How do I create a new semester?

A Semester in your Chalk account is the time period where you are teaching the same students the same subjects. This may differ from school to school in what they are called or how they are set up, but to make it easiest for you, you'll want to pick the beginning and end dates that you're teaching your same group of students the same subject. 

The following video will go over how to set up your semester during the account setup process. To create or edit your semester within the Planboard app, continue reading below.

There are two options when adding a semester to Chalk. You can either create a new semester with no information, or reuse a past semester which will copy a previous semester's timetable

Step 1:

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

Step 2:

You will be given the option to either Create a New Semester from scratch, or Reuse a Previous Semester. Click Create a New Semester.

Note: If you would like to use a previous semester's timetable, click here

Step 3: 

Fill out the details of your new semester, including the semester name, start and end dates, and the teaching days. 

Step 4: 

Select Create. Now you have created a new semester! 

Step 1:

Navigate to the Semesters tab from the main menu. 

Step 2:

Click on the + button in the top right corner. 

Step 3:

Enter the required information about your semester, such as the name, which days you teach, start date and end date, and your rotation schedule. 

Step 4:

Once you have entered the correct information for your semester, tap the Save button in the top right hand corner. 

Step 5: 

Your new semester is now saved and can be accessed under the Semesters tab. 

Step 1:

Navigate to the Semesters tab from the main menu. 

Step 2:

Click on the + button in the top right corner. 

Step 3:

Enter the required information about your semester, such as the name, which days you teach, start date and end date, and your rotation schedule. 

Step 4:

Once you have entered the correct information for your semester, tap the Save button in the top right hand corner. 

Step 5: 

Your new semester is now saved and can be accessed under the Semesters tab.