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. 1.
    On the Administration bar, select Add Content.
  2. 2.
    Select Course Outline.
  3. 3.
    Enter a Course name and Course code.
  4. 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. 5.
    Attach the course outline document.
  6. 6.
    Click Save when you are done.
  1. 1.
    On the Administration bar, select Structure > Menus.
  2. 2.
    Select Main menu: add link.
  3. 3.
    Enter a menu link title (e.g. Course outlines).
  4. 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. 1.
    On a course outline listing page, click Customize this page.
  2. 2.
    Select the cog icon (settings) for "View: C01 - Listing page for Mulitple Course Outlines."
  3. 3.
    In the "Category" field, enter the term ID of a term in the Course outline category vocabulary.
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