Step-by-step guide to using the CT App
Your course record is created via the easy-to-use CT App. This provides a clear and efficient way for you to enter all of the information required as part of Phases 2 and 3.
Coming soon: Rationale for Course Design section; Course Structure section (use to assign units to your course(s) specifying the level of study, period taught, status, linked Course Intended Learning Outcomes).
Queries: Please see the guidance below which details who to contact in the first instance regarding particular information requests in the CT App. If you have any further queries please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: designated Course Development Team members have been given access to the CT App in the first instance. If you believe that you or a colleague requires access to the App, please contact the address above.
Initial set-up step
Each course must complete the initial set-up step in order to create a record for the course and each of its variants. It is recommended that this is carried out by the relevant Course Development Team lead.
The first time you use the CT App you should:
- Click the 'Create new course record' tile to open the initial course-level information screen.
- Proceed to complete each prompt, selecting the relevant option from the dropdown menus. Your choices will automatically filter the available options in subsequent dropdown menus.
- On the right of the screen, select relevant course variants (e.g. placement or study abroad components) and check the point at which these occur in the course timeline (e.g. Y3 or Y4 for a placement year).
- Once completed, click 'done'. Your course record and CT App dashboard has now been created.
For further guidance on choosing the correct options for your course within this screen please visit the Required Information page. Contact your relevant Faculty/School Assistant Registrar or Academic Registry for further advice.
From this point onwards you can access your course dashboard by using the 'Edit course' tile on the CT App homepage and selecting your course from the searchable list.
Accessing your course dashboard
Once your course record has been created by following the initial set-up step detailed above, you will be able to access your course dashboard screen.
From the CT App homepage, click on the 'edit course' tile and then find your course record in the searchable list.
Your course dashboard displays the sections under which information required as part of Phases 2 and 3 must be provided. Click each tile to go the relevant information input screen.
This section is for high-level information about your course. A number of fields are automatically populated from the information provided when you initially set-up your course record. The remaining fields should be completed following the guidance text.
For further guidance on fields within this screen please contact Academic Registry.
This section is for your finalised Course Description text which will be used in marketing and recruitment material. All courses provided an initial version of text as part of Phase 1.
Course Development Teams should liaise with their Faculty Marketing Managers to ensure that the text entered here responds to any issues raised at Phase 1 and accurately reflects any changes to course design resulting from Phase 2 and 3 activity.
Heads of Department will have responsibility as part of the Feedback and Oversight process for confirming that this copy is accurate and suitable for publication.
Course Intended Learning Outcomes
For each Course Intended Learning Outcome (CILO):
- Enter the CILO statement into the text box.
- Select the relevant category/ies for that CILO (more than one can be applied to each Outcome statement).
- Click the 'save' icon.
In addition, use the 'Placement/Study Abroad' text box to add an additional CILO where relevant. A separate CILO for Placement and for Study Abroad is required.
As you save each CILO you will see it appear on the right of the screen. Each saved CILO can be edited/deleted here.
Oversight and feedback
This section enables you to keep track of the various feedback and oversight points within the Phase 2 and 3 process. It is advised that Course Development Teams liaise with their Faculty/School Assistant Registrar in regards to these items.
These sections are for your finalised unit information. A drafting template is available from the Course Design page to help you draft and collaborate on your unit design beforehand.
In the first instance you should use the 'create unit' link to create your unit record. From then on your unit will be available via the 'edit unit' link.
Basic unit information is entered in the top bar.
Use the three tabs across the top to navigate between 'Unit Info', 'Teaching and Learning Activities', and 'Summative Assessment Tasks'.
Once created, units can be assigned to specific courses via the 'Course Structure' tile in the relevant course dashboard (coming soon).
For further guidance on each information field please visit the Required Information page.
For further advice, contact your Faculty/School Curriculum Development Officer.
Sections will shortly be available for you to complete the Rationale for Course Design and to build the structure of your course (e.g. assign units to specific courses). Details of the information required in each section is available from the required information page.
Information on outputting course and unit information for committee scrutiny will also be made available shortly.