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Getting Your School Off the Ground – Curriculum

Once you’ve taken care of your school’s basic setup, it’s time to focus on the curriculum. a.school uses a flexible system of Course Groups, Courses, Lessons, and Activities to help each user configure their lesson plan and course offerings precisely to how they wish to teach. Below we’ll take a look at how to establish this system and get your classes up and running.

Creating a Course Group

Course Groups are broad categories used to organize Courses and, by extension, Classes. You can create a course group by navigating to Manage > Course Groups, and clicking on the plus icon in the upper right corner.

You can read more about course groups here.

Creating a Course

Courses are modules that can be populated with educational content in the form of lessons and activities. Courses can be included in one or multiple course groups. You can create a course by navigating to Manage > Courses, and clicking on the plus icon in the upper right corner.

You can read more about courses here

Creating a Class

Classes are created from the class management page. Here you can set educational content, determine fees, assign instructors, post entries, enroll students, and schedule dates.

You can create a class by navigating to Manage > Classes, clicking on the plus icon in the upper right corner, and then selecting “Add Class”.

You can also schedule classes from established courses.

You can read more about classes here

Creating a Lesson

A Lesson is a group of activities that forms part of a course or class. You can create a lesson by heading to Manage > Lessons, then clicking on the plus icon in the upper right corner.

You can read more about lessons here.

Creating an Activity

Activities are tasks to be completed by a student and exist with a lesson. You can add an activity to a lesson by selecting the lesson in question and clicking “Add Activity.”

You can read more about activities here.

Creating a Class Entry

Class entries allow instructors to post material in their classes that students, guardians, and teachers can then comment on and interact with. There are two types of class entries. Text entries consist of a simple written message, and gallery entries allow the teacher to create a post that features a gallery slideshow.

You can create a class entry within a specific class by clicking on “Add Entry.”

You can read more about class entries here



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