School Loop Groups are about collaboration and sharing, but Curriculum Groups are specifically about the creation and sharing of curricular content. Group members can create units, lessons and assignments that teachers can copy and publish for their students. Curriculum groups do, of course, have all the standard features of groups: shared lockers, calendar and discussions.
Creating a Curriculum Group
Simply choose "Curriculum" for the Group Type option when creating a group. For more help with creating groups, see our groups overview page.
Log in to your School Loop account - click Groups at the top right part of your page.
Group Page Layout
Unlike Standard Groups, Curriculum Groups use a tabbed layout. The tabs divide the group into three sections: Curriculum (the default view), Locker and Group Tools.
A map of all the documents created by the group sits on the left side of the page. Document types include Units, Lessons and Assignments and may be nested by dragging and dropping - Units contain Lessons which contain Assignments. Above the document map, you will find an orange button that allows you to create any of the three document types or import content from another Curriculum Group. To edit an existing document, click the name of the document in the map.
The rest of the Curriculum page is devoted to creating and editing documents. This region is split into two views: Display & Plan. Display is the view that can be shared with students and parents. Plan is for the instructor.
All members may upload resources to the group locker. The resource, in turn, can be shared by creating links in Units, Lessons and Assignments. More information about using School Loop lockers is available on this site.
This section of the group houses group news, the calendar of events, projects, a summary of ongoing discussions and all of the membership tools.