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1 Lesson Builder The Lesson Builder facilitates the creation of standards-based classroom activities. The Lesson Builder facilitates the creation of standards-based classroom activities. » Starting a New Lesson » Choosing a Template Format » Viewing Your List of Existing Lessons » Opening an Existing Lesson Plan » Renaming/Deleting a Saved Lesson » Entering Information » Attaching Files » Adding Web Links » Printing a Lesson » Editing a Lesson that has been Published Starting a New LessonChoosing a Template FormatViewing Your List of Existing LessonsOpening an Existing Lesson PlanRenaming/Deleting a Saved LessonEntering InformationAttaching FilesAdding Web LinksPrinting a LessonEditing a Lesson that has been Published Starting a New LessonChoosing a Template FormatViewing Your List of Existing LessonsOpening an Existing Lesson PlanRenaming/Deleting a Saved LessonEntering InformationAttaching FilesAdding Web LinksPrinting a LessonEditing a Lesson that has been Published » Importing/Copying a Lesson from the Cybrary » Requesting Feedback (Sharing For Review) » Sending Comments (General and Line-item) » ing a Lesson » Importing/Copying a Lesson from an » Recording Implementation Records » Converting from an Activity/Lesson Log (quick form) to Another Format » Archiving/Activating a Lesson » Generating a Link(url) to Your Lesson » Lesson Builder FAQ’s Importing/Copying a Lesson from the CybraryRequesting Feedback (Sharing For Review)Sending Comments (General and Line-item) ing a LessonImporting/Copying a Lesson from an Recording Implementation RecordsConverting from an Activity/Lesson Log (quick form) to Another FormatArchiving/Activating a LessonGenerating a Link(url) to Your Lesson Builder FAQ’sImporting/Copying a Lesson from the CybraryRequesting Feedback (Sharing For Review)Sending Comments (General and Line-item) ing a LessonImporting/Copying a Lesson from an Recording Implementation RecordsConverting from an Activity/Lesson Log (quick form) to Another FormatArchiving/Activating a LessonGenerating a Link(url) to Your Lesson Builder FAQ’s

2 Starting a New Lesson Starting a New Lesson To create a new lesson, type the title for your lesson in the text field and click the Create It button. This will bring you to the Lesson Builder template. To create a new lesson, type the title for your lesson in the text field and click the Create It button. This will bring you to the Lesson Builder template.

3 Choosing a Template Format Choosing a Template Format In some cases you may need to choose a format for the lesson plan template you wish to use when creating your lesson. In some cases you may need to choose a format for the lesson plan template you wish to use when creating your lesson. To create a new lesson with a particular format, title the lesson, select a format, and click the Create It button. To create a new lesson with a particular format, title the lesson, select a format, and click the Create It button. To learn more about an available format, select that format from the list and click the More Information link. To learn more about an available format, select that format from the list and click the More Information link.

4 Viewing Your List of Existing Lessons Viewing Your List of Existing Lessons There are several ways you can view/organize how existing lessons appear on your main Lesson Builder page. To view lessons in alphabetical order, select Alphabetical. To view lessons categorized by their unit, select Grouped by Unit. There are several ways you can view/organize how existing lessons appear on your main Lesson Builder page. To view lessons in alphabetical order, select Alphabetical. To view lessons categorized by their unit, select Grouped by Unit. To view only your active lessons, select Active Lessons from the pull-down menu. You can also choose to view only your archived lessons by selecting Archived Lessons, or you can view both your active and your archived lessons by selecting All Lessons in the pull-down menu. To view only your active lessons, select Active Lessons from the pull-down menu. You can also choose to view only your archived lessons by selecting Archived Lessons, or you can view both your active and your archived lessons by selecting All Lessons in the pull-down menu.

