For users on the Team and Professional package, users can utilize a feature known as Sharing Automations. This feature allows users to automatically generate assignments and automatically share those assignments with graders.

This article will walk through how to use the "Send Agent QA Assignments" automation to automatically assign tickets to grade.  


Locating Grading Assignment Automations

All MaestroQA Admins will have access to Automations. MaestroQA Graders and Managers need to be granted access to this feature by their MaestroQA Admin.

1. Click on Settings

2. Click on Sharing Automations

3. This will bring you to the Sharing Automations page where you can click on "Create New Automation" to bring up a dropdown of the automations you can make.

4. For this case, we are going to be making an automation to send grading assignments to graders. So we will select "Send Agent QA Assignments"


Creating Your Automation

Step 1) Name Your Automation 

Provide your automation with a name! 

Assignments created by the automation will use the name as the automation name, so be sure to make it unique!

Step 2) Pre-selecting a rubric

To make the grading process easier, pre-select what rubric is associated with the assignments.

By selecting a rubric here, when a grader opens up their grading assignment, all the fields will be automatically selected, and they can get straight to grading.

Step 3) Creating Your Ticket Filters

Here you can build out what type of Tickets you would like the automation to assign to your graders.

Typical filters that we see customers use include filtering tickets based on their tags, the Zendesk ticket Status, or other fields. Below is an example:

A quick tip, always test your ticket filters on the Tickets page before running your automation! 

Step 4) Assign Tickets to Graders

In this section, you determine how many tickets your graders should receive. All types of Assignment Type options, whether Manual or Random, will always randomly choose tickets that match the filter you created. 

The primary difference between Manual and Random assignment is that:

  • Manual assignment allows you to choose which agents' tickets are assigned to which grader

  • Random assignment allows agents' tickets to be randomly distributed across graders selected

Step 5) Establish Automation Frequency

In this section, users can establish how frequently you want the automation to run. All time fields here are based off of the time zone configured for the account

Note: Timezone can be configured in Settings > Other Settings. Updating the Timezone will impact ALL users.

A quick run through, here users can configure: 

  • When the automation should start running
    Ex. Start on Monday at 1AM

  • How frequent the automation runs
    Ex. one time, daily, weekly, monthly

  • Establish when the grading assignments are due 

Note: Automations are configured to look back the rest of the day it is running on, and then the full time span it is look at. As an example:

  • Daily automation scheduled to run at 2AM on February 2nd will look at the past 2 hours of the day + the past 24 hours of the previous day. So in total, the automation covers 26 hours. 

Best Practice: As a general best practice, most customer's set up Weekly Assignment automations that run every Monday morning, distributing tickets for the graders to grade that week.

Step 6) Configuring Notifications

Finally, users can configure how they want Graders to receive their grading assignments. From this page, you can:

  • Choose distribution method Email vs. Slack Note - Slack can be integrated by going to Settings > Integrations.

  • Provide a subject + message for the Email or Slack message that is sent out

  • Setup assignment reminders. These will be sent if a grader has not finished grading their assigned tickets. 

  • Receive a copy of the automation results to keep track of whether automations are running as intended.

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