Curriculum for Admins

Chapter 3: Navigating Curriculum Admin

Chalk Curriculum allows you to create organized unit plans in a centralized and collaborative way. Ensure alignment with multiple standards in your curriculum design across buildings and classrooms, and personalize your classroom instruction for outcome based education.

This learning guide will help familiarize you with the features of Chalk's Curriculum solution for users with Administrator privileges. If you want to learn how to take advantage of this solution as a curriculum creator or publisher, please see our Curriculum for Creators and Publishers guide.

While this guide will cover many of the features available, please refer to our extensive support articles for specific questions or reach out to us at support@chalk.com or through our in-app Live Chat service (available Monday through Friday, 8am-4pm EST).

The following chapter of our learning guide will go over how to:

  • View and edit curriculum map templates
  • Create custom curriculum map templates
  • Publish curriculum map templates
  • Edit the terminology settings for your institution

In this final lesson for admins, we will be reviewing how to navigate the Admin application, what the different permissions for Curriculum are and how to set these roles for the users within your school.

What are the different permission levels for Curriculum?

This is part of our Curriculum Solution. You will not have this option if you are a free user.

In this article, we will cover the different permission levels that can be assigned to users within the curriculum platform. Assigning permission levels and organizing roles within a school or district can ensure content is not being published before it has been reviewed, or deleted accidentally.

Users can be assigned three different permission levels within Chalk: PublisherCreator, and Viewer.

Curriculum Publisher

  • The Publisher permission has the ability to edit map content, create new maps/drafts and has the ability to publish, archive, and restore archived maps.
  • This role is recommended for administrators or subject area experts involved in the review and publishing process.

Curriculum Creator

  • The Creator permission has the ability to edit map content, create new maps/drafts, but does not have the ability to publish, archive or restore archived maps.
  • This role is recommended for subject area experts and teachers actively involved in the curriculum development process.

Curriculum Viewer

  • The Viewer permission can only view content in published curriculum maps. It does not allow for users to create/edit maps or enter drafts. 
  • This role is recommended for teachers who are not actively involved in the curriculum development process but will access and utilize the curriculum content.

Note: It is important to identify these roles within your organization as it allows for improved organization, easier review processes, and accessibility.  

For more information on how to set user permissions as the Institution Admin, click here.

How do I set user permissions for Curriculum roles?

This is part of our Curriculum Solution. You will not have this option if you are a free user.

Within Chalk Admin you will be able to set the roles of users within your institution. This article is a quick overview on how to set them. For more information on the different permissions in Curriculum, please click here.

Step 1:

Navigate to the Admin feature by selecting it from the left-hand menu. 

Step 2:

Select the Users tab from the left. You will now be able to search for individual users by using the list view, or the search bar at the top 

Step 3:

Select the user of your choice and you will be brought to their profile page. The permission levels are located on the left-hand side. 

Once you have checked off the Role for the user, the permissions will be set up.

Unfortunately, this feature is not yet available on mobile.

Unfortunately, this feature is not yet available on mobile.

How do I set the default Curriculum Map Template for my institution?

This is part of our Curriculum Solution. You will not have this option if you are a free user.

Setting a default template for your institution pre-selects the template when creating a new Curriculum Map. Keep in mind that Curriculum Authors will still be able to choose another template when creating a map if there are multiple templates in your institution.

Note: This is a feature only available to users the designated permissions as assigned by the Admin of your institution. If you do not have this permission you will not be able to view or edit Curriculum Map Templates.

Step 1:

Click the menu icon on the top-left of the screen, and then select Curriculum.

Step 2:

Select the Templates tab on the left.

Step 3:

Click the gear icon on the top-right to view settings for your institution.

Step 4:

From the dropdown, select the template you would like to set as the default for your institution.

Step 5:

Click the Save button.

Unfortunately, this feature is not yet available for mobile.

Unfortunately, this feature is not yet available for mobile.