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The Coursedog Glossary

Approval Workflow: 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. 

Calendar: The calendar is a visualization of the class or event schedule that allows one to see its distribution across the day/week/month/other units of time. 

Curriculum Management: The process of updating courses, degree programs, and other curricular content. 

Course: A course is 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.

Instructor: An instructor refers to everybody else who teaches in universities, with jobs that are on contract, full time,  TA or part-time/adjunct. 

Logic Jump: Conditions that can be used to dynamically change the path of a request.

Meeting Pattern: A meeting pattern is a specific combination of meeting times and days that may be assigned to an academic course section offering

Preference Forms: Preference forms are used to gather time, room, or other preferences from faculty or staff during scheduling. 

Requests: A request is an action that has been taken in the system that another user needs to review for approval. 

Section Editor: 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. 

Steps: Steps are the individual blocks within a workflow, where participants can take actions on requests. Each card in the picture below is a step:

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