Choose Your Assignments

Who can do this with default capabilities?

District Level Administrators, District Staff, School Level Administrators, School Staff, Teachers

Finding resources is a three-stage process—this page is for the second stage:

  1. Selecting skills to practice
  2. Choosing assignments
  3. Reviewing assignments

  1. At the top of the page, you'll see the learning objectives (skills) that you selected . If you want to concentrate on resources for one skill at a time, make sure only that skill is checked. You can change which skills are checked as you add resources. If you chose more than three skills, use the scroll bar to see the rest of the skills.

    Note: Some skills may have subskills—there will be an arrow to the left of them . Select the arrow to expand the list of subskills.

  2. Resources that are related to the checked skills are already listed on the page. The colored sections on the bottom of a resource show you which of the skills it relates to. In the example below, the colors show you that the resource is for the second skill. (A resource that relates to more than one skill will show multiple colors.)

    1. Select Filter and Explore Results . The available filters will open as shown below.

    2. Check the filters that you want to use. You can choose multiple filters from the list—the list of resources will automatically update based on the filters you choose. Remove the check mark from a filter to stop using it.

    3. After you select filters, the list will only include resources that match the criteria you chose. The number of filters you have chosen will be shown under the drop-down list . You can remove filters individually (as described above) or by selecting Clear Filters .

    4. Use the Sort By drop-down list to sort results by relevance to your search or by title.

    1. Enter keywords in the search field and select the .

    2. The list of resources will refresh, showing only the ones that match your keywords. To restore the original list, delete your keywords from the search field and select the again.
  3. Each listing shows the type of resource , the colors indicating which of the listed skills it relates to , the name of the resource , its source , the total number of skills it relates to , the grade it is targeted to , and a description .

    1. Select the next to the number of skills to open a pop-up window where all of the skills related to the resource are listed .

    2. Once you can see the list of skills, you can select View Details in the lower-left corner of the pop-up window to see detailed information about those skills.

    3. You will see the details for the first skill in the list. To see another skill, select the arrow in the upper-right corner of the Skill Details and Standards window , then choose a skill from the drop-down list. When you're done viewing skill information, select Close .

  4. To preview a resource, select Preview below it . The resource will open in a new tab. (Note: Some third-party providers require teachers and/or students to have an account with them before they can preview their resources.)

    If you are the creator of a resource, there will be an Edit link next to the Preview link. Select Edit to make changes to the resource.

  5. To use a resource, select Add to Plan .

    If you are planning for more than one group, you will be asked to choose the groups that want to use the resource. Check the groups and select OK .

    The link will change to " Added to Plan" with a Remove link below it ; select Remove to remove the resource.

  6. As you add resources, the table at the top of the page will update, showing how many you have added and the number that cover each skill .

    To see or change the groups that have assignments for a skill, select the on the right (the will change to after you select it). In the example below, there are three groups, and the lists show you which resources you have given to each group and which you have given to all groups (those given to all groups will be in the list for each group and the All Groups list ). Note that you are only viewing resources for the skill that you have selected.

    You can remove an assignment by selecting the on the right . If you delete an assignment from the All Groups list, it will be removed from each of the groups.

  7. After you have chosen the resources that you want to include, select Continue at the bottom of the page. To go back to the prior step without saving your work, select Back .

  8. After you click Continue, you'll go to the Review Assignments page, where you can arrange resources across the dates in a calendar.