Template for Semester Planning

  • 17 November 2021
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What is everyone using to layout semester long plans?

I’ve used frames to orgainze content by topic, I’ve Product Roadmap templates, Frames with items inside of them (which means I have to constantly resize the frame) and am not 100% satisfied with either solution.

Some of the key things that I need to do is:

  • Organize materials by week
  • Content needs to be easily moved around as each semester has different holidays
  • Mark tasks as done when they are entered into the LMS

Thanks for any suggestions you can give!


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@Rastheim -

Have you thought of using the Kanban board object as a way to organize the tasks across multiple weeks? If you aren’t familiar with its usage, see the Help Center article here: https://help.miro.com/hc/en-us/articles/360022846473-Kanban

Kiron

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@Rastheim :

This sounds to me that you need a Kanban based board or you have to build this by yourself to your needs - here you can find a link to the help-page:

https://help.miro.com/hc/en-us/articles/360022846473-Kanban

If you search in the miroverse for kanban there are only two boards that can be found:

https://miro.com/miroverse/

Another Kanban tool that I often use and offers a lot of things is Trello - the advantage of Trello:

You can Implement / Link a Miro-Board directly … so you can use both worlds: A brilliant Kanban tool and miro:

https://trello.com/

https://trello.com/tour

Michael

 

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@Kiron Bondale  … you’re faster …:thumbsup:  I was searching for some Trello explain videos but didn’t found some that explained integration from trello to miro … ;-)

Michael

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After watching the Kanban video I realized I do have one board that used the Kaban framework. I think I’m going to try to rework what I have and give it a go again. I’ve tried to use Trello in the past but I always seem to forget its there and then things fall off my list. Maybe I should also give it a try with one of my other classes. Thanks!

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:grinning: Like others suggested, I use a kanban board + more info on the canvas. Here’s an example from a class I’m currently teaching:

 

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@Richard Kasperowski  Thanks for sharing. It was good to see how you are using your template compared to mine. I am using my template quite differently. Each column is a week in the semester with a topic. I divide content into categories such as prep work students need to do, in class activities and homework. Currently, I add tags so I know what is “Done” or still needs to be reviewed or posted in our LMS, but I like the idea of having a “Done” column. It would be so much easier to just drag and drop completed items, but I’m not sure what this would look like. Maybe I could have a “Done” column for each week? Or maybe I need to rethink my entire layout. :thinking:

 

 

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Hi, @Rastheim! What is the simplest thing that would work for you and your students? For us, the “course backlog”, which is really a semester-long sprint backlog, is the visual anchor for everything else. It references all the other material: readings, videos, and HW assignments in our LMS. Keeping it simple.

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You bring up another point. I haven’t shared this with my students in the past, just using it to organize my plan. Thanks for all the suggestions!

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@Rastheim :

I’ll like you to show you a video of a PowerUp for Trello - it seems that this could be the right solution for you (combined with a Calendar function - automaticly created dates)

 

Michael

@Rastheim -

Have you thought of using the Kanban board object as a way to organize the tasks across multiple weeks? If you aren’t familiar with its usage, see the Help Center article here: https://help.miro.com/hc/en-us/articles/360022846473-Kanbann

Kiron

 

Thank you. This works for me.

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