Yeti Academy allows you to create your own custom typing curriculum for your students. This is a great way to ensure proficient keyboarding in both speed and accuracy - a vital skill in today's digital world! For information on how to edit your students' grading standards for keyboarding, click here.

As a teacher, you can create this curriculum for your students to type whatever material you deem necessary or fit.

First, you'll want to head to the Curriculum tab from your Dashboard.



Now, scroll all the way down until you see the Custom Keyboarding portion. Select the down arrow to open all of your curriculums. Then, you'll select the blue + Custom Keyboarding Curriculum button.





Here, you'll fill in the details about your curriculum:



Title: The title will be what the students (and your teachers) will see the curriculum as.
Details: This is a short description of your curriculum.
Grade Level: This is where you will determine which grade(s) this curriculum will be assigned to. (Note: For kindergarten, you'll want to enter 0.)
Type: This is where you will determine if only your classes will be able to access this curriculum, or your entire school. If you are a teacher, your only option will be your classrooms.

When you're finished entering in those details, you'll see a new tile with your keyboarding curriculum on it. To edit the form you just filled out, click the three dots, then the pencil and paper icon. To delete your curriculum, select the three dots, then the x icon.



Now, we get to the fun part - adding in the lessons! To do this, click the 0 Lessons button. (*Note: It won't stay "0" after you've added lessons. This is just the button you click to access all your lessons, and it tells you how many you've made thus far.)

Here, we'll start creating units for your lessons. (For example, if you wanted to have a unit of home-row-keys-only lessons, you could create a unit here called "Home Row", with lessons featuring only the home row keys.) To create a unit, select the blue + Custom Unit button.



Now, you'll get to title your unit. When you're finished, hit Create.

Then, you'll see your unit you've made. When you click the three dots, you'll find a few options of editing or deleting. To copy the lessons, select the two paper pieces icon. To adjust Typing Benchmarks, adjust associated settings (such as disabling mouse lessons, enabling on-screen keyboard, etc.) and adjust accessibility options, select the abacus icon. To edit the title, click the pencil and paper icon. To delete your unit, select the x icon. To start adding lessons, go ahead and click on the tile.



There's a lot to see on this page, so let's go over all of our options:



Teacher Resources: This is where you'll enter in any information you may need for this curriculum. It's also a good place for any notes you may want to make for yourself.
Standards: If you wish to include them, this is where you can credit the standards your curriculum meets - for example, it may meet ISTE educational standards. If so, this is the place to write that down.

To start creating lessons for your unit, press the blue + Custom Lesson button.



Here, you can title your lesson and enter in the content your students will be typing. When you're finished, hit Create.



Then, you'll see your lesson you've made. To edit the lesson, click the pencil and paper icon. To delete your lesson, select the x icon. You can add as many as you'd like.



As you continue to create lessons, you may want to switch up the order. Simply drag and drop the lessons in the order you'd like them to appear in for your students. When you're done, hit the blue Save Order button.



Now, you'll want to assign the curriculum to your students. To do this, select the Classes tab on your dashboard.



Select the classroom you'd like to assign your new curriculum to in order to access it.



Then, select the checkbox(es) next to all students in that classroom who you'd like to have the curriculum. When you're finished, select the curriculum you've created from the drop-down menu. When you've got it, hit Assign.



Now, when one of your students log in, they'll see the curriculum, and be able to type in those new lessons.

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