Tutors and teachers can now upload their own lessons and questions to use alongside or in lieu of Piqosity's more than 20,000 questions and lessons. 

Note that this ability to Bring Your Own Content (BYOC) is a beta, rapidly evolving expansion of Piqosity's core app features. We appreciate your understanding and feedback as we work hard to fine tune these updates.

The 3 major types of content that educators can create on Piqosity are:

  1. Questions 
  2. Lessons (this article)
  3. Tests

In this article, we'll break down how to write your own lessons.


The Content Management Page

The Content Management Page is your one stop shop for keeping track of all of Piqosity's content in one place. To access the Content Management page click on  "Content" in the green navigation bar at the top of the page. From the dropdown menu, click on "Content". 

This page contains the following (annotated in the image below): 

  1. See all of the Questions on Piqosity, including those that you've written.
  2. See all of the Lessons on Piqosity, including those that you've written.
  3. See all of the Answer Explanations on Piqosity, including those that you've written.
  4. See all of the Answers that educators have provided in response to student questions (including your own answers).
  5. See all of the tests on Piqosity, including those that you've put together.
  6. Search all of the displayed content for something specific. (Note: you'll only be able to search within your filtered selection #7)
  7. Set even more specific filters beyond questions, lessons, etc. for what shows up and what doesn't. Filters include
    1. Course
    2. Topic
    3. Subtopic
    4. Contributor (Author)
    5. Content Type
    6. Visibility
    7. Status

Creating a New Lesson

Accessing the Lesson Editor

The question editor allows you to write your own questions and attach them to Piqosity's courses. In order to create a lesson click "New Lesson" at the bottom of the Content Management page, or simply click "Content" in the banner from any page and select "New Lesson":

Writing the Lesson

First, give your lesson a name. Then, create your lesson inside the "New Lesson" box. With our what-you-see-is-what-you-get editor you can use math & chemistry formulas, icons, links, images or videos, and plenty of other rich-text features. 

Once you've written your lesson, you can upload an optional cover image. 

Next, fill in the "Lesson Characteristics" section:

  1. Target Students - Determine whether your lesson is primarily intended for remedial, on-track, honors, or advanced students. 
  2. Lesson Composition - Use the menus to denote how much of your lesson is composed of text, video, and images.
  3. Tags - Assign custom or existing tags to your lessons so that you can find them easily.
  4. Visibility
    1. My Students keeps the question private, so only you and your (or your organization's if you're an educator within a school/company) students can see it.
    2. All Students allows all students and educators on Piqosity to be able to view and work your question. Note: allowing all students to work your question will allow for a faster and more precise Dynamic Difficulty store.
  5. Attach Lesson to Course - Designate the course, topic, and subtopic that your lesson falls under. 
  6. Attach to more - If your lesson can be listed under multiple courses, then click "Attach to more" and enter the details of the additional course(s) that you'd like to attach your lessons to.

Finally, select "Attach Lesson" to complete and submit your lesson. 

Using Your Lessons 

Now that you've created your lessons, your students can work them in two primary ways. 

  1. Course Outline - Your students can easily access your lessons from the Course Outline. 
  2. Assignment Builder - you can  incorporate your lessons (and Piqosity's lessons) into an assignment set with the assignments tool

Now that you know how to create lessons, be sure to check out our how-to articles on writing questions and building tests.