You may have seen the bucket icon associated with your session lists in Therabill. Clicking that bucket icon will allow you to add that session into a session bucket. But what are session buckets?
What are session buckets?
Session buckets can be used to track and organize your sessions. You create your own buckets (simply by giving the bucket a name). You can create a session bucket for anything you want. For example, if you have a group of sessions that you want to follow up on, then you can create a Follow up bucket. You can then simply drop sessions into that bucket. At any time, you can go and view / edit the contents of the bucket. You can also set an alarm on a bucket. Therefore, if you wanted to remind yourself to do something with the sessions in a specific bucket on a given date, just set an alarm.
How to create a bucket.
Creating a bucket can be done in a couple of ways. The main method is through the Buckets page in Therabill. However, you can also add a bucket directly from the form where you would add a session to a bucket. Below is a description of how to create a bucket from your buckets page. We will show how to add a new bucket when assigning a session to a bucket in the corresponding section of this article.
Creating a bucket from the buckets page.
First navigate to the session buckets page in Therabill. The session buckets page can be found by clicking Schedule in the top navigation bar of Therabill and then clicking the Buckets button in the sub-navigation bar. You will now be at the page depicted below (NOTE: your bucket list will initially be empty).
You will now see the Add Session Bucket form shown on the right. The only thing that is required on this form is the bucket name. Enter an informative (but short) bucket name. You can add more detail to the description text area. Once you have entered the bucket information, click the Save Session Bucket button at the bottom of the form. The bucket will now be created and will be in your session bucket list (see image above).
There are various icons and links associated with each bucket. These icons and links are described below.
Viewing bucket contents
There is a numbered link under the label Sessions for each of your buckets. This number shows how many sessions are currently in that bucket. You can click that link to open up the bucket. For information about the view bucket page, please see the corresponding section further down in this article.
Setting an alarm for a bucket
Click this button to set an alarm for this bucket. You can set an alarm for any date and on multiple dates.
Editing the bucket name
If you would like to change the name of the bucket or the description of the bucket, click this edit icon.
Deleting a bucket
To remove the bucket from your bucket list, click the delete icon. NOTE: This will only remove the bucket. This will not delete the sessions that are in the bucket from your schedule.
How to assign a session to a bucket.
You can add a session to a bucket from various places in Therabill. Many places where you see a session listed, there will also be a corresponding bucket icon . If you click that bucket icon, you will be presented with the form shown to the right. Here you have the option to either add the session to an existing bucket, or create a new bucket to add the session to.
Creating a new bucket to add the session to
Simply enter a bucket name into the Name text box at the top of the form under the heading Add to New Bucket and then click the Create button. This will create a new bucket with the name you entered and add that session to that newly created bucket. NOTE: You can add a description to the bucket by clicking Schedule in the top navigation bar of Therabill and then clicking Buckets in the sub-navigation bar of Therabill.
Add session to existing bucket
If you already have buckets created, then you will see a list of those buckets under the heading Or add to existing bucket. Simply click on the bucket that you would like to add the session to.
Viewing / Editing the contents of a bucket.
You can open up a bucket from either the dashboard or from the buckets page.
Opening a bucket from the buckets page
Click Schedule in the top navigation bar and then click Buckets in the sub-navigation bar. You will now see all of your session buckets that you have created. Each session bucket will have a numeric link associated with it (under the heading Sessions). The number displayed is the number of sessions that are currently in that bucket. Click the number to open up the bucket.
Opening a bucket from your dashboard
Whenever you have non-empty buckets (buckets that have at least one session inside them) then you will see the Session Buckets module displayed on the left hand column of your dashboard (see image to the right). The session buckets module on your dashboard will only be there if you have at least one non-empty bucket. The buckets module will display all buckets that are non-empty. Click on a bucket within the list to open up that bucket.
The View Bucket Form
The view bucket form is shown in the image to the right. The name of the bucket and the description that you gave the bucket will be displayed to you. A list of sessions in the bucket are also displayed. Each session in the list will have the following icons associated with it.
- View session folder - Click this icon to open up the session folder (will open in a new window).
- Delete from bucket - Click this icon to remove the session from the bucket (this will NOT delete the session from your schedule).