Curriculum Management

The tools within Manage Curriculum are used to build the structure on which many of Elentra's curriculum mapping features rely.

The structure of curriculum management within Elentra includes:

  • Organisations (e.g. undergraduate medicine, nursing, pharmacy)

  • Curriculum Layouts (i.e., divisions of time used to organise units of instruction, e.g., terms, semesters, years, etc.)

  • Courses

  • Optional Units (units exist within a course and group learning events together for a learner-friendly overview of the unit)

  • Events (any scheduled time in your organisation, e.g., lecture, lab, exam)

Manage Curriculum allows users to:

  • Manage curriculum layouts and curriculum periods (a curriculum period is an instance of a layout and has specific start and end dates)

  • Manage curriculum tracks (a way to identify groups of related courses)

  • Manage curriculum map versions (a way to capture linkages between curriculum tags relevant to specific periods of time)

  • Manage curriculum tags (the taxonomies that can be applied to courses, units, learning events, gradebook assessments, exam items, and assessment items included on forms)

  • Map one curriculum taxonomy to another curriculum taxonomy (e.g. map national standards to program objectives)

Mapping one curriculum tag set to another

There are two different ways that users can map curriculum tag sets to each other. One way is to do so via Manage Curriculum and the other is to rely on context-based linkages. A default Elentra installation is configured to support mapping via Manage Curriculum; if you want to use context-based linkages you will likely need a developer's help to enable it.

Please note that the intended functionality of Elentra is to take a top-down approach in mapping curriculum tags. For example, you might have exit competencies, program objectives, course objectives and sessional/event objectives. You'd start with your exit competencies and map the relevant program objectives to them, then map the course objective to the program objective, etc.

After these mapped relationships are recorded they can be reported on via the Curriculum Tag Mapping Report.

Curriculum Tag Mapping Report

Mapping curriculum tags to curriculum content

Curriculum taxonomies can also be applied to:

  • Courses

  • Units

  • Events

  • Gradebook assessments (in a course)

  • Exam items

  • Assessment items included on forms

The steps to apply curriculum tags in each of these areas is described in the relevant help section for each feature. Various reporting options to view this information also exist across the various features. Some reporting options are briefly described below.

Commonly used tools accessible to all users include Curriculum Search, Curriculum Explorer, and Curriculum Matrix.

Curriculum Tab tools available for all learners

Curriculum Search: Allows you to search for a key term and apply curriculum tags as filters.

Curriculum Explorer: Shows which objectives have been assigned to courses, tagged in events, and tagged on gradebook assessments (view of assessments is not available to learners).

Curriculum Matrix: Shows which objectives have been assigned to specific courses.

Additional tools are available only to specific users. Staff:Admin users will be able to access all of these, but faculty access will depend on the faculty role and course affiliation.

Curriculum Tag Minutes and Mapping Report: Shows which tags have been applied to events in a course.

Curriculum Review Report: Shows events, curriculum objectives, and clinical presentations within a course. (May require modification to use at your institution.)

Assessment Objective Summary Report: Lists assessments within a gradebook and provides their descriptions, and the curriculum objectives applied to them. (May require modification to use at your institution.)

Exam Data (Information and Settings): Provides an overview of the curriculum tags used on an exam and the number of questions tagged with said objectives.

Exam Results Curriculum Tag Report: Provides an overview of learner performance with regard to the curriculum tags applied to the questions.