Editors: What is Curriculum Management?
Kiddom’s new Curriculum Management capabilities bring dynamic curriculum personalizations to life across classrooms. Now, educators can collaborate in a PLC-model to personalize and edit curriculum to meet the unique needs of their students and learning communities!
There are two roles for Curriculum Management: Editor (District level or School level) and Teacher. Click here for a brief overview of the different functionalities of the roles. If you’re wanting to learn more about Curriculum Management with a Teacher role, click here.
As an Editor, you can:
- Personalize and publish curriculum versions across the district and/or school
- Personalize curriculum and make it available to teachers at the school when published
- Collaborate on drafts of curriculum with other Editors at the district and/or school
- Have multiple versions of the curriculum
As an Editor, how can I use Curriculum Management to support my district and/or school?
With Curriculum Management, Editors can personalize and publish versions of the curriculum content to share out with teachers at their district and/or school. Please see below for some possible ways to personalize content in order to support your teachers and students:
- Support multilingual learners: change question types to “audio” or “drawing” response, include images and anchor charts, embed audio and video
- Build custom scaffolding: add sentence starters, link graphic organizers, highlight text and key vocabulary, chunk the text
- Personalize to meet student accommodations: add a section for reference materials, modify text (bold, enlarge, highlight), change answer response types, include directions for your school or district’s preferred text-to-speech extension
- Address standards & alignment: tag state standards to assessment questions (in addition to already included Common Core standards), tag standards to activities that do not have pre-existing standards attached, incorporate supplemental standards (SEL, STEAM, etc), add additional questions within content and tag standards
Keep reading to learn more about how to get the most out of Curriculum Management as an Editor!
In this article:
- Settings Overview
- Personalizing and Publishing Content
- Editor Drafts
- Changing a Private version to Public
- Collaborating between Editors
As an Editor, you’ll notice the options listed above an assignment:
Version dropdown menu: This dropdown allows you to switch between versions of content
Assignment Settings: These can be edited when personalizing
Personalize: Click this button to edit content
Eyeball icon: Allows you to preview the activity from a student view before assigning
Version dropdown menu
The categories within the version dropdown menu will be different based on your designated Editor role. Please see below for the possible examples.
District and School Editor and Teacher access:
District Editor and Teacher access:
School Editor and Teacher access:
Clicking the Version dropdown menu will allow you to see all the versions of the content you are viewing. The versions will be organized into the following categories (based on the versions that exist and your designated role):
District: This will include the Original version of the content, as well as any personalized versions that have been published by District Editors.
School: This will include any personalized versions published by School Editors.
Published: If your school does not belong to a district, then this section will include the Original version along with any published versions by School Editors.
School Editor Drafts: This includes your own drafts as well as any drafts made by other School Editors of the content that have not been published yet. All Editors of the same school can view, edit, and publish any School Editor’s draft. A draft version cannot be viewed by teachers until it has been published.
District Editor Drafts: This includes your drafts and any drafts made by other District Editors that have not yet been published. All Editors of the same district can view, personalize, and publish any other District Editor’s draft. A draft version cannot be viewed by teachers nor by users with a School Editor role (without also having a District Editor role).
My Versions: This includes your own private versions of the content that only you can view. If a version is private, then other Editors cannot access or publish it.
Personalizing and Publishing Content
Once you are ready to start personalizing content, click on the “Personalize” button. This will open a window where you will add a label for the version. Next, you will be able to select the sharing and visibility setting. The options shown will vary based on your Editor role:
District and School Editor and Teacher access:
District Editor and Teacher access:
School Editor and Teacher access:
Once these are finalized, click the “confirm” button and a new version of the content will be created for you to begin editing.
Note: The process of editing content hasn’t changed, so it will look and feel the same in any type of version. If you’d like a review of how to edit content within Kiddom, click here.
Once you are finished making edits and want to publish the version for teachers to view/assign, click the “Publish” button in the upper right corner.
You can add any notes to describe the changes that were made. Below that, you’ll also see a checkbox next to “make this version the default”. When checked, it means that this updated version will be the first version that is shown to Teachers and Editors when they view the content. Teachers and Editors can always use the version dropdown menu to view other versions of the content.
