Sessions

Session Attributes (all session types)

  • Associated Groups: (Currently displays only in aggregate at the course level.) Display only. Shows a list by name of the Learner Groups currently associated with the Session.

  • Session Type: Selected from a predefined list of instructional and assessment methods, loaded into the system at implementation. Click here for more information on Session Types.

  • Description: Free-text entry allowing for detailed information, instruction, and description of the Session curriculum and activities.

  • Instructional Notes: These are internal notes specifically used by Course Coordinators to share information about the session. They are not visible to Students.

  • Terms: Selected from a school-specific, pre-defined list of one or more Vocabularies.

  • MeSH Terms: Selected by searching the MeSH database.

  • Learning Materials: Session-level learning materials are available only to the specific Session to which they belong.

  • Objectives: Free-text entry field. Each Objective entered at the Session level may be associated with any number of the parent course’s Course-level Objectives. Session Objectives may also be assigned their own MeSH terms.

Session Attributes (additional for ILM)

  • Expected instructional hours: Numeric entry of the total time in hours allotted for the activities associated with the session.

  • Due Date: Date by which time the activities are expected to be completed. Default is the final day of the course.

  • Assigned Learner Groups: Since there are no calendared offerings for ILM, groups are associated directly to the session.

  • Assigned Instructors: Since there are no calendared offerings for ILM, the responsible instructors of record are associated directly to the session.

Optional Session Attributes (usage assigned at School level)

  • Core/Supplemental: Allows for the flagging of elective vs. required curriculum units.

  • Special Attire Required: flags the content as noted. Special instructions or details should be entered in the Session Description field.

  • Special Equipment Required: flags the content as noted. Special instructions or details should be entered in the Session Description field.

  • Attendance Required: flags the content as noted. Attendance is not optional.

Screen Shots with Field Descriptions

This had to be split into upper and lower portions to allow space to display the entire screen.

Upper Portion

Lower Portion

Overview

The screen shot below shows the Courses and Sessions screen with the list of associated Sessions for a course.

Session List

It is easy to expand the Session List to allow for the maintenance of an Offering's room (location) right from this screen. Any Session's Title is a hyperlink and can be clicked to performance to a Session's attributes. After the list has been expanded, links to make changes to the attributes of an Offerings (other than location) right from the expanded Session List become available.

Expand All Sessions

Expanding all Sessions for a Course as shown above results in the screen changing to something similar to what is shown below. A spinner will appear briefly while the list is being expanded.

All Sessions Expanded

Expand Single Session

Any single (or multiple) session can be expanded if you choose to keep the remainder of the list in a non-expanded state. Only "ABC1 Exam Viewing" has been expanded in the screen shot shown below.

Single Session Expanded

IMPORTANT NOTE: Sessions which have been selected to be an ILM (Independent Learning Module) are not expandable in this context because all information is already displayed.

Session Detail

The session detail screen is very lengthy so in this situation, the top part is shown in the screen shot below.

Once a course has been saved, Sessions may be added to the course. A Session is a discrete instructional unit of curricular material or activity within a course. To add a new session, click “Add New”. This will create an empty Session, ready to be populated with the Session's attributes, listed below.