At latest at the start of a course, a course memo must be available for the students on About course. This is regulated by "Guideline on course syllabus, grading system and examination". Everyone who is added as examiner, course coordinator or teacher in Kopps for a specific course can create and publish a course memo with the help of the About course administration tool, and the function "Course memo"
What is a course memo?
At latest at the start of a course, a course memo should be available for the students on About course. This is regulated in "Guideline on course syllabus, grading system and examination" (See the page Guideline on course memo ). It is also stated in the guidelines which information a course memo must contain.
The course memo is the overall plan that helps the student to prepare and plan for the implementation of the course, both before the start of the course and during the course. A course memo guides the student and enables the course to be implemented in an efficient and suitable way.
The course memo contains information about the aim of the course, learning activities, preparations, details of the examination and contact details for the course. It should also include information about the student's rights and obligations on the course.
During the course, the student uses both the course memo (in About course) and the course room (Canvas). The course room in Canvas contains the material that the student needs to complete the course. Both the course memo and Canvas can be reached from the Personal menu. Although the course memo can be reached from the Personal meny, it is important that you add a link to the course memo in the course room in Canvas, to make it easier for the student to find the course memo. See The Syllabus function in Canvas .
Short about the tool for creating and publishing course memos
The tool for creating and publishing course memos is structured in three steps where you can go back and forth between the three steps.
There are two ways to publish a course memo, either you create your course memo via the tool's template and publish it, or you upload and publish an accessible PDF that you have created outside of the tool.
There is built-in guidance in the tool. In step 2 you will find the link "Instructions and help", follow the steps to get started quickly. You can also then get support for each heading:
- next to each heading there is an i-icon where you get an explanation of what the heading means, how it helps students and how to edit it.
- if the header is editable, and you choose to edit it, you can select "Show guidance". Under "Show guidance" you get information on how to write the content so it helps the student.
To the tool
Search for your course in the Course and programme directory: Search course . On the page "Before course selection” you click on the link "Administer About course", then select one of the functions in the "Course memo" box.