Atlas is designed for rapid access to the tools and information you use the most and to be fully personalized to accommodate your goals and the way you work.
Overview & Key Features
- My Atlas. customize your personal dashboard with My Atlas Panels that contain direct links to curriculum & reports generated from anywhere in the system.
- Search. Search all maps in your Atlas system by keyword or phrase to find out where a specific topic or concept is taught.
- Develop. Create, edit or revise curriculum for the courses that you teach.
- Browse. Find specific maps in your Atlas system by using the filters to view maps by school, grade, subject, Course name, User, and by academic year.
- Reports. Create custom Scope and Sequence, curriculum analytics, and standards reports.
- References. Access a virtual library of academic resources.
- Support. Find technical support through help resources and Atlas training tools.
- Communities. Go beyond your Atlas system to connect with educators and schools around the world.
Your personal My Atlas Dashboard is fully customizable and dynamic, providing immediate, real-time access to curriculum analysis and reporting.
- Panels on My Atlas contain direct links to curriculum reports generated and saved from the system, and system metrics that you will find relevant to your curriculum process.
- My Atlas comes equipped with several default panels determined by your school Leadership team.
- Include your own reports, any information shared with you, or metrics saved by other users in your system.
You can send and receive several types of messages and notifications from wherever you might be working in Atlas. Atlas organizes messages you receive into four key communication channels in the Communication Commons. This provides a central location to quickly access these targeted and relevant communications.
- The red badge indicates the number of new and unread messages you have in each communication channel.
- The communication channels are located on the left side of the screen throughout Atlas for easy access.
My Settings allows you to change your password, reset and select a default for your My Atlas dashboard, update your email address, and manage email notifications.
Get immediate support, tips and instructions by clicking the question mark icon on the upper right side of each page in Atlas.
It is important to sign out of Atlas after each session. This will prevent anyone else from making changes to your curriculum maps.
1. To sign out, click Sign out in the drop-down menu under your name. It is also a good idea to close the browser window once you have logged out of Atlas.
2. If you need to log back into Atlas before closing your browser window, you can click on the Atlas icon and sign back in.
Action Menus and Icons
The Actions menu contains a variety of relevant, content-specific tools in one central location.
- Pin to My Atlas – Send a link of the current view to a new My Atlas panel.
- Personalize My Atlas – View your saved reports in the My Atlas menu by default.
- Leave a Note – Similar to a post-it attach relevant feedback or a to-do list to the curriculum.
- Add to Favorites – Save the unit to your favorites panel on My Atlas.
- View Activity – View all relevant real time activity occurring in the curriculum.
- Join the Discussion – Comment on the curriculum to engage in the ongoing discussion.
- Print – Send the current view to your printer.
- Export to Word – Export the current view to a Microsoft ® Office Word document.
- Copy Unit – Make a copy of the unit for inclusion in one of your Courses.
- Share – Send curriculum or a report to a colleague.
|Note: post a virtual note on your colleagues' or your own Course.||Join the Discussion: make any element of the curriculum a hub for conversation.|
|Pin item to My Atlas dashboard.||Personalize My Atlas: real-time access to curriculum analysis and reporting.|
|Obsoleted standard. This set of standards has been removed from your Atlas. Align your unit to the new version of these standards or contact your school's leadership for more information.||My Settings: modify your Atlas settings to receive notifications, specify language, teaching preferences and email settings, as well as to change your password.|
|Share a report, a map, or a unit with your colleague(s).||Image has been added to your curriculum.|
|Attach supporting materials to a unit or category, or view your colleagues' attached resources.||Link to Website from your planner.|
|Lesson Plans: attach or view in a unit, or search Lesson Plans throughout the curriculum.||Actions: access additional editing options.|
|Recycle Bin: contains deleted units and Courses.||
Actions: access additional editing options.
|Collaborative Course, hover on the icon to view the authors assigned to the map.||Copy units or a Course into your own Course from current or prior years' curriculum.|
|Atlas Exemplars: denotes that a Curriculum Developer has submitted one or more units Exemplar.||Save your work or changes.|
|Delete an item.||Print a Course or report.|
|Edit any item.||Activity updates to your curriculum.|
|Protected files: upload files that only you or specific people could access (if enabled).||Expand screen by hiding top and left navigation bars.|
|Flag a unit to be saved and reviewed in your favorites panel.||Publish adopted curriculum into taught courses without overriding existing user work (if enabled).|
|Email directly to a colleague on the relevant curriculum.||Export the current view to a Microsoft ® Office Word document.|
|Help on any page in Atlas. Context Sensitive Help.||Settings: modify an items settings.|
|Thesaurus to find related keywords in Search.||Mouse-overs provide more information about the category.|
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