How to Create Customized Content

Teachers can create Customized Content from scratch within the Customized Content page or the Table of Contents. Teachers can also create Customized Content by editing their own copy of existing Studies Weekly Online content.

 Note

If you schedule your Customized Content to be visible for the students at a future date, use the toggle feature to make it visible to your students before the start date. Otherwise it will automatically become visible on the date you chose.

Create Customized Content Edit Existing Customized Content

There are multiple places Customized Content can be created. Open each section below to learn about the options.

Customized Content Page

From your Studies Weekly Online account and within the desired Classroom Card

  1. Click the Customized Content button.     

  2. In the Customized Content page click the green Add button Screen_Shot_2022-03-22_at_09.42.37.png in the upper right corner and choose Create New Customized Content.
  3. Enter a Title and Instructions.
  4. Select a Start Date and Due Date (the default due date is one week from the start date).
  5. Select a Start Time and Due Time (the default start time is 12:00 AM and the default due time is 11:59 PM).
  6. Click +Add in the bottom left corner.
  7. Select whether you want to add your own Question, Item, choose from our Question Bank, or Add Previously Created:
    • Question                                                 
    • Item                                                       
    • Question Bank                                       
    • Add Previously Created                   
  8. Once you make your selection, fill in all the fields. (You will not click Create until you have finished adding all your questions or items.)
  9. To add additional questions or items, click the +Add button then repeat step 7.
  10. Click Create to finish creating your Customized Content.Screen_Shot_2022-03-22_at_09.43.37.png
  11. Next, you will choose the location for your Customized Content. After a teacher clicks the green Create button, a pop-up box appears allowing them to select where they want the customized content to go. In the pop-up box, a classroom must be selected first. Then you can either click the box to have the customized content appear ONLY in the To Do tab for students, or choose to have it appear in a specific week of a publication.

    If you choose to have it appear in a specific week, you will then be able to drag and drop it anywhere within that week. Once you drop it to your desired location click SAVE in the bottom right corner. 

    Students will see the Customized Content in the location you assigned it. 

Table of Contents

Teachers can add Customized Content to a unit or week in the Table of Contents in your Studies Weekly Online account. 

  1. Once you have decided which Publication you want to add customized content to, click +Add Customized Content (the button is located at the beginning of a week or the end of a unit). Then select Create New Customized Content to open the dialogue box.
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  2. Enter a Title and Instructions.
  3. Select a Start Date and Due Date (the default due date is one week from the start date).
  4. Select a Start Time and Due Time (the default start time is 12:00 AM and the default due time is 11:59 PM).
  5. Click the +Add button in the bottom left corner.
  6. Select whether you want to add your own Question, Item, choose from our Question Bank, or Add Previously Created:
    • Question                                                 
    • Item                                                       
    • Question Bank                                       
    • Add Previously Created       
  7. Once you make your selection, fill in all the fields. (You will not click Create until you have finished adding all your questions or items.)
  8. To add additional questions or items, click the +Add button then repeat step 6.
  9. Click Create to finish creating Customized Content. Screen_Shot_2022-03-22_at_09.43.37.png

 Note

If you want to remove Customized Content from the Table of Contents click the three dotsthree_dots_2.png next to the content name and select Remove. The Customized Content will no longer be available in the Table of Contents of the Publication, but it will still be available in the student’s To Do section and the teacher’s Customized Content section.

Existing Studies Weekly Online Content

Any edits to existing Studies Weekly Online content, including the name of the article, article questions, weekly assessments, Crosswords, and Misspilled games, will create a new copy for you on the Customized Content page. For students it will appear in their To Do Section.

 Note

The text within articles is not editable but the entire article can be removed by clicking the red in the blue bar of the article.

From your Studies Weekly Online account, navigate to the content you wish to edit.

  1. Click the Teacher Actions button, then + Customized Content button.
  2. Click OK on the message after you read it..                                                                             
  3. Select a Start Date and Due Date (the default due date is one week from the start date).
  4. Select a Start Time and Due Time (the default start time is 12:00 AM and the default due time is 11:59 PM).
  5. Make the additional desired edits including +Add additional content.
  6. Click Create when you are finished.

Some possible edits include: 

A. Click on the Move icon and drag it to change the order of the questions.

B. Click in the text box to edit the assessment question text.

C. Change the text of the answer options.

D. Select which answer is correct by clicking the circle to the left

E. You can add another answer option by clicking the +Add Choice button

F. Edit how many points the question is worth. The default is one point.

G. Each question can be given a different color to make your assessment more fun for students. 

H. If a question is written in Spanish, teachers can choose to have the question read to students with a Spanish accent. The default spoken language is English. 

I. To delete an answer choice, click the red X to the right of the answer.

J. To delete a question, click the red X button in the top right corner.

K. Edit Order toggle to rearrange the content questions. 

Search Page

Teachers can create Customized Content directly from the Search Page. 

From your Studies Weekly Online account find the search bar in the upper right corner. 

Type a subject or keyword into the search bar at the top of the page and click Enter (or click the magnifying glass button).

Teachers will be able to add Customized Content to Articles and Media. 

Add Customized Articles

When you click an Article from the Search Page, you will be redirected to the Table of Contents to create your Customized Content.

Look for the + Customized Content button in the Teacher Actions dropdown, then follow the steps under the From Table of Contents tab.

Add Customized Media

Click the media file you would like to use for customized content. 

In the upper right corner, click the link to Create Customized Content. Then follow the steps (within this article) under the From Customized Content Page tab to finish creating the content.

Students will be able to see the new content in their To Do section. 

For more information on using the Search Page, open the How to search for Articles and Media article.

 Important

Teachers are limited to two concurrent Customized Content creations within one minute. This is an intentional security feature. If there is an attempt to create more than two Customized Content assignments at a time, the user will get an error: