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 school administrator, 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. When you select the arrow beside is, it'll drop down. Here, you'll select the blue + Custom Keyboarding Curriculum button.

Then, 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.

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 your teachers may need to know in 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 your Classes tab from your Dashboard.

Then, select the checkbox(es) next to all classrooms whose students you'd like to have the curriculum. When you're finished, select Assign Curriculum from the right fly-out menu.

Then, you'll an option to search for your curriculum. When you search it, select the + icon beside it to assign it to the selected classrooms.

Now, when one of your students from that classroom logs in, they'll see the curriculum, and be able to type in those new lessons!

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