Customization to Meet Students' Individualized Needs

Customization in SchoolsPLP to Meet Students’ Individualized Needs

SchoolsPLP (Personalized Learning Platform) allows educators to meet student’s individualized learning needs with special user set-up options, group and individualized setting choices, and access to educational content such as lessons and videos from a variety of publishers and open source education providers. Teachers can easily customize SchoolsPLP curriculum or add personalized content to meet each student’s intervention and enrichment needs.

Special User Set-Up Options: Ignoring Time Limits and Multiple-Choice Options

When adding a new student account, the box below the password field can be checked to inform the SchoolsPLP program to ignore set time limits on any assessment the student takes.

The drop-down menu setting modifies the number of answer choice options for any multiple-choice questions the student encounters.

Group and Individualized Settings Choices: Settings Customization

Settings can be modified to fit students’ individualized needs. Once students are added to a group (see How to Create Groups below) a group can easily be selected when making settings changes such as passing score in the example below. This customization can be done for a single student or a group of any size. If you need assistance with setting up Groups and customizing your course settings, please contact us and we will help you set up your course.

How to Create Groups

Navigate to the course editor and select the wrench icon and select Manage Groupings.

Select ADD GROUPING.

If you do not need the system to auto-generate groups, click CANCEL.

Type the name of the overall group category. Uncheck the box next to “Each person in only one group.”

Click the back arrow to get back to the course editor.

Now when editing an activity (pencil icon) choose the group at the top-right (two-people icon) to change a setting just for the student(s) in that group.

Also click GROUP SETTINGS to easily edit visibility settings for students in groups and hide lessons to fit each student’s needs.

Bulk Editing Group Settings

Click ACTIVITY LIST to easily bulk edit settings for a student or students in a group. Select which activities or assessments to edit then click the pencil icon at the top-right of the screen.

Select the group to make bulk-changes and change settings such as passing score or attempt limits then click OK.

Accessing Intervention and Enrichment Content to Meet Student Needs

To add individualized content, click the +sign at the bottom of the course or unit folder. Note: The added content will appear at the bottom of the course but can easily be moved anywhere in the course with a click and drag of your mouse.

Click on Library (Notice the other options that can easily be added to your course such as YouTube Videos, Discussions, Journals, Assessments, File Attachments, and Website Links)

Choose content from a variety of publishers and grade levels or choose open source content from educational providers like Kahn Academy and OpenEd.

Choose a subject from the digital library and continue to click to “zoom in” and find content to copy to your course.

Check the box to select the lesson, video, or other educational content and choose COPY ACTIVITY. Once the activity is added, it can easily be hidden for all students in the course and unhidden for a student or students in a group. In this way, the content change will not affect all the students in the course.

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