Imagine Purpose quick-start guide

Imagine Purpose teaches skills and habits for students to develop self-awareness, self-control, and interpersonal skills that are vital for school, work, and life success. These engaging courses and modules provide students with comprehensive information to develop healthy attitudes and behavior patterns for the well-being of themselves and others. 

There are three models that have proven to be the most effective when implementing Imagine Purpose courses: full class period implementation, partial class period implementation, and fully virtual implementation. All three models include teacher involvement and student access to devices and differ only in the amount of time students spend per lesson.

This page outlines the steps on enrolling a student in a course. The amount of time students are expected to spend is approximately 15 hours per course. However, teacher-led discussions and offline work required for the end-of-lesson and end-of-unit written assignments add significant time for students, and these are critical elements to successful implementation. For example, students are asked to seek out mentors and family members for interviews and activities. They are also asked to complete online research for selected assignments.

Imagine Purpose courses are highly customizable, allowing the teacher to remove content, add supplemental materials, and even create activities. Each lesson can be accomplished in approximately 30 minutes, or can be extended to a full class period, such as a teacher using a video as a jumping-off point to a rich discussion. 

It is highly recommended that teachers monitor student responses as soon as the assignment has been submitted for a score or daily. These written assignments are very important to monitor as they may contain sensitive discussion topics that require prompt attention.


Frequently Asked Questions
What content is included in Imagine Purpose?

There are nine courses offered in the Imagine Purpose content library:

  • Character & Leadership Development
  • College & Career Readiness
  • Mental Health & Wellness
  • Personal Development
  • Social & Emotional Success
  • Unlock Your Purpose
  • Climate & Culture Transformation
  • Trauma-Informed Living
  • Restorative Practices & Principles
When customizing an Imagine Purpose course, are the End of Unit assessments dynamic?
No, they are not dynamic.
How long are the expert videos the students watch?
Videos range from 1 to 6 minutes. After the video, a student will answer a quick check on learning question.
What are the recommended course edit options for Imagine Purpose courses?

The default options currently applied to these courses are the recommended options from Imagine Edgenuity and Imagine Purpose. This includes the 50% passing threshold for quizzes since they are considered low-stakes assessments, 90% on assignments and 10% on quizzes. Educators should focus on the writing assignments and classroom/student discussions while facilitating these courses. The following options should not be applied since they do not work with Imagine Purpose courses:

  • Pretesting
  • Prescriptive Testing
  • Spiral Review
  • Exam-Only course creation


Review the following resources to help with the implementation of Imagine Purpose. 

Content suites


If your school is in one of the following states, review the State-specific resources in the next section: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia.

State-specific resources

Some states have state-specific guidelines related to Imagine Purpose:

New York For documents specific to New York, review New York Imagine Purpose resources.
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia

The Imagine Purpose IP content suite is designed to provide a more conservative approach to social-emotional learning education. 

This offering does not include instruction around sensitive topics such as sexual identity, anti-racism/systemic racism, or sexual education.


The Imagine Purpose IP content suite is assigned by default to these states. For questions, refer to your CSM.


Comprehensive CASEL alignment documents

Find Comprehensive CASEL alignment documents for the following courses: 

Getting Started

What do I need to know about the Imagine Edgenuity LMS to manage my Imagine Purpose courses successfully?


Check out this learning path to help you get started with Imagine Purpose.


Understanding the Homepage Learn about all the buttons on the homepage after logging into the system. Homepage
Add Student Account Need to add a student account? Learn how to create new student accounts and various options that can be applied to a student account. Create a New Student Account
Classes Classes allow educators to organize shareable student account groups, making it easier to manage students in multiple places. 

Creating a Class

Adding Students to a Class

Enrolling Students in a Course

User Groups User groups allow educators to organize student accounts, making it easier to manage the student roster in various places. All educators can create and manage their own user groups in ways that make sense for them. User groups are only seen by the educator that created them, and therefore, cannot be shared with other educators. Creating a User Group

Adding Students to a User Group
Enrolling Students in Courses

Learn how to enroll individual students or groups of students in a course.


