The course information that for a course round describes in detail the course objectives, implementation and examination in an unambiguous and legally secure manner shall be collected in a so-called course memo. In other words, the course memo contains the information that the course participants need to follow the course and make the most of it.
The course memo also constitutes the information about a course that is suitable for archiving and making available, among other things for future students. The document must be useful for both the students and the internal quality assurance work.
In order for the course memo to be as clear and correct as possible, it is normally compiled just before the start of the course. Therefore, the course memo is published appropriately at the start of the course. Even if the examiner is responsible for the course memo being created and published at the start of the course, it is normally the course coordinator who produces the course memo. The course memo needs to be easily accessible for students on the course, so we therefore recommend that a link to the course memo be posted at the top of the Syllabus page in the course room in Canvas .
KTH's course catalogue contains general information about the course, including the course syllabus. You can copy and paste this information into your course memo. The course memo template has the same four main headings as the course catalogue's course information. Below is a list of all the main headings and proposed sub-headings. The sign * indicates that the title comes from the syllabus and ** indicates that the title comes from the common course information in Kopps. If you want to change the text under these headings in Kopps, you may need to tell an education administrator or director of studies who has the authority to change in Kopps.
The course information project at KTH has developed a tool for generating course memos. The tool was completed in November 2020 and almost completely supports the structure for the course memo described above.
- Information about the tool for generating the course memo
- Watch the Lunch ‘n’ Learn film Create and publish qualitative course memos on the course information site "About course" (In Swedish only)
- Read more about "About course" - the official site for course information in the Course and programme directory.