Upcoming changes to the Course Guide system

Andrea ChesterUncategorized1 Comment

See below an early Christmas present for all Course Guide system users. With thanks to Tristan (Santa) Damen for these CAPS fixes and enhancements.
  • Part B course guide creation is now based on SAMS class scheduling data, which will increase the ease with which college L&T staff will be able to audit Part B publication processes for each term; it also means you won’t get a Part B for a course offering unless a class is scheduled in SAMS (in production);
  • Part Bs are now being created for all classes scheduled in flexible terms; (in production);
  • Generic Part Bs will soon be created for flexible terms where teaching staff do not want to publish course guides for each class (in production as of today – more information will be sent by CPA this afternoon);
  • RMIT Training is now in CAPS, marking the first time course guides have been able to be published for Foundation Studies courses (in production);
  • ‘Important Information’ field now available so that colleges can notify students and external quality assurance bodies of impending changes to course titles (in production);
  • Automated process for updating Part A and B course guides where fundamental SAMS data changes (course title or owning school). Where a record is in draft, this data is updated automatically. Where a record is published, it is pushed to draft and the data updated automatically for schools to review and publish. (in produciton);
  • Part A overwrite logic change: Currently, when a Part A course guide is published, any form data from that Part A overwrites that form data in every Part B – past, present and future. We are making changes to CAPS that will prevent published Part A course guides from overwriting any data in Part Bs where the term (standard) or class (flex) has already commenced (dev in progress – due EOY 2017);
  • Textbook list bug which affected approximately 250+ course guides has been fixed (in production);
  • Redundant Part B course guides will be deleted from CAPS; removing over 40000 redundant records and improving search performance (analysis and dev in progress – due EOY 2017);
  • VE course guides can now be copied in full (including national competency codes and performance criteria) (in production).

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