Course Outlines

The course outlines feature allows Content Creators to create and edit course outlines. Anonymous users can browse through these outlines in a listing page view and find more details about a specific course.

Creating Terms for Vocabularies

Before creating course outlines, add terms to the following vocabularies:

  • Course outline category: Create terms in this vocabulary to filter course outlines by area of study (e.g. Philosophy or History).

  • Course outline term: Use terms in this vocabulary to filter and group course outlines by academic term. The default values are Fall, Winter, and Spring.

  • Course outline subject: A list of course subjects (e.g. HIST, PSYC).

  • Course outline academic department: A list of academic departments.

To Add Course Outlines

  1. On the Administration bar, select Add Content.

  2. Select Course Outline.

  3. Enter a Course name and Course code.

  4. Fill in any optional fields. If you decide to add a course instructor URL (can be used to link an instructor's profile or personal website), then entering a name in the "Course instructor" field is required.

  5. Attach the course outline document.

  6. Click Save when you are done.

Add a menu link

  1. On the Administration bar, select Structure > Menus.

  2. Select Main menu: add link.

  3. Enter a menu link title (e.g. Course outlines).

  4. Enter the link path course-outlines.

To create a menu link that lists course outlines for a single term, enter the path course-outlines/[term-id], where [term-id] is the term ID of a term in the Course outline term vocabulary.

Filtering by category

  1. On a course outline listing page, click Customize this page.

  2. Select the cog icon (settings) for "View: C01 - Listing page for Mulitple Course Outlines."

  3. In the "Category" field, enter the term ID of a term in the Course outline category vocabulary.