The new Planner is available from Release 121 (mid June, 2021) in itslearning and Fronter 19.
You have the option of switching on the new Planner to test it out. And you can easily switch back to the old planner without losing any content.
Note: New features and functionality are being continuously added. The following documentation (which will be routinely updated) explains what teachers can do with the new planner once it is made available to them.
- New Plans are more visually engaging
- Better sorting and more focus on what is currently happening in your course
- Simplified navigation
- Plans are automatically sorted by date
- Helps you focus on individual plans
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Switch on the new Planner
Click the Plans tab on your Course Overview page. Click the ellipsis (three horizontal dots) button on the top right. Select Plan settings.
You can then switch on the new Plans as shown in the image below.
You will not lose any content by switching between the old and new Planner.
To switch back to the old planner - go through the same process, and switch off 'New planner'. You can do this as many times as you wish. Note: when you switch planners - your students and other teachers who share the plan with you will see the version that you have chosen. So remember to alert them.
Teachers will see their active plans for the week presented as a plan card. (See image below showing 2 plan cards - 'Global warming' and 'Northern Lights Research'.)
The plan card shows an overview of the contents in each plan:
- Plan title (Global warming in the first example image)
- Topic (Our Earth in the image above)
- Start and end dates
- Number of resources
If teachers have many plans for the week, they will see 2 plans in full display. To see more, click the "Show more" button.
Click the plan card to open and see all plan details.
On the left is general information about the plan such as title, topic, date, visibility toggle and image/illustration.
On the right is plan description, resources and activities as well as learning objectives.
If teachers have added extra information to their plans, for instance teacher notes, these will also be listed at the bottom.
The 'Back to Overview' link at the top of the page will take you back to the Course Overview page.
The Plans page gives you an overview of all plans. The navigation is simplified, so that it is easier for teachers to find their plans. There are tabs to filter for 'Current' plans, 'Past' plans, 'Without date' and 'Topics'.
Plans are sorted by date. The plan at the top is either the current plan or the next upcoming plan.
To create a new plan, click the green 'Add plan' button.
The most recent plan appears at the top of the list.
If you have not added an image, you will see a placeholder image with the same color as the topic color as shown in the image below, where the plan for The Earth shows the same light green color as the topic).
Plans without date
These are sorted by last created plan at the top.
Topics functions like a folder or tag so it's easier to organize plans. Teachers will see a list of their topics as well as a folder for plans without a topic. Each topic shows the number of plans for that topic and the dates shown refer to the start date of the first plan and the end date of the last plan.
The topic folder opens up to a new page with all the plans within that topic.
To add a new topic, click the green 'Add topic' button.
Create a new plan
Teachers will see a cleaner interface when creating plans. Click the green 'Add plan' button. Plans will automatically be sorted by date and will by default be invisible to students. Note: We are currently working on making available 'Play plan' (content is visible to students in a playlist) available.
Currently we’re working on adding:
- More features to the Add resource menu
- Support for the rich-text editor
- Support for copying and deletion of plans and topics
- Play plan for students
- Interdisciplinary plans (cross-curricular planning)
- Functionality for assigning plans to specific students and/or groups
We’ll update this page when we add any improvement.