Programme Manager Introduction<>

Editing functions

Common functions

When you click the Edit button against a course, course instance, module or module instance you are given access to various editing screens. These allow you to amend the assorted field and property values associated with the entity in question.

Editing a course

When you edit a course, you are editing the general properties of the course that will remain the same across each course instance.

In the screen below, for example, the general properties of the Prehistory And Archaeology course are being edited.

Editing a course instance

When you edit a course instance, you are editing the specific properties of a course as it delivered in a particular session (year, semester, etc) to a particular cohort of students. For example, the Prehistory and Archaeology course may have separate instances for Year 1 students of the 2011 intake, Year 2 students of the 2011 intake, Year 1 students of the 2012 intake, Year 2 students of the 2012 intake and so on. In addition, there may be instances delivered in different locations or via different timetables or delivery methods.

This means that instances of the same course may have different module structures, assessment schemes, fee structures and other detailed differences. An example of a course instance is shown in the screenshot below. This shows the module structure of the Prehistory-1 course instance. The screen shown in this example allows you to associate modules with the course instance and edit the relationship of these modules (for example, how many credits they are worth) to the course instance.

Note that clicking the Edit button associated with the module does not allow you to edit the basic properties of the individual modules themselves from this screen, but rather the properties of the modules as they relate to the course instance in question. For example, if you clicked the Edit button against Archaeological Narratives, you cannot alter the module’s description but you can set how many credits the module is worth out of the course total.

Editing a module or module instance

Modules and module instances have a similar relationship to that of courses and course instances.

When you edit a module, you are editing the general properties of the module that will remain the same in all contexts in which the module is delivered. When you edit a module instance you are editing properties of the module that may vary according to the context in which the module appears.

Note that the requisites associated with a module are set up via the course instance (they define the relationship of the module to other modules in the course structure) not via the module instance. Default credits and targets can be set at the module instance level but can be overriden for individual course instances.

For more information about requisites see Setting up requisites.