ELIS 1.9 Manual

Step by Step Example Program Setup

Setting up the Curriculum

Now that we have created the ELIS courses for the curriculum, it is time to set up the curriculum itself.

The list of courses for the Level One Project Management Curriculum:
Courses1

The next step is to create a curriculum and add the courses to it. To do that, go to Manage Curricula and select "Add curriculum".

Add curriculum button

Enter an Id Number and Name for the curriculum and save changes to continue. The other fields are optional on this screen and can be edited later.

Add curriculum:
Add curriculum screen

To add courses to the curriculum select the courses tab. Use the "Assign courses" button to add courses to the curriculum. Courses can be added in any order to the curriculum.

Assign course to curriculum button

A screen appears to select a course and course settings for the curriculum.

Selecting a course for the curriculum

If the course is a required course, set the required course checkbox here. You can come back and make a course required later, however it is best to have the curriculum fully setup before adding users, so it is ideal to set this now. I set the Position of the course to 1 as it is the first course in the series.

Selecting the course curriculum settings

Save changes and the first course has been added to the curriculum.

The Course tab of the curriculum

Now we add the subsequent courses, setting the required courses to be required and setting a position in the curriculum course list for required courses.

Courses tab of curriculum

Next I will add pre-requisites.

Note: We still have two more courses to add, however in this sequence the required courses have pre-requisites as they must be taken in the proper order. I'm going to set up the pre-requisites now, then add the optional courses, to keep things simple.

Click a column heading to sort with that column. The courses are sorted by the Position column by default in this example.

Click the key icon and then select the pre-requisite course(s) from the list of available courses.

Key icon for setting prerequisites for courses in a curriculum

Edit course prerequisites:
Adding a prerequisite course

If a prerequisite course is not part of the curriculum, it can be added to the curriculum by selecting the "Add prerequisites to curriculum" checkbox shown in the image above.

At this point, if we add a user to the curriculum, and login as that user and click the "Available Courses" link in the Learning plan, we'll see the screen below:
learning plan without tracks

This is because we have not yet setup a track, so there are no actual classes created from the courses of the curriculum. Classes can be automatically created by a track, or classes can be created manually.