Finally, remember to click “publish”. You will see your published version in the Version dropdown menu and can also view other versions of the content, including the Original. The star next to a version means that is the default version that will be shown to Teachers and Editors.
Why is the default version checkbox disabled?
As a School Editor, the default version checkbox could be disabled if a District Editor has already indicated a default version for that content.
Who has the ability to change the default version of content?
If there is no personalized version set as the default, then the Original version will be the default. School and District Editors have the ability to set personalized versions as the default for their school or district. However, there are various ways that the default version can be changed depending on the type of Editor role:
- If the Original version is set as the default, then either a School or District Editor can set a personalized version as the default.
- If a version created by a School Editor is set as the default, then another School Editor at the same school can set a new version as the default. A District Editor can also override this and set a new default version.
- If a version created by a District Editor is set as the default, then only another District Editor from the same district can override this and set a new version as the default. School Editors cannot override a default version set by a District Editor.
- If a personalized default version is deleted or unpublished, then the Original version will become the default.
If you want to set a version as the default after publishing, click the 3-dots next to the “Assign” button and click “set as default”.
You will also be able to unpublish a version or delete a version from here. Unpublishing a version will revert it back to a draft.
As an Editor, you can also create a draft that multiple Editors at your school or district can collaborate on before publishing. To create a draft click “Personalize”, give your draft a name, make sure you’ve selected the School or District option, and click confirm.
A duplicate of the content will then be created for you to edit. Once you’re finished making your edits, you can click Done. Please note this will not publish the content yet. The draft you’ve just created will be located under the “Editor Drafts” section in the Version dropdown menu, where other Editors in your school or district can also access it to make edits.
Who can see Editor drafts?
- School Editors can view, edit, and publish the drafts of other School Editors at the same school. They cannot access District Editor drafts unless they are also designated as a District Editor.
- District Editors can view, edit, and publish the drafts of other District Editors at the same district. They cannot access School Editor drafts unless they are also designated as a School Editor.
Can teachers see drafts made by Editors?
Drafts cannot be seen or accessed by teachers. If a teacher is also a School and/or District Editor, then they will be able to see and edit drafts created by other School and/or District Editors.
How can a draft be shared with teachers?
The content needs to be published in order for teachers to see and assign it. To publish a draft, click the 3-dots next to the Preview icon and click “Publish draft”.
If you are editing a draft, you can publish it when you’re finished by clicking the “Publish” button in the upper right corner.
Changing a Private Version to Public
If you created a private version that you wish to make public in order to publish it so it can be viewed and assigned by teachers, you can do so by selecting the version from the Version dropdown menu under “My Versions”. Once you are viewing the private version, click the 3-dots in the upper right corner and select “Personalize”.
This creates a duplicate where you will add a label for the version, make sure to select “School” or "District" and then “Confirm”. Now a public version draft has been created and can be further edited or published for teachers to view and assign.
Collaborating Between Editors
Editors can collaborate on the same version draft. To do this, one Editor (Editor A) will need to create the version draft by clicking “Personalize”, adding a label, and selecting “School” or "District". Once the draft is created, it can be found by other School or District Editors in the Version dropdown menu under “Editor Drafts”.
If Editor B wants to access and edit the draft that Editor A created, they can do so by using the Version dropdown menu and clicking on the draft under “Editor Drafts”. Once they are viewing the draft, they can click “Edit Draft” to start making changes.
After Editor B makes their changes, they are able to publish the version by clicking “Publish”. If they just wish to save their draft but not publish yet, they can click “Done”. Any School or District Editor can publish a public version draft, whether they are the creator or another Editor at the school or district.
It is important to note that if Editor A has the version draft open while Editor B is editing, then Editor A will not be able to see the changes that Editor B is making in real-time. However, Editor A can refresh the page or navigate away then come back to see the updated changes that Editor B is making, even before Editor B clicks “Done”.
While Editor B is actively making edits, Editor A will be unable to make edits to the same version at the same time. Editor A will see that the “Edit Draft” button is grayed out and will be able to see which Editor is currently working on the version draft by hovering over the “Edit Draft” button.
If Editor A wants to make edits, they will have to ask Editor B to click “Done” in order to save and close their work. Once Editor B clicks “Done”, then Editor A’s page will automatically refresh to show the updated changes and to allow Editor A to click the “Edit Draft” button to start making their edits.