5 Opening and Renaming Opening an Existing Lesson Plan Existing lessons are listed below the "Edit or view an existing lesson" heading at the bottom of the main Lesson Builder page. To open an existing lesson, click the appropriate lesson title. Opening an Existing Lesson Plan Existing lessons are listed below the "Edit or view an existing lesson" heading at the bottom of the main Lesson Builder page. To open an existing lesson, click the appropriate lesson title. Renaming/Deleting a Saved Lesson Under the "Edit or view an existing lesson" heading at the bottom of the main Lesson Builder page where all your lessons are listed, click the [Rename] or [Delete] link next to the lesson title to rename or delete that lesson. Renaming/Deleting a Saved Lesson Under the "Edit or view an existing lesson" heading at the bottom of the main Lesson Builder page where all your lessons are listed, click the [Rename] or [Delete] link next to the lesson title to rename or delete that lesson.

6 Entering Information Each element of the Lesson Builder has a button containing the name of that element. Clicking a button will open a pop-up window where you can select or enter information relating to that element. Each element of the Lesson Builder has a button containing the name of that element. Clicking a button will open a pop-up window where you can select or enter information relating to that element. Different pop-up windows in the Lesson Builder provide different ways for you to add information. Some have check boxes to be selected, others contain text entry fields for you to type in. Different pop-up windows in the Lesson Builder provide different ways for you to add information. Some have check boxes to be selected, others contain text entry fields for you to type in. Type or select the appropriate information for the window you opened and click the Save and Close Window button when you are finished. Type or select the appropriate information for the window you opened and click the Save and Close Window button when you are finished.

7 Attaching Files There are many elements of a lesson plan that have an Attachments tab that contains a form for you to upload and attach files to your lesson. There are many elements of a lesson plan that have an Attachments tab that contains a form for you to upload and attach files to your lesson. Click the Attachments Tab and name your file. Click the Attachments Tab and name your file. Select your file by clicking the Browse button. Select your file by clicking the Browse button. Find the file you want to attach and click Open. Find the file you want to attach and click Open. You can provide a description of your file. Click Add File when you are finished. You can provide a description of your file. Click Add File when you are finished.

8 Adding Web Links Adding Web Links There are many elements of a lesson plan that have a Web Links tab that contains a form for you to attach web links to your lesson. There are many elements of a lesson plan that have a Web Links tab that contains a form for you to attach web links to your lesson. Click the Web Links Tab and name your link. Click the Web Links Tab and name your link. Provide the url (address) for the site you want to link to. Provide the url (address) for the site you want to link to. You can provide a description of your link. Click Add Link when you are finished. You can provide a description of your link. Click Add Link when you are finished.

9 Printing a Lesson Printing a Lesson To view a printable version of your lesson plan, click the Print View button located at the top or bottom of the Lesson Builder template. To view a printable version of your lesson plan, click the Print View button located at the top or bottom of the Lesson Builder template. To print this view, click File in the menu bar of the print view window and select Print. To print this view, click File in the menu bar of the print view window and select Print.

10 Publishing a Lesson Have you created a lesson that you would like to share with other TaskStream members? If yes, you can publish your lesson to the shared lesson database located in the Cybrary. Have you created a lesson that you would like to share with other TaskStream members? If yes, you can publish your lesson to the shared lesson database located in the Cybrary. To do this, click the Publish button located at the top or bottom of your lesson template. Doing this will bring you to a page explaining our review process and reminding you that publishing your lesson will make it available for others to access and copy. To do this, click the Publish button located at the top or bottom of your lesson template. Doing this will bring you to a page explaining our review process and reminding you that publishing your lesson will make it available for others to access and copy. If at any time you decide to remove a lesson you have published, click the Unpublish button located on the top or bottom of the Lesson Builder template. If at any time you decide to remove a lesson you have published, click the Unpublish button located on the top or bottom of the Lesson Builder template. To make changes to a lesson that has been published, click the Edit Lesson button. Note: Any changes you make to a previously published lesson will not be automatically updated in the Cybrary. To add the updated version, you need to republish it. To make changes to a lesson that has been published, click the Edit Lesson button. Note: Any changes you make to a previously published lesson will not be automatically updated in the Cybrary. To add the updated version, you need to republish it.

