The Online Record Book Next Generation (ORB Next Gen) is the next step in the digital journey of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award globally. Over the past four years, the International Award Foundation (the IAF – our ‘parent organisation’ in London) has been gathering suggestions on improvements which have informed this upgrade to the Online Record Book.
ORB Next Gen was rolled out across Australia during December 2017 and January 2018 and all records have now been transferred from the old system.
Key features of ORB Next Gen are:
- Faster access (e.g. when searching for records and running reports)
- Simpler and more intuitive interface
- Free phone/tablet apps available for Participants, Award Leaders and Assessors on iOS and Android
- Apps allow for anytime, anywhere access to view and update the Award progress for all ORB users
All users should have now received an email with instructions to change their password in order to access ORB Next Gen.
If this email has not been received please:
1) check junk mail from ORB@OnlineRecordBook.org
2) if no email received please contact the ORB Help Desk: email@example.com / 1300 438 537 (option 1)
ORB Next Gen Support/Resources
4. User Videos
There are a number of basic demonstration videos that Award Leaders can view to get a ‘feel’ for the Next Gen system prior to its release. Click on the following links to view:
|VIDEO LINK||VIDEO DESCRIPTION|
|Award Leader View Demo||A demonstration of the key elements of the Award Leader web|
|Award Leader APP Demo||A demonstration of the key elements of the Award Leader app|
|Award Leader Registration Demo||A demonstration of how to register to ORB Next Gen as an Award Leader.|
|Payment Gateway||How to use the payment gateway within the registration process|
|Reports Demo||A demonstration on how to run reports on your Award Unit from ORB Next Gen.|
|Participant View||A demonstration of the key processes for Participants in ORB Next Gen web|
|Participant APP||A demonstration of the key processes in Participant APP|
|Participant Registration||A demonstration of how to register to ORB Next Gen as an Participant.|
There are additional short, more focused training videos for Award Leaders housed on the International Award Foundation’s Online Learning Hub. These provide training on each of the Next Gen system’s key processes for Award Leaders (registrations, to do list, managing your unit, managing adventurous journeys, Award Leader app. To view these videos, you need to register to the Online Learning Hub (OLH). The registration validation process usually takes 24-48 hours. For security reasons, we are only able to accept registrations for current Award Leaders.
5. User Guides
|Award Leader Web User Guide||Step by step instructions on how to use the website for Award Leaders|
|Award Leader APP User Guide||Step by step instructions on how to use the Award Leader app|
|Participant Web User Guide||Step by step instructions on how to use the website for Participants|
|Participant APP User Guide||Step by step instructions on how to use the Participant app|
|NAA-SAOA-Web-user-guide||Guide for Award Staff website|
Any issues you may be experiencing can be addressed by the ORB Helpdesk. The helpdesk is operational from 8am-6pm, Monday to Friday.
1300 438 537 (option 1)