This resource explains to teachers how they can use toggles in the Learning tab to adjust students’ content view and make items required in Learning Tree.
Within your community’s Learning tab, there are three different types of toggles.
TIP: For Lincoln Learning content, the default setup is as seen above with all content published and activated but nothing is required.
Selecting Publish allows students to see the content in their Learning tab and is the first step to ensure they can work in their course.
Activating content is the second step to allow students to successfully complete coursework. Selecting Activate allows students to click and access activities.
Selecting Required makes items required for student completion. The student will see a star next to the required items they need to access to unlock the next activity.
TIP: Making items required is a way for you to force your students’ progression through the course.
IMPORTANT: Making items required is an action which should be taken prior to students completing coursework. Taking this action after students have completed work will require them to return to and complete any previously skipped activities before they can move forward in the course.
Toggles can be applied to the Lincoln Empowered course content in the Learning tab at four different levels.
At the top of your course in the Learning tab, you will see the course-level toggles.
Publishing and activating all activities is the default setup for Lincoln Empowered courses and is ideal for asynchronous learning.
IMPORTANT: Teachers must always publish and activate content on the course level prior to adjusting content toggles on the unit, topic, or activity level so students can see and access any items which have been published and activated.
Making all activities required is what is considered full forced progression for Lincoln content.
For synchronous learning, you may want to control when your students can see and/or access items in the course. You can do this on a unit level. When you’re ready for your students to see and complete the unit, you can publish and activate all items within every topic (lesson) within that unit.
You also have the option to make all items required within every topic (lesson) within that unit.
TIP: You can also choose to deactivate and unpublish units. This will remove the unit and all topics within from the student view. It will also remove any graded activities found within that unit from the Report Card.
WARNING: Removing a unit will not remove the concepts from any Mastery Assess Its within the course.
Another way to use toggles for synchronous learning is to control when students see and access topics or lessons within the course. When you’re ready for your students to see and complete the topic, you can publish and activate all items within that topic.
You also have the option to make all items required within that topic.
TIP: You can also choose to deactivate and unpublish topics. This will remove the topic and all activities within that topic from the student view. It will also remove any graded activities found within that topic from the Report Card.
WARNING: Removing a topic will not remove the concepts from any lesson-level or Mastery Assess Its within the course.
As a teacher, you can customize your course content by deactivating and unpublishing individual activities.
After gauging your students’ learning needs and styles, adjust your content that best suits them. For example, if you have students who learn best by seeing and doing, you may want to publish and activate Teach Its, Practice Its, and Show Its.
You can also make these items required as well.
TIP: You can also leave all items published and activate while making only the content you want your students to complete required.
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