How do I edit projects?

Once you've created a project, you can edit the project and add a final product, checkpoints, activities and resources. From the project page, click Edit Project to make changes to the following sections:

Project Info

  • Courses: Enter the name of the course you’d like the project to belong to, then click the name of the course. You can add multiple courses.
  • Type the Essential Question, the Enduring Understanding, and the Description of the project.
  • Decide whether you would like the project to be supplementary by checking the Supplementary Project checkbox.

Final Product

  • Click Add Final Product. Type the title and a description of the final product you will assess at the end of the project. You should attach a default template file for the Final Product. When assigned to students, each student will received their own editable copy of this template and submit the project via the Summit Learning Platform. You can attach a blank Google document or copy an existing Google document from your Google Drive. Click Save.
  • Type and click on the Cognitive Skills or Math Concepts you’d like to add to the rubric. You can add multiple skills or concepts. Preview your rubric by clicking View Rubric.
  • Note that math concept units with time-constrained final products will initially be assigned to students as blank Google document files. When students are ready to complete the final product, they will be assigned an activity with a copy of the actual final product. Students should submit their work on the original blank Google document in the time given.


  • Checkpoints: Click Add Checkpoint. Type the title and any relevant details for the work you want students to get feedback on before completing the final product. You can attach a blank Google document or copy an existing Google document from your Google Drive. Additionally, you can check the boxes next to any of the relevant Cognitive Skills or Math Concepts you added to the Final Product for this particular checkpoint. Click Save.
  • Activities and Resources: You can add both Activities or Resources that will help students complete the project. Click Add Activity or Add Resource. Type the title and any relevant details for your activities and resources. You can attach a blank Google document or copy an existing Google document from your Google Drive. For resources, you can also include URLs to websites or videos.
  • Read this article for more details on what a checkpoint, activity, or resource are and how they form a project plan.

Focus Areas

  • In order to add focus areas to the project, you must first add the project to a course.
  • If the project already belongs to a course, you’ll see the focus areas for that course. Check the boxes next to the focus areas that are relevant to the project.

Teaching Materials

  • Supplies: Type the list of supplies needed to complete the project. Most relevant for Science projects, but may be needed for other projects.
  • Backwards Plan: Click Add to upload your own Backwards Plan for the project from your Google Drive. The Backwards Plan should outline the project plan, starting with the objectives and working backwards. 
  • Sample Project Calendar: Click Add to upload your own Sample Project Calendar for the project from your Google Drive. The Sample Project Calendar should provide a typical timeline for the project. 
  • Additional Resources: Click Add to upload a link to a Google Drive folder, and ensure that the permission settings allow anyone at your school site to view the folder and the contents within it. Any resources that you would like to add should go into that folder. We suggest using this feature to house all of your daily lesson plans, resources, and scaffolds as you work through the project.

When you’re finished editing the project, click Save and Close to exit.

Keep in mind that the project will save automatically while you are editing each section. You can see what time the project was last saved in the bottom-left corner.

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