Course categories master data
It is helpful to define course categories, and to assign the courses to different categories. Course categories can be created under <Courses> | <Course categories>.
Example: freely selectable optional course, scientifically, ...
Course categories need to be defined in the first place, and then they can be assigned to courses. Multiple choices are possible. Then, you can filter by course category in different overviews. Course categories do not have a functional meaning.
Course-choice categories master data
You can define different selection criteria under <Courses> | <Course-choice categories>, from which students can choose from when registering for a course.
Example: Course-choice category "Research paper": Students writing a research paper need to link it to one of the selected courses. When selecting the course, they need to state: "This course is the course of my research paper."
You can be flexible regarding the use of course categories and course-choice categories. It depends on the needs of your students how you work with both features.
Course module master data
Course modules come in very handy, e. g. for universities providing several course modules with several courses per stage of study for their students.
Course modules combine a group of courses. Within this group of courses, the number of selected courses can be restricted:
a) Number of eligible courses: The number of courses a student is permitted to select
b) Number of max. course participants: The number of courses a student is permitted to actually attend (also e. g. by late registration by a teacher [Kursmanager] or administrator).
a) must be equal or greater than b). Students can register for more courses than they actually are permitted to attend, if necessary.
Stage of studies master data
Under <Course< | <Stages of studies> you can create different stages of studies depending on what is necessary and adjusted to the needs of your school. A stage of study can comprise several course modules.