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Structured Study Plans
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A Study Plan is a pathway through course content on our platform. BenchPrep offers two types of study plans—Structured and Adaptive. You don’t need to have either one of these plans for your course to work on BenchPrep. However, if you want to set-up the plans, you can do so with BenchPrep. Below are some key differences between the study plans to help guide you as you build your courses.


Structured Study Plan

Adaptive Study Plan

Created through BluePrint, Structured Study Plans provide a linear pathway (A-Z progression) through all course content.

Organizes course content into Knowledge Sets. Created with assistance from BenchPrep’s Support Team.  

You can specify the order in which lesson content appears. 


Study Plans also provide a point of reference and access for learners as they work through the content. Learners can use the left navigation to go back to the study plan to see where they left off and what content they will need to complete.

There is a progression for each topic, but the order of those topics will change depending on each student’s individual strengths and weaknesses (as determined by a pre-assessment and mastery of material).

We recommend using a Structured Study plan as it's easy to set up and does not require the assistance of our support team to set up for you.

Course and content need to exist; practice question minimums must be met. 

You can create a course without a study plan, it's not mandatory. 


However, if you are looking to create a linear pathway in a step-by-step manner with organized content for your learners, creating either a Structured Study Plan is a great choice. Learners can go through a first set of material and then know what to review next. 

The Adaptive Study Plan is a good choice for courses where learners may come in already knowing some of the material, or courses where learners have a very limited time period to study and need to focus on their weakest topics. 


If you are interested in creating an Adaptive Study Plan, click here to reach out to support who will gladly assist you!

How to Create a Structured Study Plan

Every Study Plan (also known as Learning Plan) has Study Tasks. Each study task has either lessons, flashcards, practice questions, or a test; think of it as a connector. A study task will always have just one type of content; they cannot contain both lessons and questions, for example. Before we begin, let’s define two key terms within Structured Study Plans:


Study Tasks

Contains one module of content - lessons, flashcards, practice questions, OR an exam. As learners complete a study task within your lesson, the learner will then see the next task appear in the order set by the study plan. 

Study Task Groups

Organizes a group of Study Tasks by topic. We recommend naming Groups by topic and naming Tasks by sub-topic and module type. The topics ideally correspond to content categories.


Structured Study Plans Tasks and Groups can either be created manually or via import. To learn more about importing study plan tasks and groups, click hereBefore creating a Study Plan,  you will need to decide how you want to display your study plan to learners. From a learner point of view, when they log into their platform, they will see study tasks under Study Plan on the left hand navigation. 



There are two ways you can display a study plan to learners. You can choose to display study tasks only or study groups & tasks. Study Tasks bundle items within a single content module. Study Task Groups bundle Study Tasks. This way, Study Task Groups can have multiple content modules in one, but still be separated by Study Tasks. For example:


Note: Study Tasks and Study Task Groups can have prerequisites, that is, they can be locked until certain tasks or groups are complete. However, a user can bypass prerequisites by navigating through the left-hand navigation. In this way, prerequisites further emphasize a certain path through the content while allowing for some mobility. 


Next, there are three steps to creating a Structured Study Plan within BluePrint:

  1. Build your Study Tasks Groups

  2. Build and place your Study Tasks

  3. Fill those Study Tasks with the appropriate content

More information on how to create your Study Plan can be found in our article here.


When creating your study tasks, there are different settings you can use, which are explained in the chart below:




Name of your Study Task

Task Items*

Broken down into internal and external facing content choices. You can choose which type of content you want a learner to complete within the study task. Use the dropdown to make your selection.

Study Task Group

Select a Study Task Group to tie the study task to.

Study Task Duration/Knowledge Points (Manual Overwrite) Format: hh:mm:ss. Example: 01:30:00 = one hour and 30 minutes. Leave this field blank to use a system generated time estimation based on the selected task items. You must manually enter a duration for essay type study tasks.
Description Description of your Study Task
Conclusion Conclusion of your Study Task
Prerequisite Type Locks the study task for learners within the Study Plan until the required prerequisite is met. Select a study task or study task group that will need to be completed in order to unlock this study task.

* = required field


Study Task Duration/Knowledge Points (Manual Overwrite)  - If left blank, the duration will be based on selected task items' knowledge points default calculations. Note that 1 Knowledge Point = 1 minute to complete.

  • Lessons = 4.17 words per second (total number of words in a lesson divided by 4.17) plus Video duration (if present within a lesson). Other assets included in a lesson do not count toward knowledge goals calculation. 
  • Questions = 120 seconds per question 
  • Flashcards = 120 seconds per flashcard
  • Assets available via Interactions tab display 15 knowledge point by default, unless overridden

For example, a Study Task with 5 questions will be worth 10 Knowledge Points (5 questions x 120 seconds = 600 seconds / 60 seconds per minute = 10 minutes). 

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