In order to enter your Bid Preferences, you need to review the available Bid Lines and determine which ones you want.
Simply click on the checkboxes (on the right-hand side of the data table, see Figure 008025 below) next to the Bid Lines that you prefer, in order, from your Most Wanted bid line to the one you want the Least, *until* you have selected enough bid lines. RosterApps will keep track of how many you need to choose, and will update the count for you as you go along, at the top of the data table. See Figure 008018:
Depending upon how large your Work Group is and what order you are in the bidding process, you may have to select many bid lines. As you go through the various bid lines, those you check will automatically register your choice order, so you do not have to enter numbers. You just have to click on the preference box. See Figure 008025:
When you have completed your selections, click the "Save Changes" button in order to finalize your bid choices. RosterApps will e-mail you the preferences you have selected (typically within a few minutes of your saving your preferences).
Two other buttons are in the in the lower-left corner, "Clear All" and "Fix Numbers"
"Clear All" will clear ALL of your choices from the bid, and you will have to start over. Be very careful before you click on this button.
"Fix Numbers" will update the ordering of your choices, if you deselect the checkbox for one of your choices. This is only helpful for the situation where you have chosen a few bid lines already, and then gone back and removed one of those choices. After you remove the choices you have previously made, you can click on the 'Fix Numbers' button and RosterApps will re-number your choices as though you had not chosen the ones you have removed. Be certain to check your preferences after you use this button to make sure things are ordered the way you want.
You may return to your Bidding page and make changes to your bid line preferences at any point up until the bidding window closes. RosterApps should email you with your updated list of preferred shifts, in order of your choosing. Double-check this email when you receive it to make sure everything looks good.
After everyone in your Work Group has finished entering their bids (or the bidding window closes), your Admin will close the bid and award the assignments and RosterApps will notify you by email when you receive your assignment.