11 Importing/Copying a Lesson from the Cybrary The Lesson Database in TaskStream’s Cybrary contains a growing number of lessons that serve as a valuable resource to our teacher community. However, because not every lesson is written for every teacher and situation, TaskStream gives you the ability to import a copy of a lesson from the Cybrary into your Lesson Builder. Here, you can customize that lesson plan to fit your particular teaching situation and requirements. The Lesson Database in TaskStream’s Cybrary contains a growing number of lessons that serve as a valuable resource to our teacher community. However, because not every lesson is written for every teacher and situation, TaskStream gives you the ability to import a copy of a lesson from the Cybrary into your Lesson Builder. Here, you can customize that lesson plan to fit your particular teaching situation and requirements. To import a lesson, click the Copy Lesson button that is located at the top of each lesson plan in the Lesson Database. To import a lesson, click the Copy Lesson button that is located at the top of each lesson plan in the Lesson Database.

12 Requesting Feedback (Sharing For Review) If you are working with a mentor/reviewer, you will have the ability to request feedback from him or her. Click the Request Feedback (Share with Reviewer) button located on the top or bottom of the Lesson Builder template. (Sharing For Review) If you are working with a mentor/reviewer, you will have the ability to request feedback from him or her. Click the Request Feedback (Share with Reviewer) button located on the top or bottom of the Lesson Builder template. The next step is to select your Reviewer(s). Choose with whom you'd like to share your work by checking off the name(s) you want. (Checking a program name will share the work with all Reviewers assigned to you in the program.) Click the Submit for Review button. The next step is to select your Reviewer(s). Choose with whom you'd like to share your work by checking off the name(s) you want. (Checking a program name will share the work with all Reviewers assigned to you in the program.) Click the Submit for Review button. A confirmation screen will pop-up displaying the names of the individuals from whom you have requested feedback. A confirmation screen will pop-up displaying the names of the individuals from whom you have requested feedback. Below the confirmation area, there are directions which will assist you in sending comments to your reviewer, however you will need to click the Close Window link at the top of the window to close the confirmation window and access the comment areas. Note: Requesting Feedback also enables your Reviewer to copy your lesson into his or her lesson library. Below the confirmation area, there are directions which will assist you in sending comments to your reviewer, however you will need to click the Close Window link at the top of the window to close the confirmation window and access the comment areas. Note: Requesting Feedback also enables your Reviewer to copy your lesson into his or her lesson library.

13 Sending Comments There are two type of comments that can be posted to a lesson; general and line-item comments. In the general comments area you can enter overarching comments to communicate issues or concerns related to the lesson as a whole. In each line item comment area you can enter comments relating to each specific item in your lesson. There are two type of comments that can be posted to a lesson; general and line-item comments. In the general comments area you can enter overarching comments to communicate issues or concerns related to the lesson as a whole. In each line item comment area you can enter comments relating to each specific item in your lesson. To send general comments to your reviewer(s), click the Add Comment link located in the General Comment area at the top of your Lesson Plan. To send general comments to your reviewer(s), click the Add Comment link located in the General Comment area at the top of your Lesson Plan. When the general comments window opens, type in a comment in the comment field and click the Send Comment button to send your comment. When the general comments window opens, type in a comment in the comment field and click the Send Comment button to send your comment. To add comments related to any specific item within your lesson (objectives, resources, assessment, etc) click the Add Comment link located below the specific item to which you want to add a comment. To add comments related to any specific item within your lesson (objectives, resources, assessment, etc) click the Add Comment link located below the specific item to which you want to add a comment. When the line-item comment window opens, type in a comment and click the Send Comment button to send your comment. When the line-item comment window opens, type in a comment and click the Send Comment button to send your comment. Once you have shared your lesson, your reviewer will have the ability to view it and respond to you in either the general comment area or any of the line-item comment areas. Your reviewer's comments will be displayed on your lesson plan with a "New" indicator appearing next to the comment. Once you have shared your lesson, your reviewer will have the ability to view it and respond to you in either the general comment area or any of the line-item comment areas. Your reviewer's comments will be displayed on your lesson plan with a "New" indicator appearing next to the comment. To hide the general comment and/or line-item comment areas, click the checkbox next to the appropriate item that you would like to hide. To hide the general comment and/or line-item comment areas, click the checkbox next to the appropriate item that you would like to hide.

