CareAcademy's Curriculum Management tool allows dashboard admins the ability to establish an initial and/or annual curriculum to be assigned to every caregiver associated with the respective dashboard.
When your CareAcademy dashboard is being created, it is automatically populated with the CareAcademy's recommended curriculum for the state in which your agency is located. This curriculum will take into account any compliance mandates that need to be followed, if applicable.
In this article:
- Adding classes to your training curriculum
- Removing classes from your training curriculum
- Selecting the order for your classes
- Advanced options for your annual curriculum
- Publishing your curriculum
To begin, please navigate to the Caregiver Curriculum tab on your dashboard.
Adding classes to your training curriculum:
Step 1: Select the desired curriculum tab you wish to edit (Initial or Annual). Note: If you have more than one curriculum track, you must first click the name of the track you wish to edit.
Step 2: Select the "Add/Remove Classes" button. Upon selection, the CareAcademy Class Catalog will appear.
Step 3: Locate the desired classes to be added to the curriculum. You can Search by keyword or use the Filter by topic drop-down menu.
Step 4: Select the "+ Add" button.
Step 5: IMPORTANT: The Publish Changes button must be clicked and confirmed in order for the changes to go into effect.
If you're interested in learning about how to add a multi-year plan for your annual curriculum, please navigate here.
Removing classes from your training curriculum:
Step 1: Select the desired curriculum tab you wish to edit (Initial or Annual).
Step 2: Select the "Remove Class" button (trash can icon) to the far right of the class.
It's also possible to remove classes via the Class Catalog. If a class is already within your curriculum, there will be an option to "Remove" instead of "Add".
Step 3: IMPORTANT: The Publish Changes button must be clicked and confirmed in order for the changes to go into effect.
Selecting the order for your classes:
It's possible to control the order in which your caregivers see the classes assigned to them in CareAcademy. If you're utilizing CareAcademy's Annual Scheduler tool to release classes throughout the year, your classes will be released in the order you select.
This tool is especially useful for agencies operating in a state that requires certain classes to be taken prior to others, or for agencies who wish for their agency-specific content to appear first in the caregiver dashboard. To learn more about this, please click here.
Advanced options for your annual curriculum:
For your annual curriculum, it is possible to customize the due date, as well as determine the training schedule for when your caregivers are enrolled in their annual curriculum. To learn more about this, please click here.
Publishing your curriculum:
Once you have built the initial and annual curriculum to your liking, you must select the "Publish" button in order to publish these changes to your dashboard. This button should be selected on both the initial and annual curricula pages separately once each curriculum is determined.
New caregivers will receive this curriculum when added to the dashboard. Pre-existing caregivers will receive updates to their respective curricula if they have not yet started or if they are in the process of completing it.
How can I be sure my curriculum is in compliance?
If applicable, your CareAcademy dashboard has your state training requirements built in to ensure that your training program is state-approved. To learn more about this, click here.
Check out our help video for more details about Curriculum Tracks and Caregiver Groups.
Note: Caregiver Groups and multiple curriculum tracks are not available in the Starter/Basic package.