Copying and Creating Courses

You can create courses for your curriculum by copying courses originally created by Summit Learning, or by creating new courses (ex: electives, or other types of special courses). Summit Learning has partnered with the Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning and Equity (SCALE) to ensure that Projects reach the gold standard for Project-based learning and performance assessments. We encourage you to rely on this resource to minimize the number of curricula that you need to create from scratch. Keep in mind that you can always add your own focus areas and projects to your copied course.

In this article, you'll find instructions on how to:

Copy a course into the 2021-2022 year

  1. Click on a course from your list of courses or from the Curriculum page
  2. Click Copy Course in the upper right
  3. Choose the 2020-2021 school year for the copied course, then click Copy

Copy a course from Base Curriculum

  1. Click on the Curriculum section from the menu on the left, then click on Courses.
  2. Confirm the school year in the upper right corner.
  3. Change the dropdown from your school's name to Base Curriculum, then click into the course you'd like to copy.
  4. Click Copy Course.
  5. Choose the school year for the copied course, then click Copy. Keep in mind that copying a course may take several minutes, but you'll receive a notification when the course has finished copying. The copied course should now appear under your school's Library.

Create a new course

  1. Click on the Curriculum section from the menu on the left, then click on Courses.
  2. Confirm the school year in the upper right corner.
  3. Click Add Course in the upper right corner.
  4. Enter the name of the course, and select the subject, grade level, and school year. To share your curriculum with colleagues from other schools and districts, check the box next to Allow teachers from other schools and districts to use this course.
  5. Click Add Course.
  6. Add Projects or Math Units and Focus Areas to the course.

Copy a course from another school

As long as Curriculum Sharing is enabled, schools can view and copy the curriculum from other schools into their own platform. To do this, the school that owns the curriculum should first make sure Curriculum sharing is enabled.

To enable curriculum sharing in a course:

  1. Go to the course and click Edit Course 
  2. Click Settings on the top right
  3. Check the Curriculum sharing box 

Once the course has sharing enabled, you can send the course URL to anyone at another site. For example

The teacher from the other site can go to that course where they will see a Copy Course button on the top of the page. This will copy the entire Course, including all Projects/Math Units and Focus Areas, into their site.

If the teacher at the other site wants to copy a Project or Math Unit only, they can click into the Project or Math Unit from the Course to see the Copy Project button. They can then choose which Course in their site to copy the Project into. 

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