14 ing a Lesson ing a Lesson When you send or a lesson either through the Message Center or an external the message includes a link to the lesson plan you wish to share. When sending a lesson through the Message Center you also have the option to allow the lesson to be copied for editing by the recipient. When you send or a lesson either through the Message Center or an external the message includes a link to the lesson plan you wish to share. When sending a lesson through the Message Center you also have the option to allow the lesson to be copied for editing by the recipient. 1. Click the Lesson button located at the top or bottom of the Lesson Builder Template. 2. Select the person you’d like to send your lesson to through the Message Center by clicking the Select Recipients button or type an external address in the To: External recipients (outside ) field to send the lesson to someone without a TaskStream account. 3. If you are sending the lesson through the Message Center and would like to enable the recipiant to import the lesson into his/her own lesson library in the Lesson Builder, leave the Allow TaskStream recipients to copy this lesson for editing box checked. 4. You can include a personal message to accompany your lesson. When you are finished, click the Send button to send a link to your lesson.

15 Importing/Copying a Lesson from an TaskStream subscribers may send a lesson through the Message Center to any other TaskStream subscriber. This lesson can then be imported into the receiver’s lesson library along with the lesson’s attachments and rubrics. TaskStream subscribers may send a lesson through the Message Center to any other TaskStream subscriber. This lesson can then be imported into the receiver’s lesson library along with the lesson’s attachments and rubrics. From the message sent to you in the Message Center, click the link to the lesson. Click the Copy Lesson button at the top of the lesson. Note: The author can turn off the copy feature to send you a read-only version. From the message sent to you in the Message Center, click the link to the lesson. Click the Copy Lesson button at the top of the lesson. Note: The author can turn off the copy feature to send you a read-only version.

16 Recording Implementation Records You can assign each lesson one or more implementation dates. Once you have established implementation dates, you can more accurately track the standards you have and have not addressed throughout the course of the year. You can assign each lesson one or more implementation dates. Once you have established implementation dates, you can more accurately track the standards you have and have not addressed throughout the course of the year. Open the lesson for which you wish to record an implementation date by selecting its title from the list below the “Edit an existing lesson” heading. Open the lesson for which you wish to record an implementation date by selecting its title from the list below the “Edit an existing lesson” heading. Click the Manage Lesson tab to access and edit the lesson’s implementation history. Click the Manage Lesson tab to access and edit the lesson’s implementation history. To add a new implementation record, select a start and end date. You can do this by filling in the dates in mm/dd/yy format or by clicking the calendar icon to select a date from the calendar. To add a new implementation record, select a start and end date. You can do this by filling in the dates in mm/dd/yy format or by clicking the calendar icon to select a date from the calendar. If you wish, you can add comments in the box provided. Then click Record. If you wish, you can add comments in the box provided. Then click Record. To edit the implementation record you just created, click the Edit Record link. To delete it, click Delete. To edit the implementation record you just created, click the Edit Record link. To delete it, click Delete. In the future, when you access the Manage Lesson tab for this lesson, you will see this lesson’s implementation history. To add a subsequent implementation record to the history, click the New Implementation Record button. In the future, when you access the Manage Lesson tab for this lesson, you will see this lesson’s implementation history. To add a subsequent implementation record to the history, click the New Implementation Record button.

