ELIS 1.9 Manual


Creating A Curriculum

Creating/Editing Curricula

Click on the Manage Curricula link to create a new Curriculum and or to edit the curricula you have already created.

Manage Curricula link

If you have already defined curricula in your site, you will see the curricula listed here. The following image shows the manage curricula screen, the curricula names are listed in the left hand column. The icons will link to specific screens of each curriculum. Select one of the Add Curriculum buttons to add a new curriculum, the buttons are located directly above and below the curricula list.

Add Curriculum button

Add curriculum screen:
Curriculum configuration screen for ELIS 1.9 image.

The following settings can be entered on the add curriculum screen:
  • ID Number - This field is required. The id number will display in reports.
  • Name - This field is required.
  • Long Description - A complete and thorough description will help administrators, teachers and students know if this curriculum is correct for them.
  • Required Credits - The number of credits the learner must receive before the curriculum is complete.
  • Display Priority - The lower the priority number, the higher the curriculum will display in the user's Learning Plan folder.
  • Time to complete - The amount of time a user has to complete a curriculum once assigned to it. For example, enter 18m for 18 months.
  • Expiration (not shown--must be enabled by administrator (Curriculum Administration > Admin > Configuration)) - The frequency the curriculum must be completed, if necessary. For example, enter 4y for 4 years. The format for entries in the last two fields is described below them, shown in the image above.
  • Archive Settings - Set to no, this curriculum will appear in the Learner Dashboard under the Current Learning Plans tab. Set to yes, this curriculum will appear in the Learner Dashboard under the Archived Learning Plans tab. The image below shows that the curriculum "Product Support Technician" has been marked as "Archived" and now appears in the Archived Learning Plans in the Learner Dashboard. This setting is new to ELIS 1.9 and was created to alleviate confusion for users who had years of Learning Plan to navigate through. When a curriculum is no longer in use, the curriculum administrator can simply mark it as archived.
  • Custom Categories and fields can be created and added to curriculum when organizations need more information to be added to configuration screen. Custom fields can be added at Curriculum Administration > Admin > Custom Fields.
The help icons link to a pop-up window with information about each field.

Learner Dashboard: Archived Learning Plans tab selected:
Archived Learning Plan Image

Bulk User Enrollment and Removal for Curricula

ELIS 1.8.9 allows bulk user enrollment and removal for curricula. Both screens work in the same way, the difference will be whether the Assigned link or the Unassigned link is selected at the top of the page. The Assigned link will show users already assigned to the curricula, and the Unassigned link will show unassigned users that can be assigned to the curriculum. The following image is showing the Users tab of a curriculum, with the Unassigned link selected.
  1. View of the User tab of a curriculum.
  2. The Unassigned link is selected. If Assigned were selected the format of the page would be the same besides the button on the bottom of the page, it would be "Unassign" instead of "Assign".
  3. Use the filter to search for users.
  4. Select users with the checkboxes on the left hand side of the screen. Use the Select All checkbox to select all the users on the page.
  5. At the bottom of the list the amount of users selected is shown. If there are users selected from multiple pages, there would be 2 totals. One for the pages not shown and one for the current page.
  6. Select the Assign button to assign users. If viewing the Assigned link, a list of users already assigned to the curriculum would be shown and there would be an "Unassign" button instead of the Assign button.
Curricula user tab