Instructions for faculty to enter relevant details about their courses
The Instructor Provided Content (IPC) entry page allows an instructor to enter additional course-related information that is subsequently utilized in Course Search & Enroll. The information provided is searchable within Course Search & Enroll and will help to promote your class and assist students in identifying hard-to-find courses relevant to their interests or degree.
Tip: To select a different term, click change term and follow the previous step.
The Instructor Provided Content page header contains the term, course subject and number, and course title.
If there is already content on the page that you wish to edit, click the Edit button.
Instructor Provided Content can vary from term to term. Users will need to enter Instructor Provided Content for each term in which they teach the class. However, you have the ability to copy Instructor Provided Content from any class where you have previously entered the information by clicking the Copy From Another Class button. This eliminates the need to redundantly enter the information each term.
Enter the description of the course being taught. This description should supplement (rather than repeat) the Official Course Description that has been approved by divisional committee with the original course proposal. Include additional information specific to the course offering that describes what students can expect to learn that term.
After you have completed entering the text, click the Spellcheck icon, in the upper right corner, to check the spelling of the text entered.
Enter a listing of the topics typically taught, along with a general outline of when the topics are expected to be covered in the class.
Enter a list of keywords that further describe the course and the content covered. It is especially useful to include terms not included in the Course Description so that students can find your class when searching within Course Search & Enroll.
Enter the general format and structure of the class. You may wish to include number of lectures, labs, and discussions, duration of class meeting times, number of exams and quizzes, and grading information.
Enter learning outcomes, i.e. statements that specify what learners will know or be able to do as a result of the class. Outcomes are generally expressed as knowledge, skills, or attitudes.
Enter URL links to external resources such as an instructor's website, class website, articles or supporting documents. The 'URL display label' is the click-able text that will be displayed within Course Search & Enroll.
Within Course Search & Enroll, students will be able to view the Instructor Provided Content by searching for a course and clicking on it. On the course summary page, students will see a link to View "Instructor provided content."
After clicking View, students receive a pop-up window displaying the content you provided.