Teachers can create course materials for the Elementary experience the same way as they do for other courses. The Elementary experience provides a Featured Image to attach to folders and material types within the course. This image displays to the left of the folder or material type to help enhance your course content and engage young learners. There is a default image available, but teachers may opt to add their own image. This enables teachers to further customize and enhance their materials to increase student engagement. For example, a teacher may already have a theme for their elementary course and this can be incorporated into the Featured Image option.
- The Elementary experience is currently in limited availability. If you’re a system administrator and you’re interested in this feature for your district, reach out to your Schoology representative or the Schoology Support team.
- The Elementary theme must be enabled in your course to use the Featured Image option.
- The Featured Image option is not available in Resources. When creating materials for elementary, teachers should create materials in courses first.
To add a featured image:
- From your course, click Add Materials and choose the content type. Follow the links to learn more about how to create and use specific types of course materials.
Similarly to the Materials page, each material type is displayed in a simplified, full-page view:
Above: Assignment view in the Elementary experience.
How should I organize my course content?
Elementary teachers can organize their course content in the same way they do in other courses. The Elementary experience supports the use of folders so you may wish to organize your content into folders by day or topic.
Additionally, you can use the Featured Image option to add your own unique images that will differentiate course content and folders from other items.
Above: Course view in the Elementary experience. The above example shows folders on the Materials page.
Below: Folder view in the Elementary experience.
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