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How to customize content in PLATO Courseware


Instructors have the ability to customize content in PLATO Courseware content by using the Class Curriculum feature. Educators are able to customize content via Class Curriculum in the following ways:

  • Hide or show Graded Discussion, Pretests, Dropboxes, Posttest
  • Limit Attempts to Unlock Mastery Tests
  • Reorder Units or modules within a unit, in a Course for a Class

How To

Accessing the Class Curriculum:

1. Go to the Courses tab.
2. Select My Classes from the drop-down menu.

3. Select the Course that you want to modify.
4. Click the box to the left of Class Name
5. Under Quick Actions, click on view class summary

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6. Click on Class Curriculum

Global Settings:

To limit attempts to unlock mastery tests for students:

click on the box and use the drop down menu to limit the number attempts from 1 to 10.

To Hide Graded Discussion, Pretests, Posttests, Hide all Dropboxes:

click on the the box to the left of the selection criteria.

To Move Up/Move Down lessons: 

1) Expand the Units by clicking on the arrow to the left of the folder

2) Highlight the lesson and hit the move up/move down button each time until the lesson is where you want it to be.

To Lock/Hide lessons:

Lock option:  Learner can see the activity but will not be able to launch it

Hide:  Activity cannot be seen or launched

1) Expand the Units by clicking on the arrow to the left of the folder

2) Highlight the lesson and click lock or hide

Note: Hiding or removing content from the Class Curriculum will not remove questions from the Pretest, Posttest or End of Semester Test, this can only be done by an Administrator thru Custom Course Builder.


Once all modifications have been in the Class Curriculum, click on Save Changes.


Other Considerations

How does Courseware retirement affect Custom Content?

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The following courseware will be retired on 6/1/2013:  Biology A/B v2.0, Chemistry A/B v2.0, English 9 A/B, English 10 A/B v2.0, English 11 A/B v2.0, English 12 A/B v2.0, and Health.  

It is important to note that resources that have been customized using these older courses will still be available even after the retirement date.  It will not be necessary to re-customize courses to include new versions of these courses.


Best practices before customizing content in PLATO Courseware


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For detailed information about this feature please refer to the PLATO Courseware User's Guide and Product Training Course:

PLATO Courseware User Guide

To access the Instructor Product Training Course: create a Learner user for any instructors who need access and enroll these learners in the Instructor Product Training Course. See the link below for steps on how to enroll Learners into a Section.

How to enroll a Learner into a Section