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 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.
What we're going to cover 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
Editing your Training Curriculum
Step 1: Select the desired curriculum tab you wish to edit (Initial or Annual). If you need assistance navigating to the Curriculum Management page, please visit our Curriculum Management 101 article.
Step 2: Select the "Add Classes" button. Upon selection, the CareAcademy Class Catalog will appear.
Step 3: Locate the desired classes to be added to the curriculum.
- Classes can be located in the following ways:
- Searching by keyword
- Searching by topic utilizing the drop-down menu
- Searching by topics that were missing in the state requirements.
Step 4: Select the "+ Add" button.
- It's important to note that selecting the "+Add" button does not automatically add a class to the curriculum.
Step 5: The Publish button must be selected in order to make the curriculum change go into effect.
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Step 1: Select the desired curriculum tab you wish to edit (Initial or Annual).
Step 2: Select the option to expand to see more details about the desired class you wish to remove.
Step 3: Select the "Remove Class" button.
It's also possible to remove classes via the Class Catalog. As seen in the above screenshot, if a class is already within your curriculum there will be an option to "Remove."
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.
Note: Changes made to an existing curriculum track will only be applied to future class enrollments. If your caregivers are already enrolled in these classes, their classes will not be reordered.
Step 1: Select the "Reorder Classes" button.
Step 2: Click and drag the dotted rectangle to the left of a class title to change that class's position in your class list. Classes will appear for your caregivers in the same order you list them here. In other words, the first class listed at the top of your class list will appear first in your caregivers' dashboard.
If you are using the Annual Scheduler tool to release classes throughout the year, classes will be released from top to bottom.
Step 3: When all classes have been rearranged, select the "Done Reordering" button.
Step 4: Select the "Publish" button to save changes and make them live
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 the curricula or if they are in the progress of completing it.
How can I be sure that my curriculum is within 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.