ELIS 2.0 Manual

Step by Step Example Program Setup

Setting up the Program

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

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

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

Add Program button

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

Add program:
Adding program

To add courses to the program select the Course Descriptions tab. Use the "Assign course description" button to add courses to the program. Courses can be added in any order to the program.

Program Course Descriptions tab

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

Selecting a course to assign to program

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 program 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.

Assigning course description to program

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

Course Descriptions tab of program

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

Course Descriptions tab of program

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.

Prerequisites icon

Edit course prerequisites:
Adding a prerequisite course

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

At this point, if we add a user to the program, 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 program. Classes can be automatically created by a track, or classes can be created manually.