Planbook How to Guide

Learn How To Easily Set Up Classes on!

Want to learn how to set up classes on Planbook to maximize effectiveness in your classroom? Looking for a detailed how-to guide on how to use Planbook in your classroom? I’ve got you! I love to use technology in my classroom, but I know that it can be hard to learn something new. So come along on this journey, while I show you step by step directions on how to use Planbook in your special education or general education classroom! Whether you are a new teacher looking for tips, or a veteran teacher who wants to try something new – I’ve tested the strategies and found the shortcuts so you know how to easily use Planbook . Let’s go!

(Remember, that I try to keep my content up to date, but Planbook is always changing. If you see something here that doesn’t quite match up with what you’re seeing on the website, please let me know so I can get it updated!) Classes has so many great features. And setting up classes should be your starting spot!

Classes on Planbook are exactly what they sound like. They are the classes that you teach. In my case, since I am a special education inclusion teacher, I like to set up a class for each of my students and their goal area. This let’s me know exactly what time I’ll be seeing which student and for what.

How to Set Up Classes on Planbook

Here’s a screenshot of my classes page. See how I have student names and their goal area? If I click on them, I can see the exact time that I have that student scheduled!

Ideas to Use the Classes Feature in the Classroom

  • Create a class for first thing in the morning, so you can type important notes to yourself
  • Create a class for notes for a sub, so when you are out they have all of your classroom procedures in one place
  • Easily bump lessons when there are no school days, delays, or other interruptions to your schedule
  • Use the ‘status’ feature to easily mark when lessons are finished, need more work, or have been taught

Ideas to Use the Classes Feature in your Personal Life

  • Create a class at the end of your day for everything you need to remember – consider things like market trips, or doctors appointments
  • You can even set up classes on the weekend – what about using a “class” on Saturday for your market list?
  • Easily keep track of your kids practices – hockey practice every Monday at 6? Make a class for it, and in the lesson section you can add notes like if it’s your turn to bring the snack or you’re running the carpool that day!

How to Set Up Classes on

Setting up classes on is super easy. I highly recommend you use a paper and pencil to set up your schedule before you start putting it online. I really like using post-it notes, because I can set up an array and then move student sessions around as I see fit. When I’m trying to figure out how to set up my classes being able to manipulate them makes it so much easier.

Video on How to Set Up Classes on

I know, it’s way easier to watch a video on how to set up classes on than it is to read the directions. So, if watching videos is your jam – hit that video above!

FAQ’s about Classes on

  • Does each class have to occur at the same time every day?
    • Nope! Each class can be set to occur only when you want it to – you can even get super fancy and have an “A Week” and “B Week” schedule rotation!
  • How many classes can I have?
    • I honestly have never hit the limit – so if there is one, it’s more than 50! (Seriously, some years I have 50+ classes set up!)
  • Do I have to use a student name in the title?
    • Of course not! I generally see students in a one on one setting, or small group. So all of my class names do include the student name and subject area. But, you could certainly just stick with something like “social studies” or “fifth grade math”.
  • Can I change the day/time of a class in the middle of the year?
    • Yep! Just simply go to “classes” and click the class you want to change. Click the plus icon, and it will prompt you to create a new schedule. Pick the day you want to start the new schedule and make your changes!

Classes on – Next Steps:

Now it’s your turn! Have you done the following?

  • Set up an account
  • Created a school year
  • Added in your classes

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