Atlas Features

Atlas is the leading curriculum planning platform designed to meet your school’s needs. With Atlas, schools around the world initiate, revamp, and continuously refine and improve their curriculum development process in one unified system. As the trusted choice for over 6,000 schools in 130 countries, Atlas offers a seamless and integrated experience for teachers, administrators, and curriculum writers.
AtlasNext is the teaching and learning platform offering an integrated experience for school leaders, teachers, students, and parents.
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Planning

Customized for Your Curriculum Journey

  • Whether you are using the Backward Design Approach or starting unit plans with core content and skills, Atlas is ready to support your unique curriculum design approach.
  • Unit planner templates are designed to evolve with your process as you progress in your curriculum journey.
  • Requirements and examples for each mapping element can be incorporated into the template to guide teachers through the curriculum writing process.
unit template

Browsing Your School-Wide Curriculum

  • Within Atlas, your school and district-wide curriculum is one-click away for all teachers, spanning all subjects and grade levels.
  • Teachers can easily apply filter with grade, subject, or course.
  • Schools can manage different types of designs for the same course by using the curriculum “Map Type”.
unit template

Course at a Glance

  • Browse your Unit Calendar within your course at a glance.
  • Slide the unit length bar to easily adjust the duration of a unit.
unit calendar

One-click Access

  • Personalize your Atlas landing page to keep your most frequently-needed pages and essential reports at your fingertips.
  • Drag and drop to rearrange the panels on the page.
  • Build template landing pages for groups of users to best suit their needs.
dashboard

Powerful Global Search

  • Every element of your written curriculum by keyword, or hone in on specific standards, units, and resources.
  • See in a pie or bar chart where a concept is addressed in the curriculum – and in which subjects, grades, and courses.
  • Use variable filters to narrow down your search parameters.

Standards Alignment

  • Align and reference from the most comprehensive collection of standards in the industry.
  • Search, or use the drill-able menu to find the standards that your unit or assessment is aligned to.
  • Track what standards have been targeted and assessed—and how often—in a specific course, while designing new units or assessments.

Track Learning Goals

  • Easily track school-wide learning goals (SLOs), 21st Century skills, or life and career skills, and how they are integrated into your curriculum.
  • Use visual icons to identify and highlight essential or support standards, or learning goals.
  • Seamlessly integrate diverse goals into the unit planner for quick access and alignment.

Assessment Planning and Strategies

  • Customize your school’s assessment method list to guide and track assessment practices.
  • Gain insights into how those assessment methods are used by various grades and subjects with detailed pie and bar charts.
  • Take snapshots of these reports to track changes periodically.
Customized your curriculum

Customized for Your Curriculum Journey

  • Whether you are using the Backward Design Approach or starting unit plans with core content and skills, Atlas is ready to support your unique curriculum design approach.
  • Unit planner templates are designed to evolve with your process as you progress in your curriculum journey.
  • Requirements and examples for each mapping element can be incorporated into the template to guide teachers through the curriculum writing process.
Browsing your school wide curriculum

Browsing Your School-Wide Curriculum

  • Within Atlas, your school and district-wide curriculum is one-click away for all teachers, spanning all subjects and grade levels.
  • Teachers can easily apply filter with grade, subject, or course.
  • Schools can manage different types of designs for the same course by using the curriculum “Map Type”.
Course at glance

Course at a Glance

  • Browse your Unit Calendar within your course at a glance.
  • Slide the unit length bar to easily adjust the duration of a unit.
One click access

One-click Access

  • Personalize your Atlas landing page to keep your most frequently-needed pages and essential reports at your fingertips.
  • Drag and drop to rearrange the panels on the page.
  • Build customized dashboards to support the needs of user groups.
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Powerful Global Search

  • Every element of your written curriculum by keyword, or hone in on specific standards, units, and resources.
  • See in a pie or bar chart where a concept is addressed in the curriculum – and in which subjects, grades, and courses.
  • Use variable filters to narrow down your search parameters.
Standard alignment

Standards Alignment

  • Align and reference from the most comprehensive collection of standards in the industry.
  • Search, or use the drill-able menu to find the standards that your unit or assessment is aligned to.
  • Track what standards have been targeted and assessed—and how often—in a specific course, while designing new units or assessments.
track learning goal

Track Learning Goals

  • Easily track school-wide learning goals (SLOs), 21st Century skills, or life and career skills, and how they are integrated into your curriculum.
  • Use visual icons to identify and highlight essential or support standards, or learning goals.
  • Seamlessly integrate diverse goals into the unit planner for quick access and alignment.
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Assessment Planning and Strategies

  • Customize your school’s assessment method list to guide and track assessment practices.
  • Gain insights into how those assessment methods are used by various grades and subjects with detailed pie and bar charts.
  • Take snapshots of these reports to track changes periodically.
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Learning & Teaching

  • See how different teachers implement unit plans in their own classroom through lesson planning.
  • Manage your own lesson templates as a teacher; or build uniform school-created templates that all teachers use.
  • Easily select from target standards in a unit and add resources for each lesson.
  • Send lesson plans from Atlas to your Google Classroom to share with students!
Reflection with analytics

Reflection with Analytics

Turn Curriculum Data into Powerful Insights

  • See where standards and other learning goals are taught and assessed across grade levels to make sure students are reaching learning targets for successful transitions.
  • Easily run reports across your curriculum for gaps and redundancies, standards alignment, scope and sequence, and interdisciplinary connections.
  • Apply findings to determine ways to modify and supplement your curriculum with resources and instructional planning.

Vertical and Horizontal Scope and Sequence

  • Build scope and sequence documents across different grades for the same discipline; or across different disciplines for the same grade.
  • Quickly identify opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration.
  • Recognize gaps and repetitions in your curriculum and make adjustments.

Comparative Unit Calendar

  • View the unit calendar for multiple courses, all at once.
  • Select units directly from the calendar view to compare the details of these units.
  • Pinpoint common themes and opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration.

Enhance Communication through Comments & Discussions

  • Leave notes to yourself during the process of curriculum writing and refinement.
  • Post notes for others to offer resources, ideas for collaboration, and feedback.
  • Engage in online discussions about a course, a unit, or a report.
API Integration

API & Integrations

Single-Sign-On

  • Log in to Atlas using Google, Office 365, Clever credentials, or your school’s ADFS accounts

AtlasNext and ManageBac Integrations

  • Seamlessly add, browse and edit Atlas with AtlasNext or ManageBac Classes
  • Extend Atlas units into the classroom with assessment tasks & resources in the AtlasNext or ManageBac stream

Google Suite for Education Integration:

  • Use the Google picker to select files from your Cloud drives
  • Easily push lessons created in Atlas to your Google Classroom

LTI Integration

  • Atlas can be integrated into any LTI-ready Learning Platform as an LTI tool, such as Canvas, Schoology, and many others

OneRoster Ready

  • Sync with Student Information Systems through Classlink Integration
  • Directly import OneRoster ready data
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