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HOW TO

Submit your Phase 2 Lesson Plan


Weve created this guide to help you navigate the lesson plan submission process. Please do
let us know (in the Lesson Plan Phase 2 Problems forum) if there are places that need to be
clarified. We hope this helps!
Your course instructors Deborah, Jeff, and Elizabeth
To submit your Phase 2 Lesson Plan, please follow these steps. If you have a problem, refer to
this document and the step that you were on. It is best if you also attach a screenshot (Snipping
Tool or Alt-PrtScrn on Windows, Control-Shift-4 on Mac) that shows where you got stuck. Attach
both in the Lesson Plan Phase 2 Problems forum.
Step 1: Click on Lesson Plan Project on the left menubar

Click here

Step 2: Scroll down. Click on the blue button, Go to assignment > near the bottom-right corner.

Scroll down to see this part

Click here

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Step 3: Click on the box that affirms In accordance with the Honor Code, I certify etc.]

You will not be able to submit your work in Coursera if you do not affirm that it is your own.

Step 4: Scroll down the page until you see the submission box:

Option 1: Copying and pasting your lesson plan


into the submission box
Take a look to make sure that it says Edit: Rich here before you copy and paste into the
submission box. If it says Edit: <HTML>, your work will look terrible. Pull down the arrow to be
sure it says Edit: Rich. Your work will look best if you use the text version of the lesson plan
template.
Option 2: Attaching a file. Make sure that your file is in PDF format.

Click the Attach a file button to attach a file. You can attach additional files, such as a handout,
as long as it is in .png, .jpg, .gif, or .pdf format. PDF format works best, and your peer graders
are less likely to see only the image and not see your lesson plan.
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Many word-processors allow you to Save as PDF. If yours does not, you may want to try
using http://www.freepdfconvert.com/. Its free only for a certain number of conversions, so
please check before you use it.
Helpful hint: Give your file a name like Lesson Plan Phase 2. That way, your peer reviewers are
more likely to open the correct file, especially if you are uploading more than one file.
After your file is attached, it will look something like this, but with your file name:

Clicking Preview does NOT submit your file. Dont be fooled!

Step 5: SUBMIT YOUR FILE!


You will need to scroll up or scroll to the bottom of the page in order to find the blue Submit for
grading button.

You need to click on the In accordance checkbox in order to be able to click on the blue
Submit for grading button. Be sure that you click the blue Submit for grading button!
If you choose Save draft, your file is NOT SUBMITTED, and you will not get peer graded, and
you will not get a score unless you choose Submit for grading.

Step 6: Be sure that you see the confirmation screen:

Helpful hint: Do not trust the green checkmark by Submitted. If you type anything at all in the
submission box, even a space, then click Submit for grading, Coursera thinks that you have
submitted your lesson plan. Do not get caught.

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Step 7: Review your work

Its a good idea to click on Review your work. You should see something like the submission
box below, but with your file name in blue in it. You can click on the blue link to your file to view
it.

Make sure that it looks right. If not, follow the steps above, and click on Submit for grading (or
Re-submit for grading).

Frequently Asked Questions


Q: I uploaded a lesson plan, but I see theres something wrong. Can I re-upload it?
A: If it is before the lesson plan submission deadline, you can re-upload your lesson plan. Give it
the same name as your earlier lesson plan. Follow the steps above. Make sure that you
click on Submit for grading (or Re-submit for grading). If you see two versions when you
Review your work, you can delete the old one.

Q: Why dont I see my lesson plan? Im sure I uploaded it.


A: Sometimes things go wrong, especially if you are working at the last minute. It is a good idea
to close the submission screen, go back to Steps 1 through 4, then see if your file appears.
If you dont see it, it IS NOT SUBMITTED. Continue with steps 5-7, making sure that you
see the link to your lesson plan when you Review your file.

Q: Coursera is saying that I submitted a lesson plan, but I dont see anything in the submission
box.
A: If you type anything at all into the submission box, even a space, then Coursera thinks you
have submitted a lesson plan. DO NOT TRUST the green Submitted message from
Coursera. Review your work to be sure.

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Q: When I look at the lesson plan that I copied and pasted into the submission box, there are no
paragraphs. It is very hard to read.
A: You may have pasted it in as HTML, if Edit: <HTML> was on the pull-down menu instead of
Edit: Rich.

This is wrong!

If it says Edit: Rich now, pull down the arrow to see Edit: <HTML>. Cut (not copy) what you
have there. Switch to Edit: Rich, and paste it back in. Does this look right now? If not, make
sure you see Edit: Rich, then copy and paste your lesson plan back into the box. It usually
works best if you copy and paste with the text format template, not the .doc format.

Q: I'm using a mobile device, and my submission doesn't look right.


A: You may need to use a computer to create and upload your submission. Some mobile
devices work fine, but others do not for submission and peer grading. Before you give up, try
using a computer.
Q: When can I do my peer evaluations?
A: You can do peer evaluations shortly after the submission period closes. Give Coursera about
3 hours after the close of the submission period, then try again. You'll click on the Lesson
Plan Project link in the left menubar, then click on Go to Assignment. This time, you'll see
the Evaluation options.

Q: I have a different question about the Phase 2 Lesson Plan. How can I ask someone?
A: Please post your question in the Lesson Plan Phase 2 Problems forum. Go to the forum from
the left menubar, then Create a new thread. It will work best if you explain exactly what you
did and what went wrong, then attach a screenshot (use SnippingTool or Shift-PrtScrn on
Windows, or Control-Shift-4 on Mac to take your screenshot) to your post.

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