Stage Cards

Stage Card

Each stage that appears in the stacked Stages List is represented as a separate Stage Card, which provides administrators with useful controls, and information about the status and details of a stage.

Card Header

A stage card is divided into three parts - a header, a body, and a footer. The card header displays the type of stage (Sequential, Singular, or Site), and off to the right-hand side, a toggle that expands or collapses the stage card. An upward-pointing chevron icon means the stage has been expanded, while a downward-pointing chevron indicates the stage is in its collapsed, default state.

The body of a stage card contains information pertaining to the timeframe and duration of the stage, as well as a Status Badge that indicates what state the stage is currently in. When the stage card is expanded, by clicking the downward-pointing chevron button at the right of the card header, a text input field becomes visible, where administrators may add any pertinent Notes.

The footer of a Stage Card contains several buttons and controls, most of them context-specific. Because these controls are context specific, and are determined by the stage status, a list of these possible statuses is provided below, along with screenshots of each card's appearance.

Stage Statuses

Options Required

The Stage is currently lacking any administrator-defined Options. You may Edit or Delete the Stage, or click Manage Options to begin creating Options for Learners to rank.


The Stage has one or more Options defined, and is awaiting its open date. You may add or modify existing Options before then by clicking the Manage Options button, or Edit/Delete the Stage if necessary.


The Stage is open to learners so they can provide their Option rankings. Because Learners are actively ranking the Options, the button to navigate to the Options Overview is labelled as View Options, and will take you to the overview in a read-only, non-modifiable state.


The ranking process has ended, and drafting of Schedule Variations may be initiated. As Learners have already ranked their Options, you may only View Options, with the Options Overview presented **** in its read-only, non-modifiable state. Your next step is to specify the number of Schedule Variations to generate (1 - 5) based off of the Learner feedback, and click the Draft Schedule(s) button to initiate the drafting process.

Draft in Progress

Drafting has commenced and the algorithm is in the process of generating Schedule Variations. All controls will be locked down until the drafting process has completed.

Draft Succeeded

The drafting process has generated at least one viable Schedule Variation. You may still View Options (presented in their read-only state), or click Redraft Schedule(s) to generate a specified number of new Schedule Variations. If you do not need to perform a redraft, clicking Review Schedules will allow you to review the generated Schedule Variations.

Draft Failed

The drafting process did not generate any viable Schedule Variations. This means the specified number of Schedule Variations were generated, however none of the variations are viable (inviability is usually due to a variation having one or more Learners who could not successfully be scheduled any rotations). You may View Options to inspect them in a read-only state, Review Schedules to check the variations to see where they went awry, Delete the Stage, or Redraft Schedule(s) to try again.


A Schedule Variation from the drafting process has been merged into the Lottery's working schedule. You may View Options in their read-only state or Delete the Stage.