ADDING A COURSE TO YOUR CLASS
NOTE: If you have a TA or co-teacher, they may have already done this for you. If your dashboard looks similar to the image at the very end of this section, that means that a course has already been assigned to your class and you can skip this tutorial.
One of the first things you'll need to do in order to teach 9 Dots curricula is select a course and add it to your class. Once a course has been added to your class, you'll be able to assign individual lessons in that course to your students.
1. If your class dashboard looks like the image below, you can click the pink Find a Course button (1). Alternatively, you can click Courses in the left sidebar (2). Either way, both will lead you to the same location (i.e. the Courses page).
2. Once you're at the courses page (it should look something like the image below), take a moment to determine the appropriate course for your class. Feel free to click on any course to explore its contents. For Get Coding, the recommended courses are as follows:
Kinder = A
1st & 2nd = B *
3rd & up = D **
*(2nd grade at NLACS & Selma use C)
**(5th grade at Alexandria & 6th grade at Grant use E)
NOTE: Each level includes a full year's worth of Get Coding lessons.
3. Click the + Add to Class button in the right corner of the course you'd like to add to your class. When the box pops up, select your class, then click Add (you should see an "Added Successfully" message).
4. Now if you click on your class in the left sidebar, your class dashboard should look like the image below (the course may take a few seconds to load). You'll see "No Active Lesson" at the top (which means you haven't assigned a lesson to your students yet). Underneath, you'll see the full course progression for the course that you've added to the class.