How do I work with Curriculum Tags?

Find out more about applying curriculum tags to posts, and filtering with tags

Alasdair McMillan avatar
Written by Alasdair McMillan
Updated over a week ago

After you've selected a set of curriculum tags (or more than one), it's easy to jump in and start tagging your students' work.

First, you'll need to identify which curriculum goals you want to focus on from the sets of tags you've selected. Within the Curriculum Goals & Tags panel on the right-hand side:

  • Click the Select Curriculum Goals button if you haven't selected any curriculum goals yet, or click the + button if you already have some selected but would like to add more

Select your Curriculum Tags button

  • From this screen, you can search for curriculum tags, filter by tag sets, or simply scroll through the list and check off the tags you want to use

Module of list of Curriculum Tags

  • You can select tags from multiple sets to identify as curriculum goals for your class, and choose different goals for each of your classes

  • Curriculum tags that you select will be saved as goals across all Spaces associated with that Class

  • Once you've checked off all the tags you'd like to start with, click the blue checkmark button near the top right of the Add Curriculum Tags panel

The goals that you've selected will now be displayed within the Curriculum Goals & Tags panel, and you'll see a new tag button visible on student posts. The tags you select as goals will be highlighted at the top of your lists, but you can still apply other tags from any of the sets that you have selected.

To begin tagging and categorizing content, simply click the tag button on any post:

Curriculum Tags button highlighted on the post

  • Next, check off the tag(s) that you'd like to apply to the post - you can add as many as you'd like at the same time

  • If you have the Proficiency Scales option enabled for your class, you'll also be able to set a proficiency level for the tag

  • Click the checkmark button to complete tagging the post

You'll see the post update to reflect the tags that have been applied:

Two tags appended to a post

Now that you've started applying tags to posts in your class, you've unlocked a powerful tool for organizing your students' work, tracking achievement of curriculum goals, and documenting growth in key areas for any subject.

Some additional tips to keep in mind as you're working with tags:

  • As you begin to apply tags to more posts, you'll see numbers appear alongside them in the Curriculum Goals & Tags panel - these reflect how many posts in that Space have the tag applied

Curriculum Tag example with a number appending to it
  • You can click on the tags along the right to filter your Feed and view only posts with one or more of the selected tags

  • You can also apply the student filter in conjunction with the tags filter: if you select a student from the list on the left, and tags from the list on the right, you can view all of the posts from a specific student with those tags applied

Sample Student highlighted with a number appended to it indicating 1 post
  • The selected curriculum goals are applied class-wide, but the post counts that you see are specific to the Space and/or students that you are viewing in the feed (i.e., if you're in a Group Space that contains 3 posts with a particular tag, you'll see 3 in the tags panel, even if posts in other spaces have those tags applied)

  • To hide the tags panel, or expand if it is hidden, click the arrow button at the bottom

Collapse button
  • From within your Class Settings page, you can customize the visibility of curriculum tags (if you'd like to apply them for organization purposes but not display them to students or family members), or disable the feature altogether.

  • Want to find out how to create your own brand new tags? Take a look at our article on adding custom sets of curriculum tags.

Have any questions or suggestions about Curriculum Tags? Start a chat in the bottom left corner of your screen and let us know!

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