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Schedule Assignments

Who can do this with default capabilities?

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

Creating a new Lesson Plan is a three-stage process—this page is for the third stage:

  1. Selecting skills to teach
  2. Choosing assignments
  3. Scheduling assignments

If you came to this page by selecting Review for a previously-generated Lesson Plan on the first page, you can view the resources and assessments in the Lesson Plan, but you cannot change them.


  1. When you first arrive on this page, if you chose any assessments in the prior stage, you will see a window where you can review the assessments. (If you want to skip this step, select the in the upper-right corner.)

    The starting date shown is taken from the dates you chose in the first stage of the planning process. By default, the assessments are available for the entire range of dates; if you want an assessment to be available on only some of those dates, enter those dates here.

    You can also select   Preview to preview an assessment, or Delete to remove it from the Lesson Plan.

    Select Done to view the next assessment. When the last assessment is shown, selecting Done will close this window.

  2. The skills you are working with are in the top (calendar) row . If the Lesson Plan is more than five days long, a scrollbar will appear above it so you can move back and forth through the entire range of dates.

    The resources and assessments you have chosen on the Choose Your Assignments page will be arranged in three rows (or "swim lanes"):

    • Student Assignments : These are resources that can be assigned to students in the Lesson Plan. When you generate your Lesson Plan, these resources will be assigned directly to students.
    • Assessments : These are tests that you assign to students in the Lesson Plan. When you generate your Lesson Plan, students will be able to log in and take the test.
    • Teacher Resources : These are resources that you can use to help you teach, but which cannot be assigned to students in the Lesson Plan.

    The number of items in each lane is in parentheses after the lane's name.

  3. Choose the learning objectives (skills) to include on each day. To move a skill to a day (or from one day to another), select the dots on the left side of the skill and drag it left or right to the day when you plan to teach the skill. Note: When you move skills, any resources and assessments associated with the skills will also move.

    You can also expand a skill so that it spans more than one day. To do this, select the arrow on the right side of the skill and drag it to expand the skill width to span the days you prefer.

    To hide the skills, select the above the calendar dates .

    Note: If your school's days off have been added in Renaissance Place, you will see them marked "Day Off." (Days off are not shown if you selected students from multiple schools.)

    In the lists of resources and assessments, notice that the colors match the skill colors from the Choose Your Assignments page. This will help you quickly identify the skill that each item relates to.

  4. Use the links on the right to add more assessments or resources . (This will take you back to the Choose Your Assignments page.)

  5. If you want to delete a resource or assessment, select it. Then, in the pop-up window that opens, select Delete .

  6. To hide a list of resources or assessments, select the to the left of the list's name (it will change from to after you select it).

  7. If you want to print the Lesson Plan, select Print or Create PDF (or just ) at the bottom of the page . This creates a printable PDF version of the Lesson Plan as it appears on the screen and downloads it to your computer.

  8. When you have finished assigning skills, resources, and assessments to days, you're ready to generate your Lesson Plan. Generating does two things:

    You cannot make any changes to the Lesson Plan once you generate it, but you can review the skills, resources, and assessments that you have included in the plan.

    Select Create Assignments at the bottom of the page . (If you're not ready to generate the Lesson Plan yet, but you want to leave the page, select Back to return to the prior stage.)

  9. In the Create Assignments pop-up window, a message will remind you about what happens when you generate a Lesson Plan . Enter a name for the Lesson Plan in the Plan Name field .

    To continue, select Continue . Since you cannot change a Lesson Plan once you generate it, do not generate it until you're sure you're ready; you can select Cancel if necessary.

  10. After you generate the Lesson Plan, a message will confirm that you have created the Lesson Plan. Select OK .

    You will go back to the Select Skills to Teach page, and your new Lesson Plan will be added to the list at the bottom of that page (unless the Lesson Plan you generated is for multiple classes/groups—in that case, the list of Lesson Plans will not be shown).