In the Scout app, a study space is a place that has been identified as an environment supportive of the wide range of studying needs for students at the UW. Whether it’s a silent space for absolute focus, a conference room for group collaboration, or an active community space to alleviate feelings of isolation, study spaces in Scout list information that makes it possible to find just the right space for studying.
The quality of Scout relies on details provided by campus partners: the type of amenities, location, days and hours of availability, etc. associated with each space. As a campus partner, you collect and apply this information to the individual spaces using a data management application called Scout Manager. The more information that you can include for each study space, the better tailored the search results will be for Scout users.
To help you gather as much information as possible for a study space, the following comprehensive list explains all of the fields that are found in a study space in Scout Manager.
- Space Name*
- Space Manager Group*
- The UW group assigned to make edits to this space.
- Primary purpose of Space*
- Latitude & Longitude*
- Use the onscreen map to drop a pin at the location; coordinates will auto populate.
- Type of space
- One required, up to two recommended.
- If the building you’re looking for is not on this list, please contact email@example.com with the following subject line: Scout – UW Building Addition.
- Location description
- Please review the details in the blue information icon before filling out this field.
*Required field when adding a new space to Scout Manager. You cannot continue adding the space, or any other details, until these fields are completed.
- Space capacity
- Resources available in the space:
- Select all resources available in the space, if any.
- Alert message
- This field is typically not used.
- Space manager contact info
- The primary contact person responsible for maintaining the space information. If this field is left blank, all members of the UW Group assigned to the space will be contacted instead.
- Food nearby
- Noise level
- Please review the details in the blue information icon for guidance on how to determine the noise level of a space.
- Access restrictions
- Please review the details in the blue information icon for guidance on how to complete this field.
- A clear view of the space using a horizontal aspect (16:9) and the recommended internet photo standard of 1280×720.
- Complete the hours for each day of the week the space is available for student use.
- Hours notes
- Used to notify if there are any closures, changes in hours for breaks, etc.
If you need further assistance, please contact UW-IT at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-221-5000.