Attach Standards to a Collection

You can attach a standard to any collection you own. Choose among state, national and Canadian Provincial standards that support your curriculum. You can even search for other collections aligned to a particular standard.


  • Site administrators choose which standards to display by selecting Main Menu icon. > Admin > Educational Standards. Select the desired standards, and then click Save.
  • Only users with Administrator, Instructor, Faculty and Staff roles can attach standards to a collection.
  • Standards are set manually by individual users. Follett does not verify the accuracy of standards attached to collections.
  • You can only attach a standard to a collection, not an individual item within a collection.

To assign a standard to a collection:

  1. From the Collections homepage, under the Private tab, select the desired collection.
  2. In the collection's header, select More Options icon. > Standards. The Standards page appears.

    Standards page with a search field and Authority drop-down.

  3. From the Authority drop-down, select a state or national standard.
  4. From the Subjects drop-down, select your desired subject.


    • Selecting an Authority and Subjects enables keyword searching for standards.
    • For ISTE and AASL Standards, select Authority > National Standards. Choose one of these options from the Subjects drop-down.

  5. From the Grades drop-down, select your desired grade. A list of available standards appears.
  6. To see more specific standards, click a caret to expand the list.

    Standards page with specific drop-downs. Expandable lists show a standard's details.

    Note: You can filter additional standards by selecting a course from the Courses drop-down, or by typing a term in the search field.

  7. ClickAttach the row of the standard you want to attach to your collection. It appears in the Attached Standards list on the left side of the page.


    • To remove a standard, under Attached Standards, click X. Or, click Remove icon. from the list of standards.
    • The standards options you select remain in the fields until you change or remove them.

To search by standard:

  1. From the Collections homepage, open the desired collection.
  2. At the bottom-left corner of the collection, click the standards tag you want to search.

    Note: Only the first five standards appear. To see all standards attached to a collection, click Show All. Or, to return to the original list, click Show Less.

    Collection with standards attached.

    Collections containing that specific standard appear.

    Search results page with collections that have the same standard attached.

    Note: Search results include Your School District and Public collections, along with a user's private collections.