ELIS 1.9 Manual

Curriculum

Add Courses to a Curriculum

Once you have set up a curriculum, you will need to add courses to it. To do this, click the Courses tab in the Manage Curricula screen. The screen below shows a new curriculum with no courses assigned. To assign a course, click the Assign Course button.

Courses tab of curriculum

The next image shows the assign course screen, the following settings can be entered on this screen:
  • Curriculum - The name of the curriculum being associated to the course. This is automatically entered.
  • Course - Select the course to be added to the curriculum from the drop down menu.
  • Required - Select the required checkbox if the course must be taken to complete the selected curriculum.
  • Frequency(s) - The frequency the course must be repeated, if necessary1.
  • Timeperiod - The units used to specify the course frequency.
  • Position - Set the display position of each course in the curriculum. Courses with lower position numbers are displayed first.
Select the Save changes button to assign the course to the curriculum.

Assign course to curriculum screen

Once you have added courses to the curriculum, they will show up in the overview screen, and enable you to set pre-requisites and co-requisites, etc. Use the key icon to set prerequisites for the course. To edit the curriculum settings for this course, select the pencil icon. To edit the course settings, select the course name.

Required courses: if a course is required in a curriculum, then users will not be able to complete a curriculum until they have completed the required course(s) in the curriculum. For example, if a curriculum requires 12 credits for completion, and has 5 optional 3 credit courses and 1 required 3 credit course, then users will need to complete at least 3 of the optional courses and the required course in order to complete the curriculum.

Position: this will determine the sort order of the course in the curriculum, a course in position 1 will show up above a course in position 2, etc.

Curriculum Courses tab


Frequency:
1. Note that the frequency setting is currently just informational - to inform the learner they need to take a new course, and to inform a site admin that a learner needs a new course to take (via the Notifications system).

At this time there is not any automatic way to expire credit for a course a user has finished, or to prevent a user from taking a refresher course before a set number of days have passed.

For recurring courses, where users need to renew their credit, currently you need to create a new curriculum/courses/Moodle courses - ELIS can do this in one step as described here.

We are working on a more automated procedure for this courses that need to taken over again - for compliance, etc. that will be in an upcoming release of ELIS.