Add Curriculum from the Library
PATH: Campus Instruction > Planner > My Curriculum > Section Header > LibraryA curriculum Library allows teachers to collaborate and share units, lesson plans, and assignments. Search the Library to find and add individual items or full units to your own curriculum plan.
Access to this Library is governed by the 'Library and Other Curriculum' tool right. To appear in the Library, items must have at least one of the following:
Adding an item from the Library is a 3 step process
- Search for an item.
- Select an item from search results to add to your section.
- Enter schedule and scoring alignments.
Searching for an Item
Searching the Curriculum Library
First select what item to search for, either a Unit, Lesson Plan, or Assignment. This article focuses on adding Units and associated lesson plans and assignments (called a curriculum set) from the Library. See the Search the Library for Assignments article for more information about searching for individual assignments.
A simple Keyword Search finds items by any teacher in your district that include all entered search terms. Leave the Search only current section checkbox marked to only view items in sections of the same course. Otherwise, unmark the checkbox to search the entire library for your district.
Advanced Search options allow you to narrow your search results based on various features such as author, duration, and metadata.
Advanced Search Options
|Author||The user who created the original item.|
|Estimated Duration||The amount of time required to complete the item. Search for a range by entering a Minimum and Maximum. For units and lesson plans, you have the option to search for duration by classroom days or by minutes|
|Grade Level(s)||The grade levels for whom the item is designed. Entered in the metadata section at the end of an item.|
|Depth of Knowledge||The complexity of thinking required by the assignment. Entered in the metadata section at the end of assignment only.|
|Standard(s)||The standards covered by the item. Assignments are not necessarily aligned to these standards for scoring. Rather, these standards are selected in the metadata section at the end of an item. Units inherit the standards of their children entered in the metadata or scoring alignments.|
|Tag(s)||The keyword tags that describe the item.|
|Contains File Attachment||Items that have a file attached, such as a worksheet.|
Search results are automatically sorted by Usage, with additional options to sort by Depth of Knowledge, Duration, Modified Date, and Name.
The name of an item is a hyperlink to a summary. Below the name appear details, such as metadata, the author, date created, duration, usage, and attachments.
Filters display to the right of search results. Filter results by selecting specific grade levels, depth of knowledge, number of times used, and types of resources.
Library Search Results
Adding an Item to your Section
To add an item, click its name in the search results to open the summary. This summary includes all of the details based on the item. Assignments do not include scoring alignments, which you will have to set up yourself so that they fit in with your section and categories.
The Outline, accessed using the blue button on the right, shows the other items linked to the one you're viewing, such as lesson plans and assignments within a unit. View summaries for other items by clicking them in the Outline. Return to the unit before clicking Add to Section.
These summaries also include a list of Uses and Version History. The uses list describes each time that a teacher has included this item in a section. The version history lists the various versions of the item that exist. The master version (M) is owned by the original author. If a teacher has added this item to their section and then modified it, those modifications are saved as a new version while the original version is maintained. The version that you are currently viewing is noted at the top right corner of the summary.
Click Add to Section to add the master version, or click the plus next to another version of the item to add that one.
If the curriculum set includes any file attachments, a pop up requests verification that you are licensed to use the attached content. Click Continue to move on.
Step 1: Choose Items
Step 1 lists all items included in the item you selected, such as lesson plans and assignments within a unit. From here, deselect which items you don't want to schedule into your section. Unmarking a parent item unmarks all children.
Unmarked items are still added with the curriculum set, but are not scheduled into the selected section(s). Items can then be schedule as needed by selecting the item from the bottom of the Outline and selecting a section in Schedule Placement.
Click Next to continue.
Items to Add to Section
Step 2: Select Section(s) and Schedule the Item
When adding an item to a section, you must first indicate which sections should include it. If you teach multiple sections of the same course, you can add the item to multiple sections at a time.
The Portal checkbox only applies to any assignments in the curriculum set. If you're adding the curriculum set to a current section, unmark the Portal checkbox for now if you plan to modify any assignments prior to making them available to students on the Portal and Campus Student.
On this screen, you can also modify the Assigned and Due dates to fit your section.
These date apply to the entire set. You'll be able to modify the dates for individual items at a later time in this process.
Scheduling the Assignment
Step 3: Scoring Setup
If the curriculum set has any assignments, you next set up the scoring alignments for any assignment(s) that you're adding. When adding a unit to a section that has multiple assignments, you have two options:
- Set assignment grading as a group - use this option to set the same scoring alignment for all assignments. Individual alignments can be updated when you're finished with this process.
- Set assignment grading individually - use this option to view each assignment in the unit individually and select scoring alignments one by one.
Select a Category to align the assignments to. Leave the Include in Grade Calculation checkbox marked if the assignments will be scored, or unmark it if the assignments are unscored activities. Alternately, unmark this checkbox if you want to save time and set up scoring individually later.
To align assignments, select a Standard and/or Grading Task, Scoring Type, and enter Points, Marks, or Rubrics information, just like you would when creating a new assignment.
Setting Up Scoring Preferences for Assignments
Click Save to finish adding the item(s) to your section. It now displays in your Planner on the scheduled date and is available in the Grade Book if aligned there.
Step 4: Curriculum Dates
After saving the curriculum set, you have the option of modifying dates for each section you've added it to. By default, all items in the set have the Start Date entered in Step 2, with an End Date that reflects the duration of the original item. Modify dates to fit your section's needs.
Navigate between sections (if adding to multiple) by clicking the tabs at the top of the window. If you're adding the curriculum set to multiple sections, click the button to Copy dates to other section once you've finished modifying dates to copy the entered dates to all sections shown at the top of the window.
Leave the Sync Dates checkbox marked to keep items linked as you make updates. For example, updating the dates of a lesson plan will also update any child assignments if this option is selected.
Setting Dates for Items in a Curriculum Set
Click Save to finish and view the curriculum set in your Planner.