Online Record Book

Update – September 18, 2017

In August and September of 2017, the Next Generation of the Online Record Book was launched around the world.  Although thoroughly tested during the draft stages, there have been many significant issues discovered since the launch. We sincerely apologies for any inconvenience this has caused to yourself – be it Award Participant, Award Leader, Award Unit or Parent.

Our parent organization, The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation (located in London, England) have been working non-stop to resolve the issues and to ensure the Next Generation of the Online Record Book reaches its amazing potential.

What is the Online Record Book?

The International Online Record Book (ORB) is an online record book program of participants to track their all their Award activities at the Bronze, Silver, and Gold level.  Once the sections and the Award level are complete, you can submit your Award for review by the Award Leader and the Division Office, all online. This means that it’s accessible via the internet, anywhere and at any time, and the ORB clearly shows your progress through the different sections of your Award. Attachments can be uploaded to the ORB and filed with your Award electronically, and you can print out a summary of your Award for a paper record at any time. 

Currently, 8 Divisions are active on the ORB. They are:

  • Manitoba 
  • New Brunswick
  • Newfoundland & Labrador
  • Nova Scotia
  • Ontario
  • Prince Edward Island
  • Québec
  • Saskatchewan

THE NEXT GENERATION OF THE ONLINE RECORD BOOK

Your new Online Record Book (ORB) is about to be faster, simpler and more accessible than ever before! Is filling out your Record Book the bane of your Duke of Ed existence? Well, worry no more – The Duke has an App for that!

You don’t go anywhere without your phone, so you shouldn’t have to go anywhere without your Record Book while working toward your Award. The Duke of Ed is proud to announce the next generation of your Online Record Book is​ now live! Your new Online Record Book (aka ORB) is faster, simpler and more accessible than ever before!

The ORB is an online system designed to help you as your navigate your way through your Award journey. It walks you through setting up activities, recording your efforts, uploading evidence and submitting Assessor reports. You can also track your progress while logging in those hours, making the most of your Duke of Ed time.

Need a little assistance? The next gen ORB allows you to easily contact your Award Leader with any questions and concerns, as they monitor your progress behind the scenes.

To download the App on Android devices, navigate to the Play Store and search for "ORB Leader & ORB Participant."
To download the App on iOS devices, navigate to the App Store and search for "ORB Leader & ORB Participant."

Please note you must have a valid login to new ORB system in order to use the Apps.

BELOW ARE SOME RESOURCES TO GET YOU STARTED:

For Award Leaders:

For Participants:

Training Modules:

Frequently Asked Questions for Award Leaders and Participants:

Helpful Tips If You Are Doing The Award Online

When you go to www.onlinerecordbook.org​:

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  • If you are an Independent Participant, please register as an Independent Participant under the appropriate Division. Please check the Award Unit’s address to verify it is the correct Independent Award Unit.
  1. If you do not see your Award Unit listed as an option, please contact the local Award Office. Please only register as an Independent participant if you have been told to do so, otherwise you should be registered under the appropriate group/unit.

  2. Please ensure you provide us with an email address you use and have access to frequently. If you do not receive your password in 1-2 days, please contact your group leader or your local Award Authority. Also make sure you check your Junk Inbox as the passwords tend to end up here.  Your username will be your email address. It is recommended that you change your password at the time you login. Passwords must be at least 6 characters long, contain a number and a capital letter, and no symbols. 

  3. Finally, choose your major and select your activities. A Major allows direct entry participants to select one pillar of the Award (Skill, Community Service, or Physical Recreation) which they will undertake for an additional length of time. Please see the Summary of Conditions chart for more explanation. Start logging your activities! Your progress bar will increase as you work on the Award.​

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Updated September 21, 2017

Online Record Book (ORB)

ORB Terms & Conditions