17 Converting from an Activity/Lesson Log to Another Format To change an Activity/Lesson Log (short form) into another format, click the Manage Lesson tab and then Change Format. To change an Activity/Lesson Log (short form) into another format, click the Manage Lesson tab and then Change Format. If the lesson you are in is not in the Activity/Lesson Log (short form) format, you will see a message that says you cannot change the format of this lesson. Only lessons created in the Activity/Lesson Log (short form) can be converted into another format. If the lesson you are in is not in the Activity/Lesson Log (short form) format, you will see a message that says you cannot change the format of this lesson. Only lessons created in the Activity/Lesson Log (short form) can be converted into another format. If the lesson you are in is in the Activity/Lesson Log (short form) format, you will be asked to select the new format into which you want to convert your lesson. Please note that once you have changed your format from short to long, you will not be able to change it back. If the lesson you are in is in the Activity/Lesson Log (short form) format, you will be asked to select the new format into which you want to convert your lesson. Please note that once you have changed your format from short to long, you will not be able to change it back. Once you have made your new format selection, click Change Format. Once you have made your new format selection, click Change Format. You will be told that your format conversion was a success. You will be told that your format conversion was a success. To continue working on that lesson, click View Lesson or click Return to main Lesson Builder page to go back to the main Lesson Builder page. To continue working on that lesson, click View Lesson or click Return to main Lesson Builder page to go back to the main Lesson Builder page.

18 Archiving/Activating a Lesson When you archive a lesson, it does not show up on your main Lesson Builder Page under Edit an Existing lesson. To see an archived lesson when you are on the main Lesson Builder page, go to the pull-down menu and select Archived Lessons. You can also choose to view All Lessons, which will show you both your Archived and Active Lessons. Under the Manage Lesson tab, click Archive Lesson. To archive a lesson, under Archive Options, mark the button next to Archived (hidden on the Lesson Builder home page). Click Change Status. Your lesson has now been archived. To continue working on this newly archived lesson, click Back to Lesson. To go back to archiving options, click Back to Archive Options. To activate an archived lesson, under Archive Options, click the button next to Active (Visible on the Lesson Builder home page) Click Change Status. To continue working on this lesson, click Back to Lesson. To go back to archiving options, click Back to Archive Options. When you archive a lesson, it does not show up on your main Lesson Builder Page under Edit an Existing lesson. To see an archived lesson when you are on the main Lesson Builder page, go to the pull-down menu and select Archived Lessons. You can also choose to view All Lessons, which will show you both your Archived and Active Lessons. Under the Manage Lesson tab, click Archive Lesson. To archive a lesson, under Archive Options, mark the button next to Archived (hidden on the Lesson Builder home page). Click Change Status. Your lesson has now been archived. To continue working on this newly archived lesson, click Back to Lesson. To go back to archiving options, click Back to Archive Options. To activate an archived lesson, under Archive Options, click the button next to Active (Visible on the Lesson Builder home page) Click Change Status. To continue working on this lesson, click Back to Lesson. To go back to archiving options, click Back to Archive Options.

19 Generating a Link(url) to Your Lesson To generate a link to your lesson, click the Generate a link to this lesson link, located at the very bottom of your lesson plan, above the row of yellow buttons. This will generate a URL for your own personal use or to share with a colleague. To generate a link to your lesson, click the Generate a link to this lesson link, located at the very bottom of your lesson plan, above the row of yellow buttons. This will generate a URL for your own personal use or to share with a colleague.

20 Lesson Builder FAQ’s The Lesson Builder facilitates the creation of standards- based classroom activities. 1. How do I add content to a lesson template? How do I add content to a lesson template? How do I add content to a lesson template? 2. How do I attach a rubric that I created to my lesson plan? How do I attach a rubric that I created to my lesson plan? How do I attach a rubric that I created to my lesson plan? 3. Why does nothing happen when I click the buttons in the Lesson Builder? Why does nothing happen when I click the buttons in the Lesson Builder? Why does nothing happen when I click the buttons in the Lesson Builder? 4. How do I create a link to my lesson? How do I create a link to my lesson? How do I create a link to my lesson? 5. How do I share a TaskStream lesson with non-TaskStream users? How do I share a TaskStream lesson with non-TaskStream users? How do I share a TaskStream lesson with non-TaskStream users? 6. My classmate and I created a lesson together in Lesson Builder in her account. My classmate and I created a lesson together in Lesson Builder in her account. My classmate and I created a lesson together in Lesson Builder in her account. 7. How can we make the lesson available in my account? How can we make the lesson available in my account? How can we make the lesson available in my account? 8. How does my instructor view my lesson plans? How does my instructor view my lesson plans? How does my instructor view my lesson plans? 9. How do I submit a lesson I for evaluation? How do I submit a lesson I for evaluation? How do I submit a lesson I for evaluation? 10. How do I publish a lesson to the Cybrary? How do I publish a lesson to the Cybrary? How do I publish a lesson to the Cybrary? 11. How can I print a copy of my lesson? How can I print a copy of my lesson? How can I print a copy of my lesson? 12. How do I request feedback on my lesson? How do I request feedback on my lesson? How do I request feedback on my lesson?

