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Programs in Plato Courseware

 

Explanation

Creating a program is the first step Account Administrators complete when they get started with the platform. Programs can deliver either Plato Courseware or Edmentum Assessments and are attached to a location or locations within the account. A program has to be created before users can be added or classes can be created. Only Account Administrators have permission to create programs, create users, distribute licenses, and create classes. This type of permission helps control access and centralizes licensing and user management. See User Roles for more information on roles and permissions.

 

Program structure allows schools that use Edmentum products for multiple solutions to have programs that are not location specific, and to have learners from different locations in the same program. The program structure also offers the flexibility to restrict programs by location for implementations that require restricted Programs. Location structure is based on physical district set up and defines where students are going to come from.

 

For detailed information on how your Program membership and Role interact, see the following page:

Program Type and User Interaction FAQ

 

Location Based Programs

Location based programs support large districts needing to segment programs by location; consortia-based implementations, and other customers who need user permissions by program. This offers the ability for more stringent filtering based on locations associated to programs. This means that programs associated to locations will only display program administrators, instructors, learners and their data associated to the same locations. Account Administrators will continue to see users and data across all programs. Programs with no locations selected will display all learners.

 

Best Practices for creating programs within Plato Courseware:

  • A program must be created and Plato Courseware or Edmentum Assessments must be assigned to that program.
  • Programs can be used at multiple locations across an account by not associating a location to a program.
  • Programs can be restricted to a location by associating a location to a program (AKA Location based programs).
  • Use a naming convention that describes the program with a description of the content, grade level, and other possible descriptors.

 

How To

To create a program:

  1. Select the Administration Center from the App Switcher bar.

  2. Click on Programs

  3. Click on Create a Program.

  4. Enter the required information for the Program Name and select if the program will deliver Plato Courseware or Edmentum Assessments. 

  5. To restrict the program to a location, select a location. To leave the program open across locations, do not select a location. 

  6. Click Save & Close.

To edit a program:

  1. Select the Administration Center from the App Switcher bar.

  2. Click on Programs.

  3. Click on the program you wish to edit. It will unfold and allow you to edit the name, locations associated with the program, and the content that appears in the Course Catalog for that program.

  4. Click Save when you are done.

To remove a program:

  1. Select the Administration Center from the App Switcher bar.

  2. Click on Programs.

  3. Click the red X to the right of the Program you wish to remove. A confirmation box will open to confirm you wish to remove the program. Once a Program is deleted, it is permanently removed from the application. You can only delete a program if there is no data associated to it.

What's Next

Program Course Catalog

The Program Course Catalog allows Account Admins to manage which content appears in the Course Catalog for the program. Deselect courses that you do not want displayed to Instructors and Program Admins catalogs. This feature setting is managed in by editing a program in Admin Center>Programs.

 

 

Adding Program Admins and Instructors to Programs

The task of adding instructors to and program admins to programs can now be done with a simple check of a box through the programs tab.

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For additional information about using PLATO Courseware®, please refer to the PLATO Courseware User Guide.

 

 


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