ELIS 1.9 Manual


Setting up Courses

Once you have planned and started the setup of your curriculum, the next step is to add some courses which you will add to the new curriculum. To do this, click on the Manage Courses link in the Program Administration block.

Manage Courses link

This will open up the Courses screen.

Here you can click the "Add Course" button to add a new course. The form will ask you to enter some information about your course. There are two required fields:
  1. Name of course: A course may have many “classes” (or sometimes called sections). This is the name of the parent course. For example a course might be called Moodle 101 - Introduction to Moodle

  2. Course ID: This number can contain numbers, letters, spaces and special characters and will show up on reports. Often people will just use the name of the course here - however if a course has a long name it may cause some issues with the formatting of reports, in which case one might use an abbreviation. Some SIS/MIS/ERP systems can only use numeric tags or have other naming limitations, so the Course ID can provide a method to work with these systems if required.
There are other fields on the course form, check the blue 'Help' icons next to the field names for definitions of these fields.

Other optional fields of particular interest are the Completion Grade, The Environment, the Cost, the Version, and the Template Course.

Add course screen

The course template is a zip file of a complete Moodle course - when a classes are created from the course, they will be created by automatically restoring this zip file. This is useful for batch class creation, when a master course is being used. For example, University A creates 4 tracks of it's Online Teaching Certificate Curriculum, and this action automatically creates all 12 Moodle courses, with all their associated content, from the Templates set in the Curriculum.

If you enter the Name and Course ID, you can always come back to the course editing form and add the other information.

Default course settings available with ELIS 1.8.2.

Default course settings can also be set for courses as shown in the following image. When adding new courses the default settings will be set according to this screen. All of these settings can also be adjusted while adding/editing courses. Go to the Program Administration block > Admin > Default Course Settings.

Default Course settings:
Default course settings link and screen