Instructor Provided Content (IPC)


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.

Instructor Provided Content Entry

  1. Using your internet browser, login to MyUW Madison
  2. In MyUW, click or search for the Faculty Center app 
    Faculty Center app logo
  3. Click the textbook/instructor content tab
  4. Select a Term and click Continue
  5. Find a specific class section and click the Instructor Provided Content icon 

Tip: To select a different term, click change term and follow the previous step.

Page Overview

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.

  1. Click Copy From Another Class
  2. If the correct term is not displayed, click change term; select term and click continue
  3. Click select class on the class section from which you want to copy the content
  4. Enter the Instructor Provided Content as desired
    1. If you are ready to display the information with in the Course Search & Enroll;
      1. Click Save & Display to Students
      2. Once displayed, to edit or add information, click Edit
      3. Make the desired changes
      4. Re-display by clicking Save & Display to Students
    2. If you are not 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.
  5. To enter or edit Instructor Provided Content on another section, click Return to Class Selection
  6. When finished, click Sign Out
  7. Close your internet browser

Expected Content and Usage

Instructor Course Description

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.


Typical Topics/Schedule

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.


Key Words

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.


Class Format

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.


Learning Outcomes

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.


Additional Resources

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.


Display of Instructor Provided Content 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.


Keywords: instructor description topics format learning outcome resources catalog class course instructor taught authenticated public browse search filter cross-listed honors topic error help   Doc ID:16990
Owner:Kate K.Group:Office of the Registrar
Created:2011-02-20 18:00 CSTUpdated:2021-01-08 13:33 CST
Sites:DoIT Help Desk, Office of the Registrar
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