Create Your Own Courses & Quizzes

The Mind Project offers a wide range of online services (table of contents, quizzes, and online course management) to support instructors who use our curriculum modules. All the services can be accessed from your own "Teacher's Homepage". So the server can customize your services, you must first create an account.

Do You Have an Account?

If the answer is "yes," then you can skip this section. If its "no," then you're going to want to look at our Create an Account page, and create an account as an 'Educator'. Once you've successfully created it, then proceed on.

Logging In

To perform any of the actions further down this page, you will need to be logged in to your educator account. To do this, click the 'log-in' link on the left navigation bar of The Mind Project Home Page, or just follow the shortcut here. Type in the email address you used to sign up, your password, and click the login button.

Creating a Class

Once logged in, you'll be taken to the Member Homepage, which acts as the jumping off point for all administrative tasks you need to perform. Chances are, the first thing you want to do is create a course.

Mind Project Courses combine a Table of Contents with a class roster and the ability to track each student's progress. To view the courses you currently teach, click the 'Courses I Teach' link under the 'My Courses' section of your homepage. If you have already created a course, you will see it listed. If not, you will just see a link to 'Create a New Course'. It will take you to a page which will allow you to enter general information about your course. It is fairly easy to create your own course on your own. If you would like detailed instructions for doing so, you will find them here:

Creating and managing your course

Tables of Contents

Tables of Contents are used for organizing Mind Project education content into a format that can be used in a course, much like a syllabus, and for keeping track of students' progress. The table of contents for your course can include Mind Project curriculum modules (or any parts of those modules), material from the Mind Project Archive, quizzes from the Mind Project website, or any external material. Students' progress can be tracked through quiz scores, and dates of completion for the assignments and elements of those assignments.

To create a table of contents, click the link 'Prebuilt TOCs' on your homepage.

Getting started with a table of contents

Quizzes

Mind Project Quizzes can be used in Tables of Contents to test students on material they've recently read. Any published quiz can be taken at any time, but quiz scores are only stored when the quiz is taken as part of a Table of Contents. These stored results are used to provide performance reviews to students and their instructors, and eventually, the results may be used by researchers assessing Mind Project pedagogy.

To create a quiz, click the link 'Quizzes' on your homepage.

Creating a quiz