In the classic Lesson Plans module, you can create a Lesson Plan Set, which can be applied to multiple subjects across different semesters. The second generation system, Lesson Plans by Subject, however automatically creates a Lesson Plans linked directly to each subject / section within a given academic term.
This new Lesson Plan module works just like the Gradebook and Homework modules. Simply select a subject that you’re teaching, and you can then immediately add/edit the lessons for this subject. In addition, lesson plans are also automatically archived when the term ends.
The interface is very much inspired by Gradebook:
|Current : Lesson Plan Sets(Shared and Re-Usable)||Private Beta: Lesson Plans by Subject(Archived and Re-Created)|
|You have to create a Lesson Plan Set first, and then apply it to a subject. You can re-apply the same lesson plan set to multiple subjects across different academic terms.||You simply select a subject, and the Lesson Plan Set is already created. When you select a different subject, you get a different Lesson Plan Set.|
|When you move to a new academic term/year, you can re-use the same Lesson Plan Set, and apply it to the new subject.||When you move to a new academic term/year, the old Lesson Plans are automatically archived, and you get a new (empty) Lesson Plan Set for the new term (similar to getting a new Gradebook for every term).|
|Lesson Plan Sets are always private, and are not shared with parents / students (EXCEPT when you post homework assignments to the Homework module)||Lesson Plans can be shared with parents / students (just like Gradebook and Homework can be shared with parents and students) – COMING SOON|
If you’re interested in trying out this new version of the Lesson Plans (currently in Private Beta), please contact our technical support.