When a school is set up in Enriching Students, two types of courses are created for each user imported; a home room/advisory course and a "teaching" course (broad base subject matter, math, science, etc.). What's the difference?
A homeroom/advisory course is used to schedule time with students in your home room (or advisory or whatever it is that your school calls that block of time.) The idea is, the time is accounted for when you book students into your advisory.
Typically, the easiest thing to do is simply use the quick schedule option on the Scheduling page. First, you may want to select your homeroom roster.
Then, click the expand icon next to 'Students' at the top left of the schedule. This will expand so you can schedule the displayed group of students on any day.
Select the day, (Monday for most schools, but not all). If you want to override the schedule for these students, check the 'Overwrite' box on that day. Next, click the down arrow next to 'Schedule' and select your homeroom/advisory course. This will automatically override the schedule for all of the students in your homeroom. A quick and easy way to get them scheduled!
The "teaching" course is typically where you book the students that you are teaching into. For example, if Mr. Smith is in the application, he will have a course labeled something like "Advisory - Smith". for his advisory students.
But, there will also be a course entitled something like "Smith - Science". This is the course that students get booked to when they need to see Mr. Smith for help in Science.
Again, it's about accountability. By booking students into a "learning" course; then it's clear why the student is there. They aren't just in the advisory, they were actually scheduled to see Mr. Smith for Science.
However, what if I want to focus on a specific science topic or offer students an enrichment opportunity? Don't I need to create a new course, just for that?
No! What you need to do is view this topic, Create Special Course Offerings; this will describe the steps you need to take in order to accomplish this goal.
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