Choosing to do an activity is always called a signup.
Doing a Signup
Finding What You Want to Signup for
If you are not sure what some activity is about, click on it name. This will display
any description that your event staff supplied for the activity.
PRESTO enables you to display
of an event's overall signup schedule:
To display a temporary ad hoc view, click on ,
specify the desired view criteria, and
click on the Display View button. For example,
check Only match items still available to you to hide
the schedule items that you can no longer signup for.
If an event has multiple schedules,
its signup page's title line will start with
To switch to a different schedule, click on this dropdown menu and select the desired one.
Note: a summary of the current view is on the right end
of the page's title line, after the =
When not logged in, you can see which activities are available, but you cannot do signups.
(Note: Available to Some means the event staff has setup qualifications for that activity.
If after logging in,
it now says Unmet Prereqs, your registration info lacks a needed prerequisite).
A signup is started by
clicking on an activity's button. The next step is to fill out the form
this displays and click on OK. If you are not sure what to enter, click on the form's
Help link. Any help provided by your event staff for entering fields will be displayed.
When PRESTO replies to your OK click, it replaces the activity's button with
your signup's status:
Signed Up or Reserved. The signup is complete, and the activity involves a time commitment.
Recorded. The signup is complete, and filling out the form was the whole activity.
Submitted. The signup was a request to do an activity that involves a time commitment.
If your request is later approved, the signup's status will change to Signed Up.
When PRESTO replies to your OK click, it also provides a Cancel link so you can
back out if need be. Similarly if the signup form had input fields,
it provides an Edit link so you can change values in the form if need be.
Types of Activities
There are different kinds of activitites your event staff might make available to you.
Activities that are done at the event are described by a date and time.
Signing up for such an activity
means you are committing to show up at the indicated time.
Event Planning activities have some kind of target date. The basic cases are:
A "Start by" activity is a position that the staff would like to be filled by the indicated date.
A "Due on" activity is an action that the staff would like you to complete by the indicated date.
An activity with a Give Response button and a "Fill out by" date is
purely used to gather information. Once you have filled out the questionnaire,
no more is expected of you.
An "Apply by" activity is a request for a range of jobs (e.g. some shift within the
following week). If your
request is accepted, the assigned job will be added to your
list of current activities.
When You Are Done Doing Signups
You can leave the self-signup page whenever you want:
You can click on the Self-Signup Home link at the top or bottom of the page.
This will enable you to view a summary of your signups and the other
upcoming events of your group.