21 FAQ’s How do I add content to a lesson template? How do I add content to a lesson template? To add content to a lesson template, click the corresponding button of the field in the lesson where you would like to add content. A window will pop up, enabling you to add text or other content; depending on the field you are working in. Click the ‘Save and Close Window’ button to save the content you have added and to return to the template. To add content to a lesson template, click the corresponding button of the field in the lesson where you would like to add content. A window will pop up, enabling you to add text or other content; depending on the field you are working in. Click the ‘Save and Close Window’ button to save the content you have added and to return to the template. How do I attach a rubric that I created to my lesson plan? How do I attach a rubric that I created to my lesson plan? To add your rubric to your lesson plan, click the Rubrics button for your lesson in Lesson Builder. (Please keep in mind that the Rubrics button name may vary if you are working in a template specifically created for your organization.) Next, click the 'Rubrics' tab, check the box next to the rubric(s) you would like to attach, then click 'Save' or 'Save and Close Window'. To add your rubric to your lesson plan, click the Rubrics button for your lesson in Lesson Builder. (Please keep in mind that the Rubrics button name may vary if you are working in a template specifically created for your organization.) Next, click the 'Rubrics' tab, check the box next to the rubric(s) you would like to attach, then click 'Save' or 'Save and Close Window'. Why does nothing happen when I click the buttons in the Lesson Builder? Why does nothing happen when I click the buttons in the Lesson Builder? Content is added to fields of lessons in new windows that pop up when the corresponding button is clicked. If you are clicking the buttons and no windows are popping up, you may have a pop-up blocker operating. Check to see if you have a pop-up blocker installed in your browser or as part of any security software on your computer. You will need to disable the pop-up blocker or customize it to allow pop-ups from TaskStream. Content is added to fields of lessons in new windows that pop up when the corresponding button is clicked. If you are clicking the buttons and no windows are popping up, you may have a pop-up blocker operating. Check to see if you have a pop-up blocker installed in your browser or as part of any security software on your computer. You will need to disable the pop-up blocker or customize it to allow pop-ups from TaskStream. How do I create a web link (url) to my lesson? How do I create a web link (url) to my lesson? To generate a link to your lesson, click the ‘Generate a link to this lesson’ link, located at the very bottom of your lesson plan in Lesson Builder. To generate a link to your lesson, click the ‘Generate a link to this lesson’ link, located at the very bottom of your lesson plan in Lesson Builder. How do I share a TaskStream lesson with non-TaskStream users? How do I share a TaskStream lesson with non-TaskStream users? You can share your lesson plan with non-TaskStream subscribers through or by publishing your lesson to the web. To share your lesson by , click the ‘ ’ button at the top of your lesson in Lesson Builder, and then type the external address in the ‘To:’ field for external recipients. You can share your lesson plan with non-TaskStream subscribers through or by publishing your lesson to the web. To share your lesson by , click the ‘ ’ button at the top of your lesson in Lesson Builder, and then type the external address in the ‘To:’ field for external recipients. To share a lesson by publishing to the web, you can generate a URL for your lesson by clicking the ‘Generate a link to this lesson’ link, located at the very bottom of your lesson in Lesson Builder. You can then copy the generated URL and share it with the individuals you would like to have access to your lesson. To share a lesson by publishing to the web, you can generate a URL for your lesson by clicking the ‘Generate a link to this lesson’ link, located at the very bottom of your lesson in Lesson Builder. You can then copy the generated URL and share it with the individuals you would like to have access to your lesson.

