Entering Lesson Plans
Click on an entry in the lesson plan area to make it active. Then simply type in the white space.
Lesson Plan Toolbars
The Forethought lesson planner uses two toolbars, the primary and course entry toolbar.
The following list of buttons will cover every item on the Primary and Course Entry toolbars.
Change Today's Schedule - Allows you to re-add course entries, add notes for the substitute, add a new special entry, or delete today's plans. Use Delete Today's Plans to remove content and a schedule for all entries on a calendar day. There is NO undelete!
Save - Saves the current day or week of lessons depending on viewing mode. The Save button is "greyed" out if nothing has been added to your plans. Once any editing has been done to an entry, the Save button will turn blue allowing a click to save your changes.
Note: To avoid loss of changes, the button will be automatically selected approximately 60 seconds after becoming active. If you click another day or attempt to close your browser, plans will automatically save or you will be prompted to save depending on your web browser.
|Print - This option will allow you to export or print your plans in a variety of formats. Either a single day or a week can be exported. The Checklist Report is printable from this location too.|
|Spell Check - This option will check your current entry for spelling errors. This is typically not required in most modern browsers as incorrect words will highlight in red.|
|Undo/Redo - These buttons will remove or replace the last editing action inside the active entry.|
|Link - This button adds a weblink to the page. This is only needed in browsers that do not automatically hyperlink html links.|
|Table - This button will launch a whole new interface that will allow you to insert a table. When working with a table, a new toolbar will appear to give you necessary options to manipulate the table design.|
|Insert a Line - This button will insert a full-width line in your entry to provide a visual divider.|
|Insert Image - Use this option to bring up a menu that will allow you to upload and insert an image into your entry.|
|Text Font and Size - These two drop down lists will allow you to adjust the font type and the font size of the selected or future text.|
|Bold - This will bold the selected text or enable bold for future typing.|
|Italics - This will italicize the selected text or set italics for future typing.|
|Underline - This will underline the selected text or set future typing for underlining.|
|Strikethrough - Use this option to add a strikethrough to text.|
|Text Alignment Menu - Provides a drop-down list of text alignment options to left, center, or right align.|
|Numbered List - This option will insert a numbered list for selected text or start one for future typing.|
|Bulleted List - This option will create a bulleted list for selected text or start one for future typing.|
|Indent/Outdent - These options will create indentations or outdentations in the selected entry.|
|Colors - Use this button to view a color wheel. Select a color on the wheel to change selected text or new text to that specific color.|
|Subscript/Superscript - Use these options to type text as either subscript or superscript.|
|Previous/Next - These arrows will allow you to move forward or backwards one day or one week.|
|View Planner Options - Click the week view icon in the toolbar and "View Week's Plans" to access your five-day plans.|
This view displays five days of lesson plans on one screen. You have the ability to enter and edit lesson plans on this view, but you cannot add standards to a lesson. Additional information about options in the Week's View appear in another section of the online Help.
Note: To return to the planner view, double-click a day.
Plan by Course
This displays a week's view of only one course at a time. Use the drop-down option to toggle between your courses.