Curriculum for Creators & Publishers

Chapter 2: Reviewing Curriculum Maps

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 Creator and Publisher privileges.

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 a course summary of your units
  • Track standards coverage for a curriculum map
  • Leave comments on a curriculum map

How do I view a course summary of all my units?

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

In this article, you will go over how to review and edit a complete overview of the units you have included in your Curriculum Map. 

Step 1:

Choose the map you wish to view the unit content of from the Curriculum Map List in the center. You can also search for a map by searching for the name or tags associated with the map.

Click on the Edit Draft button.

Step 2:

The Map Completion option on the left sidebar is selected by default upon selecting a Curriculum Map.  

Step 3:

You will now see the table view of all of the unit content from the curriculum map. Selecting one of the sections, you will be able to edit the content directly from the Map Completion view. 

Unfortunately, this feature is not yet available on mobile.

Unfortunately, this feature is not yet available on mobile.

How do I export a Curriculum Map?

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 how to can create a PDF of a curriculum map which will provide you with a digital version that you can share, or the option to print a copy of your curriculum map.

Step 1:  

Choose the map you wish to export from the Curriculum Map List in the center. You can also search for a map by searching for the name or tags associated with the map. Click on the Edit Draft button, or the View button on a published map.

Step 2:

In the curriculum map editor, click on the Options button in the top right, then click Export.

Step 3:

Click the Units to Export button to select the units to be included in the PDF.

Click the Fields to Export button to select the unit fields to be included in the PDF.

For standards/expectations, click on the Standards/Expectations dropdown to select one of the following options: Title Only or Title and Description.

Step 4:

Your final step is to click on Create PDF to generate a PDF document of the selected curriculum map. You can choose to Print or Download the document from your browser window.

Note: The export PDF feature currently supports exporting one map at a time.

Unfortunately, this feature is not yet available on mobile.

Unfortunately, this feature is not yet available on mobile.

How do I track the Standards coverage for a Curriculum Map?

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

Once you have added standards or expectations to your curriculum map, you may then want to view overall progress of the standards for your map. This article is a quick overview on how to track your standards coverage.

Note: If you haven't yet added a standard set to your curriculum map, click here for more information.

Step 1:

After you have selected to edit a map of your choice from the main menu, click on the Standards tab.

Step 2:

This will bring you to the Standards page. From here you will be able to see a breakdown of all the standard sets you have added to the units on this map, and for each of those standards sets, how many of those standards you have assigned and to what units and fields you have assigned them to. This is helpful when you are creating your map to ensure you are addressing all the intended standards for this subject.

The columns will display information about how many standards are in use anywhere on the curriculum map, and are broken down further by which fields they appear in.

Standards that are in use on a given field type will be noted with a filled-in box that matches the colour of the unit they appear in, whereas standards that are not in use will present a grey box for that field type. You can hover your cursor over each box to see which unit it corresponds to, as shown below.

You can use the menu on the left-hand side of the screen to filter the standard sets, units and fields you wish to view.

Note: Only field types that support associating standards will be displayed. If you wish to convert basic text or Resources fields into multi-text fields, please follow the instructions in this support article.

Step 3:

You can use the search bar at the top of the page to narrow the displayed standards by either code or keyword, and can use the drop-down menu on the right to choose between displaying "in use", "not in use", or all standards.

Clicking on a listed standard will expand the row to display the description of the standard and the names of the units it appears in.

From this view, you can click on a selectable field type within a unit to view that unit field's contents and make edits as necessary.

How do I export or share my Curriculum standards coverage?

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

The Standards page on a curriculum map is where you can see all standards that have been assigned to any unit or multi-text field as well as their frequency of use. This support article will show you how to save a report of your map's standards coverage or share it with a colleague in your institution.

Step 1:

Navigate to the curriculum map you wish to save or share and click the Standards tab at the top of the page.

Option 1 (Export):

To export all of the standards information for the current state of the curriculum map, click the Download CSV button in the top-right corner.

The exported CSV will include all of the standards data separated by unit and field type, as shown below.

Option 2 (Share):

Click the Share Report button in the top-right corner.

You will see the following window:

From here, you can click the Copy button to add a link to this standards report to your clipboard. You can share this link with anyone in your institution with Curriculum access and they will be able to access this Standards page with the same settings that you are currently viewing the page with.

You can also bookmark the Standards page with the same filters and displayed information by using the displayed keyboard prompts. This can be useful for revisiting your standards coverage in the same state you were previously reviewing it.

How do I leave comments on a Curriculum Map?

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

Whether you are an admin or a teacher looking to leave feedback on a Curriculum map, you can easily do so by using the commenting feature!

Note: Comments can only be left on a Curriculum map while it’s in a draft version. Publishing a Curriculum map will remove all comments. 

Step 1:

Select a Curriculum map in which you would like to make comments, and then click the Edit Draft button on the right sidebar that appears.

Step 2:

Select a unit from the left sidebar.

Step 3:

To leave a comment on a specific field, hover over the field, and then click the comment button that appears on the right.

Step 4:

Click the textbox on the right sidebar, and then type in a comment.

Step 5 (Optional):

If you want to tag a person in the comment, simply type in the @ symbol before typing in a name, and then select their name from the dropdown. Tagging someone will send them an email regarding the comment.

For example, if you’re tagging someone named Natasha, you would simply tag them like this: @Natasha

Step 6:

Click the Comment button to post a comment.

You can also reply to an existing comment by clicking on the Reply button.  Replying to a comment will automatically send an email notification to the original commenter without needing to tag them.

To learn how to change your email notification preferences, click here.

This feature does not currently exist in for iOS.

This feature does not currently exist for Android.