Flexible Curriculum User’s Guide<>

Building a curriculum in Quercus 8 — linking modules with courses

When you have created your module instances you can add them to course instance structures to build the components of your curriculum.

What modules and courses can be linked?

Single-session and cross-sessional

single session course

cross-sessional course

single session module

Y(if same year)

Y

cross-sessional module

N

Y

You can add single-session modules to single-session belonging to the same academic session. So you can add a module belonging to the 2010 session to a 2010 single-session course but not to a 2011 single session course.

You can add single session modules to any cross-sessional course.

You can add cross-sessional modules to any cross-sessional courses.

You cannot add cross-sessional modules to single session courses.

Methods of linking modules and courses

There are two ways to linked modules with courses:

Linking a course to modules

Use the Course Maintenance option to open the course instance to which you want to link modules. Then adding modules using the Course Structure option.

This is a good choice when you are building complex courses with closely defined packages of modules and when there is little sharing of modules between courses (e.g. the ‘traditional’ three-year degree model).

» For information on how to link a course to modules see To link a course to modules.

Linking a module to multiple courses (new flexible curriculum feature)

Use the Module Maintenance option to the open the module instance which you want to link to one or more courses. Then select the courses using the Assign Module to Course Instance screen.

This is a good choice when bundles of modules are shared between many courses and you want to be able to quickly assign the same module to many courses.

» For information on how to link a module to courses see To link a module to courses.

To link a course to modules

1Navigate to the Course Maintenance list screen.

2Select a course instance and click the Open Record icon.

The Course Structure screen opens.

3Click the select button in the first empty row to open a list of module instances.

Use the filter to locate the module you want to add.

4Select the module in the list and click OK.

The module appears in the list.

5Set the Module Type to the appropriate value (e.g. Core Subject or Optional).

Note: This is a mandatory step.

6Complete any other details you wish to enter, such as the the number of credits or the prerequisites and co-requisites.

7Repeat steps 3 to 6 to add other modules to complete the course structure.

8Click the Save icon in the toolbar or press F10 to save the course structure.

To link a module to courses

1Navigate to the Module Maintenance Instances list screen (Course Manager > Module Maintenance > Maintain module).

2Select a module.

The Module Maintenance screen opens.

3Click the left-most + icon of the instance you want to add.

4The Module Where Used screen opens. This shows a list of courses to which the module is attached.

5Click the Assign button.

A list of courses appears.

6Use the filter to locate the courses to which you want to assign the module.

7Select courses to which you want to assign the modules by clicking the checkboxes in the appropriate rows.

8Set the adjacent Module Type to the appropriate value (e.g. Core Subject or Optional).

Note: This is a mandatory step.

9Click the Assign button.

The modules are assign to the selected courses and you receive a confirmation message ‘Module Instance has been successfully added to Course Instances’.