How do I add and remove subjects and sections in Chalk?

In order to plan lessons in Planboard or create assessments in Markboard, you will need to set up your subjects and sections.

  • Subjects are relatively straightforward. You might teach Grade 11 English, Grade 10 English, and Grade 12 World History all in the same semester. These would get their own subject.
  • Sections are when you teach the same Subject to the same Grade but to a different group of students. For example, you might teach Grade 11 English to two different groups of students at two different times. They have the same Curriculum Sets or Standards attached. Therefore you would have 1 Subject of Grade 11 English, but two sections within it.

The following video will go over how to set up subjects and sections during the account setup process. To add subjects and sections within the Planboard app, continue reading below.

Adding Subjects

Subjects are the different classes that you teach, for example, Math, History, and English are all subjects. You need to add these to your Timetable to be able to plan lessons in Planboard and take attendance/mark students in Attendance and Markboard.

Step 1: 

Click the gear icon in the top-right corner of the window, then click Subjects.

Step 2:

On the Subjects page, select the + icon for the drop down menu.

Step 3:

Select Subject option to create a new subject. 

Step 4:

Click where it says New Subject to edit your Subject block. 

Step 5:

Name your subject in the Subject Name box.

Step 6: 

Select the colour you would like to assign the subject. This is optional if you want to keep the randomly selected colour that it originally has. 

Note: You can click on the colour picker icon for more colour options.

Step 7: 

Assign Curriculum Sets to your subject. Curriculum sets may be called something different in your school district. For example, Learning Objectives, Standards, Standard Sets, Expectations, etc. 

When searching for your standards please include the Grade, Subject and State/Province/District. 

For more information on adding Curriculum Sets to your subject, click here.

Step 1:

Tap on the menu button in the top left corner, then tap on Subjects.

Step 2:

Add a new subject by tapping the + button in the bottom left corner.

Step 3:

Give your new subject a name!

Step 4:

You can change the colour of the subject by tapping on the eyedropper button to the right of the subject name.

Step 5:

You can add more sections by tapping the + button in the top right corner, and tapping Add Section. 

Step 6: 

Once you are finished setting up your new subject, you can return to the subjects page by tapping on the back button in the top left corner.

Step 1:

Tap on the menu button in the top left corner, then tap on Subjects.

Step 2:

Add a new subject by tapping the + button in the bottom right corner.

Step 3:

Give your new subject a name! 

Step 4:

You can change the colour of the subject by tapping on the eyedropper button to the right of the subject name.

Step 5:

You can add more sections by tapping the + button in the bottom right corner, and tapping Section.

Step 6: 

Once you are finished setting up your new subject, you can return to the subjects page by tapping on the back button in the top left corner.

Adding Sections

Note: Keep in mind that you only want to add a section if you're teaching the same grade and subject, but to a different class or set of students. You can add as many sections as you want of the same Subject. 

Step 1: 

In the Edit Subject section, you'll see a little + button next to a Section 1 block. At the beginning you will only have one section, meaning you only teach one class this subject. To add another section, select the + button. A second section will appear. You can add as many sections as you need. 

Step 2:

Edit your sections by clicking the pencil icon. Here you can change the title and the colour of your sections. 

When you're done, select Save

Step 1:

Tap the + button in the top right corner.

Step 2:

Tap Add Section.

Step 1:

Tap the + button in the lower right corner.

Step 2:

Tap Add Section.

Removing Subjects

Note: Deleting a Subject will delete all related items (lesson plans, assessments, units, standards/expectations, etc.).

Step 1:

Select the subject that you would like to delete. In the bottom right corner, you will see a Delete button. Click it. 

Step 2:

When the pop-up appears read the entire warning to be sure this outcome is okay.

Step 3:

To follow through with deleting your subject type the title of the subject exactly as it is written. This includes caps, punctuation and spacing. Once you've typed the title the "Yes, Delete" button will highlight and you'll be able to click it to delete. 

Step 1:

Navigate to the Subjects panel in the Planboard app.

Step 2:

Tap on Edit in the bottom-right corner.

Step 3:

Tap the Delete icon next to the subject you want to delete, then tap OK to confirm.

Step 1:

Navigate to the Subjects panel in the Planboard app.

Step 2:

Tap on Edit in the top-right corner.

Step 3:

Tap the Trash icon next to the subject you want to delete, then tap Delete to confirm.

Removing Sections

Note: Just like with Subjects, deleting a Section will delete all related items (lesson plans, assessments, units, standards/expectations, etc.).

Step 1:

Within the subject, you will see the sections that you've created. Select the pencil Edit icon of the section you would like to delete.

Step 2: 

The edit popup will appear. In the bottom right corner, you will see the Delete button. The colour will change to red when you hover over it. Click it.

Step 3:

A warning pop-up will appear. Read the entire message to ensure that you are okay with the outcome of deleting this section. 

Step 4:

To follow through with deleting your subject type the title of the subject exactly as it is written. This includes caps, punctuation and spacing. Once you've typed the title the "Yes, Delete" button will highlight and you'll be able to click it to delete. 

And you're done! You now know how to create and remove Subjects and Sections within your Semester. 

Step 1:

Tap on the section you wish to delete.

Step 2:

Tap the Trash icon in the top right corner. When the pop-up window asks you to confirm, tap OK. This will delete your section. 

Step 1:

Tap on the section you wish to delete.

Step 2:

Tap the Delete button.