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A list of steps, each with its own rules and participants, used to approve requests within Coursedog. You can use this to define where you want the information to flow, who should approve or see that information, and how folks are informed of decisions regarding that information.
A visualization of the class or event schedule that allows one to see its distribution across the day/week/month/other units of time.
The process of updating courses, degree programs, and other curricular content.
A unit of teaching that typically lasts one academic term, is led by one or more instructors, and has a fixed roster of students. A course is usually an individual subject. For example, BIO 100 - Introduction to Biology. This is different from a section, defined later in this document.
Refers to everybody who teaches at a university, with jobs that are on contract, full time, TA or part-time/adjunct.
Conditions that can be used to dynamically change the path of a request.
A specific combination of meeting times and days that may be assigned to an academic course section offering.
Preference forms are used to gather time, room, or other preferences from faculty or staff during scheduling.
A request is an action that has been taken in the system that another user needs to review for approval.
Role Based Access Control (RBAC)
The concept that a user's access and experience within the application is defined by their role. Coursedog provides predefined roles such as Instructor, Staff, and Department Scheduler. Institutions can tailor these roles to their practices or create new ones. Learn more here.
A particular instance of a course offered within an academic term. A course may have one or more sections offered. Each section offering is unique as it combines a course, instructor assignment, resources like rooms, and schedule details. For example, BIO 100 - Introduction to Biology Section 001 that meets MWF 8AM in Room A. This is different from a course, defined earlier in this document.
The place where one can make edits to the fields within the section. Usually, the fields that one would edit inside of the Section Editor would include instructors, times, etc.
The individual blocks within a workflow, where participants can take actions on requests. Each card in the picture below is a step: