Creating Syllabi from Course Templates
Templates can be turned into course syllabi using manual creation or through the processing of feeds.
While this process remains simple, an important difference should be pointed out that makes template cloning a bit more sophisticated. Going from a template to a course syllabus means that content is copied, not linked. Therefore once the course is created, future changes to the template are not retroactively applied (unlike the case with linked templates).
This can actually be quite helpful as content can be accurately archived based upon the policies which existed at the time the course was delivered. This has a distinct advantage over the use of "moving" template content (e.g. a link to the policy handbook) which might evolve over time even though the course itself was taught when certain policies might have said otherwise.
For that reason many clients will maintain a set of templates which are updated over time (i.e., not bound to a particular semester) and take a "snapshot" of their template collection each term for archival purposes.
Linked Course Templates
This article provides more "technical" information regarding linked templates. If you are looking for a tutorial on how to link templates, consider visiting the Create a Link Between Templates article in the "How-To" section of our Knowledge Base. ...
Designing Course Templates
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Creating a Course Syllabus in Concourse
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Course Templates Explained
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Create a Link Between Templates
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