Basic data

Setting up new courses

Step 1: The basic course data

Entering the basic data is the first thing you are asked to do. You see the following input fields:

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Please take note that you do not have to fill in all the fields, but at least those fields that are marked with a red asterisk. You are given additional information on the individual fields when you click on the little next to the respective field.

Now you have to enter the data for your new course:

1. First enter the name of the course.

  • If you wish to, you can also enter a subtitle.

2. Select a category which is appropriate for your course.

  • Teaching applies to all university courses.
  • Research is used for all courses which refer to a research project and exchanging ideas with other scientists and colleagues.
  • Organisation applies to all internal projects which deal with university or institute’s organisation. You can, for example, set up a course for coordination in the institute’s executive committee and assign it to this category.
  • Community courses are courses on Stud.IP which do not promote classroom teaching. They are rather freely available forums for all participants. An example for a community course is the Culture of Politics Forum. The Feedback Board also fits into this category.
  • Working groups are naturally exactly what they are called: groups which work on a specific project.

3. Please quote in which room the course will take place (e.g. ZHG011, VG415, etc.)

4. Enter the course number under which the course is listed in the Course Catalogue.

5. State whether the course takes place regularly or at irregular intervals. This data is important later for working out course appointments (dates) and for preparing a schedule.

6. If it is a course in which students can obtain credit points, please state how many “ECTS points” will be given for successful participation in the course.

7. Please indicate if you would like Stud.IP to limit the number of participants. If you use this option, only the number of participants you enter can participate in this course. Naturally, this restriction is purely virtual; lectuers often recheck the list of participants generated by Stud.IP at the first session.

You have two options for limiting the number of participants:

  • Restriction by drawing lots: In this case Stud.IP selects the students who are to be admitted to the course by lots. Participants who were not selected are placed on a waiting list and have the possibility subsequently getting into the course.
  • Restriction in the sequence of registration: In this case it is a “first come, first served” situation. The quotas you specify in a later step are individually filled. All participants who were not initially admitted to the course are also placed on a waiting list in this case.

In both cases you can set quotas in a later step and must declare a lottery date or a deadline for allocation. In both cases the remaining places will be filled will participants from other contingents.

8. In the large course description field please enter, in a manner similar to that used in a university prospectus, a description explaining what kind of course it is.

9. Select your home institute from the list. The list opens up when you click on the small down arrow button. If you are a lecturer at only one institution, you can only select your institution.

10. If addtional institutes are participating in the course, you can now also enter them. If more than one additional institute is participating, hold down the CTRL key on your computer keyboard while you click on more entries in the list with the mouse.

Please briefly check the data you have input for correctness. If all entries are correct, click on the Continue button.

If subsequent changes are required (e.g. another room), you can change the basic course data at any time.

Letzte Änderung am January 09, 2019, at 10:46 AM von cgemmeke.