- How do I create a competency?
- How can I add CLOs to my course?
Early in your Coursetune mapping process, you will add the overarching course goals that students will complete by the end of the course. Managers and editors can add these goals to articulate the way the individual learning objectives build up into the course goals.
By defining the C-layer elements, you can then create a visual map of how the course goals roll up into the program. Read more articles on mapping here.
Another benefit is that the course-level and program-level reports will become rich with detail. With each additional layer you add, your reporting capabilities will increase tremendously. Read more articles on reports here.
The C-layer is one of two design layers of a course that represent any of the following types of course level objectives:
- Core Objective
- Course Goal
- Course Learning Objective
- Course Learning Outcome
- Course Outcome
- Course Objective
- Learning Goal
- Student Learning Outcome
Example C-layer Statements
You will want to write both a short title and a short statement for the C-layer element. Describe the learning goal and purpose. Here's a sample course goal title and description:
Course Goal- Title: Unlock Mysteries of Equations
Course Goal- Description: Determine the key characteristics of graphs by examining their equations to be able to relate equations and graphs in other subjects.
Adding a single C-layer:
Adding multiple C-layers:
Adding Individual C-Layer Elements
Step 1- Before you begin adding your course level goals, make sure you're in the right place. You will need to be on the correct course ( level (4), viewing the C-layer, and have Edit mode turned on.
Step 2- Now, let's add a new C-layer element. Navigate to the tools at the bottom of the screen to locate the plus sign +, which is always used for adding new elements. To add a new element (which is an individual course level goal), click on the plus sign +. You can choose to add a single C-layer, or multiple C-layers at once.
Step 3- If you are adding a single C-layer, you'll name your new element. A menu will open where you will name and describe your individual course goal. We recommended that you title it something easy to recognize at a glance. The Title field is what shows up on the circular map, so keep it short. You can put the full description of the goal into the Description field. Click the Add button when you're finished to see your new element appear on the circular map.
Just a quick note, you only need a Title; the Description and ID are optional. You can always edit any of this information by selecting the Edit mode on the element, represented by the pencil icon.
Adding Multiple C-Layer Elements
You may be copying and pasting many C-layer titles from an outside document. The Add Multiple C-layers panel makes that easy. Choose the format you are pasting:
- C-layers separated by line break (enter)
- Empty line between C-layers
- C-layers separated by semicolons
Once pasted in, check off the boxes that make sense, and click Preview to make sure the C-layer titles look the way you'd like them to.
Confused about the different layers? Coursetune has two parallel design layers called the C-layer and the Bundle layer. It's important to understand the difference between the two layers before you begin building courses. We recommend reading the article: Why does Coursetune have two course (level-4 object) design layers?
Need to change a title or description? Try this: How do I edit a C-layer or bundle?
Want to know more about why C-layer elements are important to the structure of a course? Read these articles: