To allow clients to find staff and resources for specific areas, such as tutors who tutor in specific courses, you might have already added FOCUSES in Staff & Resource Management and set SELECT STAFF OR RESOURCES BY FOCUS to YES or REQUIRED in Schedule Management.
With focus selection REQUIRED, clients who have not selected a focus from the menu at the top of the schedule have to make a selection on the appointment form. If, with required focus selection, you also have staff and resources set to allow groups, or more than one client per time slot, using the NUMBER OF APPOINTMENTS PER TIME SLOT setting in Staff & Resource Management, clients in the same group have to share the same focus. The first client to make an appointment in a given opening selects a focus, and then, for subsequent clients viewing the schedule and that opening:
Also with focus selection REQUIRED, with or without group appointments, System Statistics and the System Data Export list focuses with the rest of your appointment data. Keep in mind that each appointment in a group is a valid and independent appointment, so, you will always find each appointment in your reports.
The best place to find details and instructions on using focuses is in the section that describes the SELECT STAFF OR RESOURCES BY FOCUS setting in Schedule Management.
SECTION 1: Creating a First or New Schedule
SECTION 4: Multiple Centers Sharing a Subscription
SECTION 5: Adding New Administrators
SECTION 7: Accessing and Changing Your WCONLINE URL
SECTION 8: Drop-Ins and Walk-Ins
SECTION 9: Different "Finals Week" Schedules
SECTION 10: Individual Not Recognized as an Administrator
SECTION 11: Using Group Appointments with Focuses