Course Guide - Instructor Provided Content (IPC)
The Instructor Provided Content (IPC) entry page allows an instructor to enter additional course-related information that is subsequently utilized in Course Guide. The information provided is searchable within Course Guide and will help to promote your class and assist students in indentifying hard-to-find courses relevant to their interests or degree.
The page header contains the term, course title, Official Course Description as approved by divisional committee, and prerequisites.
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.
Once the information is entered, and you are ready to display the information within the Course Guide, click 'Save & Display to Students'. If you are not yet ready to display the information, click 'Save'. The information will be saved and available for further editing and can be displayed at a later date.
Enter the description of the course being taught. This description often differs from the Official Course Description that has been approved by divisional committee with the original course proposal. Be sure to describe, in your own words, the course material that an enrolled student would expect to learn when attending the class.
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 Guide.
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; 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 Guide.