Connect your Courses to Firecracker!

Posted by Drew Bibby on Jul 20, 2016 11:23:48 AM


 How cool would it be if you could see your course material in Firecracker, presented in the order you'll cover it each week? Well that’s why we’ve created Firecracker Course Connect, a new initiative that allows you to build your courses directly into Firecracker’s Study Something Specific interface. Instead of the content being grouped by subject and arranged alphabetically, with Course Connect you can group topics and arrange them chronologically, in the same order that you’ll encounter them in class. This means you will be able to mark topics with fewer clicks, view coverage and performance in Firecracker by the course and week, and subsequently build custom reviews based on that chronological grouping. To make your time investment worthwhile we are offering free time on your Firecracker account—6 months for connecting an entire course and 1 month for edits and smaller contributions.

Connect Your Course

 How to connect your course to Firecracker

Here’s where you come in. We have spreadsheets containing lists of all the Step 1 topics available in Firecracker, and we need you to let us know when each topic will be taught in your course. For example, the following sample spreadsheet shows how an Anatomy course is mapped, week by week, to content in Firecracker:curriculum1.png

By simply entering the lecture number, course week, and exam number for the relevant topics, you can have your course Connected to Firecracker, creating a more personalized Firecracker experience. So what are you waiting for? Learn more and Connect your courses now!

And here's a brief tutorial on how to get started:


Please don't be shy to let me know if you have any questions, concerns, comments or ideas whatsoever.

--Drew Bibby,

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