This guide will give you a general overview of the sidebar features in your OnCourse Lesson Planner. For more information about each of these areas please visit the learning center.
1. Can I create my own unit plans?
Within the planner you have the ability to create unit plans. You
can create and save your own template specifically for unit plans. These unit plans can then be easily linked to your daily lesson plan.
To link a completed unit plan:
1. Open the daily lesson plan block
2. Click on Attach Unit Plans
3. Select the unit to attach, an blue book icon will appear
2. What is Scope/Sequence?
Every teacher can quickly run a report of the scope and
sequence of standards linked to lesson plans. This feature
allows you to select your date range, standards, and class.
Then, you can run the report, export and/or print the scope the
3. Where do I view comments on my lesson plans?
The comments section allows you to view all current and
archived comments. Comments in bold, with a red flashing star
have not been read. Once the comments is read you can leave
it in the New Comments tab, by clicking close or archive the
comment. All archived comments are held in the Archived
4. How do I find an old lesson plan?
Search Plans allows you to search all of your current and
archived lesson plans. Simply type in the search text, click
search and scan the list of plans. Once you find the plans you
are looking for, click on the plans to open the entire week in a
tab. You then have the ability to copy and paste the plans as
needed for current use.
5. Can I share plans with my colleagues, or other
Sharing allows you to choose with whom you would like to share
your plans. You can also view users who have shared their plans
1. Click on Add Staff Members, Select the appropriate school, Click Search
2. Select the colleagues with whom to share, Click Add
You can also share plans with any OnCourse users via your
OnCourse Id. The Id # can be found by clicking on the blue
circle with the question mark in the first column. Add the other
users Id # to the ID# area and click the plus sign.
*To remove a user you have shared plans with or one who has
shared with you simply click the name of the user, and click on
6. What is Class Maintenance?
This section will appear if your district/school is utilizing the
class linking feature. Class Linking allows a teacher to link a
specific lesson plan block to the associated class or classes.
7. How do I access documents that have been added to the Curriculum Portal?
The Curriculum Portal stores district documents, units, and
discussions. From this area you can search and view documents.
To link documents to your lesson plan you need to be in the
lesson plan block. See the video below for a quick overview of
8. Can I create my own template?
You can create your own template or load and modify a
distributed template. Within the templates folder you will
access your templates for creation or modification. This is not
the area to create your actual lesson plan, you will only work on
your template from this area.
Creating Your Lesson Plan Template will give you a quick
overview of how to build your template. There are additional
documents located in the Learning Center.
9. Will I be able to access plans from previous
Your OnCourse lesson plans are automatically archived by year,
month, and week. These lesson plans will be available for the
lifetime of your OnCourse account.