Should an educator prefer to have students self-enroll in a course, there are two options available- Open Enrollment and Access Code Enrollment. The Open Enrollment allows an educator to select one or more courses to students in a selected grade. Students in that grade can self-enroll in the course(s) available to them. The Access Code Enrollment is a feature that allows an educator to set up a code for a course. Students will use that code to self-enroll in the course. 

Enrolling Students



Open Enrollment

Access Code Enrollment

Exploring the Course Structure Become familiar with the structure of an Edgenuity course. Each hyperlink allows the educator to view the content the student will see. Accessing the Course Structure
Exploring the Course Documents Find teacher documents related to the selected course.  Accessing the Course Documents



What do the new grades mean and how can I use them with my Imagine Purpose courses?

Overall Grade Actual Grade Relative Grade


Imagine Purpose-Specific activities

Call to Action These activities are located at the end of each lesson. Students are required to submit a response that needs to be graded by an educator, and that score will be factored into the course grade. 
Grade Weights The default grade weights for the two types of activities included in the Imagine Purpose courses are: Assignments (90%) and Quizzes (10%).

*The quizzes are low stakes check-ins in the Imagine Purpose courses, so the main focus for educators should be the written assignments.
End of Unit Assessments At the end of every unit, a student will complete a quiz, written reflection, and a mentor activity.


Student's Gradebook

Where can I access, view, and grade work completed by a student?

Accessing a Student's Gradebook How do I get to a student's gradebook? Accessing the Gradebook
Resetting an Activity Can I reset a student's activity? Resetting an Activity


Course Gradebook

Where can I find more information on how my students are scoring as a group? 

Accessing Classroom Data- Quiz Is there a way to find how all of my students scored on the quizzes?  Gradebook- Quizzes
Accessing Classroom Data- Activities Where can I find how the students did on specific activities in the course?  Gradebook- Activities


Monitoring Students

Edgenuity has a variety of ways to monitor students as a whole. Some key reports are outlined below, but feel free to check out some additional reports in our Report Library


Multiple Student Reports


Is there a place to find real-time data on my students' progress?

Alerts There are three different icons shown under the 'Alert' column, what do they mean?  The orange alert means the student is waiting for a review of his/her work before s/he can access the assessment. The yellow alert means the student has submitted work that needs grading. The red alert means the student is out of retakes on an assessment. 
Progress tab vs Course tab What is the difference between the Progress tab and the Course tab?  The Progress tab displays each student's basic information for each course- their grade, start date, target date, date of first grade, date of last grade, days since last action, target completion, and progress.

The Course tab provides details specific to individual student courses. This page is useful when comparing students assigned to the same course, as it provides a graphical representation of student progress.
Interpreting Dates and Progress on the Dashboard There looks like a lot of information on this page. What are some key parts to pay attention to? 

Some of the key columns to pay attention to are: Start Date, Target Date, First Grade, Last Grade, Days Since Last Action, Target Completion, and Progress


Managing Enrollments

Is there a page where I can keep an eye on student's overall performance in a course? I'd like to track their progress, pacing, grade, and even the last time they had a gradebook entry. 

Active Tab Is there a list of all my student enrollments? Accessing the Active Enrollments
Action Buttons What are all the actions that can be taken with an enrollment? Action Buttons
Other Tabs What do the other tabs, other than Active, do? Manage Enrollments tabs

Looking for ways to pair filters together? Check out our best practice suggestions on this page


Individual Student Reports

Course Report

Is there a report where I can see a summary of a student's progress in a course?

This report is accessible to an educator and a student. It outlines a student's grades, progress, due dates, attempts, and scores. 

Accessing the Course Report Where can I locate this report? Accessing the Course Report Via the Student's Grades
Understanding the Course Report There seems to be a lot of information on the report, what does it all mean? Understanding the Course Report


Session Log

This is a familiar resource, but now that the courses are in Imagine Edgenuity's LMS, will the completed number of activities now populate? 

Yes, an educator will be able to fully track active and idle times as well as the number of completed activities. 

Accessing the Session Log Where is this report located? Accessing the Session Log
Understanding the Session Log What does all this information mean? Understanding the Session Log

Active Time

Idle Time