Tip of the Week: Searching Resource Manager

by Abby @ Quaver on April 4, 2017

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Each Tuesday, we bring you a Tip of the Week to make using your Quaver resources easier than ever!

Today’s Tip is for users with access to Quaver’s Curriculum!

Have you explored our recent updates?

Over the next couple of weeks, we will be digging deeper into these new features, uncovering the details that will help enhance your teaching!

New Feature #1: Improved Search within Resource Manager

Your wish for easier search capabilities has been granted! Our new and improved Resource Manager provides better search returns and allows teachers to search within a specific category of the Quaver Program – making it easier to discover new resources or find the one you want to add to your custom lessons!

How to access Resource Manager:

  1. Log in to QuaverMusic.com
  2. Click the Teacher Tab to navigate to the Teaching Resources
  3. Click the Resource Manager icon, located at the top of the Teacher Dashboard

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How to Search using Quaver’s Resource Manager:

First things first, the HOME button is a very important button and will reset the Resource Manager to it’s original state. Underneath the Home button is a list of Lessons and Content Sources – these represent the same categories as the icons in the middle screen, so feel free to Browse Quaver content either way!

Browsing

Let’s start by browsing through content within the core Quaver Curriculum! You can do this two ways: 1) by clicking the words “Quaver Curriculum” under the Lessons heading or 2) by clicking the Quaver Curriculum icon in the middle of your screen. Both options take you to a list of lessons in your Curriculum and an important set of keywords in a column on the left side of your screen. We’ve spent the last year working to tag all our resources with relevant keywords from a library of over 1,300 key terms! Let’s choose “Melody” from this Keywords list.

Your search will now be narrowed down to show resources within Core Curriculum Lessons that focus on Melody. To get even more specific, you can use the Grade Level and Type Filters in the blue bar at the top of the screen. Or, you may simply enter a search term in the Search Box. Try using the Search Box to filter these melody lessons for those that teach “Sol,” and then launch one of the lessons to start diving in!

Drilling Down in ClassPlay

Ready to search for more? Let’s try finding Orff resources in ClassPlay!

  1. Click the HOME button to clear out your search. Now we’re back at the Resource Manager homepage.
  2. Select the ClassPlay icon to begin looking for Orff arrangements
  3. Select “Orffestration” from the keywords.
  4. Select “Frog Went a Courtin” under the Folk Song category.

After you’ve selected a song, a Preview Window appears at the bottom of your screen. You can click on the thumbnail to see a larger image of the activity, then click anywhere on the screen to minimize it. Click LAUNCH to open the activity in a new window! If it is present in multiple places in the Curriculum, this is where you’ll see those lesson location options.

Using the Search Box

Another way to navigate the Resource Manager is to start with the Search Box. Once you start typing, loads of suggestions from our keyword glossary will appear for you to select from – making it easier for you to find your favorite song or discover resources you never knew about! Let’s use the Search Box to find one of our favorite IWB’s “Rhythm Selectah!” You can also use the Grade and Type filters to help narrow down your search.

  1. Type “Rhythm” in the search bar 
  2. Use the Type Filter to select “Interactive”
  3. Click “show more” to scroll down through the many interactive rhythm activities to launch “Rhythm Selectah”

 

Your search will only show the top eight results. Make sure you click “show more” to view all of your results.

Dig in today to experiment with the new Search Box, Filters, and Keywords! For even more help, check out Quaver’s Resource Manager Search Qtorial accessible from the HELP menu located below the EXIT button on the right side of your screen.

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What will you search for first? Stay tuned for step-by-step instructions on how to create custom lessons in your new and improved Resource Manager!

 

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