Allow units to be assigned to multiple classes
When I design a unit, I can only attach it to one class. I teach elementary specials, and I apply the same unit to multiple hours and days of the week. For example, I have five different first grade classes. They won't stay on the same exact schedule of lessons throughout the year. Eventually, they'll have the same units. Instead of rewriting that unit, I would like to apply to multiple classes.
To assign a single unit to multiple classes, we recommend that you create a Unit Lesson Bank, and then LINK the new unit to your classes. You can link the new unit to as many classes as you’d like, and any changes you make to the lessons in the unit bank will automatically show in all classes with the link!
You can view our Knowledge Base (https://planbook.uservoice.com/knowledgebase/articles/1947406-copying-linking-units-in-your-account) or our Video Tutorial (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNValfrajJE) to learn more. We hope this helps, any questions do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
Lemmo, Jessica commented
I have multiple classes of the same grade or teach the same unit to multiple grades. It would be perfect if units you can add more than one class or be copied from class to class.
I'm a specialist teacher and want to attached my units to more than one class, without creating the same unit more than once, just to attach it to a different class.
It would be really helpful when I am teaching my 2nd grade Bug Unit to be able to include my writing class, reading class, and science class under the unit together. This makes attaching standards more meaningful and supports cross curricular instruction. Please make this a possibility.
Jenny Insua commented
Teachers of elementary and PreK often times teach integrated cross curricular units that involve more than one subject/class like a unit that involves English Language Arts and Science or Math and Science. Teachers need a way to be able to link more than one subject/class to a unit in Planbook so any lesson can be added to a unit.
Joanne Rubenstein commented
You have made multiple revisions and improvements, and this is still unresolved. *Please* fix this.
Lindsay Stearns commented
This MAY solve the issue, but you're still copying and pasting???
Pleeeease allow units to be assigned to multiple classes! I think I've waaaay too much time over the last 4 years of using Planbook copying and pasting two identical units arghhh pleeeeease
Vanessa Kerr commented
Without the ability to do this we don't have the ability to correctly connect standards. Then it seems I fall short when reporting what standards have been addressed in a school year. Ex: My students write animal reports in Science and then in Language Arts it looks like I have not taught using facts to develop ideas. This is very frustrating.
Ronnie Hayes commented
Yes please! Would love this option as I see 3 classes from each grade from grade 1 to grade 7.... lots of copy and paste!
Maurizio DiDonato commented
Rebecca Wright commented
Apparently this has been under review for years, and that's rather sad. Planbook is great, but as a specialist in elementary, I have a very limited patience for endless "copy/paste" routines! I hope that this gets implemented soon, as there are quite a few users asking for it in multiple grade levels.
H Shorr commented
As an elementary teacher, I sometimes will teach a unit during two different classes, reading and writing for example. These are two separate teaching blocks/classes in my schedule, but the unit may cross over a few. Sometimes units are also taught cross-curricularly, which means it could be taught in ELA and Social Studies for example, beginning in one and finishing in another. Being able to assign sentence writing to both writing and Social studies would be helpful when I have students writing sentences using information from a social studies unit such as the American Revolution.
Cortney Price commented
Has anything been done with this yet? I'm an elementary PE teacher so a lot of my lessons are used for multiple classes. It would be great to be able to create unites that I can add multiple classes to. Please fix this!
Melanie Rosier commented
Yes, yes, yes! I see several sections of the same grade and would really love to be able to link my classes. Right now, I copy and paste my lessons and that requires a lot of time... click, click, click, click. Ug. Copying and pasting is not an effect use of my time. I love using Planbook and would appreciate an upgrade. So many teachers would benefit from this option.
New to Planbook and just ran into this issue as well. Music teacher that will be teaching certain units to different types of classes. One should be able to edit any class and add a Unit ID to be able to use the same unit in multiple classes.
Jeff Driscoll commented
Yes please! I have two sections of each class that meet once or twice each week, but due to varying internal schedules/field trips/etc they don't always stay together within the week - sometimes being as much as a week or two apart. I would rather have a "2nd grade" unit that can be applied to either one rather than having to have duplicate "201" and "202" unit files.
nancy golden commented
So many people have requested this....and for years I see.
Will this be addressed?
I don't think I've ever seen a response from Planbook to anyone's comment/question. Does anyone read these?
I agree with this comment. This is something that NEEDS to be addressed and added. I love using planbook, but because of this I have been searching elsewhere for something that would suite planning for Kindergarten better.
Andrew Ettery commented
I am a new user of PlanBook and I am finding it really useful to get organised and stay on top of my work. However, I teach Secondary School Mathematics in the UK and so I have multiple classes to which I teach the same units. At the moment I need to cut and paste multiple units, but would be far easier, and elegant, to assign the same unit to multiple classes. Even to be able to copy a unit (in in the same way that you can copy a lesson from the drop down) would be better than it is now.
Yes!- I teach 4th grade. What I am wanting to do is create a unit and attach lessons from several different subjects. for example- a science unit that covers a specific topic would be incorporated into several different subjects (classes), not just science. I would like to add the lessons from my ELA block, writing, the read aloud, even in some cases math. As it stands now, I can only attach lessons from one subject (class) to the unit.