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WHAT CAN I DO HERE?

The Edu­ca­tion topic is per­fect for man­ag­ing all learn­ing top­ics, assign­ments, education-related infor­ma­tion resources, and class notes. If you’re a stu­dent or any­one who’s learn­ing some­thing new through any type of class (from Alge­bra to Zool­ogy), the Edu­ca­tion topic keeps your learn­ing on track. For exam­ple, you can set up all your sub­jects and add assign­ments to your sub­jects. Alerts and auto­matic reminders keep you on top of your study­ing, prac­tice, and home­work assign­ments through inte­gra­tion with your device’s Cal­en­dar. In addi­tion, you can add var­i­ous items to the Edu­ca­tion topic, such as tasks, book­marks, pho­tos, tasks, and more. This allows you to keep track of book­marks for online ref­er­ences, such as syl­labuses, sched­ules, invoices, and class assign­ments, as well as other ref­er­ence mate­ri­als and to-dos. In addi­tion, you can eas­ily man­age your class notes through the touch­point with the Notes + Files, Lists topic and asso­ciate your notes with any class sub­ject or edu­ca­tion project.

GLOSSARY OF TERMS

Sub­ject: Any type of class that you take to learn some­thing new (Alge­bra, Karate, Piano, Eng­lish, etc.).

Edu­ca­tion Project: A project for any education-related endeavor, such as “Home School­ing 2014,” “Learn Piano,” “Java Pro­gram­ming,” etc. for the pur­pose of assign­ing tasks and hold­ing ref­er­ence mate­r­ial. Edu­ca­tion projects take the cat­e­gory of “Education”

Edu­ca­tion Sub­ject: A sub­ject, such as “Eng­lish 101″ or “Alge­bra 1.”

Assign­ment: A project for any education-related assign­ment that requires com­ple­tion. Edu­ca­tion Assign­ments take the cat­e­gory of “Assignment.”

Edu­ca­tion Notes: Class notes or any notes related to learn­ing some­thing new.

TOUCHPOINTS

Touch­points allow rel­e­vant infor­ma­tion to be shared seam­lessly between Edu­ca­tion and other top­ics. Touch­points for Edu­ca­tion include Projects + Tasks and Notes + Files, Lists. For exam­ple, if you have notes you want to use for sub­jects you are tak­ing, you can spec­ify the notes directly from within the Notes + Files, Lists topic and those notes will auto­mat­i­cally be avail­able from within the Edu­ca­tion topic. The same is true for projects that you define in Tasks + Projects — projects that you cre­ated for your education.

CATEGORIES FOR EDUCATION

Cat­e­gories are avail­able for use with edu­ca­tion projects, sub­jects, and notes. You can cre­ate, mod­ify, hide, or delete cat­e­gories via Set­tings or directly from a tile for a sub­ject, project or note. When a cat­e­gory is deleted, it is com­pletely removed from your app. When a edu­ca­tion or notes cat­e­gory is hid­den, it no longer appears in the Cat­e­gories tile, but it remains defined, and is still avail­able in the cat­e­gory list when you are defin­ing a new project, sub­ject, or note. Note that cat­e­gories that are in use or serve as touch­points to another topic can­not be deleted or hid­den. For infor­ma­tion about cre­at­ing cat­e­gories, refer to your help for Com­mon Fea­tures.

ALERTS

Alerts dis­play at the top of the Edu­ca­tion view for any­thing related to edu­ca­tion projects, sub­jects, or assign­ments that are due within the next five days or cur­rently over­due. For exam­ple, if you have an assign­ment that’s due, an alert dis­plays to let you know. Or, if you’ve cre­ated a reminder to study for an exam, an alert shows.

CREATING EDUCATION PROJECTS (NEW PROJECT / PROJECT VIEW)

An Edu­ca­tion Project is a project for any education-related endeavor, such as “Home School­ing 2014,” “Learn Piano,” “Java Pro­gram­ming,” etc. for the pur­pose of assign­ing tasks and hold­ing ref­er­ence mate­r­ial. In your LightAr­row app, you can asso­ciate sev­eral types of items to projects in order to effi­ciently plan them, and to orga­nize them in a way that you can eas­ily find the infor­ma­tion that you need. For exam­ple, you can asso­ciate tasks, check­lists, appoint­ments, expenses, shop­ping items, files, and other items.

Refer to Projects to learn more about cre­at­ing Edu­ca­tion Projects.

