Using the Assignment Builder


This article applies to the following products:

  • Imagine MyPath
  • Imagine Purpose
  • Imagine Science Corner

The Assignment Builder offers educators the ability to prepare personalized assignments for students by providing access to all K-12 lessons. These assignments may serve as supplementary materials to complement students' individualized learning paths, offer extra practice opportunities, or provide additional context and support to help students master a specific subject. Educators have the flexibility to assign these tasks to individual students, multiple students, or an entire class. By using the Assignment Builder, educators can apply more control over the selection and sequence of lessons provided to students.

The My Assignments section, in the Assignment Builder within the student portal, allows students to work on their teacher-assigned lessons independently from their individualized learning path when new assignments have been assigned, or are still in progress.

The Assignment Builder provides educators with the following tools and resources:

  • Lesson Explorer to find and preview lessons
  • Assignment Drafts to organize lessons to assign
  • Assignment Wizard to assign lessons to select students
  • Assignment Summary to review student progress and edit the assignment

The Assignment Builder dashboard provides users access to the Lesson Explorer, Drafts, or Assignment  Summary page. 

Teachers can use the Lesson Explorer to find age-appropriate MyPath Reading or Math lessons for grades K-12, and K-5 Purpose or Science lessons. The lesson activities can be previewed and associated resources downloaded.

After identifying the desired lessons, teachers can determine the order in which students receive them. The lessons can then be saved as drafts, and once the teacher is ready, assigned to their students.

Selecting Assign on the folder enables the Assignment Wizard to guide the teacher through steps to define the parameters of the assignment such as selecting students across the teacher's classes, naming the assignment, identifying a due date, and providing an assignment icon. Once finalized, the assignment is delivered to the chosen students, and an Assignment Summary will be generated for that assignment.

On the Assignment Builder screen, content is organized into two categories: Assigned and Drafts. The Assigned view displays items that have been assigned to students, giving teachers a quick overview of their students' performance on all active and completed assignments. This information visually indicates whether students have begun the assignment and whether they have achieved mastery of the lesson through passing or failing scores. On the other hand, the Drafts view enables teachers to save incomplete assignments as drafts, which can be accessed later without losing any progress. This feature allows teachers to store their unfinished assignments and return to them later to add or refine lessons before assigning them to their students. As a result, teachers have the flexibility to adjust assignments as necessary without having to assign them to students immediately.

In addition, the Assigned view alerts teachers if an assignment with a due date is past due. By clicking on the assignment title, teachers can access the Assignment Summary page, which is automatically generated for each assignment.

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Lesson Explorer

The Lesson Explorer contains all age-appropriate K-12 MyPath Reading and Math lessons, including K-5 Purpose and Science lessons. The Lesson Explorer offers preset filters and a search function to help reduce the number of lesson results, making it easy for educators to explore the available lessons, preview activities, and download lesson resources. Additionally, teachers can create and save assignments without assigning them to students right away.


Subject access in the Lesson Explorer is based on the customer's contract agreement. To access the Science subject resources and learn how to implement them in the classroom, click Take Me There located at the top of the lessons list in the Lesson Explorer.  


Assignment Summary

The Assignment Summary is an exclusive page for each teacher-created assignment, allowing teachers to review student assignment data and edit the assignment if necessary. On this page, the teacher can view each student's progress, time spent on the task, and performance towards lesson mastery, represented in a table. Students who require attention, such as those who have not started the assignment or have not passed the mastery check, are listed at the top of the table. The teacher can access a student's completed activity or mastery check by selecting it, which allows them to see how the student responded to the questions. Additionally, lesson resources can be downloaded directly from this page.

The Assignment Summary page allows for various edits to be made to assignments. These include updating the assignment icon, name, and due date, as well as adding or removing students. Additionally, it is possible to change the assignment status from Active to Closed or even delete an assignment. These options provide flexibility in managing assignments.

It's important to note that any changes made to the Assignment Summary page will not impact the folder where the lessons were initially created. However, if a student has not yet completed their assignment, any edits made to it will be visible to them in their portal the next time they log in. Additionally, it's possible to make modifications to assignments that are already in progress. 


Removing a student or deleting an assignment is permanent and cannot be undone.


Student Assignments

Students who have assignments will see My Assignments on their homepage. By clicking it, they will be directed to the My Assignment page, where they can access their new or ongoing assignments. After selecting a particular assignment, they will be taken to their course map, which presents the lessons in the order specified by the teacher. If a student exits a lesson before completing it, they will resume where they left off when they return to that specific assignment.

Learning Path and Assignment Lesson Differences:

  Assignments Learning Paths
Student Access My Assignments Subject
Created by Teacher Generated based on the assessment result
Mastery check At the end of a lesson At the beginning of a lesson
Number of Mastery Checks One One or more
Due Date Optional None
Not Accessible to Students when Teacher closes or deletes, or upon student completion Closed upon student completion of Passed or Not Passed
Student data Student progress displayed in Assignment Summary Student progress is displayed in reports.
Order of lessons Arranged by Teacher Arranged by Learning Path based on Assessment results