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.

Note: Keep in mind that if your map is published, you will have to switch to the Draft tab beside it. 

Step 2:

In the curriculum map editor, click on the Export button in the top right (next to the Publish button). 

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 Coverage button.

Step 2:

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

Step 3:

This view will also allow you to select each of the sets and view where the standards have been covered, and which ones are missing. You can also select/deselect units, and choose to only view assigned standards as well. 

How do I export standards coverage to a PDF or CSV?

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

Often you'll want quick access to your standard sets and coverage of those standard sets outside of the Chalk platform. The Standard Export feature allows you to move your standards (and the associated coverage) to both PDF and CSV (Comma-Separated Value) formats. This guide will show you how to export to either format, making your curriculum data easier to use in the real world.

Finding the Export Menu

The export menu can be found by clicking on the menu icon in the top left of your screen, then clicking on Standards:

This will bring you to the Standards page. From here you'll be able to see all your subjects, as well as the standards coverage for each section. If you've assigned a curriculum set to your subject, it should look like this:

This indicates the number of standards each of our two Science sections have covered in the "Ontario - Grade 8 Science and Technology" standard set. On the left is the progress of each section. Click on the section you want to view.

Let's proceed by clicking the Export button on the top right of the widget.

That will bring up the Standards Export Window, as shown in the next step.

There are a couple required and optional steps before we can export our standards.

Required Options for Exporting

There are two required steps once we've begun to export. We'll need to select both the sections and the curriculum sets that we want to include in our export. Click on the 'Sections to Export' and 'Curriculum Sets to Export' buttons to bring those up.

From there, that will bring us to screens showing the sections and standard sets available to export. In this case, we just want to see the coverage of the "P-Scales - English Reading" set for Section 1, so we click into each screen and click on the section and standard that we want:

Now we're ready to export our standards.

Exporting your Standards Coverage

Once we've chosen our sections and curriculum sets, we're just about ready to go. All we have to do now is select our format - this will default to PDF, but we can switch it to CSV if that's what we prefer:

Now that we've got that sorted out, just click the blue Export button in the bottom right, and we'll get a CSV file filled with data on our sections. Importing it to a spreadsheet program (Here we're using Numbers) shows me this:

Alternatively, the PDF export will look like this:

And that's it! We've done all it takes to export our standard coverage to a more portable format. However, we can further customize our output so that it is easier to read.

Optional Settings for Exporting

You'll notice on the Standards Export Window that there's a Print Options menu that we didn't explore above. Clicking that will bring us into this screen:

We'll go through each of the four above options in turn.

Sort By will change the order that the standards appear in:

  • First Standard to Last will sort in ascending order of the code.
  • Last Standard to First will sort in descending order of the code.
  • First Covered, Then Not Covered will put all the standards that have been taught before standards that have not been taught.
  • First Not Covered, Then Covered will put all the standards that have not been taught before standards that have been taught.

Filters will change the standards that appear:

  • None will not filter the standards, and all of them will appear.
  • Covered Only will only output standards that have been covered in at least one lesson.
  • Not Covered Only will only output standards that have not been covered in at least one lesson.

Margins will change the space between the edge of the page and the beginning of the content on the PDF. One-InchHalf-Inch, and Minimal margins are available.

Print in colour will toggle whether or not to use colour on the export. This is to ensure that the export will be readable on black and white printers. For reference, below is a comparison of the same export, where one is in colour, and the other is in black and white:

This feature is not yet available on mobile.

This feature is not yet available on mobile.

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.