22 FAQ’s My classmate and I created a lesson together in Lesson Builder in her account. How can we make the lesson available in my account? To publish your folio to the web, access the folio you wish to publish, and click the Publish/Share tab, step 4. Click the Publish to Web button and you will be taken to a page where you can personalize the editable portion of a web address to your web folio. Once you have personalized the address, click the Publish button. You are then provided with the link to your web folio, and the option to the link to others. You can continue to edit your web folio, and all edits will be automatically reflected in your published work. My classmate and I created a lesson together in Lesson Builder in her account. How can we make the lesson available in my account? To publish your folio to the web, access the folio you wish to publish, and click the Publish/Share tab, step 4. Click the Publish to Web button and you will be taken to a page where you can personalize the editable portion of a web address to your web folio. Once you have personalized the address, click the Publish button. You are then provided with the link to your web folio, and the option to the link to others. You can continue to edit your web folio, and all edits will be automatically reflected in your published work. How does my instructor view my lesson plans? Lesson plans may be shared in a number of ways. Please contact your instructor to find out how you should be sharing your lesson plans. If you have been assigned to a review group or a reviewer as part of your program, you can share your lesson plans by clicking the 'Request Feedback (Share with Reviewer)' button at the top of your lesson plan. You can share your lesson plan with non-TaskStream subscribers through or by publishing your lesson to the web. To share your lesson by , click the ‘ ’ button at the top of your lesson in Lesson Builder, and then type the external address in the ‘To:’ field for external recipients. To share a lesson by publishing to the web, you can generate a URL for your lesson by clicking the ‘Generate a link to this lesson’ link, located at the very bottom of your lesson in Lesson Builder. You can then copy the generated URL and share it with the individuals you would like to have access to your lesson. How does my instructor view my lesson plans? Lesson plans may be shared in a number of ways. Please contact your instructor to find out how you should be sharing your lesson plans. If you have been assigned to a review group or a reviewer as part of your program, you can share your lesson plans by clicking the 'Request Feedback (Share with Reviewer)' button at the top of your lesson plan. You can share your lesson plan with non-TaskStream subscribers through or by publishing your lesson to the web. To share your lesson by , click the ‘ ’ button at the top of your lesson in Lesson Builder, and then type the external address in the ‘To:’ field for external recipients. To share a lesson by publishing to the web, you can generate a URL for your lesson by clicking the ‘Generate a link to this lesson’ link, located at the very bottom of your lesson in Lesson Builder. You can then copy the generated URL and share it with the individuals you would like to have access to your lesson.

