Course Templates

This content applies to a feature that is still in controlled availability. Your district may not have Course Templates at this time.

Users can create a course template when they have multiple courses that will follow the same setup and display. Course templates can be applied to multiple sections, and may contain course materials that will be shared across those sections. 

Create a Course Template 

  1. Navigate to My Courses and click on Course Templates.
  2. Click Create Course Template.
  3. Fill in the fields for:
    1. Name
    2. Type
    3. Subject Area
    4. Level
    5. Grading Periods
  4. Click Create.

Add Materials to a Course Template

From the newly created course template:

  1. Click Add Materials.
  2. Select a material to add to the course template from the drop-down menu.
  3. Fill in the fields from the modal.
  4. Save the material type.

Note:

Some items can not be used with Course Templates:

  • Apps are excluded from creation in Course Templates
  • External tools can not be added to Course Templates

Publish to Sections

Search for Course Sections

Before you publish your Course Template, you can search for Course Sections to ensure you are publishing your template to the correct section. Only active courses will appear in the search results. You can search for Course Sections from either within the Course Template page, or from the Course Template tab within the My Courses page. 

Note:
  • Search results will only return course sections that:
    • The user has access to.
    • Do not already have a course template published to them.

To search for Course Sections within the Course Template page:

  1. From the Course Options drop-down within the course template, click Publish to Sections
  2. Use the search panel to search for any of the following criteria for a section, or click Browse all sections to display a list of all the courses the user has access to.
    1. School
    2. Course Name
    3. Course Code
    4. Section Code
    5. Section Name
    6. Subject Area
    7. Level
    8. Grading Period
    9. Instructor Last Name
    10. Instructor First Name
  3. Check the box to select the course(s) you want to publish to. Click Select All to select all the course sections. Linked sections will display with the course name, and if selected, the course template will publish to each linked section. 
  4. Click Review.
  5. Once you have confirmed the courses displayed are the ones you want to publish the course template to, click Publish to Sections. (This action cannot be undone.)
  6. Click Proceed, then click Done.

To search for Course Sections from the Course Template tab within the My Courses page:

  1. From the desired Course Template, click the gear icon.
  2. Select Publish to Sections from the drop-down menu.
  3. Use the search panel to search for any of the following criteria for a section, or click Browse all sections to display a list of all the courses the user has access to.
    1. School
    2. Course Name
    3. Course Code
    4. Section Code
    5. Section Name
    6. Subject Area
    7. Level
    8. Grading Period
    9. Instructor Last Name
    10. Instructor First Name
  4. Check the box to select the course(s) you want to publish to. Click Select All to select all the course sections. Linked sections will display with the course name, and if selected, the course template will publish to each linked section. 
  5. Click Review.
  6. Once you have confirmed the courses displayed are the ones you want to publish the course template to, click Publish to Sections. (This action cannot be undone.)
  7. Click Proceed, then click Done.

Check Transfer History

From the published confirmation page, once you have published your course template, you can check the publication status by clicking Transfer History.

From the Transfer History page, you can review your past course template publishes, and their status.


Course Template Status

A user can access the Course Template status from the Information section of a course where a Course Template has been published. The Course Template status indicates to the user the last date that their course was synced to the Course Template, and who published the Course Template to that particular course.