- Can I share my course?
- How do I create a proxy of a course?
- Can I share a variation?
At most institutions, degree programs share some courses. For example, a Calc 1 course taught by the Math Department might be a requirement for both a Physics degree and an Economics degree. Both the Physics Department and the Economics Department want to include Calc 1 as part of their programs and map Calc 1 to their own degree objectives. However, the Math Department does not want anyone making changes to the curriculum in Calc 1 and they want their own mapping of Calculus as part of the math degree.
In Coursetune, we use a feature called Shared Courses to help you manage these curriculum complexities. Shared courses create a relationship consisting of a source course and a collection of proxy courses. The proxy course is simply a representation of the source course. The proxy course is not a copy and cannot be edited separately. The ownership of the course is retained by the source course.
Managers with a rights to the destination program (level-3 folder) can share courses. To better understand roles on shared and proxied courses, you might want to read this article: Who can do what in a proxy course (level-4 object)?
Note: As long as you are a Manager in the destination program, you do not need role permissions for the source course (level-4 object) that you want to share into your program by creating a proxy.
Step 1: Begin by navigating to the destination program (level-3 folder), and turn on Edit mode. Next, click on the plus sign + icon at the bottom of the screen. In the Add Course (Level 4 Object) panel, click on Share.
Step 2: In the Share Course (Level 4 Object) panel, type in the name of the course to be shared, and press Search. Select the course from the search results, and then click Share Course.
Once a course is shared, it will show up purple in both the source and shared programs (level-3 folders).
Here you can see the shared instance. The solid purple icon shows you that this is the proxy version of the course (not the source version) and can NOT be edited.
When you click on the solid purple icon, you will see a panel that lists the source program, and any other programs that that contain proxies. If you have permissions to a proxy or source course, you can navigate to them from this panel by clicking on the path. The path will be grayed out if you don't have permissions.
In this example you can see the source instance. The purple icon with the white dot in the middle shows you that this is the source version of the course and can be edited. Any edits applied here will automatically update across all proxy courses.
When you click on the icon, you will see a panel that lists the source program, and any other programs that contain proxies. If you have permissions to a proxy or source course, you can navigate to them from this panel by clicking on the path. The path will be grayed out if you don't have permissions.
Sharing a course (level-4 object) with Variations turned on
When a course has the Variations feature turned on, sharing can be done by Managers and Editors.
*editor-v role can't share a source course with Variations turned on.
Only the Base Course can be shared (not individual variations). Proxies of the Base Course will show the solid white circle on the circle graph (to indicate that that Variations are on) , but you will not see any of the variations there.
Clicking on the proxy icon on the circle graph will give you a notification explaining in order to view all variations, you must go to the source.
To better understand how shared courses (level-4 objects) work, refer to these articles:
Curious about the Variations feature? Check out these articles: