer to each question. Be sure to click the SUBMIT button after you select the answer to each question.
- Once you complete the quiz, your answers are immediately scored and the results made known to you. (NOTE: The quizzes are challenging. You will most likely score poorly if you attempt to take the quiz without closely listening to the entire audio recording and/or reading the workbook.)
F. Progress Reports: Progress Reports are the second accountability feature of the program. Here, you can produce a consolidated report showing exactly which audios you listened to – and for how long you listened, which workbooks you’ve studied and your quiz scores. (Sample Progress Report)
- a. Click the Progress Reports link.
- Select your name from the drop-down menu Report for: ______.
- Select the date ranges from the drop-down menu From: _____ and To: _____. (Be sure your dates are correct, especially if you are crossing over calendar years.)
- Determine the type of report you want: Detail or Summary. (We recommend that you choose Detail reports.)
- Click the Create Report button to review the activities you have completed. The report includes the following:
- Participant’s name: Self-explanatory
- Date: The time and day the audio, workbook or quiz was completed.
- Title: The name of the subject area designated for study or testing.
- Detail: The type of study aid accessed (i.e. quiz, workbook, or audio). Quiz results and length of time spent listening to the audio both appear in the Detail report.
- To print a report, click the Printable Version icon. Next, click on the Print Page icon and use your computer’s print commands to generate a “hard-copy.”