Assigning content to students enables fast access to materials, minimizes distractions, and creates opportunities for tracking completion.
Note: When assigning content to students, students must have a Discovery Education account and your classes must be set up. If you are unsure how to do either, explore these articles:
Assign a Concept
With Discovery Education Social Studies Techbook, students can browse or navigate to specific materials. Assigning content, though, whether an individual resource or an entire concept, ensures students have fast access to materials, minimizes distractions, and creates opportunities for tracking completion. To assign a particular tab in a concept, such as Engage, Explore, Explain, etc., open that tab and choose Assign. Assign the content to a class, classes, or individual students. Note: On the student learning plan, the content will be assigned as Core Interactive Text.
There are a variety of types of resources which can be assigned to students throughout Social Studies Techbook if you do not want to assign an entire page or concept. To assign a single resource embedded on a concept page, select the More Actions option, then choose Assign. Note: Some resources will need to be opened in a player window before they can be assigned.
In addition to reading passages, images, and videos, teachers will find Graphic Organizers throughout the concepts. Each graphic organizer contains 3 files:
- Select the top box to view an editable PDF of the graphic organizer.
- Select the Teacher's Guide to view sample answers, when appropriate.
- Select Editable Activity to download a Word version of this graphic organizer.
Assigning the resource through Discovery Education will automatically assign the editable PDF to students. Students can download the PDF, complete it, and submit to their teacher through their Learning Management System. Alternatively, teachers can download the Editable PDF or Word File and assign through their LMS for students to complete.
Assign Content from Model Lessons
To assign content utilized in the model lessons, open the Model Lesson and select a lesson session number or choose Assignments and Resources.
All Discovery Education resources associated with that lesson or lesson session are hyperlinked. To assign that resource directly to students, select the resource to open it. Depending on the resource type, look for the words Assign, or an ellipsis (...) indicator. Once the resource is selected, choose Assign and assign the content to a class, classes, or to individual students.
Assign an Assessment
You can assign a Social Studies Techbook Assessment in two different ways. If you find and open the assessment from the Evaluate tab within Social Studies Techbook, click the Assign button in the upper right corner to share with students.
Alternatively, you can click on the Results icon in the Toolbar and then select the Course Assessments dashboard. This will list all summative assessments for the course. Click the assign icon for the assessment to share with students.
When content is assigned to students, the following options are available:
- Assign Date – select the date you want content to appear on student learning plans
- Due Date – indicate to students when content or work should be completed by
- Assign to Class – select the class (or grouping of students) to which something should be assigned
- Assign to Student – use Select All to assign to all students in a class, or hold down the Ctrl (PC) or Command (Mac) key while clicking to select multiple students.
After selecting the students, select Assign.
Results for assigned items can be found in the Social Studies Techbook Dashboard.