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 Between Curriculum Tag Sets (Org. Wide)

Elentra allows you to map relationships between curriculum tags so you can show connections across your curriculum framework. You might map different levels of your own curriculum to each other (e.g. map program objectives to course objectives) or you might map your school curriculum and national standards (e.g., map your program outcomes to the AAMC Physician Competency Reference Set). This mapping is completed through Admin > Manage Curriculum and creates organization wide mappings.

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.

Mapping Curriculum Tags to Content

Once curriculum tags are built in your organization, you can assign them in modules across Elentra. You can assign curriculum tags to:

  • Courses

  • Units

  • Events

  • Gradebook assessments (in a course)

  • Exam items

  • Assessment items included on forms

  • Learning Objects (i.e., online modules created in another tool)

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 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.

Contextually Linking Curriculum Tags

Another curriculum mapping option exists in Elentra and that is the ability to contextually map one tag to another. This allows you to assign a tag to something like a course or event, and then link that tag to another tag in that specific context.

For example, for a learning event about fever in a child, you might assign a tag about taking a patient history. Then you could contextually link it to other tags (e.g. pediatrics, fever, etc.). This design can allow schools to keep a relatively concise list of overall learning objectives, then contextually link them to show how they will by applied in a specific context.

Reporting options for contextually linked tags are currently limited, however we intend to gradually expand the reporting options over time.

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