Course Planner Workshops (U.S. & Canada)

Welcome to the Course Planner training page! Register for live training sessions and view webinar recordings using the links below. 

The first training listed is recommended for all Career Cruising for K-12 users. The other training sessions are for staff members who've been designated as a Course Planner School Lead.

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Your Onboarding Manager will send you an invite to attend Workshops #1-4 or the Quick Start Session.

Course Planner: Introduction and Overview for Middle and High School Educators - 1 hour
Course Planner: Quick Start Session - 1 hour
Course Planner Workshop #1: Course Master Review - 1 hour
Course Planner Workshop #2: Diploma/Planner Setup & Demo Testing - 1 hour
Course Planner Workshop #3: Application Overview & Admin Overrides - 1 hour
Course Planner Workshop #4: Application Overview & Preparing For Launch - 1 hour
Course Planner: Secondary Diplomas/Endorsements/Pathways - 1 hour
Course Planner: Annual Tasks - 1 hour
Course Planner: Closing Tasks - 1 hour
Course Planner Demo for Students and Parents - 5-minute video
            

Note: The Quick Start Session is offered in place of Course Planner Workshops #1-4. If you need more assistance, please attend workshops #1-4. 


Course Planner: Introduction and Overview for Middle and High School Educators

Learn the basic functions of Course Planner and how to use it with students. Recommended for all middle and high school educators who use the tool. (1 hour)

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Course Planner: Quick Start Session

This session is for advanced learners who want a condensed version of Workshops #1-4 in one session. We'll provide an overview of the configuration steps you need to complete as part of the Course Planner Application setup. We'll also cover Course Master, Diploma/Planner Setup & Demo Testing, Admin Overrides, and more. (1 hour)

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Course Planner Workshop #1: Course Master Review

Prerequisite: You must receive an invitation from your Onboarding Manager to register for this session.

This session is recommended for schools going through their initial setup and implementation of Course Planner. We'll walk through the Course Master section and discuss best practices for viewing course data and modifying course information. (1 hour)

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Note: Live sessions will resume in August. Check back on this page for details. 


Course Planner Workshop #2: Diploma/Planner Setup & Demo Testing

Prerequisite: You must complete Workshop #1: Course Master Review to register for this session.

This session introduces two fundamental sections of Course Planner: Diploma/Planner Setup and Orphan Matching. We also review the Demo Students section, where you'll complete the first level of program configuration testing, discuss optional diploma stream setup, and walk through test scenarios. (1 hour)

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Note: Live sessions will resume in August. Check back on this page for details. 

If you're interested in learning how to set up secondary diploma streams (to address majors and certificate programs, for example), please watch the Course Planner Workshop: Secondary Diplomas/Endorsements/Pathways listed below.


Course Planner Workshop #3: Application Overview & Admin Overrides

Prerequisite: You must complete Workshop #2: Diploma/Planner Setup and Demo Testing to register for this session.

This session introduces two more fundamental sections of the Course Planner: Administration Overrides and Grade Settings. It also demonstrates the flexibility of the tool through the many settings you can configure by grade level. (1 hour)

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Note: Live sessions will resume in August. Check back on this page for details. 


Course Planner Workshop #4: Application Overview & Preparing For Launch

Prerequisite: You must complete Workshop #3: Application Overview & Admin Overrides to register for this session.

This session discusses next steps after releasing the Course Planner application to students. We review helpful documents, reports, and additional program training options available for your staff. (1 hour)

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Note: Live sessions will resume in August. Check back on this page for details. 


Course Planner: Secondary Diplomas/Endorsements/Pathways

This session provides step-by-step guidance on how to set up optional secondary diploma streams to address certificates or major you may offer at your school. We also discuss best practices for secondary diploma stream setup and demonstrate various test scenarios. (1 hour)

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Note: Live sessions will resume in August. Check back on this page for details. 

If you're interested in the session that reviews the setup of the primary diploma stream, please register for the Course Planner Workshop #2: Diploma/Planner Setup and Demo Testing session.


Course Planner: Annual Tasks

Note: We recommend attending this session prior to your students making their course requests.

After completing the initial setup and implementation of Course Planner, there are a few key tasks you need to complete to prepare the tool for your students in the new academic year. This session reviews the sections in CAMS that allow you to configure the program to best meet your needs: Course Master, Diploma and Orphan sections, and Grade Settings. (1 hour)

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Note: Live sessions are available from August to December. Check back on this page for details. 


Course Planner: Closing Tasks 

Note: We recommend attending this session at least four weeks prior to your school or district’s deadline for importing student course requests. The first half of the session is for staff designated as the District IT staff, and the second half is for the School Leads. We recommend all parties attend the full session.

This session reviews the step-by-step process of exporting student course requests so that you can import course into your Student Information System. We address the question, "What key tasks must be completed both in your SIS and Career Cruising to ensure all course information is imported successfully into your SIS?" (1 hour)

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Note: Live sessions are available January to May. Check back on this page for details. 


Course Planner Demo for Students and Parents (5-minute video)

This short video provides an overview of Course Planner for students and parents using it for the first time, including how to create a 4-year plan and submit courses. It should be watched only once you have Course Planner set up and ready to use.

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