Unit Editing

To start editing a unit, click on one of the existing unit links under "Editing Units" in the menu tree:

The colors and symbol from the unit link titles for units under the "Editing Units" section:

Green Title

You are the current unit editor for this unit.

Blue Title

Unit is not locked and you can edit it.

Gray Title

Unit is hidden. A hidden unit can be edited by the course editor and read by the read-only teachers. Since this hides the other color codes, you need to click on the link and bring up the unit page before knowing if any editor is editing the unit.

Purple Title

Unit is edited by another user. You may or may not edit this unit. If clicking on this unit and the "Turn Editing On" button is active then you can edit this unit.

(S) Symbol

This is a shared unit.

Clicking on a green color unit link would display the unit in editing mode, but all other links would display a read-only copy of the editing unit. Use the "Turn Editing On" button to start editing the unit. If the "Turn Editing On" button is not active then the unit is locked by another editor and you have to wait until that editor unlocks the unit or the unit lock times out.

This is a newly created empty unit edit page:

Unit does not contain any history and history comparison is not available. This usually means the unit has never been published.

Unit history is available and click this button to see the history comparison.

View the current unit in PDF format. You can save or print the PDF file.

Change the current editing unit from normal to shared or from shared to normal.

Releases the unit lock so another editor can edit the unit. This is very important if there are other editors waiting to edit the same unit. If you are the only editor for the unit then you can just ignore this button. Every time a unit is being edited, a unit lock is automatically created for the unit. The default unit lock timeout is 8 hours therefore if the unit lock is left in the unit for over 8 hours without any editing activities then the lock will get released automatically. The current editor listed on the unit page is the user whom has the unit locked.

After changing the title, description or the dates, use this button to save the changes. The rest of the unit page are updated automatically without the need of this button.

This brings up the learning target selection page. The learning targets have to be populated prior to editing the unit else an empty selection page would appear. This can contain learning targets from other courses if learning targets are linked from other courses or the unit is shared to or shared from other courses. For a shared unit that is shared with courses belonging to different department(s), learning targets from multiple departments will be shown.

Brings up the essential question selection page. The site administrator is responsible to populate the essential questions. The essential questions are department based. This means all the courses belonging to the same department would see the same essential questions selections. Essential questions from multiple departments can appear on this page if this is a shared unit and it is shared with courses belonging to different department(s).

This is a TODCM resource button and a stage can contain one or more resources. This button applies to Teacher Essential Question, Enduring Understanding, Cross-curriculum Links, Additional Elements, Assessment Evidence, Learning Activities, Additional Resources and Unit Reflections. The interface for this resource pop-up window resulted is identical among the different resources (green buttons). Some resources only contain a text box, some have uploads and web links and some have drop-down selections. Please refer to the course description page on how to use the resource data entry pop-up window.

To edit an entry. This applies to all TODCM resource entries.

To delete a single entry. This applies to all elements.

To change the order of entries in an element. This applies to all elements except for the essential questions since they are sorted by a predefined sorting order assigned by the site administrator.

Removes the current editing unit. This does not affect the published unit if there is one. Removed units are not archived in history, they are considered deleted permanently and can not be recovered. Warning: Running this without a published unit will remove the unit completely.

Publishes the current editing unit. If there is a published unit prior to publishing the current editing unit then the existing published unit would get archived for history comparison purpose. If you need to edit the unit again after publishing then you have go to the published unit and click on the "Turn Editing On" button.

This removes the published unit. It is located on the published unit page and not on the editing unit page. This can remove a unit completely if an editing unit is not present and there is currently no recovery mechanism to recover deleted units. TODCM does not physically delete units from the database and all deleted units are still in the database but there are no tools to retrieve the deleted units from the web-based user interface yet. Warning: Running this without an editing unit will remove the unit completely.