Using Project Plans

The Plans tab allows you to work from agendas (either from the Base Curriculum or your own) to help with project pacing and planning. Each project is broken down into Days, which contain their own agenda items.

To access the Plans tab, open a project and click on Plans, located next to the Overview tab.


This article will cover how to pace and plan your projects using the Plans tab: 

Types of Plans and how to share them

The first time you open a project and view the Plans, you will be viewing the Shared Teacher Plans that everyone from your school sees. Any edits you make to the Shared Teacher Plans will be made for all teachers who teach this project.

If you would like to make edits to the Plans without affecting other teachers, you will need to make your own copy of the Plans using the dropdown in the upper right. This creates a personal copy of the project agenda called My Plans.


You can choose to create My Plans in two ways:

  1. Create My Plans from Shared Plans makes an exact copy of the agenda items from the Shared Teacher Plans, allowing you to make custom edits to the already existing materials.
  2. Create My Plans from scratch will give you a completely blank set of Plans, allowing you to create your days, agenda items, and resources as you see fit. 

To make Plans visible to students, you must first make your own copy of the Plans.

How do I make my Plans visible to students?

Once you have created My Plans, select the Shared with Students checkbox at the top of each Day you would like to share.


Note: Sharing Plans with students does not allow students to view each description within an agenda item. You can add student-facing notes to Student Notes at the bottom of the Plans. 

How Do I edit Plans?

To add a Day:

  1. Click Organize/Add below the list of Days on the left
  2. Select Add Day
  3. (Optional) Title each Day. They will be titled Day 1, Day 2, etc. by default

To rearrange or remove Days:

  1. Click Organize/Add below the list of Days on the left
  2. To organize Days into a different order, click and hold the six dots ⋮⋮ to the right of the Day you'd like to move and drag the Day to its new place
  3. To remove a Day, click the ✕ to the right of the Day you'd like to delete

    Note: You cannot undo deleting a Day of the Plans.

To add an agenda item:


  1. Scroll down to find Add Agenda Item
  2. Title the agenda
  3. Add a description
  4. Designate how many minutes students should spend on this item
  5. Select a project component (Checkpoint, Final Product) to focus on
  6. Toggle whether students should collaborate on the activity
  7. Select whether students or teachers will lead the activity

To edit an agenda item:

  1. To the right of the agenda item, click Edit
  2. To delete the agenda, click Delete in the lower left

To add student-facing or teacher-facing notes:


  1. Click Edit next to the section you want
  2. Type the notes then Save

Note: When viewing or editing as another teacher, you can view the other teacher’s My Plans but cannot edit or copy.

How do I assign resources and activities to students from the Plans tab?

Teachers can tag activities and resources for specific groups of students created in the Learners tab. These scaffolds or challenges can then be assigned specifically to these groups of students directly from the Plans tab.

Note that resource tags can only be added by Curriculum Authors. 

To tag an activity or resource for a specific group:


  1. Click Edit Project
  2. Select Activities and Resources from the left menu
  3. Click on the title of the Activity or Resource
  4. Click Add a Tag under Who Gets This Activity/Resource?
  5. Select your tag and Close

Assign an activity or resource to specific students or groups of students by following the steps in this article.

How do I update My Plans?

After you've created My Plans, if changes are made to the Shared Teacher Plans that you'd like reflected in your Plans, you can replace your Plans with the Shared Plans. 

Important Note: Replacing My Plans with the Shared Teacher Plans will replace your personal copy and any changes you've made to your personal Plans will not be saved.

  1. On the Plans tab, click on the dropdown menu in the upper right that says My Plans
  2. In the menu that appears, select Replace My Plans with Shared Plans



If you have personal Plans from a previous copy of the project, you will see an additional option to Re-use My Plans. This will copy over your previous personal Plans to the current project.


Note that reusing Plans from a previous project will replace your current personal Plans, and any changes you've made to your personal Plans prior to reusing your previous Plans will not be saved.

What do the icons in the project Plans mean? 


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