HOW TO CREATE SUBJECTS (SUBJECTS VIEW)

A sub­ject is any type of class that you take to learn some­thing new (Alge­bra, Karate, Piano, Eng­lish, etc.). You can view all your sub­jects in the Sub­jects view by tap­ping the Sub­jects tile in the Edu­ca­tion topic. When you’re view­ing a list of sub­jects in the Sub­jects view, you can view the list in dif­fer­ent ways. You can show all sub­jects; view sub­jects by cat­e­gory; view sub­jects by con­text tag; or view sub­jects by the last updated date. Addi­tion­ally, you can cre­ate an sub­ject that already reflects the cat­e­gory or con­text tag that you’ve expanded in this view by tap­ping a cat­e­gory and then tap­ping Tap to add a New Sub­ject below it.

How to group Subjects:

  1. In the Sub­jects view tap the selec­tor at the top-left of the view.
  2. Select Show All, Cat­e­gory, Con­text Tags, or Last Updated. The app remem­bers the pre­vi­ous selection.

How to cre­ate Subjects:

  1. In the Edu­ca­tion topic, tap the Sub­jects tile.
  2. From the Sub­jects view, tap Tap to add a New Sub­ject.
  3. To quickly cre­ate a sub­ject, type a name, and then tap Save.
  4. Option­ally, tap Full Details (after typ­ing a name for the sub­ject) and add an optional com­ment describ­ing the subject.
  5. If you wish to add a thumb­nail that rep­re­sents the sub­ject, tap Add Photo and select or add a photo.
  6. Tap the Assign­ments tile to add an assign­ment (the assign­ment is a project with the Assign­ment cat­e­gory), then tap Save.
  7. Go back and select or add a cat­e­gory by tap­ping the Cat­e­gories tile.
  8. Add con­text tags to the sub­ject by tap­ping the Con­text Tags tile (select an exist­ing tag or cre­ate a new one by tap­ping New.)
  9. Tap Save.

How to mod­ify subjects:

  1. In the Edu­ca­tion topic, tap the Sub­jects tile.
  2. From the Sub­jects view, tap a sub­ject and then tap Open.
  3. If you wish to mod­ify the thumb­nail that rep­re­sents the sub­ject, tap the photo and select or add a new one.
  4. Tap the Assign­ments tile to add or delete an assign­ment (the assign­ment is a project with the Assign­ment cat­e­gory), then tap Save.
  5. Go back and mod­i­fy­ing the selected cat­e­gory by tap­ping the Cat­e­gories tile.
  6. Add or mod­ify con­text tags to the sub­ject by tap­ping the Con­text Tags tile (select an exist­ing tag or cre­ate a new one by tap­ping New.)
  7. Tap Save.

EDUCATION NOTES

Refer to Notes to learn more about cre­at­ing Edu­ca­tion Notes.

ASSOCIATING ITEMS WITH SUBJECTS, EDUCATION NOTES, AND EDUCATION PROJECTS

The Edu­ca­tion topic helps you to be more pro­duc­tive by allow­ing you to asso­ciate tasks, appoint­ments, reminders, notes, check­lists, files, book­marks, expenses, ser­vices, audio, pho­tos, videos, and draw­ings to edu­ca­tion sub­jects. For exam­ple, if you’ve added a sub­ject that rep­re­sents an Eng­lish class, you might set up appoint­ments with your teacher and you’ll want to be able to eas­ily see all appoint­ments asso­ci­ated with the class in one place. By asso­ci­at­ing appoint­ments with the sub­ject, you have a cen­tral loca­tion to view these appointments.

Refer to Projects to learn more about asso­ci­at­ing items with Edu­ca­tion Projects.

Refer to Notes to learn more about asso­ci­at­ing items with Edu­ca­tion Notes.

How to asso­ciate a task with a subject:

You can asso­ciate a sub­ject with a task or a task with a subject.

Note: Any­where you find a task in the app, you can open it, tap its Asso­ci­ated Topic tile, and select a sub­ject that you want to asso­ciate it with.

  1. Locate a sub­ject by tap­ping the Sub­jects tile in the Edu­ca­tion topic.
  2. After you open it, tap the plus sign at the bot­tom of the view.
  3. Choose Cre­ate New or Choose Exist­ing from the menu depend­ing on your choice.
  4. If you’re choos­ing an exist­ing task, tap Task and select the task you want to add by tap­ping it.
  5. If you’re adding a new task, tap Task and add a name and due date, and then tap Full Details to add more information.
  6. Com­plete the infor­ma­tion for the task and tap Save.

How to asso­ciate an appoint­ment with a subject:

Cre­at­ing an appoint­ment is a com­mon func­tion that can be cre­ated in many areas of your app. If you wish to add an appoint­ment directly to a Sub­ject, fol­low the pro­ce­dure below.

  1. Locate a sub­ject by tap­ping the Sub­jects tile in the Edu­ca­tion topic.
  2. After you open it, tap the plus sign at the bot­tom of the view.
  3. Choose Cre­ate New or Choose Exist­ing from the menu depend­ing on your choice.
  4. If you’re choos­ing an exist­ing appoint­ment, tap Appoint­ment and select the appoint­ment you want to add by tap­ping it.
  5. If you’re adding a new appoint­ment, tap Appoint­ment and add a name and start date.
  6. Tap Full Details if you wish to add sta­tus, an optional com­ment, full dates, con­text tags, and to choose the iOS cal­en­dar to be asso­ci­ated with the appointment.
  7. Tap the tiles for the details you wish to add and com­plete the nec­es­sary fields.
  8. Com­plete the infor­ma­tion for the appoint­ment and tap Save.

How to asso­ciate a note with a subject:

You can cre­ate a note in the Notes + Files, Lists topic and asso­ciate it with a sub­ject (or) you can asso­ciate a note to a sub­ject directly from the Edu­ca­tion topic. For detailed infor­ma­tion about notes, refer to the Notes + Files, Lists help.

  1. Locate a sub­ject by tap­ping the Sub­jects tile in the Edu­ca­tion topic.
  2. After you open it, tap the plus sign at the bot­tom of the view.
  3. Choose Cre­ate New or Choose Exist­ing from the menu depend­ing on your choice.
  4. If you’re choos­ing an exist­ing note, tap Note and select the note you want to add by tap­ping it.
  5. If you’re adding a new note, tap Note and add a name and due date, and then tap Full Details to add more information.
  6. Com­plete the infor­ma­tion for the note and tap Save.

How to asso­ciate a reminder with a subject:

Cre­at­ing a reminder is a com­mon func­tion that can be cre­ated in many areas of your app. If you wish to add a reminder directly to a sub­ject, fol­low the pro­ce­dure below.

  1. Locate a sub­ject by tap­ping the Sub­jects tile in the Edu­ca­tion topic.
  2. After you open it, tap the plus sign at the bot­tom of the view.
  3. Choose Cre­ate New or Choose Exist­ing from the menu depend­ing on your choice.
  4. If you’re choos­ing an exist­ing reminder, tap Reminder and select the reminder you want to add by tap­ping it.
  5. If you’re adding a new reminder, tap Reminder and add a name and due date/time.
  6. If you wish to add con­text tags and select a cal­en­dar for an iOS noti­fi­ca­tion, tap the asso­ci­ated tiles.
  7. Tap Save.

How to asso­ciate a check­list with a subject:

You can cre­ate a check­list in the Notes + Files, Lists topic and asso­ciate it with a sub­ject in the Edu­ca­tion topic (or) you can asso­ciate a check­list to a task directly from the Notes + Files, List topic. For detailed infor­ma­tion about check­lists, refer to the Notes +Files, Lists help.

  1. Locate a sub­ject by tap­ping the Sub­jects tile in the Edu­ca­tion topic.
  2. After you open it, tap the plus sign at the bot­tom of the view.
  3. Choose Cre­ate New or Choose Exist­ing from the menu depend­ing on your choice.
  4. If you’re choos­ing an exist­ing check­list, tap Check­list and select the check­list you want to add by tap­ping it.
  5. If you’re adding a new check­list, tap Check­list and add a name and due date. Option­ally add a comment.
  6. Tap Tap to add Check­list item and add items to the check­list tap­ping Save as you cre­ate each one.
  7. Com­plete the infor­ma­tion for the check­list and tap Save.

How to asso­ciate a file ref­er­ence with a subject:

You can cre­ate a file ref­er­ence in the Notes + Files, Lists topic to your local and online files and asso­ciate it with a sub­ject (or) you can asso­ciate a file ref­er­ence to a sub­ject directly in the Edu­ca­tion topic. Files can be local or stored online. For detailed infor­ma­tion about cre­at­ing file ref­er­ences, refer to the Notes + Files, Lists help.

