Would you like to create your own curriculum from the entire MathsOnline lesson list?
MathsOnline developed the Curriculum Designer to allow teachers to create their own courses from the complete MathsOnline suite of lessons. Design a curriculum from scratch or modify an existing Maths Online course. When the students log in, they’ll see the lesson menu restructured to reflect the curriculum you designed.
Some typical scenarios where you may wish to design your own curriculum:
The default curriculum provided covers topics that were either previously covered or won't be covered until a future year. That is, your school teaches the curriculum in a different order than the default curriculum presented by MathsOnline. Simply modify our curriculum to suit your school.
You work with students with special needs, and who require an individualised curriculum.
You have students that need to do remedial work from a previous year, but you do not wish to hold them back a level in the programme. Instead, include lessons from previous years under the banner of the year they are currently in.
You want to include more advanced topics from next year's course for your extension students.
You are a teacher at an MET, TAFE, Trade School or other educational institution that utilises some but not all the MathsOnline curriculum in the teaching of its courses. Instead of directing students here and there within the default MathsOnline curriculum, with the Curriculum Designer you are able to create a bespoke curriculum that contains only the lessons your students need, and in the order they will be studied.
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Step 1: Download the spreadsheet template (see the 'Supporting Downloads' section at top of page)
Step 2: Populate the spreadsheet with the full list of teachers and students who will be using MathsOnline this year.
Step 3: Email the completed spreadsheet to . MathsOnline staff will process this spreadsheet, overwriting all existing accounts in the process, and return new logins and passwords for all students and teachers.
Step 4: Distribute the new logins and passwords to your students and fellow teachers.
Manually roll over existing students, teachers and classes
Whoever makes these changes will need to be a ‘full administrator’. Only full administrators can administer all students, teachers and classes (N.B. more than one teacher can be a full administrator).
For a school with around 1,000 students, this process may take approximately 1-2 hours.
Step 2: If you have new teachers at the school, you will need to create accounts for them first. Go to the All Teachers menu and click the ‘Add Teacher’ button.
Step 3: For new year groups at your school, it may be easier for you to download and populate a new student list spreadsheet (link at top of page), and return it to us to process. If the number of new students is small, you can add the students yourself.
Step 4: Navigate to the All Classes menu, and change all of your existing class names to include 2016 in its title by pressing the ‘Append 2016 to Class Names’ button. We do this because chances are you will have a 7M1 or similar in every year and you don’t want to mix up these class rolls later. It also makes subsequent steps in this process a whole lot quicker and easier.
Step 5: Create new class names and assign teachers to them.
Step 6: If you have classes that stay (or mostly stay) together from one year to the next, all you need to do is change the class name. For example, change 7M1-2016 to 8M1. Do this in the All Classes menu by selecting the class and pressing the ‘Edit’ button.
Step 7: Delete any student who has left the school from that class, and then add any student that is new to the school.
Step 8: Navigate to the All Students menu. Each student still in a class with -2016 in its title will need to have their class changed. Select the student, press ‘Edit’ and choose the new class from the list. This is by far the most tedious step, but if you did step 5 above accurately, it is simple as they are much more visible.