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Course Category Summary

  • Development
    • Review

      • UWUCC
      • UWGC
      • Other
  • Courses
    • Summer 2009
      • Meta
    • Fall 2009
      • Meta
    • Winter 2009
      • Meta
    • Archival (one full year)
      • Summer 2008
        • Meta
      • Fall 2008
        • Meta
      • Winter 2008
        • Meta
      • Spring 2008
        • Meta
  • Other Instruction
    • IT Services Workshops and Training
    • Documentation

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Course Category Characteristics

  • Development
    • Courses within the Moodle Development category are used by instructors to create, manage, and reuse course content.
    • Characteristics
      • Title Naming Convention: "username Development tag" (instructor-specified 45-character tag)
      • Breadcrumb Naming Convention: "username-dev-tag" (instructor-specified 15-character tag)
      • Content from a Development course is reused from semester-to-semester by importing content into individual semester-based course-section shells found within the Courses category
      • Development course requests are limited to IUP instructors
      • Development courses do not expire
      • Development courses do not have the ability to contain student enrollment
      • The requestor (owner) of a Development course is added to the course under both the "Teacher" and "Student" roles
      • Additional instructors can be added to a Development course via online request form 
      • Instructors can request a Development course via online request form 
  • Review
    • The Moodle Review subcategory is used to facilitate the departmental, college, and curriculum review process.
    • Characteristics:
      • Naming Convention: N/A
      • UWUCC
        • University-Wide Undergraduate Curriculum Committee Subcategory
        • Instructors can provide view-access to the UWUCC via
      • UWGC
        • University-Wide Graduate Committee Subcategory
        • Instructors can provide view-access to the UWGC via
      • Other
        • Instructors can provide view-access to other individuals or groups in support of departmental, college or other curriculum review processes
  • Courses
    • The Moodle Courses category contains semester-based course-section "shells" for all courses offered during the current, and eventually next two, semesters.
    • Characteristics
      • Title Naming Convention: [Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter] YEAR DEPT COURSE SECTION (e.g. Fall 2009 ENGL 101 001)
      • Breadcrumb Naming Convention: [FL, SP, SM, WT] YearDeptCourseSection (e.g. FL2009ENGL101001)
      • Semester-based Course-Section Shells are generated automatically
      • Course-Section shells are set to inactive and are unavailable to enrolled students until the instructor activates the course
      • The Instructor(s)-of-Record is managed automatically and is added to the course-section shell under the "teacher" role 
      • Teaching Associates are managed automatically and are added to the course-section shell under the "non-editing teacher" role 
      • Student enrollment is managed automatically using the "student" role 
      • Student drop/add is managed automatically
      • Additional instructors, teaching associates, or students can be added to a course-section shell via the Assign Roles feature
      • Formal Teaching Associates are typically added (through Banner) by the School of Graduate Studies and Research
      • The Moodle Semester-Based Course-Section shell model is mimicked after the Project Directory Service model
  • Term

    • The Courses category contains a subcategory for the current, and eventually next two, semesters
  • Meta

    • The Moodle Meta course subcategory allows instructors to combine multiple semester-based course-section shells for which they are the instructor of record.

    • Characteristics

      • Title Naming Convention: [Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter] YEAR username Meta tag" (instructor-specified 45-character tag)
      • Breadcrumb Naming Convention: "[FL, SP, SM, WT] YEARusername-meta-tag" (instructor-specified 15-character tag)
      • Meta courses are a subcategory of the Term subcategory
      • Meta courses are set to inactive and are unavailable to enrolled students until the instructor activates the Meta course
      • The Instructor(s)-of-Record is managed automatically through each base course-section shell
      • Teaching Associates are managed automatically through each base course-section shell
      • Student enrollment is managed automatically through each base course-section shell
      • Student drop/add is managed automatically through each base course-section shell
      • Additional instructors, teaching associates, or students can be added to a base course-section shell via the Assign Roles feature
      • Formal Teaching Associates are typically added (through Banner) by the School of Graduate Studies and Research
      • Instructors can request a Meta course via online request form 
  • Archival
    • The Moodle Archival course subcategory contains courses (course materials and student data) from previous semesters.
    • Characteristics:
      • Title Naming Convention: [Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter] YEAR DEPT COURSE SECTION (e.g. Fall 2009 ENGL 101 001)
      • Breadcrumb Naming Convention: [FL, SP, SM, WT] YearDeptCourseSection (e.g. FL2009ENGL101001)
      • Archival courses are a subcategory of the Courses course category
      • Semester-Based Course-Sections are archived for a period of one year and remain available on the server
      • Student enrollment is inactivated in archived courses, while instructors continue to retain access
  • Other Instruction
    • The Moodle Other Instruction course category is used by instructors when no other category will meet instructional needs due to a unique timeframe, unique enrollment requirements, or unique instructional requirements.
    • Characteristics
      • Title Naming Convention: "username Other tag" (instructor-specified 45-character tag)
      • Breadcrumb Naming Convention: "username-other-tag" (instructor-specified 15-character tag)
      • Other Instruction course requests are limited to IUP instructors
      • Enrollment is limited to users that possess an IUP network (IUPMSD) account
      • Instructors are responsible for management of student enrollment
      • Courses in the Other Instruction category have an expiration/renewal model (one year of inactivity)
      • Additional instructors can be added via
      • Instructors can request a course for other instructional purposes via
  • IT Services Workshops and Training
    • The Moodle IT Services Workshops and Training subcategory contains materials for workshops offered by IT Services.
    • Characteristics:
      • Title Naming Convention: "IT Services - WorkshopTitle"
      • Breadcrumb Naming Convention: "Workshop Title"
      • IT Services Workshops and Training courses are a subcategory of the Other Instruction course category
      • Self-Enrollment is available to all users who possess an IUP network (IUPMSD) account
  • Documentation
    • The Moodle Documentation subcategory contains Moodle-related materials.
    • Characteristics
      • Title Naming Convention: "Documentation - DocumentTitle"
      • Breadcrumb Naming Convention: "Document Title"
      • Documentation courses are a subcategory of the Other Instruction course category
      • Self-Enrollment is available to all users who possess an IUP network (IUPMSD) account

 

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