Course Planner Overview

The Course Planner lets you make a plan for your course directly integrated within the platform. In the Course Planner, you’ll see your projects in a timeline view specific to your instructional blocks and your school’s calendar. You’ll also see how those projects hit on Summit Learning’s curriculum guidance and coverage of standards and skills. As a result, the Course Planner can help simplify the course planning process so that you can easily make the most informed plans for your course and students.

Course plans made with the Course Planner can be created and edited by teachers with the Curriculum Author role. Once plans are set, they’re visible to all teachers (regardless of their role) in the site.

In this article, you'll find: 

If you have other questions about the Course Planner, check out the Course Planner FAQ. 


How do I get to the Course Planner? 

  1. Click Curriculum from the left menu 
  2. Select Courses
  3. Click any course from the course grid
  4. Click Start planning from the pop-up or Planner card on the top right side of the page
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How do I create a Course Plan? 

  1. On the first page of the Planner, enter how often your course meets 
  2. Click Next
  3. Once on the Planner page, click the project on the left to drag projects from the available projects column to the planned projects column 
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    As you select projects/ units to teach, you'll see the page begin to show: an estimated timeline, coverage of Cognitive Skills or Math Concepts, and Standards coverage
  4. Continue to drag and drop projects into the Planned projects column until you’ve reached your desired coverage of instructional blocks, skills, and standards
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  5. Click Save Plan 

How do I edit a Course Plan?

  1. Go to your course 
  2. Click View Course Planner on the right 
  3. Click Edit Plan on the top right
  4. Enter a new time that your course meets or skip this part and click Next 
  5. Make changes to your plan 
  6. Click Save Plan

How do I adjust instructional blocks to my project/unit? 

  1. Once on the edit Course Planner page, hover over the project for which you want to add instructional blocks 
  2. Click the three dots 
  3. Click Adjust instructional blocks
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  4. Enter the number of instructional blocks 
  5. Click Save 
  6. Click Save changes on the top of the plan to save changes 

How do I add a project/unit to my Course Plan? 

From the Course Planner: 

  1. From the Course Planner next to the Available projects column, click + Add project
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  2. Search for the project in the search bar
  3. Select the project you'd like to add 
  4. Click Add 
  5. The project will appear at the bottom of the Available projects list
  6. Click Save plan

From the Course page: 

  1. From the Course Overview page, click Edit Course on the top right
  2. Click Add Project from the project column 
  3. Select the project you'd like to add 
  4. Click Add 
  5. The project will appear at the bottom of the projects list 
  6. Click Finish Editing

How do I delete a project/unit from my Course Plan?

Please be aware that deleting a project from a course plan permanently deletes the project from the course. If you want to keep the project in the course but instead remove it from your plan, we recommend moving the planned project back into the Available project column. 

To delete a project from the plan and course:

  1. Once on the edit Course Planner page, hover over the project for which you want to add instructional blocks 
  2. Click the three dots 
  3. Click Delete project
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  4. Click Yes, delete from the popup window
  5. Click Save changes on the top of the plan to save changes

Please be aware that deleting a project/unit from the course will also delete that project from the Course Plan. 

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