- How do I edit a base course?
- How do I edit c-layers in a variation?
- How do I map to a variation?
A Base Variation (level-4 object) serves as the originator for each Variation of that course. The Course Nucleus makes up the parts of the Base Variation that can't be edited in the variations because it represents the core or essential "DNA" of the course. Any changes made to the Base Variation dynamically update to all the Variations of that course. The Course Nucleus within the Base Variation contains:
- Course name, description, ID, and number of credits
- C-layer type, names, descriptions and IDs
- Learning objectives and arrangement in the C-layer
- Mappings of the learning objectives to any outcome sets
Managers and Admins can go to the Base Variation to edit items inside the Course Nucleus. These changes to the course nucleus will instantly pass to all the variations, much like how changes to a source course pass to all proxies of that course. Examples of why you may want to edit the Base Variation: the addition of new course goals, revisions to the course name and description, or a new set of learning objectives that get mapped to a new program level outcome set.
There are two ways to get to a Base Variation for editing:
- The drop down menu in the top bar
- Through the Variations panel
Step 1: As a Manager or Admin, you can make edits to a Base Variation, and those edits will cascade to all Course Variations. First, you need to be at the course level (level 4), and make sure Edit Mode is on.
Step 2: Select the Base Variation from the drop down menu in the top bar, or, click on the Variations icon in the right panel to find the base there.
Step 3: To edit the basic course information such as the title, description and number, you can either click on the center of the course and then click on the edit pencil, OR click on the three dots (ellipsis) next to Base Variation in the Variations panel (right panel). This opens the Edit Course panel.
You can edit/create C-layers, LOs, and do mappings as you would a normal course here as well. Those edits will also cascade to all present Course Variations. By editing the Base Variation, you change the essential "DNA" in the Course Nucleus, which in turn, affects any related Course Variation.
Want to know all about Variations? Check out these articles:
- Glossary: Variations
- Glossary: Course Nucleus
- Who can do what on course (level-4 object) variations?
- How do I switch between course (level-4 object) variations?
- What's the difference between a course (level-4 object) variation and a course (level-4 object) archive?
- How do I add activities to my course (level-4 object) variation?
If you need help editing elements or mapping, check out these articles:
- How do I edit a c-layer or bundle?
- How do I add a learning objective?
- How do I create mappings on a course (level-4 object)?