  1. Locate a sub­ject by tap­ping the Sub­jects tile in the Edu­ca­tion topic.
  2. After you open it, tap the plus sign at the bot­tom of the view.
  3. Choose Cre­ate New or Choose Exist­ing from the menu depend­ing on your choice.
  4. If you’re choos­ing an exist­ing file ref­er­ence, tap File and select the file ref­er­ence you want to add by tap­ping it.
  5. If you’re adding a new file ref­er­ence, tap File and select a folder and file.
  6. If you don’t see the file ser­vice you wish to use, you can set it up directly from the result­ing menu by tap­ping New and com­plet­ing the options for the file service.

How to asso­ciate a book­mark with a subject:

You can cre­ate a book­mark in the Book­marks + Lock­ers topic and asso­ciate it with an item in the Edu­ca­tion topic (or) you can asso­ciate a book­mark to a Edu­ca­tion topic directly from the Edu­ca­tion topic. For detailed infor­ma­tion about cre­at­ing book­marks, refer to the Book­marks + Lock­ers help.

  1. Locate a sub­ject by tap­ping the Sub­jects tile in the Edu­ca­tion topic.
  2. After you open it, tap the plus sign at the bot­tom of the view.
  3. Choose Cre­ate New or Choose Exist­ing from the menu depend­ing on your choice.
  4. If you’re choos­ing an exist­ing book­mark, tap Book­mark and select the book­mark you want to add by tap­ping it.
  5. If you’re adding a new book­mark, tap Book­mark and type a URL for a book­mark or search for a book­mark and select it.

How to asso­ciate an expense with a subject:

You can cre­ate an expense in the Finances topic and asso­ciate it with a sub­ject (or) you can asso­ciate an expense to a sub­ject directly from the Edu­ca­tion topic. For detailed infor­ma­tion about expenses, refer to the Finances help.

  1. Locate a sub­ject by tap­ping the Sub­jects tile in the Edu­ca­tion topic.
  2. After you open it, tap the plus sign at the bot­tom of the view.
  3. Choose Cre­ate New or Choose Exist­ing from the menu depend­ing on your choice.
  4. If you’re choos­ing an exist­ing expense, tap Expense and select the expense you want to add by tap­ping it.
  5. If you’re adding a new expense, tap Expense and add a name, amount, and due date/time.
  6. Add other optional information.
  7. Tap Save.

How to asso­ciate a ser­vice with a subject:

You can cre­ate a ser­vice in the Peo­ple + Ser­vices topic and later asso­ciate it with a sub­ject in the Edu­ca­tion topic (or) you can add a ser­vice directly in the Edu­ca­tion topic. For detailed infor­ma­tion about ser­vices, refer to the Peo­ple + Ser­vices help.

  1. Locate a sub­ject by tap­ping the Sub­jects tile in the Edu­ca­tion topic.
  2. After you open it, tap the plus sign at the bot­tom of the view.
  3. Choose Cre­ate New or Choose Exist­ing from the menu depend­ing on your choice.
  4. If you’re choos­ing an exist­ing ser­vice item, tap Ser­vice and select the ser­vice you want to add by tap­ping it.
  5. If you’re adding a new ser­vice, tap Ser­vice and add the nec­es­sary infor­ma­tion for the service.
  6. Add other optional information.
  7. Tap Save.

How to asso­ciate pho­tos, audio, draw­ings, or video with a subject:

You can cre­ate pho­tos, audio, or video within the Media topic (or in some cases directly with your device) and asso­ciate them with an item in Edu­ca­tion (or) you can asso­ciate a media item with a sub­ject directly from the Edu­ca­tion topic. For detailed infor­ma­tion about cre­at­ing media items, refer to the Media help.

  1. Locate a sub­ject by tap­ping the Sub­jects tile in the Edu­ca­tion topic.
  2. After you open it, tap the plus sign at the bot­tom of the view.
  3. Choose Cre­ate New or Choose Exist­ing from the menu depend­ing on your choice.
  4. If you’re choos­ing an exist­ing media item, tap AudioPhotoVideo, or Draw­ing and select the file you want to add.
  5. If you’re adding a new media item, tap AudioPhotoVideo, or Draw­ing and com­plete the nec­es­sary actions.
  6. Save the subject.

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