If you have never used OLLY before, here is a quick guide to getting started with the ipad:
1) Add your student names in the Admin section.
2) Make sure that those students are added to the current active school year in Admin.
3) Add the books you know you will be using to the Resource section (you can always add more later).
4) Setup of Courses and Lesson Plans:
Background: OLLY is setup around courses and lesson plans. Courses can be any length from a one day "unit study" to a multi-year program. These are the names that would appear on your child's grade reports/transcript. Lesson plans are groups of assignments that fill up your Courses. All of the courses and lesson plans you set up are completely re-usable for future students.
First: Create courses for by going to Learning > Courses > Add new
Next: Create lesson plans by going to Learning > Lesson Plans > Add new
Inside the Lesson Plans window is a box for "Assignments." If you are setting up a list of assignments based on one book (or other type of resource), the easiest way is to use "Generate Multiple." Follow the instructions in the pop-up.
If you are pulling together assignments from lots of different sources at a time (eclectic), it might be best to use "Insert at Index:" This lets you add one assignment at a time, at whichever sequence number you choose.
Some explanation about assignments: Sequence #s just show the order in which assignments are to be completed. Segment is the portion of the resource used for the assignment (chapter, page #, exercise #, lesson#, etc). "Points possible" is optional if you will be grading. Length of days is how many days the assignment should take.
5) Go to "Learning Plans" and select which courses (from the courses you just created) each student will be studying for this year. Then, you may add any number of lesson plans to these courses. For example, you might have a course called "5th Grade Language Arts." Within this course, you might have lesson plans based on various resources, such as "Simply Grammar," "Brave Writer 5th Grade," "Spelling Power," and "5th Grade Literature."
6) Go to "Assignment Calendar" - This is where the assignments are actually scheduled for each student. You should see a list of your students for this school year, select one and a list of all the lesson plans assigned to that student will appear.
You can either schedule assignments one at a time, by first selecting an assignment and then tapping the appropriate date, or you can assign a whole list at a time by selecting "Auto-Assign" and following the prompts.