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Managing Courses

Courses are managed by controlling the Course Properties, the users who have access to the course, and the Content Collection and Collaboration Site links to the course.


The properties of a course are defined by the courses template available in the Template Builder located on the Administrator Panel. Click Properties: Course to modify the properties of a course.


Add and remove users and assign course roles using the Users link. Courses are a context within Outcomes Assessment and as such have their own sets of users that have permissions to access and manipulate entities that are part of the course. To learn more about contextual roles, see Accessing the Outcomes Assessment Environment.

Content Collection and Collaboration Site

The Collaboration Site button links to one organization through community engagement so that the course has communication and collaboration tools available. The organization that the course links to must be created separately using the Administrator Panel. Selection of an organization does not enroll the course users in the organization. Enrollment must be established separately and is not impacted if this connection is later removed.

The Content Collection button links documents and files that can be stored in a common folder.