How to use the pinpoint+ generator


We have written about the importance of pinpoints before. Now let’s say you want to create one? Chartlytics offers you an easy to follow pinpoint+ generator. 

1. In the Chartlytics main window choose pinpoints.

2. The click on the green box that says “New Pinpoint.”

3. The pinpoint+ generator (pinpoint plus a learning channel) allows a user to walk through the steps of creating a pinpoint. Users who want to enter their own measurements targets can insert the name in the field that says “Pinpoint Name (user selected).”

Users who follow the pinpoint+ generator will see the name of the pinpoint they selected in the “Pinpoint Name” field.

4. Pinpoints have two options as a goal, acceleration or deceleration. Select the goal type.

5. The Measurement Type allows users to choose among four different types of measures: frequency, duration, latency, or count only.

6. The “Measurement Recurrence” refers to how often a user measures the pinpoint. If measures occur between 2 and 7 days a week select Daily. Measures that occur only once week fall under Weekly. And measures taking place once a month appear best with a Monthly recurrence. The measurement recurrence will generate a daily weekly, or monthly chart. And the Measurement Type also determines which kind of chart will appear. Frequency, latency, and duration produce Per Minute charts while Count Only lead to Count Only charts.

Users can also fill in the defaults which saves time. For example, entering the Counting Time defaults results in the counting time always filled in to the user’s specifications. Additionally, the Pinpoint Acel and Decel Aims will create an aim star and aim band on the chart.

7. The aggregate type applies to how the user wishes to see the recorded data displayed on the chart. Each option offers a different view of the data. See the knowledge base article “Options (Data display options)” for a full explanation of what each data display feature does.

The Category Path selection offers another alternative for systematically ordering information. Users may create categories in the Pinpoints window. After the creation of categories selected pinpoints will appear under those categories making it easier to assign pinpoints to a grouped area of behavior (e.g., reading, math, social skills).

After successfully entering all of the data users will see a review of the selected information. Users can accept the current pinpoint by choosing the green button that says Complete or going back and editing information by clicking on the orange button “Prev.”

After successfully creating the pinpoint+ users may assign the points to Performers. 

And now the fun can begin!

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