Mapping CBE Curriculum

Organizations will need to map their CBE curriculum before beginning to use additional CBE tools. Typically central administrative staff will create the required curriculum framework(s). Following that, curriculum can be uploaded at the organization or course level, depending on the needs of an organization.

Due to some legacy code, organizations will have to run some auto-setup tools and populate certain tag sets before they can build their own frameworks.

In the context of Royal College programs, after your CBME migrations are complete, any new program onboarding to CBE will have to map Entrustable Professional Activities, Key and Enabling Competencies, Milestones, Contextual Variable Responses and Procedure Attributes (if using procedure form template).

Overview of CBE Curriculum Set Up

The CBE tools allow an organization to build a curriculum framework to define the structure of their curriculum (e.g., exit competencies, phase objectives, course objectives), and leverage that framework to build objectives trees that house the specific curriculum.

Curriculum Framework

A Curriculum Framework defines a list of tag sets and sets relationships between those tag sets. Elentra will look for that information when an objective tree is built. Objective trees consist of the curriculum tags that users will work with in Elentra.

Objective Trees

Objective Trees are built based on the structure defined in a Curriculum Framework. They define the hierarchical relationships between all of the curricular objectives (tags) included.

A Curriculum Framework may be used to generate multiple Objective Trees and Objective Trees are versioned each time there is a change to them.

There are three types of objective trees:

  • Organisation Trees - Use an Organization Tree when multiple courses share identical curriculum. You will be able to apply an organisation tree to courses when you set them up. You create an Organization Tree from the Admin > Manage Curriculum > Curriculum Framework Builder. Then it can be leveraged from Admin > Manage Courses > CBME > Configure CBME.

    • Building an organisation tree is most appropriate when a single curriculum is applied across multiple courses.

  • Course Trees - A Course Tree is required for every course, however there are several ways you can create a Course Tree. You can upload curriculum tags per course (appropriate when courses/programs have unique curriculum) or copy an existing Organisation Tree to multiple courses (appropriate when multiple courses share the same curriculum).

  • User Trees - Elentra creates unique user trees for learners enrolled in courses that have course trees. Updating a user tree is what allows learners to have different versions of organisation trees applied to them as the curriculum changes. In a typical setup, administrators don’t have to modify user trees that often and there is no initial work to build a user tree. A user tree is automatically created for a user when they are enrolled in a course.

After a curriculum framework, organisation trees and course trees are built, you can use the existing competency-based assessment tools like form templates, assessment plans, learner dashboards and program dashboards.

Before you begin to build a curriculum framework, you should create any dashboard rating scales that will be used with a tag set in your framework. Dashboard rating scales allow faculty and learners to track overall progress on specific curriculum tags shown on the dashboard. The dashboard rating scale can be different from the the milestone or global assessment scales.

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