Units provide a way to group lessons into logical groups, and so help keep curriculum details organised and easy to access. In addition, units can store unit outline information, with the option of school-wide templates to allow for some standards in planning (see screenshot below).

Unit Overview

Departments, Courses, Classes, Units

Organisationally, Gibbon uses a hierarchical structure to keep content, people and workflow organised: Departments, Courses, Classes, Units.

Smart Blocks

Smarts Blocks are a part of Gibbon’s units and are designed to ease the planning burden that all teachers face. Units are reconceived as a set of individual content blocks, each of which might represent an activity, outcome, resources or discussion point. Blocks are assigned times, and can then be quickly deployed into a class, across a number of lessons. Once deployed, blocks can be easily edited, dragged between lessons and removed. The result is an intuitive, time saving planner, which promotes collaboration, reuse and continuous improvement.

Smart Blocks

Getting Started

  1. Go to Learn > Planner in the main menu at the top of the page.
  2. Select Manage Units link in the right-hand side module menu.
  3. Use the Add button page_new to start creating your first unit.
  4. Whilst working on your first unit, decide whether you wish to create a Smart Unit or a Basic Unit.


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