Gynzy Guide: Classroom Floorplanner

29 July 2017 | reading time: 4 minutes

The tool we are covering this time is our Classroom Floorplanner, which will help get you organized before school starts! With this resource you can easily plan where all your students will sit and where objects like chairs and filing cabinets will go.

 

1. After opening the tool for the first time, the “settings” screen will open automatically with the message “You have not created any floor plans yet, click here to create your first floor plan”. Click as indicated to get started with the tool!

2. Now you will get the following options for continuing:

  • Select an existing student list (*Please refer to our other guide on adding student lists if you need more info on this.)
  • Create a new student list
  • Or, continue without using a student list (*Use this option if you don’t plan to assign seats.)

For this guide, we are going to use the “Select a student list” option and start from there. So please take a peek at our other guide on that, if needed.

3. After selecting the desired list, you’ll then get this screen where you can choose how your students’ names will appear on your floor plan:

  • A desk with a name
  • Or just a name (label)

4. After selecting “Next”, you’ll be brought to the actual planning section of the tool and get a note stating “Your classroom is empty, please open this menu and start dragging furniture into your classroom.” Now click “Open Menu” to start moving around student assignments and furniture.

5. You will now see the student and furniture options at the bottom of the screen, you can use the tabs to switch between furniture and students choices.

6. First, why don’t you put in some furniture. I’ve decided to start by adding the smartboard and my own teacher’s desk to the setup.

7. Then I put some tables down and dragged student names on to them to create seat assignments. However, your steps might obviously be a little different based on the needs of your classroom setup.

8. If you need to change the size of your classroom, you can use the “+” and “-” buttons at the bottom of the board screen to make the room bigger or smaller.

9. It’s important to save your floor plan regularly, especially at the beginning and end of editing it. To do so, press the “Save” button at the bottom left-hand side of the screen and enter a title/name for your floor plan so that you can find it again later. Please note that if you are using a Gynzy school license or school-wide trial, you can choose to check or uncheck the option to make this floor plan available for your coworkers.

Some additional features of this tool!

  • You can easily print out your floor plan! Press the page number button on the far right of the Gynzy toolbar and then press the “print page” button.
  • You can also add temporary annotations on-top of your floor plan to make note of any specific instructions or information needed for that particular day. Just use the pen widget to write or draw over certain areas of the floor plan. You can also highlight student desks by double pressing or clicking on them, the color of the table or desk will then change.
  • Lastly, check out the handy “Shuffle students” button to randomly shuffle all of your student’s seating assignments. You will find the “shuffle” option at the top right of the student names box. FYI -If you went the “Desk with name” route and then changed the color of a certain student’s desk, that student will keep that color even after the shuffle.

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