23 FAQ’s How do I submit a lesson I for evaluation? To submit work for evaluation, you will need to attach it to your Directed Response Folio (DRF). Click the 'Web Folio Builder' link, and then click the appropriate DRF for your program. If you do not see a DRF for your program, please contact your mentor and let him/her know that you need to be enrolled in the appropriate program for your course. To attach work to a DRF, open the Content Editor by clicking the 'Add/Edit Work' button for the appropriate requirement to which the work should be added. When the Content Editor opens, click the 'Attachments' tab, and then click the 'My TaskStream Work' link near the top of the page. You will then be able to select the type of work to be added (lesson plan, unit plan, rubric, web page or web folio), and the specific work you would like to attach. Click the 'Add File' button when finished. Once you have completed a requirement within your assigned Directed Response Folio, you can submit your work to your evaluator to begin the evaluation process. Once you have determined that you are ready to submit your work for evaluation, go to the last tab, ‘ 5 – Evaluation’. On the evaluation page, you will see a chart displaying four columns. To submit your work for evaluation, click the 'Submit' button next to the work submission you want to be evaluated. A pop-up window will then appear displaying a text entry field that can be used to send comments to your evaluator. Click the ‘Submit for Evaluation’ button to submit your work. Once your work has been submitted for evaluation, it will automatically be locked and a lock icon will appear next to it. This will prevent you from adding additional work, or editing existing work. How do I submit a lesson I for evaluation? To submit work for evaluation, you will need to attach it to your Directed Response Folio (DRF). Click the 'Web Folio Builder' link, and then click the appropriate DRF for your program. If you do not see a DRF for your program, please contact your mentor and let him/her know that you need to be enrolled in the appropriate program for your course. To attach work to a DRF, open the Content Editor by clicking the 'Add/Edit Work' button for the appropriate requirement to which the work should be added. When the Content Editor opens, click the 'Attachments' tab, and then click the 'My TaskStream Work' link near the top of the page. You will then be able to select the type of work to be added (lesson plan, unit plan, rubric, web page or web folio), and the specific work you would like to attach. Click the 'Add File' button when finished. Once you have completed a requirement within your assigned Directed Response Folio, you can submit your work to your evaluator to begin the evaluation process. Once you have determined that you are ready to submit your work for evaluation, go to the last tab, ‘ 5 – Evaluation’. On the evaluation page, you will see a chart displaying four columns. To submit your work for evaluation, click the 'Submit' button next to the work submission you want to be evaluated. A pop-up window will then appear displaying a text entry field that can be used to send comments to your evaluator. Click the ‘Submit for Evaluation’ button to submit your work. Once your work has been submitted for evaluation, it will automatically be locked and a lock icon will appear next to it. This will prevent you from adding additional work, or editing existing work.

24 FAQ’s How do I publish a lesson to the Cybrary? To publish your lesson to the shared lesson database located in the Cybrary, click the ‘Publish’ button located at the top or bottom of your lesson template. This will bring you to a page explaining our review process and reminding you that publishing your lesson will make it available for others to access and copy. Once a lesson is published to the Cybrary, a ‘P’ icon will appear next to the title of the lesson on the Lesson Builder home page. How do I publish a lesson to the Cybrary? To publish your lesson to the shared lesson database located in the Cybrary, click the ‘Publish’ button located at the top or bottom of your lesson template. This will bring you to a page explaining our review process and reminding you that publishing your lesson will make it available for others to access and copy. Once a lesson is published to the Cybrary, a ‘P’ icon will appear next to the title of the lesson on the Lesson Builder home page. How can I print a copy of my lesson? You can print a copy of a lesson you created in Lesson Builder by opening the lesson and clicking the ‘Print View’ button. A new window will open, with a print view of your lesson. Go to File, along the top of the window, and select Print, to print the lesson. How can I print a copy of my lesson? You can print a copy of a lesson you created in Lesson Builder by opening the lesson and clicking the ‘Print View’ button. A new window will open, with a print view of your lesson. Go to File, along the top of the window, and select Print, to print the lesson. How do I request feedback on my lesson? If you have been assigned a reviewer in a program, you can request feedback on a lesson you have created in the Lesson Builder. To do this, access your lesson, and click the ‘Request Feedback (Share with Reviewer)’ button located at the top of your lesson. Select the reviewer(s) with whom you would like to share your lesson by checking the box next to the appropriate name(s), and click the ‘Submit for Review’ button. If the ‘Request Feedback (Share with Reviewer)’ button is not available in your lesson, you will need to contact your professor to determine whether you need to be enrolled in a program. If you have not been assigned a reviewer, please contact your professor to request that he/she assign the appropriate reviewer(s) to you. How do I request feedback on my lesson? If you have been assigned a reviewer in a program, you can request feedback on a lesson you have created in the Lesson Builder. To do this, access your lesson, and click the ‘Request Feedback (Share with Reviewer)’ button located at the top of your lesson. Select the reviewer(s) with whom you would like to share your lesson by checking the box next to the appropriate name(s), and click the ‘Submit for Review’ button. If the ‘Request Feedback (Share with Reviewer)’ button is not available in your lesson, you will need to contact your professor to determine whether you need to be enrolled in a program. If you have not been assigned a reviewer, please contact your professor to request that he/she assign the appropriate reviewer(s) to you.


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